U.S. Army (121 - 130 of 758 items)
Defense Procurement: E-Systems' Reporting of Alleged Wrongdoing to Army's Fraud Division
OSI-96-6: Published: May 16, 1996. Publicly Released: May 24, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a defense contractor's reporting of alleged wrongdoing to the Army's fraud division, focusing on: (1) whether federal laws, regulations, or its administrative settlement agreement required the contractor to disclose suspected violations of procurement law; (2) how many and what types of hotline violations were lodged against the contractor; (3) whe...
Federally Funded R&D Centers: Information on the Size and Scope of DOD-Sponsored Centers
NSIAD-96-54: Published: Apr 24, 1996. Publicly Released: May 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) 11 federally funded research and development centers (FFRDC), focusing on: (1) their funding and staff size; (2) the extent of subcontracted work; (3) their parent organizations; (4) their missions, core competencies, and capabilities; and (5) sponsors' criteria for defining core work and oversight mechanisms and r...
Civilian Downsizing: Unit Readiness Not Adversely Affected, but Future Reductions a Concern
NSIAD-96-143BR: Published: Apr 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed civilian downsizing at the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on: (1) the extent to which the civilian workforce has been downsized and whether the downsizing has affected military readiness and functions; and (2) whether the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the services had comprehensive strategies for managing civilian downsizing.G...
Defense Infrastructure: Budget Estimates for 1996-2001 Offer Little Savings for Modernization
NSIAD-96-131: Published: Apr 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) infrastructure activities and their associated costs in the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) to determine whether DOD plans to spend less for infrastructure activities by fiscal year (FY) 2001; and (2) summarized its work that identified opportunities for DOD to reduce or streamline infrastructure activitie...
Defense Contractor Restructuring: First Application of Cost and Savings Regulations
NSIAD-96-80: Published: Apr 10, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of defense contractor restructuring regulations to determine whether: (1) the certification process was carried out in accordance with the interim regulations; and (2) restructuring had resulted in lower DOD contract prices. The review focused on the United Defense, Limited Partnership business com...
M1 Tanks: Status of Proposed Overhaul Program
NSIAD-96-100: Published: Apr 10, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the absence of a procurement program to modernize the M1 tank fleet beyond the upgrade of existing tanks and to address new tank threats, focusing on: (1) whether the current readiness level of the M1 tank is adequate to meet its war-fighting requirements; (2) whether the operating condition of the tanks at the National Training Center (NTC) is a...
DOD Reserve Components: Issues Pertaining to Readiness
T-NSIAD-96-130: Published: Mar 21, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1996.
GAO discussed the readiness of armed forces reserve components. GAO noted that: (1) reserve components provided crucial support and combat functions in the Persian Gulf War and in various peacekeeping operations; (2) the Army National Guard's combat forces far exceed projected force requirements for two major regional conflicts, while the Army has critical shortages in support functions; (3) none...
Military Readiness: Data and Trends for January 1990 to March 1995
NSIAD-96-111BR: Published: Mar 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the military readiness data in the Department of Defense's (DOD) Status of Resources and Training System (SORTS), focusing on the: (1) overall readiness of all military units from January 1, 1990 to March 31, 1995; (2) readiness trends and problems of selected units from each service; and (3) changes in reported readiness of the selected units.GAO...
Army Acquisition: Medium Trucks Passed Key Operational and Technical Tests
NSIAD-96-4: Published: Jan 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's testing of its Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) to determine whether the FMTV demonstrated that it could meet contractual and operational requirements.GAO found that: (1) the FMTV trucks passed technical and operational tests, paving the way for the Army's August 29, 1995, decision to approve full-rate production; (2) following...
Army and Marine Corps M198 Howitzer: Maintenance Problems Are Not Severe Enough to Accelerate Replacement System
NSIAD-96-59: Published: Dec 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 27, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined whether the Marine Corps' and Army's reported maintenance problems with the M198 howitzer justify the rapid development of a replacement weapon.GAO found that: (1) by themselves, the maintenance problems with the M198 howitzer do not justify accelerating the development of a replacement; (2) although Army and Marine Corps users of the M198 have exp...