Military forces (81 - 90 of 482 items)
Army War Reserves: DOD Could Save Millions by Aligning Resources With the Reduced European Mission
NSIAD-97-158: Published: Jul 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Army's progress in redistributing war reserve equipment that is no longer needed in central Europe, focusing on whether: (1) the Army's plan for redistributing central European war reserve equipment provides for the specific and timely disposition of this equipment; and (2) cost savings would be realized by aligning the storage and maintenance...
General and Flag Officers: Number Required is Unclear Based on DOD's Draft Report
NSIAD-97-160: Published: Jun 16, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in determining its general and flag officer requirements, focusing on: (1) DOD's draft recommendations; (2) the estimated cost to implement DOD's draft recommendations; (3) the criteria the services used in doing their studies; (4) troop strength compared to general and flag officer requirements; and (5)...
Chemical Weapons Stockpile: Changes Needed in the Management of the Emergency Preparedness Program
NSIAD-97-91: Published: Jun 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1997.
GAO conducted a follow-up review to: (1) assess the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program's (CSEPP) progress in enhancing emergency preparedness in all 10 states participating in the program; and (2) identify opportunities to improve program management.GAO noted that: (1) although it has taken longer than it should, CSEPP officials expect that most critical items will be in place by th...
Defense Acquisition Organizations: Linking Workforce Reductions with Better Program Outcomes
T-NSIAD-97-140: Published: Apr 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1997.
GAO discussed issues associated with the acquisition workforce and acquisition process of the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on: (1) the reasons why reducing infrastructure will be a complex and challenging undertaking; and (2) DOD's plan to reduce and restructure its acquisition workforce.GAO noted that: (1) there is no agreed-upon definition of what constitutes the acquisition workforce;...
National Security Analysis Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997-99
IAP-97-1: Published: Apr 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its National Security Analysis issue area plan for fiscal years 1997-1999.GAO plans to assess the: (1) extent to which the Department of Defense's (DOD) initiatives for implementing the national military strategy result in the efficient and effective allocation of resources; (2) efficiency and effectiveness of DOD's existing and planned force structure; (3) extent to wh...
Defense Aircraft Investments: Major Program Commitments Based on Optimistic Budget Projections
T-NSIAD-97-103: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) aircraft modernization plans.GAO noted that: (1) as the nation proceeds into the 21st century with the prospect of a flat budget, GAO believes that action needs to be taken to address DOD's problematic aircraft investment strategy; (2) action needs to be taken now because, if major commitments are made to procure the planned aircraft programs, such a...
F/A-18E/F Aircraft Production Decision Should Be Postponed
NSIAD-97-106R: Published: Mar 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1997.
GAO suggested that the Department of Defense (DOD) postpone the low-rate initial production decision on the F/A-18E/F, currently scheduled for March 28, 1997, until the Quadrennial Defense Review and a congressionally-mandated study comparing the cost and combat operational effectiveness of the F/A-18E/F with those of the F/A-18C/D aircraft have been completed and fully evaluated.GAO noted that: (...
Force Structure: Army Support Forces Can Meet Two-Conflict Strategy With Some Risks
NSIAD-97-66: Published: Feb 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed how the Army determines its support force requirements, and the results of its most recent process for allocating support forces, known as Total Army Analysis (TAA) 2003.GAO found that: (1) it does not appear feasible to have a smaller active Army support force at this time, but a smaller active combat force and institutional force may be possibl...
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...
Chemical Weapons and Materiel: Key Factors Affecting Disposal Costs and Schedule
NSIAD-97-18: Published: Feb 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1997.
GAO assessed the Department of Defense's (DOD) programs for destroying the U.S. stockpile of chemical munitions and planning for the disposal of nonstockpile chemical warfare materiel, focusing on: (1) the programs' cost and schedule; (2) alternatives for improving program effectiveness and efficiency; and (3) actions the Army has and is taking to improve the programs.GAO found that: (1) while the...