Engineering (1 - 9 of 9 items)
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...
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...
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...
DOD Acquisition: Case Study of the MILSTAR Satellite Communications System
NSIAD-86-45S-15: Published: Jul 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1986.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on the defense acquisition work force. GAO examined the role of the program manager and contracting officer in developing the Military Strategic and Tactical Relay program's acquisition strategy.GAO found that: (1) the program manager had a lead role in developing the original acquisition strategy while the contracting officer drafted the strategy; (2) becau...
Selected Defense Agencies: Current and Historical Information on Missions, Work Force, and Budget
NSIAD-86-81FS: Published: Mar 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided a fact sheet showing the current and historical mission, work force, and budget of several Department of Defense agencies.GAO presented information on each agency's: (1) budget and civilian/military work force for the earliest year readily available and for fiscal year 1986; and (2) civilian occupational groups as of September 1975 and 1985, exc...
Status of the Navy's and Air Force's Implementation of the Guam Land Use Plan
LCD-80-73: Published: Jun 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Navy and Air Force efforts to release the land identified in the Navy's Guam Land Use Plan as releasable to the Government of Guam or to private parties. GAO also reviewed the current military landholdings on Guam to see if additional land could be released.GAO found that the Navy had released only 100 of the 2,517 acres of Navy-occupied land identified in the Plan as releasable....
Navy's Development of Telecommunications Equipment
B-146872: Published: Jul 24, 1973. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1976.
No summary is currently available...
Why Performance of Automatic Voice Network (AUTOVON) Service Needs Improvement
B-169857: Published: Sep 11, 1974. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1974.
No summary is currently available...