Military forces (41 - 50 of 169 items)
China: U.S. and European Union Arms Sales Since the 1989 Embargoes
T-NSIAD-98-171: Published: Apr 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the status of the arms embargoes imposed on China by the European Union (EU) and the United States following the 1989 massacre of demonstrators in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, focusing on the: (1) terms of the EU embargoes; (2) extent of EU and U.S. sales of military items to China since 1989; and (3) potential role that such items could play in ad...
Space Surveillance: DOD and NASA Need Consolidated Requirements and a Coordinated Plan
NSIAD-98-42: Published: Dec 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) space surveillance requirements and DOD's space surveillance capabilities, focusing on: (1) how well DOD's existing surveillance capabilities support DOD's and NASA's current and future surveillance requirements; and (2) the extent to which potential surveillance capabilities and technolog...
Program Status: Naval Surface Fire Support
NSIAD-97-179R: Published: Aug 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Navy's two-phased Naval Surface Fire Support program, focusing on: (1) the status of the Navy's near-term phase, consisting of a modified 5-inch gun, extended-range guided munition, and warfare control system; and (2) identifying issues surrounding the long-term phase, which is needed to address currently stated requirements.GAO noted that: (1) the near-term phase of the Naval Sur...
Multiple Launch Rocket System: Range Less Than Needed and Sustained Rocket Production Not Ensured
NSIAD-97-196R: Published: Jul 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Multiple Launch Rocket System's (MLRS) improvements.GAO noted that: (1) although the extended range rocket meets its requirement to provide longer range capability, it will not satisfy the Army's stated needs concerning range; (2) the Army approved limited production of extended range rockets about 1 year ago, but one of the rocket's five critical performance requirements has not...
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...
Federally Funded R&D Centers: Observations on DOD Actions To Improve Management
T-NSIAD-96-117: Published: Mar 5, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to improve the management of its federally funded research and development centers (FFRDC), focusing on the: (1) guidelines to ensure that management fees paid to FFRDC are justified; (2) core work appropriate for FFRDC; (3) criteria for the acceptance of work outside of the core by FFRDC parent corporations; and (4) establishment of an indep...
Federal R&D Laboratories
RCED/NSIAD-96-78R: Published: Feb 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the federal research and development (R&D) laboratories operated by federal agencies and contractors. GAO found that: (1) 515 federal R&D laboratories spent a total of $26.6 billion out of an estimated $69.4 billion obligated for R&D in fiscal year (FY) 1995; (2) each laboratory has a specific mission or R&D program designed to suppo...
NASA's Clipperton Project
NSIAD-96-90R: Published: Feb 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) involvement in a French launch vehicle development project. GAO noted that: (1) NASA involvement in the French project is limited to a safety issue concerning the reentry of the launch vehicle into the atmosphere; (2) NASA will use specialized radar to track and gather data on the launch ve...
Defense Management and NASA Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-5(4): Published: Oct 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in its Defense Management and NASA issue area as of October 2, 1995...
Cassini Mission: Estimated Launch Costs for NASA's Mission to Saturn
NSIAD-95-141BR: Published: May 8, 1995. Publicly Released: May 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Titan IV-Centaur launch of its Cassini spacecraft, focusing on the: (1) current estimated cost for the launch; and (2) extent to which cost savings opportunities exist.GAO found that: (1) NASA's most recent estimate for the Titan IV-Centaur launch of its Cassini spacecraft is...