Military forces (71 - 80 of 442 items)
Travel of Government Officials on Government Aircraft
T-NSIAD-96-85: Published: Dec 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1995.
GAO discussed the use of military helicopters and other government aircraft to transport White House staff and senior-level military and civilian officials. GAO noted that: (1) White House staff members had flown in military helicopters 14 times from January 21, 1993 to May 24, 1994 without the accompaniment of the President, Vice President, First Lady, Vice-President's wife, or Heads of State; (2...
Army Aviation Requirements
NSIAD-96-81R: Published: Dec 14, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1995.
GAO reviewed the armed services' modernization plans for utility and cargo helicopters, focusing on whether opportunities exist to streamline the services' aviation infrastructure. GAO noted that: (1) the services are attempting to reduce the types and number of aircraft in their helicopter fleets; (2) options for streamlining aviation infrastructure include eliminating types of aircraft, reducing...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Hunter System Is Not Appropriate for Navy Fleet Use
NSIAD-96-2: Published: Dec 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Navy's Joint Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program, focusing on the development of a shipboard variant of the Hunter UAV for the Navy's use.GAO found that: (1) the Joint Tactical UAV Projects Office's plans to proceed with the acquisition of the Hunter shipboard variant even though Navy fleet commanders oppose its deployment on Navy ships; (2) the Navy's participation in...
Aircraft Requirements: Air Force and Navy Need to Establish Realistic Criteria for Backup Aircraft
NSIAD-95-180: Published: Sep 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the trend in the number of backup aircraft maintained by the Air Force and Navy, focusing on the: (1) actions that the Department of Defense (DOD) and the services have taken in response to prior recommendations to validate backup aircraft requirements; and (2) opportunities to remove unneeded backup aircraft from the force to minimize the cost of...
Nuclear Carrier Homeporting
NSIAD-95-146R: Published: Apr 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the possible homeporting of three nuclear aircraft carriers at two California naval shipyards. GAO noted that: (1) the Navy plans to concentrate a major portion of its Pacific fleet in San Diego and close the Long Beach Naval Air Station as a homeport; (2) although the Navy plans to have carriers at their homeports at least 50 percen...
Army Aviation: Modernization Strategy Needs to Be Reassessed
NSIAD-95-9: Published: Nov 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether: (1) the Army's plan for modernizing its aviation fleet is still valid; (2) there are alternative aircraft systems to the ones the Army plans to acquire; and (3) the Army's funding plans will meet all of its modernization requirements.GAO found that: (1) the validity of the Army's aviation modernization strategy is questionable; (2) the Arm...
Ready Reserve Force: Ship Readiness Has Improved, but Other Concerns Remain
NSIAD-95-24: Published: Nov 8, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Ready Reserve Force (RRF) program, focusing on: (1) the readiness of RRF ships to respond to large-scale contingencies; (2) the program changes that were implemented to improve ship readiness and address problems encountered during the Persian Gulf War; (3) whether the readiness level of the highest-priority ships exceeds other strategic mobili...
Navy Ships: Lessons of Prior Programs May Reduce New Attack Submarine Cost Increases and Delays
NSIAD-95-4: Published: Oct 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's plans to incorporate lessons learned from prior submarine programs into the design and construction of the NSSN, a new class of nuclear-powered attack submarine.GAO found that: (1) by incorporating management lessons from prior submarine construction programs, the Navy could reduce its costs and avoid the schedule delays that it has expe...
U.S. Navy/Military Sealift Command: Weak Contract Administration Led to Unsafe and Poorly Maintained Ships
OSI-94-27: Published: Aug 31, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the operation of nine tankers leased by the Military Sealift Command (MSC), focusing on whether the: (1) ships' equipment has deteriorated because of inadequate maintenance oversight; and (2) ships are staffed with adequate numbers of crew for safe operation.GAO found that: (1) all of the nine tankers reviewed had numerous problems that could a...
Strategic Sealift: Summary of Workshop on Crewing the Ready Reserve Force
NSIAD-94-177: Published: Jun 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether recent improvements to the Ready Reserve Force (RRF) meet defense needs, focusing on the: (1) impact of the declining U.S. commercial merchant marine manpower pool on U.S. sealift capability; (2) impediments to timely crewing; and (3) various crewing proposals.GAO found that government agencies, commercial ship managers, and organized marit...