Military forces (51 - 60 of 442 items)
Air Force Rationale for JDAM Production Decision
NSIAD-97-176R: Published: Jun 13, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's response to its letter expressing concern that the Air Force might be making a premature commitment to significant production of Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) before demonstrating through operational testing that the JDAM could meet key performance parameters.GAO noted that: (1) its review indicates that, although the initial production decision was made in Apri...
Navy's Evaluation Process in Ship Donation
NSIAD-97-171R: Published: Jun 3, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the facts surrounding the donation process for the U.S.S. Missouri, focusing on the: (1) process of applying for the ship; (2) evaluation criteria and weighting used to evaluate the applications, and (3) use of the criteria and weighting in the selection process.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy began the donation process for the Missouri in the same ma...
Surface Combatants: Navy Faces Challenges Sustaining Its Current Program
NSIAD-97-57: Published: May 21, 1997. Publicly Released: May 21, 1997.
GAO reviewed: (1) the Navy's basis for its current and planned surface combatant force; (2) the Navy's plans to sustain the current force size into the next century; and (3) key factors that could affect future force requirements.GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Navy are pursuing a surface combatant force size and construction program based largely on budget priorities,...
The Excepted Service: A Research Profile
GGD-97-72: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: May 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on the excepted service, focusing on: (1) the distribution of excepted service employees across government organizations; (2) the composition of the excepted service in terms of the various legal bases under which employees were appointed; (3) policy concerns and study focuses that have guided some prior studies; (4) the coverage of agencies and employees, as well as data...
Army Aviation and Troop Command
NSIAD-97-142R: Published: Apr 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the disestablishment and movement of the Army's Aviation and Troop Command (ATCOM) from St. Louis, Missouri, to Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, focusing on the: (1) Army's one-time cost estimate to accomplish the realignment; (2) Army's annual recurring savings estimate; and (3) health concerns raised about a building being renovated at Re...
Inventory Management: The Army Could Reduce Logistics Costs for Aviation Parts by Adopting Best Practices
NSIAD-97-82: Published: Apr 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's logistics system for aviation parts, focusing on: (1) the current performance of the Army's logistics system; (2) the Army's efforts to improve the logistics system and reduce costs; and (3) opportunities where best practices could be incorporated into the Army's logistics operations. GAO did not test or otherwise validate the Army's dat...
Joint Direct Attack Munition: Low-Rate Initial Production Decision
NSIAD-97-116R: Published: Mar 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Joint Direct Attack Munition's (JDAM) readiness to begin low-rate initial production, focusing on the possibility that the Air Force could decide to award a contract for initial production before it conducts operational testing.GAO noted that: (1) the developmental test plan calls for captive carry tests and guided test drops from three aircraft before the April decision point; (2...
Combat Air Power: Joint Mission Assessments Could Enhance Investment Decisions
T-NSIAD-97-105: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed the combat air power capabilities of the United States, focusing on: (1) joint warfighting requirements; (2) the aggregate capabilities of U.S. combat air power forces to meet those requirements; and (3) the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to place greater emphasis on joint considerations in program and budget decisions.GAO noted that: (1) the United States possesses a larger i...
F/A-18E/F Aircraft Production Decision Should Be Postponed
NSIAD-97-106R: Published: Mar 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1997.
GAO suggested that the Department of Defense (DOD) postpone the low-rate initial production decision on the F/A-18E/F, currently scheduled for March 28, 1997, until the Quadrennial Defense Review and a congressionally-mandated study comparing the cost and combat operational effectiveness of the F/A-18E/F with those of the F/A-18C/D aircraft have been completed and fully evaluated.GAO noted that: (...
Inventory Management: Adopting Best Practices Could Enhance Navy Efforts to Achieve Efficiencies and Savings
NSIAD-96-156: Published: Jul 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Navy's aircraft logistics system, focusing on the Navy's efforts to improve and reduce the cost of the system.GAO found that: (1) the best practices identified in the airline industry could improve the responsiveness of the Navy's logistics system and save millions of dollars; (2) the Navy's logistics system is complex and often does not respon...