International affairs (51 - 60 of 329 items)
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...
Defense Management: Selection of Depot Maintenance Standard System Not Based on Sufficient Analyses
AIMD-95-110: Published: Jul 13, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) justification for developing and deploying its Depot Maintenance Standard System (DMSS), focusing on whether DOD has: (1) based its DMSS selection on costs and benefit analyses as well as economic and technical risks; and (2) selected a strategy that would dramatically improve depot maintenance operations.GAO found...
Depot Maintenance: Some Funds Intended for Maintenance Are Used for Other Purposes
NSIAD-95-124: Published: Jul 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1995.
GAO reviewed the military services' depot maintenance operations, focusing on: (1) the services' processes for deciding which end items of equipment will be overhauled; (2) a comparison of the services' depot maintenance funding levels and their use of these funds; and (3) the services' management of maintenance backlogs and the impact of these backlogs on readiness.GAO found that: (1) the service...
Defense Inventory: Opportunities to Reduce Warehouse Space
NSIAD-95-64: Published: May 24, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory management system, focusing on the: (1) size and space occupied by DOD secondary inventory; (2) cost of storing this inventory; and (3) efforts taken to reduce DOD secondary inventory.GAO found that: (1) DOD secondary inventory occupies about 218.8 million cubic feet; (2) 60 percent of the secondary inven...
Production of Joint STARS LGSM
NSIAD-95-172R: Published: May 26, 1995. Publicly Released: May 26, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year 1996 budget request, focusing on the Army's plan to begin low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the Joint Surveillance Target and Attack Radar System's Light Ground Station Module (LGSM). GAO noted that: (1) LGSM has not met all DOD exit criteria for LRIP; (2) it is questionable whether LGSM has actually met the criteria that DOD officials...
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...
Cruise Missiles: Proven Capability Should Affect Aircraft and Force Structure Requirements
NSIAD-95-116: Published: Apr 20, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1995.
GAO reviewed the performance of two cruise missiles during Operation Desert Storm, focusing on the missiles': (1) advantages over tactical aircraft; and (2) potential impact on future tactical weapons system requirements.GAO found that: (1) both the Navy's Tomahawk land attack missile and the Air Force's Conventional Air Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM) contributed to the success of U.S. combat ope...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Computation of Number of Patriot PAC-3 Interceptors Needed Is Flawed
NSIAD-95-45: Published: Mar 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization's (BMDO) planned production of 1,200 Patriot Advanced Capability-Three (PAC-3) interceptors, focusing on the: (1) determination of the number of interceptors needed; and (2) affordability of the interceptors.GAO found that: (1) the actual number of PAC-3 interceptors needed is uncertain; (2) the Department...
Financial Management: Theater Missile Defense Cooperation Account
NSIAD-95-93: Published: Apr 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO audited the funds accepted by the Secretary of Defense from foreign allies and international organizations for deposit in the Theater Missile Defense Cooperation Account, focusing on: (1) the amounts contributed; (2) the Secretary's efforts to obtain contributions in support of theater missile defense programs; (3) whether the Department of Defense (DOD)...
Military Bases: Environmental Impact at Closing Installations
NSIAD-95-70: Published: Feb 23, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the environmental cleanup of Department of Defense (DOD) facilities slated for closing, focusing on: (1) the cleanup cost, transferability, and reuse of property by nonfederal users; and (2) DOD progress, difficulties, and plans to address the problems.GAO found that: (1) despite DOD actions to resolve environmental cleanup issues at bases slated f...