Defense contingency planning (21 - 30 of 147 items)
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...
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: Army Support Forces Can Meet Two-Conflict Strategy With Some Risks
NSIAD-97-66: Published: Feb 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed how the Army determines its support force requirements, and the results of its most recent process for allocating support forces, known as Total Army Analysis (TAA) 2003.GAO found that: (1) it does not appear feasible to have a smaller active Army support force at this time, but a smaller active combat force and institutional force may be possibl...
C-17 Globemaster: Support of Operation Joint Endeavor
NSIAD-97-50: Published: Feb 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1997.
GAO reviewed how the C-17 aircraft was used during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) peacekeeping force deployment to Bosnia, focusing on: (1) how well it performed during the deployment; and (2) whether deployment transportation requirements included the need for airlift aircraft to perform any of the C-17's expected operational capabilities.GAO found that: (1) during Operation Joint...
Army National Guard: Planned Conversions Are a Positive Step, but Unvalidated Combat Forces Remain
NSIAD-97-55BR: Published: Jan 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Army National Guard Division Redesign Study to determine how the study addressed the need to make better use of reserve forces.GAO found that: (1) the Army National Guard Division Redesign Study developed an option that provides for the conversion of some Guard combat and supporting forces to fill needed, but unresourced, support requirements; (2) this planned conversion is a step...
Military Operations and Capabilities Issue Area--Active Assignments
AA-97-2(1): Published: Jan 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Military Operations and Capabilities issue area as of January 2, 1997...
Unified Command Plan: Atlantic and Southern Command Participation in 1995 Review
NSIAD-97-41BR: Published: Dec 5, 1996. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed changes in the U.S. Southern Command's and the U.S. Atlantic Command's geographic responsibilities resulting from the 1995 review of the Unified Command Plan (UCP), specifically relating to the realignment of responsibility for the Carribean Basin from the Atlantic to the Southern Command, focusing on the: (1) UCP review process and how the Atlan...
Foreign Missile Threats: Analytic Soundness of National Intelligence Estimate 95-19
T-NSIAD-97-53: Published: Dec 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1996.
GAO discussed its evaluation of National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) 95-19, "Emerging Missile Threats to North America During the Next 15 Years". GAO noted that: (1) the main judgment of NIE 95-19 that no country, other than the major declared nuclear powers, will develop or otherwise acquire a ballistic missile in the next 15 years that could threaten the contiguous 48 states or Canada, was worde...
Foreign Missile Threats: Analytic Soundness of Certain National Intelligence Estimates
NSIAD-96-225: Published: Aug 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the soundness of certain national intelligence estimates (NIE) on the threat to the United States from foreign missile systems, focusing on comparing the content and conclusions of NIE 95-19, which analyzed emerging threats to North America during the next 15 years, with the content and conclusions of two previous NIEs prepared in 1993.GAO found th...
U.S. Combat Air Power: Aging Refueling Aircraft Are Costly to Maintain and Operate
NSIAD-96-160: Published: Aug 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1996.
GAO examined the military services' air refueling needs, focusing on the: (1) cost to operate and maintain the air refueling fleet; and (2) impact of air refueling missions on the active and reserve forces.GAO found that: (1) the long-term serviceability of the KC-135 tanker is questionable; (2) the cost per KC-135 flying hour is projected to increase from $8,662 in 1996 to $10,761 in 2001; (3) as...