Military forces (81 - 90 of 442 items)
Air Force Bombers: Conventional Capabilities of the B-1B Bomber
T-NSIAD-94-169: Published: May 4, 1994. Publicly Released: May 4, 1994.
GAO discussed the conventional capabilities of the B-1B bomber, focusing on the: (1) B-1B force structure; (2) Conventional Mission Upgrade Program; (3) status of some of the bomber's reported operational problems; and (4) congressionally mandated 6-month operational readiness assessment. GAO noted that: (1) the number of B-1B bombers, as well as B-52 bombers, is being reduced significantly; (2) t...
Strategic Mobility: Serious Problems Remain in U.S. Deployment Capabilities
T-NSIAD-94-165: Published: Apr 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1994.
GAO discussed strategic mobility issues, focusing on the Department of Defense's (DOD) stated mobility requirements and mobility capabilities issues that have not been resolved. GAO noted that: (1) DOD has defined extensive strategic mobility requirements that are sensitive to the assumptions DOD used in studying the issue; (2) key assumptions about sealift capabilities were overly pessimistic, an...
Desert Shield and Desert Storm Reports and Testimonies: 1991-93
NSIAD-94-134W: Published: Mar 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1994.
On August 7, 1990, 5 days after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, the President ordered the deployment of U.S. forces to the Persian Gulf area. This deployment, Operation Desert Shield, and the follow-on military action to liberate Kuwait, Operation Desert Storm, constituted the largest U.S. military action since the Vietnam War. The two operations provided an environment for testing U.S. modern military...
Navy Aviation: V-22 Development--Schedule Extended, Performance Reduced, and Costs Increased
NSIAD-94-44: Published: Jan 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) development status of the V-22 aircraft; (2) Institute for Defense Analyses' (IDA) 1990 report on the V-22 and helicopter alternatives; and (3) Navy's plans to concurrently develop and produce the V-22 variant.GAO found that: (1) V-22 development will take several years longer and cost billions more than planned; (2) the Navy expects devel...
NSIAD-94-66R: Published: Nov 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1993.
GAO reviewed freight traffic management practices in the Department of Defense's (DOD) European theater, focusing on DOD systems for reporting: (1) in-transit freight losses and damages; and (2) transportation charges. GAO found that: (1) the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) is not required to analyze data on freight losses and damages caused by military and commercial carriers in the European thea...
Navy Contract: AOE 6 Shipbuilding Claims Settled But More Delays and Cost Growth Likely
NSIAD-93-298: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Navy's claims resolution process for the AOE 6 class shipbuilding program, focusing on: (1) the reasons for program cost growth; (2) the Navy's claims settlement procedures; and (3) whether AOE 6 program costs and schedule delays are expected to increase and continue.GAO found that: (1) AOE 6 program cost increases and schedule delays are a result of an unrealistic low bid, concur...
B-2 Bomber: Comparison of Operational Capabilities and Support Costs for 15 Versus 20 Aircraft
NSIAD-93-209: Published: Aug 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1993.
In response to congressional requests, GAO reviewed the operational and support plans for the B-2 bomber, focusing on the differences in the bomber's conventional operational capabilities, military construction funding, and operations and maintenance costs for 20 aircraft instead of 15 aircraft.GAO found that: (1) the B-2 force's size will limit its conventional missions primarily to precision str...
NSIAD-93-253R: Published: Jul 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified the net costs associated with the procurement, support, and operation and maintenance of the last five B-2 bombers. GAO noted that: (1) the procurement of 15 instead of 20 B-2 bombers could save the government $1.2 billion; (2) the procurement of certain aircraft support items may be avoidable in future years, since less support equipment is need...
Navy Inventory: Better Controls Needed Over Planned Program Requirements
NSIAD-93-151: Published: Jul 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Navy's management of planned program requirements for ship and submarine parts, focusing on the Navy's program monitoring and internal controls for these requirements.GAO found that: (1) internal control weaknesses in the Navy's Ships Parts Control Center's planned program requirements system include duplicate and unauthorized program requirement records, inappropriate records, an...
Navy Contracting: Military Sealift Command's Control Over Time-Chartered Ships
NSIAD-93-140: Published: Apr 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1993.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO examined whether the Military Sealift Command (MSC) complied with applicable laws for ship reflagging and repair work done in foreign shipyards or repair facilities.GAO found that: (1) MSC is not required to have a foreign-flagged ship reflagged in a U.S. shipyard; (2) MSC charted a foreign-flagged ship to return shipping capabilities to the level that exist...