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Military Base Closures: Issues Related to the Fiscal Year 1999 Budget Request
NSIAD-98-169: Published: Jul 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) base closure accounts and its budget request for base closure activities, focusing on opportunities for offsetting the budget request for fiscal year (FY) 1999, including the validity of two proposed military construction (MILCON) projects included in that request.GAO noted that: (1) DOD and the military services...
Quadrennial Defense Review: Opportunities to Improve the Next Review
NSIAD-98-155: Published: Jun 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether: (1) the Quadrennial Defense Review's (QDR) force structure and modernization assessments examined alternatives to the planned force; and (2) opportunities exist to improve the structure and methodology of future QDRs. GAO did not evaluate the rationale for the Department of Defense's (DOD) proposed defense strategy.GAO noted that: (1) QDR...
Defense Transportation: The Army's Hunter Pilot Project to Outsource Relocation Services
NSIAD-98-149: Published: Jun 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Army's Hunter pilot program, an alternative approach for providing relocation services for its personnel stationed at Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, Georgia, focusing on: (1) data collected to date; (2) GAO's observations on how the Army plans to evaluate the data; and (3) other pilot tests that are under way or planned in the...
Navy Inventory Management: Improvements Needed to Prevent Excess Purchases
NSIAD-98-86: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: May 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the excess inventory the Navy had on order, focusing on whether the Navy: (1) had valid requirements to support inventory purchases; (2) had purchased items that exceeded needs and the causes of this condition; and (3) was cancelling purchases that exceeded needs.GAO noted that: (1) it identified several problems that affect the decisionmaking proc...
Electronic Warfare: DOD Should Select Most Cost-Effective Infrared Countermeasure System
NSIAD-98-2: Published: Apr 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1998.
GAO reviewed the Army's Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasure system (ATIRCM) and the U.S. Special Operations Command's (SOCOM) Directional Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) system to determine whether the Department of Defense (DOD) is justified in acquiring both systems.GAO noted that: (1) DOD may be able to achieve sizable savings by procuring, supporting, and maintaining only one active infrar...
Defense Outsourcing: Impact on Navy Sea-Shore Rotations
NSIAD-98-107: Published: Apr 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense's (DOD) outsourcing of commercial activities reduces the availability of rotational billets for active duty military personnel, focusing on: (1) how the Navy's current outsourcing efforts have affected rotational billets; and (2) whether the Navy has policies and procedures in place to minimize the impact of outsou...
Defense Infrastructure: Savings From Cataloging Consolidation Are Uncertain
NSIAD-98-71: Published: Mar 6, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) decision to centralize and consolidate DOD cataloging operations in Battle Creek, Michigan, focusing on: (1) the likelihood that DOD's decision will result in the estimated personnel reductions and savings; (2) challenges DOD may face when implementing the consolidation effort; and (3) proposals made by two employe...
DOD'S Mobility Requirements: Value of Intratheater Lift Analyses Can Be Enhanced
NSIAD-98-53: Published: Jan 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) 1996 Intratheater Lift Analysis (ILA), focusing on whether: (1) the analysis and recommendations in the study were appropriately linked; (2) the study considered all options in meeting the requirements for various lift assets; and (3) improvements could be made to enhance the study's value as a decisionmaking tool...
Brilliant Antiarmor Submunition: Opportunity Exists to Conduct Critical Test Prior to Production Decision
NSIAD-98-16: Published: Oct 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided its assessment of the Army's brilliant antiarmor submunition (BAT), for which the Army plans to request authority to start low-rate initial production in December 1997, focusing on the status of its acquisition plans and whether it is technically ready to enter production.GAO noted that: (1) a decision on low-rate initial production of BAT, schedul...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Improvements Needed in Navy Area Acquisition Planning
NSIAD-98-34: Published: Nov 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Navy Area Theater Ballistic Missile Defense program to determine whether the: (1) program has met its milestones to date and its remaining schedule appears realistic; and (2) tests being conducted or planned will be adequate to demonstrate the system's capabilities before production begins.GAO noted that: (1) the Area program has experienced schedule slips totalling about 14 month...