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General Accounting Office Reports on Military Topics 

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This is a listing of GAO reports by military topics that can be searched on the GAO site. 

Multiple Topics

Airlift

Arms Trade

bases and Infrastructure

Bombers, B-2, B-1

Combat Aircraft

Corporate Relations

Ground Forces

Naval Forces

Operations

Personnel

Procurement and Financial Efficiency

Readiness

Research and Development

Sealift

Submarines

Other

Multiple Topics Back to Top

  • HOMELAND DEFENSE: DOD Needs to Assess the Structure of U.S. Forces for Domestic Military Missions [GAO-03-670] July 2003
  • U.N. Peacekeeping: GAO's Access to Records on Executive Branch Decision-making [GAO-01-440R] 03/06/2001
  • Defense Acquisitions: Air Force Operating and Support Cost Reductions Need Higher Priority [NSIAD-00-165] 08/29/2000
  • Future Years Defense Program: Comparison of Planned Funding Levels for the 2000 and 2001 Programs [NSIAD-00-179] 06/14/2000
  • Defense Budget: Visibility and Accountability of O&M Fund Movements [T-NSIAD-00-98] 02/29/2000
  • Defense Budget: DOD Should Further Improve Visibility and Accountability of O&M Fund Movements (Letter Report, 02/09/2000, GAO/NSIAD-00-18).
  • Future Years Defense Program: Funding Increase and Planned Savings in Fiscal Year 2000 Program Are at Risk [NSIAD-00-011] 11/22/1999
  • Future Years Defense Program: How Savings From Reform Initiatives Affect DOD's 1999-2003 Program (Letter Report, 02/25/99, GAO/NSIAD-99-66).
  • U.S. Atlantic Command: Challenging Role in the Evolution of Joint Military Capabilities (Chapter Report, 02/17/99, GAO/NSIAD-99-39).
  • DOD Budget: Substantial Risks in Weapons Modernization Plans, by Richard Davis, Director of National Security Analysis Issues, before the Subcommittees on Military Procurement and Research and Development, House Committee on National Security. GAO/T-NSIAD-99-20, Oct. 8.
  • Defense Spending: Trends and Geographical Distribution of Prime Contract Awards and Compensation GAO/NSIAD-98-195, Aug. 12.
  • Future Years Defense Program: Substantial Risks Remain in DOD's 1999-2003 Plan GAO/NSIAD-98-204, July 31.
  • Quadrennial Defense Review: Opportunities Exist to Improve the Next Review. GAO/NSIAD-98-155, June 25.
  • NATO: History of Common Budget Cost Shares. NSIAD-98-172. 9 pp. plus 4 appendices (6 pp.) May 22, 1998.
  • Defense Management: Challenges Facing DOD in Implementing Defense Reform Initiatives. T-NSIAD/AIMD-98-122. 34 pp. plus 1 appendix (5 pp.) March 13, 1998.
  • NATO Enlargement: Requirements and Costs for Commonly Funded Projects. NSIAD-98-113. March 6, 1998.
  • Budget Function Classifications: Origins, Trends, and Implications for Current Uses. AIMD-98-67. 28 pp. plus 3 appendices (24 pp.) February 27, 1998.
  • Managing For Results: Agencies' Annual Performance Plans Can Help Address Strategic Planning Challenges (Letter Report, 01/30/98, GAO/GGD-98-44).
  • Defense Headquarters: Total Personnel and Costs Are Significantly Higher Than Reported to Congress GAO/NSIAD-98-25, October 30, 1997.
  • Future Years Defense Program: DOD's 1998 Plan Has Substantial Risk in Execution GAO/NSIAD-98-26, October 23, 1997.
  • NATO Enlargement: Cost Implications for the United States Remain Unclear. T-NSIAD-98-50. 20 pp. plus 3 attachments (23 pp.) October 23, 1997.
  • NATO Enlargement: Cost Estimates Developed to Date Are Notional (Letter Report, 08/18/97, GAO/NSIAD-97-209).
  • NATO Enlargement: U.S. and International Efforts to Assist Potential New Members, Report to the Chairman, Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives (Washington, DC, June 27, 1997) (GAO/NSIAD-97-164)
  • 1997 Defense Reform Bill: Observations on H.R. 1778. T-NSIAD-97-187. 19 pp. plus 1 appendix (1 pp.) June 17, 1997.
  • Operation Desert Storm: Evaluation of the Air Campaign GAO/NSIAD-97-134, June 12, 1997.
  • Overseas Presence: More Data and Analysis Needed to Determine Whether Cost-Effective Alternatives Exist NSIAD-97-133. 41 pp. plus 2 appendices (15 pp.) June 3, 1997.
  • NATO Enlargement: U.S. and International Efforts to Assist Potential New Members (Letter Report, 06/01/97, GAO/NSIAD-97-164)
  • DOD High-Risk Areas: Eliminating Underlying Causes Will Avoid Billions of Dollars in Waste. T-NSIAD-97-143. 60 pp. May 1, 1997.
  • Addressing the Deficit: Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work (Letter Report, 03/14/97, GAO/OCG-97-2).
  • High Risk Series - Defense Financial Management (GAO/HR-97-3) February 1997
  • High Risk Series - Defense Contract Management (GAO/HR-97-4) February 1997
  • High Risk Series - Defense Inventory Management (GAO/HR-97-5) February 1997
  • High Risk Series - Defense Weapon Systems Acquisition (GAO/HR-97-6) February 1997
  • High Risk Series - Defense Infrastructure (GAO/HR-97-7) February 1997
  • Future Years Defense Program: Lower Inflation Outlook Was Most Significant Change From 1996 to 1997 Program (Letter Report, 12/12/96, GAO/NSIAD-97-36)
  • Foreign Affairs: Perspectives on Foreign Affairs Programs and Structures GAO/NSIAD-97-6, November 8, 1996.
  • 1997 Defense Budget: Potential Reductions and Rescissions to DOD's Procurement and RDT&E Programs (Briefing Report, 09/04/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-193BR).
  • Bottom-Up Review: Analysis of DOD War Game to Test Key Assumptions (Letter Report, 06/21/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-170)
  • NATO Enlargement: NATO and U.S. Actions Taken to Facilitate Enlargement (Letter Report, 05/06/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-92).
  • GAO/NSIAD-95-56 Bottom-Up Review: Analysis of Key DOD Assumptions (Chapter Report, 01/31/95)
  • Addressing the Deficit: Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work, (Letter Report, 03/11/94, GAO/OCG-94-3).
  • Addressing the Deficit: Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work for Fiscal Year 1996 (Letter Report, 03/15/95, GAO/OCG-95-2).
  • Transition Series - National Security Issues GAO/OCG-93-9TR December 1992

