International affairs (71 - 80 of 329 items)
Army Inventory: Unfilled War Reserve Requirements Could Be Met With Items From Other Inventory
NSIAD-94-207: Published: Aug 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether Army inventory items could be used to meet unfilled war reserve requirements.GAO found that: (1) after the Department of Defense (DOD) Comptroller lifted the restriction on the use of inventory items not purchased with war reserve appropriations, the Army estimated that it could reduce its unmet war requirements by $186.6 million; (2) the A...
Future Years Defense Program: Optimistic Estimates Lead To Billions in Overprogramming
NSIAD-94-210: Published: Jul 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Future Years Defense Program (FYDP), focusing on: (1) major funding assumptions underlying FYDP; and (2) FYDP compliance with statutory requirements.GAO found that: (1) FYDP overprogramming could exceed $150 billion and does not comply with the presidential budget submission; (2) the current FYDP exceeds the Admini...
Airlift Requirements: Commercial Freighters Can Help Meet Requirements at Greatly Reduced Costs
NSIAD-94-209: Published: Jul 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) airlift requirements, focusing on the Air Force's cost and operational effectiveness analysis (COEA) for its C-17 aircraft program.GAO found that: (1) although DOD concluded that the C-17 fleet was the preferred choice for meeting its airlift requirements, its analysis made three assumptions that fav...
DOD Training: Many DOD Linguists Do Not Meet Minimum Proficiency Standards
NSIAD-94-191: Published: Jul 12, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) training of linguists engaged in intelligence-related activities, focusing on: (1) the language and technical training provided to DOD linguists; and (2) military service policies and procedures governing the management, training, and compensation of the linguist workforce.GAO found that: (1) a significant number o...
Army Inventory: More Effective Review of Proposed Inventory Buys Could Reduce Unneeded Procurement
NSIAD-94-130: Published: Jun 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army Tank-Automotive Command's (TACOM) termination of planned procurements, focusing on whether TACOM terminated the procurements as early in the procurement process as possible.GAO found that: (1) TACOM is missing opportunities to terminate or reduce planned procurements because item managers and procurement specialists do not always confer before awarding contracts; (2) item man...
Army Inventory: Changes to Stock Funding Reparables Would Save Operations and Maintenance Funds
NSIAD-94-131: Published: May 31, 1994. Publicly Released: May 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's implementation of the stock funding of the depot level reparables (SFDLR) requirement, focusing on whether SFDLR has: (1) reduced demands on and procurements by the wholesale level supply system; and (2) affected the management of maintenance and inventory activities and the use of operation and maintenance (O&M) funds at the unit level...
Military Training Deaths: Need to Ensure That Safety Lessons Are Learned and Implemented
NSIAD-94-82: Published: May 5, 1994. Publicly Released: May 5, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military services' investigations of training-related deaths, focusing on whether the services: (1) identified and investigated all training-related deaths; (2) ensured adequate independence of investigations; and (3) had systems for ensuring that corrective actions are taken.GAO found that: (1) between fiscal years 1989 and 1992, at least 700...
Continental Air Defense: A Dedicated Force Is No Longer Needed
NSIAD-94-76: Published: May 3, 1994. Publicly Released: May 3, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the viability of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's recommendations to significantly reduce the continental air defense mission and assign the mission tasks to existing active and reserve general-purpose combat and training forces.GAO found that: (1) the United States no longer needs a large, dedicated air defense force because the forme...
Military Airlift: C-17 Settlement Is Not a Good Deal
NSIAD-94-141: Published: Apr 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) C-17 aircraft program, focusing on: (1) whether the proposed settlement with the contractor is in the government's best interest; and (2) alternatives to the C-17 program.GAO found that: (1) significant doubts remain about the C-17 program's cost-effectiveness and credibility because of cost increases, poor contr...
Defense Production Act: Foreign Involvement and Materials Qualification in the Title III Program
NSIAD-94-74: Published: Mar 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed title III of the Defense Production Act, focusing on the: (1) extent and nature of foreign involvement in the title III program, Department of Defense (DOD) oversight of such involvement, and its impact on effectiveness; and (2) adequacy of DOD efforts to qualify materials for defense weapon systems.GAO found that: (1) four of the six title III pro...