Military forces (111 - 120 of 443 items)
Mine Warfare: The Navy's Plans to Reassign Ships to Ingleside, Texas, and to Consolidate Management
T-NSIAD-92-21: Published: Mar 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1992.
GAO discussed Navy efforts to address mine warfare problems identified during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, focusing on: (1) the Navy's decision to centralize operational control of all mine warfare forces; and (2) Navy plans to consolidate mine warfare forces at Ingleside, Texas. GAO noted that: (1) as a result of the lack of a full-time, deployable force commander and staff during O...
Desert Shield/Storm: U.S. Transportation Command's Support of Operation
NSIAD-92-54: Published: Jan 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Transportation Command's effectiveness during Operation Desert Shield, focusing on whether the Command: (1) had adequate transportation plans and preparations; and (2) effectively managed transportation of troops and equipment.GAO found that: (1) during Operation Desert Shield deployment, actual deliveries of troops and supplies lagged beh...
Transportation Activities 1946-1975: Interview with Joseph P. Normile, Fred J. Shafer, and Thomas E. Sullivan
OP-24-OH: Published: Jan 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1992.
GAO presented a transcript of a videotaped interview with Joseph P. Normile, Fred J. Shafer, and Thomas E. Sullivan, three former GAO officials who held various positions in the transportation area between 1946 and 1975, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events are systematicall...
Chemical and Biological Warfare: Use of Collective Protection on Vehicles, Aircraft, and Ships
NSIAD-91-273FS: Published: Sep 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the military's efforts to protect personnel in combat vehicles, aircraft, and ships against chemical and biological warfare contamination, focusing on: (1) congressional legislation and the Department of Defense (DOD) and service regulations that address collective protection devices that limit contamination; (2) weapons systems with...
Army Maintenance: More Effective Implementation of Maintenance Expenditure Limits Needed
NSIAD-91-270: Published: Sep 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Army's policies and procedures for computing and using maintenance expenditure limits (MEL), to determine whether: (1) the Army Materiel Command (AMC) was applying MEL effectively in their repair-or-buy decisions; and (2) AMC was sufficiently overseeing the commands' use of MEL.GAO found that: (1) the three buying commands reviewed did not properly follow or consistently apply the...
Railroad Safety: DOD Can Improve the Safety of On-Base Track and Equipment
RCED-91-135: Published: Jun 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the safety of the Department of Defense's (DOD) railroad equipment, focusing on: (1) the condition of track systems on military installations; and (2) compliance with Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) safety standards.GAO found that: (1) DOD has not adopted FRA safety standards or developed its own uniform safety criteria; (2) despite its nonco...
Navy Homeports: Expanded Structure Unnecessary and Costly
NSIAD-91-158: Published: Jun 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's strategic homeporting program to accommodate growth and prevent overcrowding at existing homeports, focusing on the: (1) berthing capacity of existing homeports; (2) strategic considerations that would be affected if the Navy did not open new homeports; and (3) costs to develop and operate each new homeport.GAO found that: (1) existing h...
Motor Vehicles: Better Management of the Military Services' Vehicles Could Save Millions
NSIAD-91-132: Published: May 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military services' management of their nontactical transportation, focusing on the: (1) potential for reducing the cost of motor vehicles used by the military services; (2) completion of statutorily required cost analyses comparing the services' costs with General Services Administration (GSA) and private contractors' costs; (3) vehicle utiliza...
Transportation: Status of GAO's Open Recommendations on Transportation Policies and Programs
RCED-91-112: Published: Apr 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1991.
GAO provided information on 142 open recommendations related to transportation issues to focus attention on matters that are of primary interest to congressional committees and subcommittees with transportation-related responsibilities and to supplement information it provided in its annual governmentwide report on open recommendations.GAO presented information on: (1) the impact of its work in th...
El Salvador: Flow of U.S. Military Aid
NSIAD-91-151: Published: Mar 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the flow of U.S. military aid to El Salvador between fiscal year (FY) 1988 and FY 1990 and the amount of military aid in the pipeline to El Salvador at the beginning and end of FY 1990.GAO found that: (1) data on the amount of monthly shipments of military aid to El Salvador between FY 1988 and FY 1990 were incomplete and inaccurate; (2) no histori...