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Bottom-Up Review: Analysis of Key DOD Assumptions
NSIAD-95-56: Published: Jan 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1995.
GAO reviewed the key assumptions the Department of Defense (DOD) has made during its bottom-up review to determine whether they reasonably support the execution of a two-conflict strategy.GAO found that: (1) the strategy of fighting and winning two nearly simultaneous conflicts will require a significant change in military planning; (2) DOD has not fully analyzed key bottom-up review assumptions a...
Force Structure: Army's Support Requirements Process Lacks Valid and Consistent Data
NSIAD-95-43: Published: Jan 30, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Total Army Analysis (TAA) process, focusing on whether its results are based on valid logistical data assumptions.GAO found that: (1) the Army lacks adequate procedures to govern the development and review of logistical data used in the TAA process; (2) until recently, Army regulations only focused on the management and validation of pla...
Defense Supply: Controls Over Hand Tools Can Be Improved
NSIAD-95-44: Published: Jan 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military services' controls over hand tools, focusing on: (1) whether the services' policies and procedures for preventing the loss or unnecessary purchase of hand tools are adequate; (2) whether information is available on the costs associated with missing, lost, and stolen hand tools; and (3) the extent to which military installations control...
Army Inventory: Reparable Exchange Items at Divisions Can Be Reduced
NSIAD-95-36: Published: Dec 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's inventory system of reparable exchange items to determine if one of the inventory levels could be eliminated or reduced without adversely affecting units' ability to deploy or perform their peacetime missions.GAO found that: (1) many reparable exchange items that are repaired and stocked at the installation level are also stocked at the...
Defense Budget: Capital Asset Projects Undergo Significant Change Between Approval and Execution
NSIAD-95-20: Published: Dec 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) capital budget, focusing on: (1) whether DOD carries out the projects identified in its capital budget; and (2) the effectiveness of the DOD capital budget preparation and review process.GAO found that: (1) DOD continues to have problems managing its capital asset program and carrying out its capital budget; (2) de...
Electronic Warfare: Most Air Force ALQ-135 Jammers Procured Without Operational Testing
NSIAD-95-47: Published: Nov 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's $2-billion program to acquire an upgraded version of the ALQ-135 jammer, focusing on whether the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Air Force took the necessary measures to ensure that the jammer demonstrated acceptable performance before production and deployment.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force has continued procurement of the A...
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...
Army Armored Systems: Advanced Field Artillery System Experiences Problems with Liquid Propellant
NSIAD-95-25: Published: Nov 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army's Advance Field Artillery System (AFAS) program, focusing on the: (1) status of the AFAS liquid propellant (LP) gun; (2) nature and extent of any problems experienced during testing; and (3) Army's plans for proceeding with the development of the system.GAO found that: (1) the Army's most advanced LP gun was severely damaged by an explosion during test firing; (2) the Army ha...
Naval Aviation: F-14 Upgrades Are Not Adequately Justified
NSIAD-95-12: Published: Oct 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Navy's decision to spend about $2.5 billion between fiscal years 1994 and 2003 for a limited ground attack upgrade and other modifications to about 200 F-14 Tomcat fighters.GAO found that: (1) although the Navy has justified F-14 attack upgrades as necessary to replace the loss of A-6E aircraft, most upgraded F-14 aircraft will be less capable than F/A-18C aircraft; (2) although u...
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...