National security (31 - 40 of 174 items)
Army Acquisition: Javelin Is Not Ready for Multiyear Procurement
NSIAD-96-199: Published: Sep 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Army's procurement of the Javelin missile system, focusing on whether the: (1) system meets established criteria for multiyear production contracts; (2) Army adequately tested the system to determine its suitability for full-rate production; and (3) Army's purchase of command launch units during limited production is appropriate.GAO found that the Army: (1) has not demonstrated th...
Combat Air Power: Joint Mission Assessments Needed Before Making Program and Budget Decisions
NSIAD-96-177: Published: Sep 20, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to modernize its combat air capabilities, focusing on whether DOD has sufficient information from a joint perspective to: (1) prioritize its air power programs; (2) objectively weigh the merits of new program investments; and (3) decide whether existing programs should receive continued funding.GAO found that: (1) although DOD believes that its...
Joint STARS Production Decision
NSIAD-96-242R: Published: Sep 20, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1996.
GAO reviewed the military services' Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) efforts, focusing on the Air Force Operation Test and Evaluation Center's (AFOTEC) multiservice operational test and evaluation final report. GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Defense has recently reached a decision to commit to the full-rate production of Joint STARS, but the system has not demonst...
Battlefield Automation: Army Land Warrior Program Acquisition Strategy May Be Too Ambitious
NSIAD-96-190: Published: Sep 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Army's Land Warrior System, focusing on: (1) various technology and human factor problems associated with system development; (2) the Army's acquisition strategy; and (3) the Army's plans to integrate the system with the digital battlefield.GAO found that: (1) the Army has not adequately addressed several technical and human factor problems identified during system development, wh...
Defense Acquisitions Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-3(4): Published: Sep 3, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1996.
GAO presented its active assignments in the Defense Acquisitions issue area as of September 3, 1996...
Combat Air Power: Assessment of Joint Close Support Requirements and Capabilities Is Needed
NSIAD-96-45: Published: Jun 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1996.
GAO reviewed the military services' plans to upgrade their close support weapons capabilities, focusing on the processes the Department of Defense (DOD) uses to assess mission needs, capabilities, and modernization proposals for the close support mission.GAO found that: (1) over the next 6 years, the Army plans to spend nearly $5.5 billion to develop and field more modern target acquisition system...
Navy Aviation: F/A-18E/F will Provide Marginal Operational Improvement at High Cost
NSIAD-96-98: Published: Jun 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Navy's plan to procure with F/A-18E/F aircraft, focusing on: (1) whether operational deficiencies in the F/A-18C/D cited by the Navy to justify the need for the F/A-18E/F have materialized and, if they have, the extent to which the F/A-18E/F would correct them; (2) whether the F/A-18E/F will provide an appreciable increase in operational capability over the F/A-18C/D; and (3) the...
Navy Ship Propulsion: Viability of New Engine Program in Question
NSIAD-96-107: Published: Jun 7, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Navy's intercooled recuperated (ICR) engine program, focusing on the: (1) Navy's need for the engine; (2) cost, schedule, and performance of the program; and (3) impact of the Navy's test and development strategies.GAO found that: (1) some Navy officials are questioning the economic viability of the ICR engine program and have ra...
Weapon Systems Procurement
NSIAD-96-152R: Published: Apr 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) study on weapon systems procurement, focusing on the accuracy of the data and methodologies used in the study. GAO found that: (1) because DOD is generally optimistic in its weapon system procurement planning, DOD procurement programs are vulnerable to instability and unit costs could be higher than originally plan...