National security (41 - 50 of 52 items)
Navy's RDT&E Reprogramming
T-NSIAD-87-16: Published: Mar 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1987.
GAO discussed the Navy's reprogramming actions on four of its research and development programs: (1) the RACER ship propulsion system for destroyers; (2) the MK-92 fire control system for frigates; (3) the ERASE system to eliminate electromagnetic radiation; and (4) the Satellite Laser Communication System. GAO found that: (1) the Navy allocated the amounts indicated in the appropriations conferen...
Carrier Landing Systems: Replacement of the Navy's Automatic Landing System May Be Premature
NSIAD-86-214BR: Published: Sep 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's plan to replace the AN/SPN-42 automatic carrier landing system (ACLS) with the AN/SPN-46 ACLS. ACLS allows pilots to control aircraft during their final approach and landing aboard a carrier.GAO found that: (1) the Navy has not been able to achieve its automatic landing goal of 70 percent for ACLS due to problems with aircraft-related su...
Aircraft Identification: Improved Aircraft Identification Capabilities: A Critical Need
NSIAD-86-181: Published: Aug 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1986.
GAO examined whether current capabilities for identifying aircraft allow the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) air defense forces to effectively use their weapons under all combat conditions and whether the United States and NATO could take steps to better use existing identification capabilities.GAO found that: (1) the United States and NATO have difficulty in iden...
Navy Manpower: Improved Ship Manpower Document Program Could Reduce Requirements
NSIAD-86-49: Published: Mar 27, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's Ship Manpower Document (SMD) program, which the Navy uses to estimate work-force requirements for its fleet.GAO found that: (1) the requirements that the Navy has established through the SMD program are questionable because the methodology it uses in the program is not rigorous enough; and (2) the net effect of the lack of rigor is that...
The Navy's Fleet Expansion
127879: Sep 6, 1985
GAO discussed the Navy's ability to effectively plan and manage its fleet expansion program, specifically: (1) the Navy's ability to reach its 600-ship force goal; (2) operating and support aspects of the expanded fleet; and (3) areas in which decisions will have to be made concerning the optimum use of available resources. GAO found that, although the Navy will numerically reach a 600-ship force...
Use of Transportation Technology by MTMC
NSIAD-85-67: Published: Apr 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1985.
GAO determined whether the Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC) adequately identified and used modern transportation technology to improve the Department of Defense's (DOD) transportation management, operations, and readiness.GAO found that: (1) although MTMC normally uses modern transportation technology, it could improve its practices for keeping abreast of new transportation technology; (...
Navy Actions To Improve Overhaul Work at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
NSIAD-85-51: Published: Mar 1, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined alleged deficiencies in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard's (PNSY) Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) for the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Saratoga, focusing on actions the Navy took to: (1) improve overall performance at the shipyard; and (2) preclude a recurrence of the type of technical problems experienced by SLEP.GAO found that, as part of a strat...
Observations on Ways the Navy Can Improve Curricula Development for Initial Skill Training
NSIAD-85-33: Published: Dec 18, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1984.
GAO reviewed selected Navy schools which provide initial skill training for entry-level sailors to determine whether the Navy's system for developing curricula adequately considers the diversity inherent in Navy occupations.In many cases, GAO found that the jobs required of sailors in the same occupations varied between shore duty and sea duty, as well as among ships. Without a thorough analysis o...
Excess Navy Ships Sold to Foreign Countries at Understated Prices
NSIAD-84-7: Published: Apr 12, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1984.
GAO reviewed Navy policies and procedures for selling excess ships to foreign countries.GAO found that the 11 ships sold during 1981 and 1982 were not priced in accordance with Navy guidelines which require that ships be sold at the higher of fair or scrap value. By using scrap value to set prices for eight of the sales, the Navy did not: (1) include the amount spent to upgrade the ships while the...
The Army's Retention of Overage Vehicles
NSIAD-84-32: Published: Dec 9, 1983. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1983.
GAO conducted a survey at the U.S. Army Forces Command and the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command to assess the practice of retaining and extensively repairing overage vehicles rather than buying new ones.GAO found that continued cutbacks in the procurement of nontactical vehicles have caused the Army commands to adopt other, less economical means of keeping their nontactical fleets operating...