Airlift Back to Top

  • Military Readiness: Air Transport Capability Falls Short of Requirements [NSIAD-00-135] 06/22/2000
  • Defense Transportation: Operational Support Airlift Requirements Are Not Sufficiently Justified [NSIAD-00-126] 04/27/2000
  • Military Prepositioning: Army and Air Force Programs Need To Be Reassessed (Chapter Report, 11/16/98, GAO/NSIAD-99-6). [PDF version]
  • Special Operations Forces - C-130 Upgrade Plan Could Help Fix Electronic Warfare Deficiencies (Report to Rep. Patrick Kennedy, November 1998, GAO/NSIAD-99-1)
  • Intratheater Airlift: Information on the Air Force's C-130 Aircraft GAO/NSIAD-98-108, Apr. 21
  • DOD's Mobility Requirements: Value of Intratheater Lift Analyses Can Be Enhanced GAO/NSIAD-98-53, Jan. 30, 1998.
  • Air Force Aircraft: Reorganizing Mobility Aircraft Units Could Reduce Costs GAO/NSIAD-98-55, Jan. 21, 1998.
  • Public-Private Competitions: Processes Used for C-5 Aircraft Award Appear Reasonable. NSIAD-98-72. 18 pp. plus 4 appendices (26 pp.) January 20, 1998.
  • Military Airlift: Savings Achievable by Eliminating Support Operations at Torrejon Air Base, Spain. NSIAD-97-96. April 21, 1997.
  • Military Airlift: Options Exist for Meeting Requirements While Acquiring Fewer C-17s (Chapter Report, 02/19/97, GAO/NSIAD-97-38)
  • C-17 Globemaster: Support of Operation Joint Endeavor (Letter Report, 02/14/97, GAO/NSIAD-97-50)
  • C-17 Aircraft: RM&A Evaluation Less Demanding Than Initially Planned (Letter Report, 07/26/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-126)
  • Operational Support Airlift: Analysis of Joint Staff Estimate of Military Wartime Requirements (Letter Report, 06/21/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-157).
  • Military Airlift: Observations on the Civil Reserve Air Fleet Program (Letter Report, 03/29/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-125).
  • C-17 Aircraft: Cost of Spare Parts Higher Than Justified (Letter Report, 04/17/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-48)
  • C-17 Aircraft: Comments on Air Force Request for Approval of Multiyear Procurement Authority (Testimony, 03/28/96, GAO/T-NSIAD-96-137).
  • Military Aircraft Safety: Significant Improvements Since 1975 (Briefing Report, 02/01/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-69BR
  • Strategic Airlift: Improvements in C-5 Mission Capability, NSIAD-96-43, Acrobat version.
  • Government Aircraft: Observations on Travel by Senior Officials, (Briefing Report, 06/05/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-168BR). Size: 69045.
  • Peace Operations: Heavy Use of Key Capabilities May Affect Response to Regional Conflicts, (Chapter Report, 03/08/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-51)
  • C-17 Aircraft: Cost and Performance Issues, NSIAD-95-26
  • Military Airlift: Comparison of C-5 and C-17 Airfield Availability, Letter Report, 07/11/94, GAO/NSIAD-94-225
  • Strategic Airlift: Further Efforts Can Be Taken to Extend Aircraft Service Life, NSIAD-94-222
  • Airlift Requirements: Commercial Freighters Can Help Meet, NSIAD-94-209,
  • Military Airlift: The C-17 Proposed Settlement and Program Update, (Testimony, 04/28/94, GAO/T-NSIAD-94-172)
  • Military Airlift: The C-17 Program Update and Proposed Settlement, (Testimony, 04/19/94, GAO/T-NSIAD-94-166)
  • Strategic Mobility: Serious Problems Remain in U.S. Deployment Capabilities, (Testimony, 04/26/94, GAO/T-NSIAD-94-165)
