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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) requirements for its sealift and airlift mobility operations, focusing on whether key assumptions in the DOD mobility requirements study were reasonable.

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Matter for Congressional Consideration

Matter Status Comments
Because DOD has indicated its reluctance to perform the analyses GAO recommended in its sealift and airlift reports, Congress may wish to require DOD to perform the analyses. Such information would be useful to Congress in debating future airlift and sealift appropriations.
Closed - Not Implemented
The Joint Staff is currently conducting a new, more detailed mobility study called the Mobility Requirements Study--Bottom Up Review Update. This study is said to be considering a whole new set of assumptions, including some of the ones GAO was concerned about. The study is due to be reported to Congress in late 1994. GAO has been asked by Congress to review the study's major assumptions.

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