National security (71 - 80 of 174 items)
Air Force Supply: Improvements Needed in Management of Air Mobility Command's Forward Supply System
NSIAD-93-10: Published: Jul 21, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1993.
GAO provided information on how the Air Force can better manage its forward supply support system to reduce inventory requirements.GAO found that: (1) spare part inventory levels at overseas forward supply locations often exceed computed demand levels because the Air Force adds quantities during initial provisioning, which results in overstated budget estimates and unnecessary inventories; (2) the...
Air Force Appropriations: Funding Practices at the Ballistic Missile Organization
NSIAD-93-47: Published: Jul 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's advanced strategic missile systems (ASMS) program office's use of fiscal year (FY) 1990 appropriations, focusing on whether the: (1) program office used $21 million of FY 1990 appropriations for development of a new intercontinental ballistic missile boost guidance system as Congress stipulated; and (2) Air Force properly replaced $...
NSIAD-93-142R: Published: Mar 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the operational testing of the Navy's Airborne Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ) and surveyed alternative systems that the Navy could use to protect its fighter and attack aircraft. GAO noted that: (1) ASPJ failed to meet the Navy's effectiveness and suitability criteria; (2) ASPJ did not perform better than the Navy's currently fielded jammer when usi...
Navy Carrier Battle Groups: The Structure and Affordability of the Future Force
NSIAD-93-74: Published: Feb 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1993.
GAO provided information on policy considerations, future requirements, and force structure of carrier battle groups, focusing on: (1) the size and makeup of future naval carrier forces in response to reduced defense spending; and (2) alternatives for meeting national security requirements with fewer carriers.GAO found that: (1) changes in the international security environment shifted the U.S. st...
B-2 Bomber: Status of Compliance With the 1992 and 1993 Defense Authorization Act
NSIAD-93-46: Published: Dec 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1992.
GAO reviewed the B-2 program, focusing on the: (1) Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in demonstrating specific B-2 performance characteristics; and (2) status of the continuing long lead production effort on five B-2 aircraft DOD intends to procure.GAO found that: (1) the flight test program is behind the schedule the Air Force planned in 1989; (2) the latest Air Force schedule, approved in 1...
National Security Issues
OCG-93-9TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed major defense policy, management, and program issues, focusing on: (1) military roles and missions; (2) managing the downsized and restructured military force; (3) U.S. commitments, forward presence, and security assistance programs; (4) the spread of mass destruction weapons; (5) weapons system acquisition; (6) environmental concerns; (7) inventor...
Postol's Video Analysis
NSIAD-93-22R: Published: Oct 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the evidence upon which a professor of science, technology, and national security policy based his determination that the Army's Patriot missile system was ineffective during Operation Desert Storm. GAO noted that: (1) the professor stated that the Patriot was not as effective as the Army claimed, did not destroy any Scud missile warheads, and did...
1993 Navy Budget: Potential Reductions in Weapons Procurement Programs
NSIAD-92-317BR: Published: Sep 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's justification for its fiscal year (FY) 1993 weapons procurement budget request and prior year appropriations to identify areas for potential reductions and rescission.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's FY 1993 budget request could potentially be reduced by $55.3 million; (2) $327.5 million could potentially be rescinded from appropriated fun...
Operation Desert Storm: Data Does Not Exist to Conclusively Say How Well Patriot Performed
NSIAD-92-340: Published: Sep 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) available information on the Patriot missile engagements that the Army is confident resulted in the destruction or disabling of Scud missiles during Operation Desert Storm; and (2) whether the Army's revised assessment of the Patriot's performance in these engagements was supported by data.GAO found that: (1) the Patriot computers collected ta...
Strategic Defense Initiative: Some Claims Overstated for Early Flight Tests of Interceptors
NSIAD-92-282: Published: Sep 8, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the accuracy of Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) claims concerning flight test results.GAO found that the: (1) Kinetic Kill Vehicle Integrated Technology Experiment (KITE) utilizes a shroud to protect the optical window sensor at the missile's front; (2) Army Strategic Defense Command inaccurately claimed that the K...