Defense capabilities (51 - 60 of 177 items)
Defense Acquisitions: DOD Efforts to Develop Laser Weapons for Theater Defense
NSIAD-99-50: Published: Mar 31, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) programs to develop laser weapons for missile defense, focusing on: (1) what laser weapons are being considered for missile defense and the coordination among the program offices developing the systems; (2) the status and cost of each system; and (3) the technical challenges each system faces as determined by DOD p...
Military Readiness: Full Training Benefits from Army's Combat Training Centers Are Not Being Realized
T-NSIAD-99-92: Published: Feb 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1999.
GAO discussed the effectiveness of training at the Army's three maneuver combat training centers--the National Training Center (NTC) Fort Irwin, California; the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Fort Polk, Louisiana; and the Combat Maneuver Training Center (CMTC), Hohenfels, Germany.GAO noted that: (1) the centers offer an extraordinary opportunity for units and their leaders to train at a l...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: Questions About Goals, Pace, and Risks of Key Reform Initiative
NSIAD-99-46: Published: Feb 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) use Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76 as a means of realizing an estimated $6 billion savings in support costs between fiscal years (FY) 1997 and 2003, focusing on: (1) identifying the competition and savings goals; (2) assessing the accuracy of the savings estimates provided to Congress; and (3) evalua...
Defense Headquarters: Status of Efforts to Reduce Headquarters Personnel
NSIAD-99-45: Published: Feb 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to reduce the size and cost of its headquarters activities, focusing on DOD's: (1) efforts to reduce headquarters positions and associated costs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and Washington Headquarters Services, as required by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997; (...
U.S. Atlantic Command: Challenging Role in the Evolution of Joint Military Capabilities
NSIAD-99-39: Published: Feb 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to improve joint operations, focusing on: (1) the U.S. Atlantic Command's (USACOM) actions to establish itself as the joint force trainer, provider, and integrator of most continental U.S.-based forces; (2) views on the value of the Command's contributions to joint military capabilities; and (3) re...
Defense Acquisitions: Testing of F-15 and F-16 Radomes
NSIAD-99-43R: Published: Jan 28, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1999.
GAO provided information on the potential for shortfalls in the performance of two radomes, one for the F-15 Eagle and one for the F-16 Falcon, focusing on whether replacement radomes, bought for spares and supplied by vendors other than the original manufacturer, met the Air Force's specifications for the original radomes.GAO noted that: (1) the test data, provided to GAO in October 1998, showed...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Progress Toward Meeting High Altitude Endurance Aircraft Price Goals
NSIAD-99-29: Published: Dec 15, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) High Altitude Endurance (HAE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program to determine whether the average flyaway cost for the Global Hawk and Darkstar HAE air vehicles will be within DOD's cost goal of $10 million.GAO noted that: (1) DOD does not expect to be able to produce Darkstar or Global Hawk HAE vehicles withi...
Weapons Acquisitions: Guided Weapon Plans Need to Be Reassessed
NSIAD-99-32: Published: Dec 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) major guided weapon programs, focusing on whether: (1) the services' plans for developing or procuring guided weapons can be carried out as proposed within relatively fixed defense budgets; (2) the number of guided weapons the services plan to buy is consistent with projected threats and modernization needs; (3) th...
Army Industrial Facilities: Workforce Requirements and Related Issues Affecting Depots and Arsenals
NSIAD-99-31: Published: Nov 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Army's basis for personnel reductions planned at its depots during fiscal years 1998-1999; (2) the Army's progress in developing an automated system for making maintenance depot staffing decisions based on workload estimates; (3) factors that may impact the Army's ability to improve the cost-effectiveness of its maintenance depot's program...
Defense Depot Maintenance: Weaknesses in the T406 Engine Logistics Support Decision Methodology
NSIAD-98-221: Published: Sep 14, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the logistics support of the V-22 aircraft's T406 engine, focusing on: (1) the criteria used in determining that the T406 engine is a commercial item for purposes of exemption from establishing in-house maintenance capabilities for new systems identified by the Secretary of Defense under 10 U.S.C. 2464; (2) the rationale and support...