Defense capabilities (71 - 80 of 177 items)
Defense Infrastructure: Savings From Cataloging Consolidation Are Uncertain
NSIAD-98-71: Published: Mar 6, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) decision to centralize and consolidate DOD cataloging operations in Battle Creek, Michigan, focusing on: (1) the likelihood that DOD's decision will result in the estimated personnel reductions and savings; (2) challenges DOD may face when implementing the consolidation effort; and (3) proposals made by two employe...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Improvements Needed in Navy Area Acquisition Planning
NSIAD-98-34: Published: Nov 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Navy Area Theater Ballistic Missile Defense program to determine whether the: (1) program has met its milestones to date and its remaining schedule appears realistic; and (2) tests being conducted or planned will be adequate to demonstrate the system's capabilities before production begins.GAO noted that: (1) the Area program has experienced schedule slips totalling about 14 month...
Defense Headquarters: Total Personnel and Costs Are Significantly Higher Than Reported to Congress
NSIAD-98-25: Published: Oct 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) program to account for its management headquarters and headquarters support activities, focusing on: (1) the accuracy and reliability of DOD's reported data on management headquarters and headquarters support personnel and costs; (2) reasons that data on personnel and costs could be inaccurate; and (3) DOD's plans...
Navy Aviation: V-22 Cost and Capability to Meet Requirements Are Yet to Be Determined
NSIAD-98-13: Published: Oct 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1997.
GAO reported on the V-22 Osprey Program, which is intended to provide the armed services with 523 new tilt-rotor aircraft, focusing on: (1) the status of the program and areas of potential cost increases or performance challenges; and (2) whether the aircraft being developed will meet the stated requirements of each of the services.GAO noted that: (1) the V-22 has been in development for almost 15...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Improvements Needed in THAAD Acquisition Planning
NSIAD-97-188: Published: Sep 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) program to determine whether: (1) planned testing would demonstrate operational effectiveness before a significant number of units are produced for deployment; and (2) missile target resources are adequate to support testing plans.GAO noted that: (1) the current THAAD program review and evaluation provides the Department of Defense (DOD)...
Electronic Warfare: Towed Decoys Could Improve Survivability of Current Navy Aircraft
NSIAD-97-94: Published: Sep 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) acquisition plans for the ALE-50 towed decoy system and the Radio Frequency Countermeasures System (RFCM), which includes a more advanced towed decoy, focusing on whether towed decoys could improve the survivability of certain Navy and Air Force aircraft.GAO noted that: (1) DOD's effort to improve the survivability of its aircraft through the use of t...
B-2 Bomber: Cost and Operational Issues
NSIAD-97-181: Published: Aug 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the B-2 bomber, focusing on the current status of cost and operational issues.GAO noted that: (1) the total cost of the B-2 appears to have stabilized; (2) the Air Force has reported that the total estimated B-2 acquisition costs (development, procurement, and military construction) decreased from $44,946 million in early 1995 to $44,754 million...
Army War Reserves: DOD Could Save Millions by Aligning Resources With the Reduced European Mission
NSIAD-97-158: Published: Jul 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Army's progress in redistributing war reserve equipment that is no longer needed in central Europe, focusing on whether: (1) the Army's plan for redistributing central European war reserve equipment provides for the specific and timely disposition of this equipment; and (2) cost savings would be realized by aligning the storage and maintenance...
Military Airlift: Savings Achievable by Eliminating Support Operations at Torrejon Air Base, Spain
NSIAD-97-96: Published: Apr 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1997.
GAO reviewed: (1) the future use of Torrejon Air Base in Spain for airlift operations; (2) the cost savings that would be realized if the Air Mobility Command's presence at that base was ended; and (3) alternatives the Air Mobility Command is considering to the current use of Torrejon Air Base.GAO noted that: (1) the future use of Torrejon Air Base by the Air Mobility Command is questionable; (2)...
Force Structure: Potential Exists to Further Reduce Active Air Force Personnel
NSIAD-97-78: Published: Mar 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's personnel reduction efforts, focusing on: (1) how the size and composition of the active Air Force has changed since 1986; (2) whether the Air Force has sufficient numbers of personnel to meet wartime requirements; and (3) whether there is potential to further reduce the active force that could result in a more efficient force.GAO noted that: (1) between fiscal year (F...