International affairs (31 - 40 of 329 items)
Navy Regional Maintenance: Substantial Opportunities Exist to Build on Infrastructure Streamlining Progress
NSIAD-98-4: Published: Nov 13, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy Regional Maintenance (RM) Program, focusing on the: (1) progress made in implementing the program; (2) savings that have been achieved; (3) opportunities for additional savings; and (4) barriers that inhibit full implementation of the program and achievement of projected savings.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy has made progress in achieving i...
Defense Headquarters: Total Personnel and Costs Are Significantly Higher Than Reported to Congress
NSIAD-98-25: Published: Oct 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) program to account for its management headquarters and headquarters support activities, focusing on: (1) the accuracy and reliability of DOD's reported data on management headquarters and headquarters support personnel and costs; (2) reasons that data on personnel and costs could be inaccurate; and (3) DOD's plans...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Improvements Needed in THAAD Acquisition Planning
NSIAD-97-188: Published: Sep 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) program to determine whether: (1) planned testing would demonstrate operational effectiveness before a significant number of units are produced for deployment; and (2) missile target resources are adequate to support testing plans.GAO noted that: (1) the current THAAD program review and evaluation provides the Department of Defense (DOD)...
Military Airlift: Savings Achievable by Eliminating Support Operations at Torrejon Air Base, Spain
NSIAD-97-96: Published: Apr 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1997.
GAO reviewed: (1) the future use of Torrejon Air Base in Spain for airlift operations; (2) the cost savings that would be realized if the Air Mobility Command's presence at that base was ended; and (3) alternatives the Air Mobility Command is considering to the current use of Torrejon Air Base.GAO noted that: (1) the future use of Torrejon Air Base by the Air Mobility Command is questionable; (2)...
Weapons Acquisition: Better Use of Limited DOD Acquisition Funding Would Reduce Costs
NSIAD-97-23: Published: Feb 13, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) weapons acquisition procedures, focusing on: (1) DOD's practice of reducing the annual production of weapons below planned optimum rates during full-rate production; (2) the reasons for this practice; and (3) the effect of this practice on the costs and availability of weapons.GAO found that: (1) DOD has inappropriately placed a high priority on buyin...
Defense Inventory: Spare and Repair Parts Inventory Costs Can Be Reduced
NSIAD-97-47: Published: Jan 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 1997.
GAO reviewed how the military services can reduce their spare and repair parts storage and holding costs by consolidating or disposing of inventory that is not needed to meet current operating and war reserve requirements or is requested infrequently.GAO found that: (1) most of the services' inventory items stored at nonmajor locations are in small quantities; (2) over 53 percent of the items were...
Navy Aviation: F/A-18E/F will Provide Marginal Operational Improvement at High Cost
NSIAD-96-98: Published: Jun 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Navy's plan to procure with F/A-18E/F aircraft, focusing on: (1) whether operational deficiencies in the F/A-18C/D cited by the Navy to justify the need for the F/A-18E/F have materialized and, if they have, the extent to which the F/A-18E/F would correct them; (2) whether the F/A-18E/F will provide an appreciable increase in operational capability over the F/A-18C/D; and (3) the...
Defense Depot Maintenance: DOD's Policy Report Leaves Future Role of Depot System Uncertain
NSIAD-96-165: Published: May 21, 1996. Publicly Released: May 21, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) policy regarding depot-level maintenance and repair, focusing on the: (1) future role of defense depots; and (2) inconsistency of DOD policy with current statutes and congressional directives.GAO found that: (1) the DOD depot maintenance policy calls for a greater mix of public and private-sector maintenance capa...
DOD Infrastructure: DOD Is Opening Unneeded Finance and Accounting Offices
NSIAD-96-113: Published: Apr 24, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) plan to open new finance and accounting offices.GAO found that: (1) the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) estimated that it needed 16 rather than 21 finance and accounting offices to support DOD finance and accounting operations; (2) by limiting the number of offices to 16, DOD could maintain its projected annual operating savings of $120...
Military Bases: Closure and Realignment Savings Are Significant, but Not Easily Quantified
NSIAD-96-67: Published: Apr 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) cost and savings estimates for past base realignment and closure (BRAC) actions, focusing on the: (1) extent to which DOD is achieving actual savings from BRAC; and (2) adequacy of the DOD process for developing the cost and savings estimates reported in its annual budget submissions.GAO found that: (1) its analysi...