U.S. Air Force (51 - 60 of 105 items)
Base Operations: Challenges Confronting DOD as It Renews Emphasis on Outsourcing
NSIAD-97-86: Published: Mar 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) outsourcing savings, focusing on: (1) the extent to which DOD and the services emphasize the outsourcing of base support services; (2) the factors that influence savings in the outsourcing process; and (3) impediments to DOD's outsourcing.GAO noted that: (1) DOD's efforts to outsource base support activities were c...
Defense Logistics: Much of the Inventory Exceeds Current Needs
NSIAD-97-71: Published: Feb 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the Department of Defense's (DOD) secondary inventory, focusing on the: (1) number of inventory items with inventory that was not needed to satisfy war reserve and current operating requirements and their dollar value, referred to as unneeded inventory; (2) reasons why DOD held 100 years or more of unneeded inventory for some items; and (3) reasons...
C-17 Globemaster: Support of Operation Joint Endeavor
NSIAD-97-50: Published: Feb 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1997.
GAO reviewed how the C-17 aircraft was used during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) peacekeeping force deployment to Bosnia, focusing on: (1) how well it performed during the deployment; and (2) whether deployment transportation requirements included the need for airlift aircraft to perform any of the C-17's expected operational capabilities.GAO found that: (1) during Operation Joint...
Defense Budget: Trends in Reserve Components' Military Personnel Compensation Accounts for 1990-97
NSIAD-96-226: Published: Sep 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) reserve components' military personnel accounts, focusing on: (1) the various pay categories; (2) trends in those pay categories; and (3) how changes in the DOD budget compared with changes in service force levels.GAO found that: (1) after discounting for inflation, there has been a relatively close correlation since 1990 between the decline in the re...
Military Base Closures: Reducing High Costs of Environmental Cleanup Requires Difficult Choices
NSIAD-96-172: Published: Sep 5, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the costs of the Department of Defense's (DOD) environmental cleanup efforts under the base realignment and closure (BRAC) process, focusing on the: (1) reasons that cleanups are so costly; and (2) potential for reducing costs and the impact on program goals.GAO found that: (1) as of March 1996, DOD had allocated about $3.4 billion for the BRAC env...
Environmental Protection: Status of Defense Initiatives for Cleanup, Compliance, and Technology
NSIAD-96-155: Published: Aug 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) environmental cleanup, compliance, and technology activities.GAO found that: (1) recent DOD initiatives affecting environmental cleanup include efforts to focus funding on actual cleanup, instead of study and oversight, better target funds through the use of risk determination, and devolve the budget...
Military Readiness: Data and Trends for April 1995 to March 1996
NSIAD-96-194: Published: Aug 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed readiness information for the four military services, focusing on: (1) readiness trends of selected units from April 1, 1995, to March 31, 1996; and (2) readiness trends from October 1, 1995, to March 31, 1996, of selected units that participated in the Bosnia operation.GAO found that: (1) from April 1, 1995, to March 31, 1996, readiness of the 87...
Bottom-Up Review: Analysis of DOD War Game to Test Key Assumptions
NSIAD-96-170: Published: Jun 21, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the the Department of Defense's (DOD) Nimble Dancer war game, a simulation designed to assess U.S. forces' ability to fight and win two nearly simultaneous major regional conflicts (MRC), focusing on whether the methodology, scope, and results were reasonable.GAO found that: (1) DOD statements that Nimble Dancer tested basic Bottom-Up Review assump...
Operation and Maintenance Funding: Trends in Army and Air Force Use of Funds for Combat Forces and Infrastructure
NSIAD-96-141: Published: Jun 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1996.
GAO reviewed how the Army and Air Force obligated their annual operation and maintenance (O&M) funds.GAO found that; (1) the services have a great deal of flexibility as to how they use their O&M funds; (2) this flexibility is evident in the O&M obligation trends, which illustrate that the proposed uses of O&M identified in the budget request may not always reflect how the funds are obligated; (3)...
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...