  • Military Airlift: C-17 Settlement Is Not a Good Deal, (Letter Report, 04/15/94, GAO/NSIAD-94-141)
  • Strategic Airlift: Further Air Base Reductions in Europe Could Jeopardize Capability, (Letter Report, 06/02/94, GAO/NSIAD-94-138)
  • Military Airlift: The C-17 Program Status and Proposed Settlement, (Testimony, 02/10/94, GAO/T-NSIAD-94-115)

Arms Trade Back to Top

  • Nonproliferation: Further Improvements Needed in U.S. Efforts to Counter Threats from Man-Portable Air Defense Systems [GAO-04-519], May 2004 (4.3 MB PDF file)
  • DEFENSE TRADE: Better Information Needed to Support Decisions Affecting Proposed Weapons Transfers [GAO-03-694], July 2003
  • Defense Trade: Contractors Engage in Varied International Alliances [NSIAD-00-213] 09/07/2000
  • Foreign Military Sales: Changes Needed to Correct Weaknesses in End-Use Monitoring Program [NSIAD-00-208] 08/24/2000
  • Conventional Arms Transfers: U.S. Efforts to Control the Availability of Small Arms and Light Weapons [NSIAD-00-141] 07/18/2000
  • Defense Trade: Identifying Foreign Acquisitions Affecting National Security Can Be Improved [NSIAD-00-144] 06/29/2000
  • Foreign Military Sales: Efforts to Improve Administration Hampered by Insufficient Information (Letter Report, 11/22/1999, GAO/NSIAD-00-37).
  • Defense Trade: Status of the Defense Export Loan Guarantee Program (Letter Report, 12/21/98, GAO/NSIAD-99-30).
  • Defense Trade: U.S. Contractors Employ Diverse Activities To Meet Offset Obligations (Letter Report, 12/18/98, GAO/NSIAD-99-35).
  • Defense Trade: Weaknesses Exist in DOD Foreign Subcontract Data (Letter Report, 11/13/98, GAO/NSIAD-99-8).
  • Foreign Military Sales: Millions of Dollars of Nonrecurring Research and Development Costs Have Not Been Recovered. AIMD-99-11. 13 pp. plus 2 appendices (4 pp.) October 20, 1998.
  • China: U.S. and European Union Arms Sales Since the 1989 Embargoes. T-NSIAD-98-171. 13 pp. plus 1 appendix (2 pp.) April 28, 1998.
  • Defense Trade: European Initiatives to Integrate the Defense Market. NSIAD-98-6. October 29, 1997.
  • Foreign Military Sales: DOD's Stabilized Rate Can Recover Full Cost GAO/AIMD-97-134, September 18, 1997.
  • Military Offsets: Regulations Needed to Implement Prohibition on Incentive Payments GAO/NSIAD-97-189, August 12, 1997
  • U.S.-Japan Fighter Aircraft: Agreement on F-2 Production (Letter Report, 02/11/97, GAO/NSIAD-97-76)
  • Military Exports: Recovery of Nonrecurring Research and Development Costs, (Letter Report, 05/31/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-147)
  • Export Controls: Concerns Over Stealth-Related Exports, (Letter Report, 05/10/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-140)
  • Military Exports: A Comparison of Government Support in the United States and Three Major Competitors, (Letter Report, 05/18/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-86)
  • Export Controls: Some Controls Over Missile-Related Technology Exports To China Are Weak, (Letter Report, 04/17/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-82)
  • Commercial Practices: Opportunities Exist to Enhance DOD's Sales of Surplus Aircraft Parts, (Letter Report, 09/23/94, GAO/NSIAD-94-189)
  • Nuclear Nonproliferation: Export Licensing Procedures for Dual-Use Items Need to Be Strengthened, (Chapter Report, 04/26/94, GAO/NSIAD-94-119)
  • Iraq: U.S. Military Items Exported or Transferred to Iraq in the 1980s, (Letter Report, 02/07/94, GAO/NSIAD-94-98)

