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Combat Air Power: Joint Mission Assessments Needed Before Making Program and Budget Decisions
T-NSIAD-96-196: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) future combat air power capabilities. GAO noted that: (1) DOD has added many new aircraft to its fleet and has improved the capabilities of its remaining combat aircraft; (2) DOD has made more of its aircraft capable of delivering advanced munitions; (3) DOD does not believe that potential adversaries possess the capabilities needed to prevent U.S. f...
Bottom-Up Review: Analysis of DOD War Game to Test Key Assumptions
NSIAD-96-170: Published: Jun 21, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the the Department of Defense's (DOD) Nimble Dancer war game, a simulation designed to assess U.S. forces' ability to fight and win two nearly simultaneous major regional conflicts (MRC), focusing on whether the methodology, scope, and results were reasonable.GAO found that: (1) DOD statements that Nimble Dancer tested basic Bottom-Up Review assump...
Operational Support Airlift: Analysis of Joint Staff Estimate of Military Wartime Requirements
NSIAD-96-157: Published: Jun 21, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) estimate of wartime operational support airlift requirements, focusing on how changes in flight frequency assumptions affected the calculation of aircraft requirements.GAO found that: (1) its calculation of the activity-based demand differed slightly from the Joint Staff's estimate; (2) using the assumptions set fort...
Air Force Aircraft: Consolidating Fighter Squadrons Could Reduce Costs
NSIAD-96-82: Published: May 6, 1996. Publicly Released: May 6, 1996.
GAO reviewed the cost-effectiveness of the Air Force's reconfiguration of F-15 and F-16 fighters into smaller squadrons, focusing on the consequences this might have on the Secretary of Defense's efforts to reduce defense infrastructure costs.GAO found that: (1) while smaller 18-aircraft squadrons provide more deployment flexibility than 24-aircraft squadrons, the larger configuration provides eno...
National Security Analysis Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-96-4: Published: May 1, 1996. Publicly Released: May 1, 1996.
GAO provided information on its national security analysis issue area plan, focusing on the: (1) military services' roles and functions and how they can best be accomplished; (2) effectiveness and affordability of the Department of Defense's (DOD) planned force structure; (3) extent to which planned defense budgets are affordable and consistent with national security priorities; and (4) extent to...
Military Readiness: A Clear Policy Is Needed to Guide Management of Frequently Deployed Units
NSIAD-96-105: Published: Apr 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the United States' military readiness, focusing on the: (1) frequency of deployments in recent years; (2) effects of increased deployment on combat readiness; and (3) Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to limit personnel temporary (PERSTEMPO) deployment.GAO found that: (1) Army and Air Force deployments have increased among special forces, elect...
Army National Guard: Validate Requirements for Combat Forces and Size Those Forces Accordingly
NSIAD-96-63: Published: Mar 14, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) roles and missions of the Army National Guard's combat units; and (2) efforts by the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Army to redesign the Guard's combat divisions.GAO found that: (1) despite reductions, the Army National Guard's combat units may still be too large for projected war requirements; (2) the Guard's eight remaining combat d...
Military Operations and Capabilities Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-2(1): Published: Jan 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Military Operations and Capabilities issue area as of January 2, 1996...
Military Training: Cost-Effective Development of Simulations Presents Significant Challenges
NSIAD-96-44: Published: Nov 8, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) development of the Joint Simulation System (JSIMS), focusing on whether DOD: (1) is progressing with its development of JSIMS; and (2) decisions to improve the Aggregate Level Simulation Protocol (ALSP) Confederation are cost-effective.GAO found that: (1) JSIMS has not progressed beyond the conceptual stage due to internal disagreements within DOD; (2...
Enhanced Fiber Optic Guided Missile: Need to Define Requirements and Establish Criteria to Assess Performance
NSIAD-96-7: Published: Oct 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Army's plans for acquiring the Enhanced Fiber Optic Guided Missile (EFOG-M) system.GAO found that: (1) the Army lacks a formal requirement for EFOG-M and has not prepared comprehensive comparative cost studies because requirements documents and analyses are not normally required for Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD) programs; (2) the Army should develop the requirem...