National security (21 - 30 of 101 items)
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 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...
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...
Foreign Military Sales
NSIAD-96-50R: Published: Dec 12, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations that the Defense Security Assistance Agency (DSAA) violated applicable laws and regulations incident to two foreign military sales (FMS) of multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) and improperly allowed administrative offset costs in the second MLRS sale. GAO noted that: (1) DSAA did not violate any applicable laws or regulations when it...
Government Records: Results of a Search for Records Concerning the 1947 Crash Near Roswell, New Mexico
NSIAD-95-187: Published: Jul 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the 1947 weather balloon crash at Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF), New Mexico, focusing on: (1) the requirements for reporting air accidents similar to the Roswell crash; and (2) any government records concerning the Roswell crash.GAO found that: (1) in 1947, Army regulations required that air accident reports be maintained permanently...
Army Acquisition: Commercial Components Used Extensively in Tactical Trucks
NSIAD-94-240: Published: Sep 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's use of commercial components in tactical trucks, focusing on: (1) whether the Army could meet its tactical truck requirements by purchasing commercial trucks; (2) modifications contractors need to make to existing commercial trucks to meet the Army's requirements; and (3) the Army's requirements that limit the use of commercial trucks.GA...
Military Airlift: Comparison of C-5 and C-17 Airfield Availability
NSIAD-94-225: Published: Jul 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the number of airfields that will be available to C-17 aircraft compared to what is available to C-5 aircraft.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force estimates that the C-17's capability to land on short airfields would enable it to land at about 9,900 airfields compared to 3,500 for C-5 aircraft; (2) the Air Force's estimate did not take into account...
European Drawdown: Status of Residual Value Negotiations in Germany
NSIAD-94-195BR: Published: Jun 23, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the: (1) potential residual value of U.S. installations being returned to European host countries; and (2) status of the residual value negotiations between the United States and Federal Republic of Germany.GAO found that: (1) the United States has recovered only a small portion of its total estimated residual value claim in Europe...
Army Inventory: Opportunities Exist for Additional Reductions to Retail Level Inventories
NSIAD-94-129: Published: Jun 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army's progress toward reducing its inventory levels for infrequently requested items and whether additional actions are required to streamline the Army's inventory systems.GAO found that: (1) between 1992 and 1993, five Army divisions reduced their authorized inventory levels by about $30 million; (2) about $108 million of the five divisions' authorized inventory did not meet the...