Bases and Infrastructure Back to Top

  • Military Base Closures: Lack of Data Inhibits Cost-Effectiveness of Analyses of Privatization-in Place Initiatives (Letter Report, 12/20/1999, GAO/NSIAD-00-23).
  • Defense Infrastructure: Improved Performance Measures Would Enhance Defense Reform Initiative (Letter Report, 08/04/1999, GAO/NSIAD-99-169).
  • Military Bases: Status of Prior Base Realignment and Closure Rounds (Chapter Report, 12/11/98, GAO/NSIAD-99-36).
  • Military Bases: Review of DOD's 1998 Report on Base Realignment and Closure GAO/NSIAD-99-17, Nov. 13.
  • Military Base Closures: Issues Related to the Fiscal Year 1999 Budget Request GAO/NSIAD-98-169, July 30.
  • Public-Private Competitions: Review of Sacramento Air Force Depot Solicitation GAO/OGC-98-48, May 4
  • Military Base Closure: Questions Relating to Relocating Two Navy Activities to North Island, California GAO/NSIAD-98-90, Apr. 30.
  • Defense Infrastructure: Challenges Facing DOD in Implementing Reform Initiatives. T-NSIAD-98-115. 32 pp. March 18, 1998.
  • Overseas Presence: Issues Involved in Reducing the Impact of the U.S. Military Presence on Okinawa. NSIAD-98-66. 49 pp. plus 3 appendices (13 pp.) March 2, 1998.
  • Defense Spending and Employment: Information Limitations Impede Thorough Assessments GAO/NSIAD-98-57, Jan. 14, 1998.
  • Military Bases: Lessons Learned From Prior Base Closure Rounds NSIAD-97-151. July 25, 1997
  • Military Base Closures: Detailed Budget Requests Could Improve Visibility. NSIAD-97-170. July 14, 1997.
  • Defense Budget: Observations on Infrastructure Activities. NSIAD-97-127BR. April 4, 1997.
  • Environmental Cleanup at DOD: Better Cost-Sharing Guidance Needed at DOD Government-Owned, Contractor-Operated Sites - NSIAD-97-32 - March 27, 1997.
  • Base Operations: Challenges Confronting DOD as It Renews Emphasis on Outsourcing (Letter Report, 03/11/97, GAO/NSIAD-97-86)
  • Military Bases: Cost to Maintain Inactive Ammunition Plants and Closed Bases Could Be Reduced (Letter Report, 02/20/97, GAO/NSIAD-97-56)
  • Military Base Closures: Reducing High Costs of Environmental Cleanup Requires Difficult Choices (Letter Report, 09/05/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-172)
  • Military Bases: Update on the Status of Bases Closed in 1988, 1991, and 1993 (Letter Report, 08/06/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-149)
  • Military Bases: Potential Reductions to the Fiscal Year 1997 Base Closure Budget (Letter Report, 07/15/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-158)
  • Military Bases: Opportunities for Savings in Installation Support Costs Are Being Missed (Letter Report, 04/23/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-108)
  • Military Bases: Closure and Realignment Savings Are Significant, but Not Easily Quantified (Letter Report, 04/08/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-67)
  • Defense Infrastructure: Budget Estimates For 1996-2001 Offer Little Savings for Modernization (Letter Report, 04/04/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-131)
  • Closing Maintenance Depots: Savings, Workload, and Redistribution Issues, (Chapter Report, 03/04/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-29)

