Military forces (21 - 30 of 72 items)
Military Satellite Communications: Milstar Program Issues and Cost-Saving Opportunities
NSIAD-92-121: Published: Jun 26, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1992.
GAO provided information on the multiservice Milstar communication satellite program, focusing on: (1) satellite issues needing resolution; (2) terminal cost-saving opportunities; (3) terminal program risks and production issues; and (4) annual program reports to Congress.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) plan to restructure the Milstar satellite program was not the most effect...
Strategic Defense Initiative: Estimates of Brilliant Pebbles' Effectiveness Are Based on Many Unproven Assumptions
NSIAD-92-91: Published: Mar 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) assessment of the effectiveness of Brilliant Pebbles, a proposed space-based weapon for the Global Protection Against Limited Strikes (GPALS) Strategic Defense System.GAO found that: (1) as of December 1991, SDIO had not evaluated through computer simulations Brilliant Pebbles' performance agai...
Telecommunications: GSA's Difficulties Managing FTS 2000
IMTEC-91-45: Published: Jun 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) management of the Federal Telecommunications System (FTS) 2000 contracts, focusing on: (1) whether GSA justified its reassignment of Navy traffic to another vendor; (2) the impact of the reassignment on the revenue allocation between the vendors; and (3) the adequacy of GSA enforcement of the statute requ...
Strategic Bombers: Updated Status of the B-1B Recovery Program
NSIAD-91-189: Published: May 9, 1991. Publicly Released: May 9, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on the Air Force's progress in correcting problems with the B-1B bomber's defensive avionics system.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force completed laboratory and flight testing of the changes to the defensive avionics system under the CORE program; (2) the laboratory test results and preliminary analysis of flight test data indicated that the defens...
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...
Digests of Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. II, No. 6
144387: Mar 1, 1991
GAO published its monthly digest of decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of March 1991. The decisions involved appropriations, financial management, civilian personnel, and procurement...
Digests of Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. II, No. 5
144236: Feb 1, 1991
GAO published its monthly digest of decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of February 1991. These decisions involved appropriations, financial management, civilian personnel, military personnel, and procurement...
Army Battlefield Automation: Oversight Needed to Assure Integrated System
IMTEC-90-78: Published: Jul 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the technical and integration challenges that the Army will confront when it integrates five battlefield command and control systems and three communications systems into the Army Tactical Command and Control System (ATCCS).GAO found that: (1) the Army took steps to manage ATCCS as a system of systems in various phases of development...
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...
Communications: Mobile Subscriber Equipment Testing Issues and Army Improvement Plan
NSIAD-89-165BR: Published: Jul 6, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO monitored the Army's operational test and evaluation of mobile subscriber equipment, a tactical area communications system, focusing on: (1) plans to correct performance problems the test identified; (2) the Army's financial recourse for uncorrected problems; and (3) the Army Operational Test and Evaluation Agency's (OTEA) qualifications, methods, and indep...