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Roles and Functions: Assessment of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Report
NSIAD-93-200: Published: Jul 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's report on the armed forces' roles, missions, and functions, focusing on the: (1) methodology used; (2) potential for eliminations, reductions, consolidations, and realignments; and (3) obstacles to reductions in overlapping military capabilities.GAO found that: (1) the Chairman's report did not sufficient...
Army Acquisition: More Testing Needed to Solve Heavy Equipment Transporter System Problems
NSIAD-93-228: Published: Jul 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's acquisition of a new Heavy Equipment Transporter System (HETS), focusing on whether the: (1) Army adequately justified the expanded HETS mission and increased HETS quantity requirement; (2) new HETS has demonstrated a capability to meet its mission requirements; and (3) Army's HETS acquisition complied with the Department of Defense's (D...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Information on Directed Energy Programs for Fiscal Years 1985 Through 1993
NSIAD-93-182: Published: Jun 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) recommendations for transferring or retaining management responsibility for directed energy technologies in the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) and for determining the future direction of directed energy development.GAO found that: (1) the $4.9 billion allocated by the Strategic Defense Initiative Organizat...
Operation Desert Storm: DOD's Funding Actions Relating to Leftover Inventories
NSIAD-93-143FS: Published: Apr 26, 1993. Publicly Released: May 27, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the services' residual or excess secondary inventory items resulting from Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, focusing on the: (1) methodology used to determine the value of the individual services' residual inventories; (2) value of the services' residual inventory; and (3) status of proposed funding adjustments relating to t...
Army Reserve Officer Education
NSIAD-93-197R: Published: May 18, 1993. Publicly Released: May 18, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the Department of the Army's reserve officers' professional military education system. GAO noted that: (1) professional military education requirements for reserve officers are the same as active officer educational requirements, but reserve officers have less time available for formal military education; (2) active military officer education i...
Simulation Training: Management Framework Improved, but Challenges Remain
NSIAD-93-122: Published: May 10, 1993. Publicly Released: May 10, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to coordinate the use of simulation technology; and (2) the Army's Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) acquisition plan.GAO found that: (1) in June 1991, the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office (DMSO) was created to coordinate and provide guidance for simulation issues throughout DOD; (2) DMSO has made p...
Air Force Organization: More Assessment Needed Before Implementing Force Projection Composite Wings
NSIAD-93-44: Published: May 5, 1993. Publicly Released: May 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Air Force's decision to implement force projection composite wings at three Air Force bases to determine whether these wings: (1) can achieve expected advantages; and (2) create adverse effects.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force did not conduct sufficient analyses before deciding to build force projection composite wings at three Air Force base...
Defense Industrial Base: An Overview of an Emerging Issue
NSIAD-93-68: Published: Mar 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) existence of a viable U.S. industrial base to meet future defense needs; and (2) access to critical items and capabilities produced or controlled by foreign countries.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) strategy to rely on free market forces to restructure the defense industrial base is not realistic, since DOD is respons...
Army Maintenance: Strategy Needed to Integrate Military and Civilian Personnel Into Wartime Plans
NSIAD-93-95: Published: Apr 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1993.
GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Army's general support (GS) maintenance strategy in meeting the expected support requirements of future conflicts.GAO found that: (1) although civilians regularly perform GS maintenance in peacetime, the Army expects its maintenance units to perform maintenance services during wartime; (2) the Army's GS maintenance strategy is ineffective, since it does not re...
DOD's Mobility Requirements: Alternative Assumptions Could Affect Recommended Acquisition Plan
NSIAD-93-103: Published: Apr 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) requirements for its sealift and airlift mobility operations, focusing on whether key assumptions in the DOD mobility requirements study were reasonable.GAO found that: (1) DOD ability to move U.S. forces abroad is dependent upon key assumptions regarding the extent of the enemy threat and the amount of advanced warning;...