Bombers, B-2, B-1 Back to Top

  • B-2 Bomber: Additional Costs to Correct Deficiencies and Make Improvements GAO/NSIAD-98-152, June 16.
  • Air Force Bombers: Moving More B-1s to the Reserves Could Save Millions Without Reducing Mission Capacity GAO/NSIAD-98-64, Feb. 26, 1998.
  • Air Force Depot Maintenance: Information on the Cost-Effectiveness of B-1 and B-52 Support Options. NSIAD-97-210BR. 45 pp. plus 1 appendix (1 pp.) September 12, 1997.
  • B-2 Bomber: Cost and Operational IssuesGAO/NSIAD-97-181, August 14, 1997 [pdf versiom]
  • Military Bases: Mission Transfers Affecting Ellsworth Air Force Base [B-1B](Letter Report, 02/24/97, GAO/NSIAD-97-58)
  • B-2 Bomber: Status of Efforts to Acquire 21 Operational Aircraft (Letter Report, 10/22/96, GAO/NSIAD-97-11).
  • Air Force Bombers: Options to Retire or Restructure the Force Would Reduce Planned Spending (Chapter Report, 09/30/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-192).
  • Precision-Guided Munitions: Acquisition Plans for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (Letter Report, 06/28/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-144).
  • Embedded Computer Systems: B-1B Computer Upgrades Must Support Conventional Requirements, (Letter Report, 02/27/96, GAO/AIMD-96-28). Size: 16025. Acrobat PDF version available.
  • Military Aircraft Safety: Significant Improvements Since 1975, (Briefing Report, 02/01/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-69BR)
  • B-2 Bomber: Status of Cost, Development, and Production, (Letter Report, 08/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-164)
  • B-1B Bomber: Evaluation of Air Force Report on B-1B Operational Readiness Assessment, (Letter Report, 07/18/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-151)
  • B-2 Bomber: Cost to Complete 20 Aircraft Is Uncertain, (Letter Report, 09/08/94, GAO/NSIAD-94-217)
  • Air Force Bombers: Conventional Capabilities of the B-1B Bomber, (Testimony, 05/04/94, GAO/T-NSIAD-94-169)
  • Air Force: Assessment of DOD's Report on Plan and Capabilities for Evaluating Heavy Bombers, (Letter Report, 01/10/94, GAO/NSIAD-94-99)
  • Strategic Bomber: Issues Relating to the B-1B's Availability and Ability to Perform Conventional Missions, (Letter Report, 01/10/94, GAO/NSIAD-94-81)
  • Continental Air Defense: A Dedicated Force Is No Longer Needed, (Letter Report, 05/03/94, GAO/NSIAD-94-76)
  • B-2 Bomber: Assessment of DOD's Response to Mandated Certifications and Reports, (Letter Report, 11/03/93, GAO/NSIAD-94-75)

