International affairs (81 - 90 of 329 items)
Army National Guard: Officer Candidate Training Should Be Consolidated at One Site
NSIAD-94-1: Published: Mar 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army National Guard's (ARNG) officer candidate schools (OCS) to determine whether ARNG could meet its officer needs more economically and effectively.GAO found that: (1) ARNG officer requirements and the number of officers commissioned through state OCS programs have declined by one-third since 1988; (2) state OCS classes are frequently small and most programs graduate fewer than...
Morale, Welfare, and Recreation: Declining Funds Require DOD to Take Action
NSIAD-94-120: Published: Feb 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR) program's adaptation to reductions in military force structure, budgets, and bases, focusing on: (1) MWR financial status; (2) the problems facing the program's management; and (3) actions DOD is taking or contemplating to improve the program's operation.GAO found that: (1) MWR...
Navy Aviation: V-22 Development--Schedule Extended, Performance Reduced, and Costs Increased
NSIAD-94-44: Published: Jan 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) development status of the V-22 aircraft; (2) Institute for Defense Analyses' (IDA) 1990 report on the V-22 and helicopter alternatives; and (3) Navy's plans to concurrently develop and produce the V-22 variant.GAO found that: (1) V-22 development will take several years longer and cost billions more than planned; (2) the Navy expects devel...
NATO Nuclear Bases: U.S. Should Seek Needs Reassessment and Increased Alliance Contributions
NSIAD-94-84: Published: Dec 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1993.
GAO provided information on U.S. nuclear bombs stored at North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) nuclear strike bases, focusing on the: (1) nuclear strike base requirement; (2) U.S. costs associated with supporting the NATO nuclear mission; and (3) problems U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) have in implementing and monitoring allied compliance with bilateral agreements.GAO found that: (1) NATO c...
Air Force Logistics: Base Maintenance Inventories Can Be Reduced
NSIAD-94-8: Published: Dec 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's management of bench stocks at five bases, focusing on whether alternative stockage policies would provide similar support at lower costs and greater asset visibility.GAO found that: (1) Department of Defense (DOD) material management regulations require that inventory managers have timely and accurate information on the location, quantity, and status of supplies, but t...
Air Force Training: Delaying Pilot Training Could Avert Unnecessary Costs
NSIAD-94-38: Published: Nov 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1993.
GAO examined whether the Air Force is reducing the number of pilots in its force structure in the most cost-effective manner.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force is training more pilots than it needs for current cockpit assignments; (2) about one-half of the graduating pilots are temporarily assigned to nonflying positions for up to 3 years while waiting for advanced training; (3) the Air Force is in...
Air Force Logistics: Some Progress, But Further Efforts Needed to Terminate Excess Orders
NSIAD-94-3: Published: Oct 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO followed up on an earlier report concerning the Air Force's failure to terminate excessive materiel orders, focusing on: (1) the Air Force's progress in terminating excessive materiel orders; and (2) additional opportunities for improvement and savings.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force has taken a number of actions to place greater management emphasis and o...
Navy Contract: AOE 6 Shipbuilding Claims Settled But More Delays and Cost Growth Likely
NSIAD-93-298: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Navy's claims resolution process for the AOE 6 class shipbuilding program, focusing on: (1) the reasons for program cost growth; (2) the Navy's claims settlement procedures; and (3) whether AOE 6 program costs and schedule delays are expected to increase and continue.GAO found that: (1) AOE 6 program cost increases and schedule delays are a result of an unrealistic low bid, concur...
Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses: Air Force Plans
NSIAD-93-221: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
GAO assessed the Air Force's plans for the Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) mission, focusing on: (1) current and future enemy air defense threats; (2) the capabilities of the alternatives the Air Force is considering for future SEAD; and (3) the Air Force's efforts to accommodate the retirement of one of its primary SEAD aircraft.GAO found that: (1) U.S. conventional combat aircraft will...
Army Training: Prioritizing and Following Up on Lessons Learned Should Minimize Recurring Weaknesses
NSIAD-93-231: Published: Sep 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the effectiveness of the Army's program for: (1) assessing the performance of units during their rotations at combat training centers; (2) identifying the lessons learned from battlefield experience; and (3) disseminating information so that training and doctrine can be modified to avoid repeating the same mistakes during training exercises.GAO fou...