U.S. Army (31 - 40 of 758 items)
Military Readiness: Effects of a U.S. Military Presence in Europe on Mobility Requirements
GAO-02-99: Published: Nov 28, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 2001.
The United States maintains 100,000 military personnel in Europe to provide rapid response in the event of a military crisis and help shape the international environment. These forward-deployed forces and equipment also facilitate the movement of U.S. forces to an area of operations. DOD has not quantified the impact of a forward presence in Europe on mobility requirements. However, Defense offici...
Military Transformation: Army Has a Comprehensive Plan for Managing Its Transformation but Faces Major Challenges
GAO-02-96: Published: Nov 16, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 2001.
The Army has begun to transform itself into a more rapidly deployable and responsive force better able to meet the diverse defense challenges of the future. These far-reaching organizational and operational changes, which will affect virtually every aspect of the Army, will take decades to implement. Funding the transformation, from developing future combat systems to modernizing aging equipment,...
Army Inventory: Parts Shortages Are Impacting Operations and Maintenance Effectiveness
GAO-01-772: Published: Jul 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2001.
The military's ability to carry out its mission depends on its having adequate supplies of spare parts on hand for maintenance and repairs. Shortages are a key indicator that the billions of dollars being spent on these parts are not being used effectively, efficiently, and economically. Despite additional funding from Congress, the Army still has concerns about spare parts shortages. Spare parts...
Military Base Closures: DOD's Updated Net Savings Estimate Remains Substantial
GAO-01-971: Published: Jul 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2001.
Through four rounds of base closures and realignments between 1988 and 1995, the Department of Defense (DOD) expected to reduce its domestic infrastructure and provide needed dollars for high priority programs, such as weapons modernization. Although DOD projects it will realize significant recurring savings from the closures and realignments, Congress continues to raise questions about how much,...
Department of Defense: Status of Achieving Outcomes and Addressing Major Management Challenges
GAO-01-783: Published: Jun 25, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2001.
This report reviews the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year 2000 performance report required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 and assesses the Department's progress in achieving selected outcomes that were identified as important mission areas for DOD. GAO found that shortfalls in DOD's current strategies and measures for several outcomes have led to difficulties in asse...
Defense Logistics: Information on Apache Helicopter Support and Readiness
GAO-01-630: Published: Jul 17, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2001.
This report examines selected logistics, funding, and readiness issues pertaining to the AH-64 Apache helicopter program. GAO found that the Apache's identified sustainment systems technical support requirements have not been fully met in fiscal years 2000 and 2001. In fiscal year 2000, funding fell short of the $28.6 million needed for Apache sustainment support. The military projects that it wil...
Defense Acquisition: Army Transformation Faces Weapon Systems Challenges
GAO-01-311: Published: May 21, 2001. Publicly Released: May 21, 2001.
Changes in the character and the conduct of warfighting and in the range and the nature of missions call for an Army force that is more responsive and dominant across the full spectrum of operations and requires much less in-theater logistics support. To meet these new demands, the Army is using the latest technology to develop a series of weapon systems that will be lighter than today's heavy for...
Military Personnel: Full Extent of Support to Civil Authorities Unknown but Unlikely to Adversely Impact Retention
GAO-01-9: Published: Jan 26, 2001. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 2001.
The Department of Defense (DOD) provides a wide range of support to many organizations at home and abroad. GAO estimates that, in fiscal year 1999, DOD provided support in at least 7,125 instances to 345 or more entities, including international organizations; private citizens; and federal, state, local, and foreign governments. This support consumed more than two million military staff-days. GAO...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: Results of A-76 Studies Over the Past 5 Years
GAO-01-20: Published: Dec 7, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 2000.
The Department of Defense (DOD) reported on its Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76 studies in July 2000. GAO found that DOD generally complied with the reporting requirements that Congress had imposed on it. DOD took steps to ensure that the information it provided on 286 A-76 studies was complete and accurate. GAO determined that the information was generally consistent with data it ha...
Future Years Defense Program: Risks in Operation and Maintenance and Procurement Programs
GAO-01-33: Published: Oct 5, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 2000.
This report summarizes GAO's findings on the Department of Defense's (DOD) Future Years Defense Program (FYDP). Although total funding in the 2001 FYDP is about $16 billion more than in the 2000 FYDP, DOD may not be able to implement its operation and maintenance and procurement programs as planned. GAO identified several areas in which costs may be understated or savings overstated, increasing th...