Combat Aircraft Back to Top

  • Defense Acquisitions: Recent F-22 Production Cost Estimates Exceeded Congressional Limitations [NSIAD-00-178] 08/15/2000
  • Electronic Warfare: Phased Approach to Infrared Upgrades Would Reduce Risk to Helicopters [NSIAD-00-171] 07/27/2000
  • Defense Acquisitions: Use of Cost Reduction Plans in Estimating F-22 Total Production Costs [T-NSIAD-00-200] 06/15/2000
  • Defense Acquisitions: Decisions on the Joint Strike Fighter Will Be Critical for Acquisition Reform [T-NSIAD-00-173] 05/10/2000
  • Joint Strike Fighter Acquisition: Development Schedule Should Be Changed to Reduce Risks [NSIAD-00-74] 05/09/2000
  • Defense Acquisitions: Need to Revise Acquisition Strategy to Reduce Risk for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile [NSIAD-00-75] 04/26/2000
  • Joint Strike Fighter Acquisition: Development Schedule Should Be Changed to Reduce Risks [T-NSIAD-00-132] 03/16/2000
  • F-22 Aircraft: Development Cost Goal Achievable If Major Problems Are Avoided [NSIAD-00-68] 03/14/2000
  • Defense Acquisitions: Progress in Meeting F-22 Cost and Schedule Goals [T-NSIAD-00-58] 12/07/1999
  • Defense Acquisition: Progress of the F-22 and F/A-18E/F Engineering and Manufacturing Development Programs (Testimony, 03/17/99, GAO/T-NSIAD-99-113).
  • F-22 Aircraft: Issues in Achieving Engineering and Manufacturing Development Goals (Letter Report, 03/15/99, GAO/NSIAD-99-55).
  • Military Pilots: Observations on Current Issues (Testimony, 03/04/99, GAO/T-NSIAD-99-102).
  • Weapons Acquisitions: Guided Weapon Plans Need to Be Reassessed (Chapter Report, 12/09/98, GAO/NSIAD-99-32).
  • Environmental Protection: DOD Management Issues Related to Chaff. NSIAD-98-219. 21 pp. plus 5 appendices (8 pp.) September 22, 1998.
  • AIM-9X Acquisition: Missile Risk Reduction Underway But System Production Plans Need to be Reexamined. NSIAD-98-45. 29 pp. plus 1 appendix (5 pp.) April 28, 1998.
  • F-22 Aircraft: Progress of the Engineering and Manufacturing Development Program, by Louis J. Rodrigues, Director of Defense Acquisition Issues, before the Subcommittee on AirLand Forces, Senate Committee on Armed Services. GAO/T-NSIAD-98-137, Mar. 25, 1998.
  • Military Aircraft Safety: Serious Accidents Remain at Historically Low Levels. NSIAD-98-95BR. 11 pp. March 23, 1998
  • Navy Aviation: F/A-18E/F Development and Production Issues. NSIAD-98-61. 19 pp. plus 5 appendices (20 pp.) March 13, 1998.
  • F-22 Aircraft: Progress in Achieving Engineering and Manufacturing Development Goals. NSIAD-98-67. March 10, 1998.
  • Navy Aviation: V-22 Cost and Capability to Meet Requirements Are Yet to Be Determined GAO/NSIAD-98-13, October 22, 1997.
  • Defense Inventory: Management of Surplus Usable Aircraft Parts Can Be Improved. NSIAD-98-7. 17 pp. plus 4 appendices (13 pp.) October 2, 1997.
  • Aircraft Acquisition: Affordability of DOD's Investment Strategy. NSIAD-97-88. 26 pp. plus 3 appendices (10 pp.) September 8, 1997.
  • Tactical Aircraft: Restructuring of the Air Force F-22 Fighter Program GAO/NSIAD-97-156, June 4, 1997
  • Defense Aircraft Investments: Major Program Commitments Based on Optimistic Budget Projections (Testimony, 03/05/97, GAO/T-NSIAD-97-103)
  • Combat Air Power: Joint Mission Assessments Could Enhance Investment Decisions (Testimony, 03/05/97, GAO/T-NSIAD-97-105)
  • Combat Air Power: Joint Assessment of Air Superiority Can Be Improved (Chapter Report, 02/26/97, GAO/NSIAD-97-77)
  • Contract Pricing: Pricing of F-16 Mid-Life Update Program Contracts (Letter Report, 09/24/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-232)
  • Operation Desert Storm: Operation Desert Storm Air War (Letter Report, 07/02/96, GAO/PEMD-96-10)
