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Defense Acquisition Organizations: Status of Workforce Reductions
NSIAD-98-161: Published: Jun 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) acquisition workforce reductions, focusing on: (1) DOD's progress in reducing its workforce in acquisition organizations by 25 percent; (2) the potential savings associated with these personnel reductions; (3) the status of DOD efforts to redefine its acquisition workforce; and (4) DOD's efforts to consolidate and...
Gender Issues: Analysis of Promotion and Career Opportunities Data
NSIAD-98-157: Published: May 26, 1998. Publicly Released: May 26, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the military was selecting women and men at similar rates for: (1) promotion; (2) professional military education; and (3) key assignments.GAO noted that: (1) its analysis of the combined promotion, professional military education, and key assignment data for the services between fiscal years 1993 and 1997 showed that the military selected...
DOD Consulting Services: Erroneous Accounting and Reporting of Costs
NSIAD-98-136: Published: May 18, 1998. Publicly Released: May 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) underreporting of advisory and assistance services costs and whether costs for these services may be included in a miscellaneous budget category.GAO noted that: (1) DOD's directives and instructions require increased scrutiny of advisory and assistance services and affirm the need for enhanced manage...
National Guard: Reported Readiness of Combat Brigades During the Persian Gulf War
NSIAD-98-173R: Published: May 15, 1998. Publicly Released: May 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Army National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade, focusing on whether the reported readiness status of the 48th at the time it was activated for the Persian Gulf War accurately portrayed the unit's true readiness.GAO noted that: (1) the postmobilization training plans developed by the three roundout brigades were based on unreliable r...
Reserve Forces: Cost, Funding, and Use of Army Reserve Components in Peacekeeping Operations
NSIAD-98-190R: Published: May 15, 1998. Publicly Released: May 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) Army's incremental cost estimate to mobilize, deploy, and pay a reservist called up for active duty; (2) Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1998 supplemental funding request for military operations and FY 1999 budget amendment for military operations, which include funds for the use of reservists in Bosnia and Ma...
Quadrennial Defense Review: Some Personnel Cuts and Associated Savings May Not Be Achieved
NSIAD-98-100: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the 1997 Report of the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), focusing on the: (1) basis for the personnel cuts; (2) services' plans to implement personnel cuts; (3) extent that the services believe cuts will impact their ability to execute the national military strategy; and (4) Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to monitor the services' progress in i...
Gender Issues: Analysis of Methodologies in Reports to the Secretaries of Defense and the Army
NSIAD-98-125: Published: Mar 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1998.
GAO reviewed three studies on gender-related issues affecting initial entry training in the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on: (1) how the groups conducted their work; (2) how well the work supported making conclusions and recommendations; (3) the availability of documentation supporting the report; and (4) the extent to which the final report described the study methodology and disclosed l...
Base Operations: DOD's Use of Single Contracts for Multiple Support Services
NSIAD-98-82: Published: Feb 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) use of single contracts for multiple base operations support functions, focusing on: (1) the history and characteristics of selected single contracts for multiple base operations support services; (2) the kinds of services procured under these contracts; (3) lessons DOD has learned from the use of these contracts...
National Missile Defense: Schedule and Technical Risks Represent Significant Development Challenges
NSIAD-98-28: Published: Dec 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1998.
Pursuant to congressional request, GAO reviewed the technical and schedule risks associated with the Department of Defense's (DOD) National Missile Defense (NMD) program.GAO noted that: (1) DOD faces significant challenges in the NMD program because of high schedule and technical risks; (2) schedule risk is high because the schedule requires a large number of activities to be completed in a relati...
Acquisition Reform: Effect on Weapon System Funding
NSIAD-98-31: Published: Oct 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1997.
GAO reviewed the military services' estimated acquisition reform cost reductions on 63 major weapons programs to determine the extent to which the reported cost reductions from acquisition reform will provide funds from approved budgets to support weapons modernization.GAO noted that: (1) while GAO continues to support the Department of Defense's (DOD) effort to reform its acquisition processes, G...