National security (41 - 50 of 174 items)
National Security Analysis Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-1(2): Published: Apr 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in its National Security Analysis issue area as of April 6, 1996...
Navy Mine Warfare: Budget Realignment Can Help Improve Countermine Capabilities
NSIAD-96-104: Published: Mar 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's efforts to improve its ability to conduct effective sea mine countermeasures (MCM) in two simultaneous major regional conflicts, focusing on the: (1) status of the Navy's research and development projects; (2) readiness of the Navy's present MCM equipment; and (3) match between the Navy's planned and on-hand MCM equipment and its MCM req...
Defense Acquisitions Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-3(1): Published: Jan 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1996.
GAO presented its active assignments in the Defense Acquisition issue area as of January 2, 1996...
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...
B-1B Conventional Upgrades
NSIAD-96-52R: Published: Dec 4, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's B-1B Conventional Mission Upgrade Program (CMUP), focusing on the estimated costs and schedules of various CMUP elements, planned risk reduction efforts, and the program's status. GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force has a sound plan for modifying the B-1B to enhance its conventional capability; (2) the Air Force has committed to an extensive test program to ensure that i...
Enhanced Fiber Optic Guided Missile: Need to Define Requirements and Establish Criteria to Assess Performance
NSIAD-96-7: Published: Oct 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Army's plans for acquiring the Enhanced Fiber Optic Guided Missile (EFOG-M) system.GAO found that: (1) the Army lacks a formal requirement for EFOG-M and has not prepared comprehensive comparative cost studies because requirements documents and analyses are not normally required for Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD) programs; (2) the Army should develop the requirem...
Systems Development and Production Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-4(4): Published: Oct 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Systems Development and Production issue area as of October 2, 1995...
Future Years Defense Program: 1996 Program Is Considerably Different From the 1995 Program
NSIAD-95-213: Published: Sep 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1996 Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) with its FY 1995 FYDP, focusing on: (1) what major program adjustments DOD made from FY 1995 to FY 1996; (2) the implications of these changes for the future; and (3) whether the FY 1996 FYDP complies with statutory requirements.GAO found that: (1) the FY 19...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Maneuver System Schedule Includes Unnecessary Risk
NSIAD-95-161: Published: Sep 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Joint Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program, focusing on the Joint Tactical UAV Project Office's proposed acquisition strategy for the Maneuver system.GAO found that: (1) past UAV acquisition programs have been marked by premature entry into production that resulted in extensive and costly system redesigns in an attempt to achieve acceptable system performance; (2) the Jo...