  • Precision-Guided Munitions: Acquisition Plans for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (Letter Report, 06/28/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-144)
  • Combat Air Power: Joint Mission Assessments Needed Before Making Program and Budget Decisions (Testimony, 06/27/96, GAO/T-NSIAD-96-196)
  • Combat Air Power: Joint Mission Assessments Needed Before Making Program and Budget Decisions (Chapter Report, 09/20/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-177)
  • U.S. Combat Air Power: Aging Refueling Aircraft Are Costly to Maintain and Operate (Chapter Report, 08/08/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-160)
  • Air Force Aircraft: Consolidating Fighter Squadrons Could Reduce Costs (Letter Report, 05/06/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-82)
  • Combat Air Power: Assessment of Joint Close Support Requirements and Capabilities Is Needed (Chapter Report, 06/28/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-45)
  • U.S. Combat Air Power: Reassessing Plans to Modernize Interdiction Capabilities Could Save Billions (Chapter Report, 05/13/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-72)
  • Combat Air Power: Funding Priority for Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses May Be Too Low (Letter Report, 04/10/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-128)
  • Military Aircraft Safety: Significant Improvements Since 1975 (Briefing Report, 02/01/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-69BR)
  • Aircraft Requirements: Air Force and Navy Need to Establish Realistic Criteria for Backup Aircraft, (Letter Report, 09/29/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-180)
  • U.S.-Japan Cooperative Development: Progress on FS-X Program Enhances Japanese Aerospace Capabilities, (Chapter Report, 08/11/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-145)
  • Cruise Missiles: Proven Capability Should Affect Aircraft and Force Structure Requirements, (Chapter Report, 04/20/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-116)
  • Weapons Acquisition: Precision Guided Munitions in Inventory, Production, and Development, (Letter Report, 06/23/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-95)
  • Tactical Aircraft: Concurrency in Development and Production of F-22 Aircraft Should Be Reduced, (Letter Report, 04/19/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-59). Size: 36497
  • Electronic Warfare: Most Air Force ALQ-135 Jammers Procured Without Operational Testing, (Letter Report, 11/22/94, GAO/NSIAD-95-47)
  • Naval Aviation: F-14 Upgrades Are Not Adequately Justified, (Letter Report, 10/19/94, GAO/NSIAD-95-12)
  • Naval Aviation: F/A-18 E/F Acquisition Strategy, (Letter Report, 08/18/94, GAO/NSIAD-94-194)
  • Tactical Aircraft: F-15 Replacement Issues (Testimony, 05/05/94, GAO/T-NSIAD-94-176)
  • Navy Modernization: Alternatives for Achieving a More Affordable Force, (Testimony, 04/26/94, GAO/T-NSIAD-94-171)
  • Tactical Aircraft: F-15 Replacement Is Premature as Currently Planned (Letter Report, 03/25/94, GAO/NSIAD-94-118)
  • Air Force Fighters: More Reliance on Reserves Increases the Need to Know Their Capabilities, (Chapter Report, 05/09/94, GAO/NSIAD-94-86)
  • Continental Air Defense: A Dedicated Force Is No Longer Needed, (Letter Report, 05/03/94, GAO/NSIAD-94-76)
  • Electronic Warfare: Costly Radar Warning Receiver Duplication Continues (Chapter Report, 11/29/93, GAO/NSIAD-94-4)
  • Addressing the Deficit: Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work, (Letter Report, 03/11/94, GAO/OCG-94-3)

