Military forces (71 - 80 of 169 items)
Military Fasteners: Changes to Specifications Are Justified
NSIAD-91-309: Published: Sep 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the basis for the Air Force's decision to change military specifications for class 3 threaded fasteners, focusing on its estimate of the cost to implement the changes.GAO found the Air Force: (1) decided to change specifications for class 3 threaded fasteners because of accidents caused by failures of nonconforming threaded parts which had passed e...
The San Francisco Regional Office, 1954-1987: Interview With Harold J. D'Ambrogia, Kenneth A. Pollock, Richard A. Sheldon, and Charles F. Vincent
OP-20-OH: Published: Sep 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1991.
GAO presented a transcript of an interview with Harold J. D'Ambrogia, Kenneth A. Pollock, Richard A. Sheldon, and Charles F. Vincent, who served as officials in the San Francisco Regional Office during the period between 1954 and 1987, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events ar...
Air Force Stock Fund: Hydrazine Sales Consistent with the Commercial Space Launch Act
NSIAD-91-196: Published: May 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's sales of hydrazine propellants to private firms for use in commercial space launches, focusing on whether such sales: (1) complied with the intent of the Commercial Space Launch Act (CSLA); and (2) competed with private firms' commercial sales.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force had authority, separate from CSLA, to sell fuels out of...
Test and Evaluation: Description of Projects in DOD's Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program
NSIAD-91-111S: Published: May 7, 1991. Publicly Released: May 7, 1991.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on projects funded by the Department of Defense's (DOD) Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program (CTEIP).GAO provided information on 9 Air Force projects, 7 Army projects, 9 Navy projects, and 3 DOD and Defense Nuclear Agency projects. GAO also provided information on the: (1) justification for the CTEIP project; (2) interrelationships among the Air Fo...
Army Weapons: Status of the Sense and Destroy Armor System
NSIAD-91-44BR: Published: Dec 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Army's Sense and Destroy Armor (SADARM) program, focusing on: (1) Army compliance with congressional directives; (2) the current program schedule; (3) the Army's estimate of the program's total cost; (4) SADARM technical development and test results; and (5) SADARM ability to meet a counterfire mission requirement.GAO found that t...
Issues and Anticipated Results
D06981: Dec 3, 1990
The National Security and International Affairs Division (NSIAD) is called upon to review national and international programs for protecting the population and advancing the political, economic, and military interests of the United States. NSIAD's audit jurisdiction includes the Departments of Defense and State, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the defense and international a...
Military Space Programs: An Unclassified Overview of Defense Satellite Programs and Launch Activities
NSIAD-90-154FS: Published: Jun 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Department of Defense's (DOD) satellite program plans, focusing on the relationships between and cost of DOD satellites, launch vehicles, and launch facilities.GAO found that: (1) DOD satellites perform a wide variety of missions to support U.S. national security interests and pursue advances in research and technology; (2) due to launch failur...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Basis for Reductions in Estimated Cost of Phase I
NSIAD-90-173: Published: May 9, 1990. Publicly Released: May 10, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) reasons for reducing its cost estimate for the Phase 1 Strategic Defense System, and the credibility of its October 1988 estimate of $69.1 billion.GAO found that: (1) SDIO appropriately prepared the October 1988 cost estimate, but made errors that understated the cost by $2.1 billion; (2) SDIO...
U.S.-Korea Fighter Coproduction Program
T-NSIAD-90-29: Published: Apr 4, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1990.
GAO discussed the Korean Fighter Program (KFP), specifically Korea's aerospace industrial goals and plans. GAO found that: (1) Korea's coproduction program was intended to meet Korea's military modernization requirements and play an important role in Korea's aerospace industrial development goals; (2) the Department of Defense (DOD) inhibited Korea's negotiating position and took steps to make cer...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Extent of Foreign Participation
NSIAD-90-2: Published: Feb 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the level and type of foreign participation in the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) Program.GAO found that: (1) 8 foreign countries held 67 SDI contracts valued at $297.1 million, representing about 3 percent of total SDI contracts; (2) foreign contractors committed about 14 percent of contract funds to U.S. subcontractors or other U.S. organizat...