National security (51 - 60 of 101 items)
Department of Defense Management of Hazardous Materials
T-NSIAD-90-51: Published: Jun 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1990.
GAO discussed the Army's use of Decontamination Solution 2 (DS2). GAO found that: (1) less toxic substitutes for DS2 are available and are being used by the Air Force and the Navy; (2) the Army's storage facilities for DS2 did not comply with regulations; and (3) the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) was selling excess DS2 to the public without providing information on potential dangers and the safet...
Tactical Intelligence: Army's Mohawk Surveillance Radar Program Restructure
NSIAD-90-156: Published: May 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Army Mohawk surveillance system's cost, phase-out schedule, and planned upgrade and alternatives; and (2) status of other moving target surveillance systems.GAO found that in 1986, the Army initiated two programs to sustain Mohawk operations through the year 2005, consisting of: (1) an upgrade program, at an estimated cost of $224.4 millio...
Bradley Vehicle: Status of the Army's Survivability Enhancement Program
NSIAD-90-172: Published: May 21, 1990. Publicly Released: May 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Army's modification program for enhancing the Bradley Fighting Vehicle's survivability.GAO found that vehicle enhancements included: (1) the addition of armor to provide protection against 30-mm projectiles; (2) the addition of liners inside the turret to protect the crew from high-velocity debris; (3) the addition...
Army Procurement: Status of Commercial Activities Study at White Sands Missle Range
NSIAD-90-165: Published: May 3, 1990. Publicly Released: May 3, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the commercial activities study at the Army's White Sands Missile Range.GAO found that: (1) the study has been ongoing for over 6 years and in a test mode for the past 2 years; (2) the Army could not perform the work with the expected funding level or make a decision on whether to contract the sequenced services; (3) the Army was not...
Communications Acquisition: Issues Involving Army's Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System
NSIAD-90-80BR: Published: Mar 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Army's Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) program, focusing on: (1) Army efforts to reduce ground and airborne radio production risks; and (2) the revised SINCGARS acquisition strategy.GAO found that the Army made changes which reduced acquisition risks, and: (1) slowed the production rate until successful operational t...
Lessons Learned During GAO's Reviews That Can Be Applied to the Restructuring and Training of U.S. Forces
T-NSIAD-90-13: Published: Apr 4, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1990.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans for restructuring and training of U.S. military forces. GAO found that: (1) despite plans for reconstruction, the Army failed to uphold its plans for validating force structure savings or productivity gains before converting units to their new designs; (2) the Army had no assurance that the converted units could accomplish their missions with t...
Reserve Training: FIREX 88 Achieved Its Objectives but Missed Other Training Opportunities
NSIAD-89-198BR: Published: Sep 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Army's FIREX 88 training exercise, focusing on: (1) whether the Army achieved exercise objectives at various command levels; and (2) what benefits the Army gained from the exercise, including whether it identified weaknesses in the Army's conventional capabilities.GAO found that: (1) the exercise successfully achieved its major objectives by br...
Communications: Mobile Subscriber Equipment Testing Issues and Army Improvement Plan
NSIAD-89-165BR: Published: Jul 6, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO monitored the Army's operational test and evaluation of mobile subscriber equipment, a tactical area communications system, focusing on: (1) plans to correct performance problems the test identified; (2) the Army's financial recourse for uncorrected problems; and (3) the Army Operational Test and Evaluation Agency's (OTEA) qualifications, methods, and indep...
Defense Management: Streamlining the Acquisition Process
T-NSIAD-89-46: Published: Aug 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1989.
GAO discussed the extent to which the Department of Defense (DOD) has implemented the President's Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management's recommendation to establish within each service a three-tier acquisition management chain to manage major acquisition programs. GAO noted that: (1) the streamlined process required acquisition program managers to report to program executive officers (PEO)...
ADP Acquisition: Army Civilian Personnel System
IMTEC-89-22FS: Published: Mar 3, 1989. Publicly Released: May 18, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the costs and the Army's acquisition approach for its Civilian Personnel System (ACPERS).GAO found that the: (1) system will upgrade and standardize support for about 450,000 civilian Army personnel; (2) Army decided to design and develop its own system after considering several alternatives, but abandoned its development effort after a study te...