Defense contingency planning (51 - 60 of 147 items)
DOD Satellite Control
NSIAD-95-69R: Published: Nov 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Air Force has an adequate basis for obligating the $60 million in fiscal year (FY) 1995 funding for research, development, test, and evaluation. GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force has an adequate basis for obligating FY 1995 funding for satellite control network upgrades; (2) the satellite control system will aid the Air Force in establi...
Military Readiness: DOD Needs to Develop a More Comprehensive Measurement System
NSIAD-95-29: Published: Oct 27, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effect of declining defense budgets on military readiness, focusing on whether: (1) the definition and indicators of readiness adequately reflect the many complex components that contribute to overall military readiness; and (2) there are readiness indicators that can predict positive or negative changes in readiness.GAO found that: (1) the Dep...
Attack Submarines: Alternatives for a More Affordable SSN Force Structure
NSIAD-95-16: Published: Oct 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Navy's strategy for maintaining its nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) force structure; and (2) less costly alternatives for maintaining the SSN force.GAO found that: (1) to maintain its SSN force at the directed size and within affordable budgets, the Navy plans to extend the SSN operational cycle between major maintenance periods, li...
Army Acquisition: Commercial Components Used Extensively in Tactical Trucks
NSIAD-94-240: Published: Sep 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's use of commercial components in tactical trucks, focusing on: (1) whether the Army could meet its tactical truck requirements by purchasing commercial trucks; (2) modifications contractors need to make to existing commercial trucks to meet the Army's requirements; and (3) the Army's requirements that limit the use of commercial trucks.GA...
Strategic Airlift: Further Efforts Can Be Taken to Extend Aircraft Service Life
NSIAD-94-222: Published: Sep 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) strategic airlift capabilities, focusing on whether DOD aircraft, such as the C-5 and C-141, are being used effectively to ensure their availability for wartime missions.GAO found that: (1) it is important to find ways to deploy fewer strategic aircraft in peacetime to ensure their availability for wartime; (2) in...
Industrial Base: Contractors Have Ability to Meet Requirements for Rations During Wartime
NSIAD-94-180: Published: Aug 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional requirement, GAO reviewed the: (1) Department of Defense's (DOD) ability to meet wartime requirements for Meal Ready-to-Eat (MRE) rations; and (2) difference between Desert Storm and current MRE wartime requirements.GAO found that: (1) the current MRE and tray pack suppliers have surge capacity that substantially exceeds current wartime requirements; (2) if MRE contract...
Airlift Requirements: Commercial Freighters Can Help Meet Requirements at Greatly Reduced Costs
NSIAD-94-209: Published: Jul 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) airlift requirements, focusing on the Air Force's cost and operational effectiveness analysis (COEA) for its C-17 aircraft program.GAO found that: (1) although DOD concluded that the C-17 fleet was the preferred choice for meeting its airlift requirements, its analysis made three assumptions that fav...
Military Airlift: Comparison of C-5 and C-17 Airfield Availability
NSIAD-94-225: Published: Jul 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the number of airfields that will be available to C-17 aircraft compared to what is available to C-5 aircraft.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force estimates that the C-17's capability to land on short airfields would enable it to land at about 9,900 airfields compared to 3,500 for C-5 aircraft; (2) the Air Force's estimate did not take into account...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Information on Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and Other Theater Missile Defense Systems
T-NSIAD-94-167: Published: May 3, 1994. Publicly Released: May 3, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, focusing on: (1) its status and estimated cost; (2) other missile defense systems proposed by the military services; and (3) the potential effects of the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty on THAAD system development. GAO noted that: (1) the THAAD system is designed to defend against nuclear, biolog...
Continental Air Defense: A Dedicated Force Is No Longer Needed
NSIAD-94-76: Published: May 3, 1994. Publicly Released: May 3, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the viability of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's recommendations to significantly reduce the continental air defense mission and assign the mission tasks to existing active and reserve general-purpose combat and training forces.GAO found that: (1) the United States no longer needs a large, dedicated air defense force because the forme...