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Defense Budget: Visibility and Accountability of O&M Fund Movements
T-NSIAD-00-98: Published: Feb 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 2001 budget as it relates to readiness needs, focusing on: (1) identifying the aggregated differences between the amounts Congress initially designated for the operation and maintenance (O&M) subactivities and those DOD reported as obligated for the same subactivities; (2) identifying those O&M su...
Military Capabilities: Focused Attention Needed to Prepare U.S. Forces for Combat in Urban Areas
NSIAD-00-63NI: Published: Feb 25, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2000.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Joint Chiefs of Staff's efforts to improve U.S. capabilities to conduct conventional combat operations in urban environments, focusing on: (1) determining the progress and identifying shortcomings in the areas of doctrine, training, and intelligence support to military operations conducted in urban environments; and (2) evaluating whether initiatives...
Military Readiness: Readiness Reports Do Not Provide a Clear Assessment of Army Equipment
NSIAD-99-119: Published: Jun 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the equipment readiness in active duty Army units, focusing on whether the active duty units: (1) have the equipment required to conduct their wartime missions; (2) are keeping their equipment in good condition; and (3) can sustain the equipment in a two major theater war as required by the National Military Strategy.GAO noted that: (1) while detai...
Military Prepositioning: Army and Air Force Programs Need to Be Reassessed
NSIAD-99-6: Published: Nov 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the readiness of the Department of Defense (DOD) prepositioning programs, focusing on the: (1) basis for the program requirements; and (2) rates of inventory fill and maintenance condition of prepositioned stocks and the reliability of this readiness data.GAO noted that: (1) the Army and Air Force have poorly defined, outdated, or otherwise questio...
Defense Acquisition: Rationale for Imposing Domestic Source Restrictions
NSIAD-98-191: Published: Jul 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the basis for the domestic source restrictions imposed by Department of Defense (DOD) policy and by 10 U.S.C. 2534, focusing on: (1) DOD's policy for restricting procurement to domestic sources and the rationale for the legislative restrictions; and (2) the suppliers and manufacturing locations for items currently restricted. GAO did not assess oth...
Quadrennial Defense Review: Opportunities to Improve the Next Review
NSIAD-98-155: Published: Jun 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether: (1) the Quadrennial Defense Review's (QDR) force structure and modernization assessments examined alternatives to the planned force; and (2) opportunities exist to improve the structure and methodology of future QDRs. GAO did not evaluate the rationale for the Department of Defense's (DOD) proposed defense strategy.GAO noted that: (1) QDR...
National Guard: Reported Readiness of Combat Brigades During the Persian Gulf War
NSIAD-98-173R: Published: May 15, 1998. Publicly Released: May 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Army National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade, focusing on whether the reported readiness status of the 48th at the time it was activated for the Persian Gulf War accurately portrayed the unit's true readiness.GAO noted that: (1) the postmobilization training plans developed by the three roundout brigades were based on unreliable r...
DOD's Rationale for Imposing Domestic Source Restrictions
NSIAD-98-144R: Published: Apr 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the criteria and processes used by the Department of Defense (DOD) to impose, retain, or rescind domestic source restrictions on procurement.GAO noted that: (1) the justification for imposing domestic source restrictions is generally based on national security concerns; (2) these concerns include the need to retain a unique domestic...
Military Readiness: Reports to Congress Provide Few Details on Deficiencies and Solutions
NSIAD-98-68: Published: Mar 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to improve its readiness assessment and reporting process, focusing on whether: (1) DOD plans to make improvements to its unit readiness database, including adding specific readiness indicators; (2) a monthly review process instituted by the Joint Chiefs of Staff has improved DOD's ability to assess readine...
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...