Defense contingency planning (41 - 50 of 147 items)
Combat Identification Systems: Changes Needed in Management Plans and Structure
NSIAD-95-153: Published: Sep 14, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Army's and Navy's development of combat identification systems to reduce the occurrences of friendly fire incidents, focusing on the services' management plans and structures for the systems' development and integration.GAO found that: (1) the Army and Navy do not have a cohesive management plan and structure for the development of their cooperative combat identification systems;...
Defense Inventory: Shortages Are Recurring, but Not a Problem
NSIAD-95-137: Published: Aug 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1995.
GAO reviewed inventory shortages in the Department of Defense's (DOD) secondary, nonweapon inventory, focusing on: (1) the size of the shortages; (2) inventory managers' actions in response to the shortages; (3) whether funding problems caused managers not to buy needed items; and (4) the need for revising DOD inventory reporting.GAO found that: (1) the September 1991 DOD secondary inventory short...
Military Capabilities: Stronger Joint Staff Role Needed to Enhance Joint Military Training
NSIAD-95-109: Published: Jul 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Department of Defense's (DOD) joint training activities, focusing on the: (1) scope of DOD joint training activities; and (2) actions taken and additional actions needed to improve joint training.GAO found that: (1) inadequate Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) oversight has perpetuated limited joint training of U.S. forces; (2) m...
Navy Shipbuilding Programs: Nuclear Attack Submarine Issues
T-NSIAD-95-162: Published: May 16, 1995. Publicly Released: May 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the continuing production of nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSN). GAO noted that: (1) there are less costly alternatives for maintaining the Navy's required SSN force structure; (2) the Navy could maintain low-rate production of the submarines or defer production until after year 2000; (3) the cost savings from deferring production would be offset by reconstitution costs for exis...
Defense Inventory: Extent of Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Problems Still Unknown
NSIAD-95-85: Published: Apr 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Diminishing Manufacturing Source and Material Shortages (DMSMS) program, focusing on DOD: (1) progress toward implementing the program; and (2) efforts to resolve DMSMS situations.GAO found that: (1) DOD has not collected departmentwide data on DMSMS situations and resolutions because the services do not have monitoring systems that provide quantitati...
Proposed Submarine Construction
NSIAD-95-96R: Published: Feb 13, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1995.
GAO reviewed the production of the Seawolf submarine and other interrelated nuclear submarine force structure and industrial base issues, focusing on the practicality and cost of future submarine production. GAO noted that: (1) the study's recommendations are appropriate based on the Department of Defense's (DOD) decision to retain two nuclear-capable shipyards; (2) DOD needs to clarify its justif...
Bottom-Up Review: Analysis of Key DOD Assumptions
NSIAD-95-56: Published: Jan 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1995.
GAO reviewed the key assumptions the Department of Defense (DOD) has made during its bottom-up review to determine whether they reasonably support the execution of a two-conflict strategy.GAO found that: (1) the strategy of fighting and winning two nearly simultaneous conflicts will require a significant change in military planning; (2) DOD has not fully analyzed key bottom-up review assumptions a...
Force Structure: Army's Support Requirements Process Lacks Valid and Consistent Data
NSIAD-95-43: Published: Jan 30, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Total Army Analysis (TAA) process, focusing on whether its results are based on valid logistical data assumptions.GAO found that: (1) the Army lacks adequate procedures to govern the development and review of logistical data used in the TAA process; (2) until recently, Army regulations only focused on the management and validation of pla...
C-17 Aircraft: Cost and Performance Issues
NSIAD-95-26: Published: Jan 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) C-17 program, focusing on: (1) the aircraft's ability to achieve its original program requirements; and (2) whether further procurement of C-17 aircraft is justified.GAO found that: (1) although the C-17 was intended to operate routinely in an intratheater shuttle role, perform direct delivery missions to forward...
Army Inventory: Reparable Exchange Items at Divisions Can Be Reduced
NSIAD-95-36: Published: Dec 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's inventory system of reparable exchange items to determine if one of the inventory levels could be eliminated or reduced without adversely affecting units' ability to deploy or perform their peacetime missions.GAO found that: (1) many reparable exchange items that are repaired and stocked at the installation level are also stocked at the...