Corporate Relations Back to Top

  • DOD Competitive Sourcing: Lessons Learned System Could Enhance A-76 Study Process (Letter Report, 07/21/1999, GAO/NSIAD-99-152).
  • DOD Competitive Sourcing: Results of Recent Competitions (Letter Report, 02/22/99, GAO/NSIAD-99-44).
  • DOD Competitive Sourcing: Questions About Goals, Pace, and Risks of Key Reform Initiative (Letter Report, 02/22/99, GAO/NSIAD-99-46).
  • Defense Industry: Restructuring Costs Paid, Savings Realized, and Means to Ensure Benefits (Letter Report, 12/01/98, GAO/NSIAD-99-22).
  • Defense Contractor Restructuring: Benefits to DOD and Contractors. NSIAD-98-225. 17 pp. plus 3 appendices (3 pp.) September 10, 1998.
  • Defense Acquisition: Rationale for Imposing Domestic Source Restrictions. GAO/NSIAD-98-191, July 17.
  • Defense Contractor Restructuring: DOD Risks Forfeiting Savings on Fixed-Price Contracts. GAO/NSIAD-98-162, July 17.
  • Defense Outsourcing: Impact of Navy Sea-Shore Rotations GAO/NSIAD-98-107, Apr. 27
  • Defense Industry Restructuring: Updated Cost and Savings Information GAO/NSIAD-98-156, Apr. 30.
  • Defense Industry: Consolidation and Options for Preserving Competition. NSIAD-98-141. 9 pp. plus 2 appendices (3 pp.) April 1, 1998.
  • Defense Depot Maintenance: DOD Shifting More Workload for New Weapon Systems to the Private Sector GAO/NSIAD-98-8, Mar. 31.
  • Defense Industry: Consolidation and Options for Preserving Competition GAO/NSIAD-98-141, Apr. 1, 1998.
  • Best Practices: DOD Can Help Suppliers Contribute More to Weapon System Programs. NSIAD-98-87. 65 pp. plus 2 appendices (4 pp.) March 17, 1998.
  • Acquisition Reform: Implementation of Key Aspects of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 GAO/NSIAD-98-81, Mar. 9.
  • Defense Industry Consolidation: Competitive Effects of Mergers and Acquisitions. T-NSIAD-98-112. 5 pp. plus 1 appendix (3 pp.) March 4, 1998.
  • Base Operations: DOD's Use of Single Contracts for Multiple Support Services. NSIAD-98-82. 21 pp. plus 3 appendices (13 pp.) February 27, 1998.
  • Defense Outsourcing: Better Data Is Needed to Support Overhead Rates for A-76 Studies. NSIAD-98-62. 17 pp. plus 4 appendices (15 pp.) February 27, 1998.
  • Outsourcing DOD Logistics: Savings Achievable But Defense Science Board's Projections Are Overstated. NSIAD-98-48. 22 pp. plus 2 appendices (6 pp.) December 8, 1997.
  • Acquisition Reform: Effect on Weapon System Funding. NSIAD-98-31. October 29, 1997.
  • Defense Industry Restructuring: Cost and Savings Issues, by David E. Cooper, Associate Director for Acquisition Issues, before the Subcommittee on Acquisition and Technology, Senate Committee on Armed Services - GAO/T-NSIAD-97-141, April 15, 1997
  • Defense Restructuring Costs: Information Pertaining to Five Business Combinations - NSIAD-97-97. April 1, 1997.
  • Defense Restructuring Costs: Projected and Actual Savings from Martin Marietta Acquisition of GE Aerospace (Letter Report, 09/05/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-191)
  • Defense Depot Maintenance: Commission on Roles and Mission's Privatization Assumptions are Questionable (Letter Report, 07/15/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-161)
  • Defense Depot Maintenance: DOD's Policy Report Leaves Future Role of Depot System Uncertain (Letter Report, 05/21/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-165)
  • Defense Depot Maintenance: More Comprehensive and Consistent Workload Data Needed for Decisionmakers (Letter Report, 05/21/96,GAO/NSIAD-96-166)
  • Defense Depot Maintenance: Privatization and the Debate Over the Public-Private Mix (Testimony, 04/16/96, GAO/T-NSIAD-96-146)
  • Defense Depot Maintenance: Privatization and the Debate Over the Public-Private Mix (Testimony, 04/17/96, GAO/T-NSIAD-96-148)
  • Defense Contractor Restructuring: First Application of Cost and Saving Regulations (Letter Report, 04/10/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-80)
  • Military Exports: Recovery of Nonrecurring Research and Development Costs, (Letter Report, 05/31/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-147)
  • Military Exports: A Comparison of Government Support in the United States and Three Major Competitors (Letter Report, 05/18/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-86)

Ground Forces Back to Top


  •  Defense Acquisitions: Howitzer Program Experiencing Cost Increases and Schedule Delays [NSIAD-00-182] 07/28/2000
  • Battlefield Automation: Army Needs to Update Fielding Plan for First Digitized Corps [NSIAD-00-167] 07/25/2000
  • Force Structure: Army Is Integrating Active and Reserve Combat Forces, but Challenges Remain [NSIAD-00-162] 07/18/2000
  • Defense Acquisitions: Antiarmor Weapons Master Plan Does Not Identify Potential Excesses or Support Planned Procurements [NSIAD-00-67] 05/08/2000
  • Battlefield Automation: Army's Restructured Land Warrior Program Needs More Oversight (Letter Report, 12/15/1999, GAO/NSIAD-00-28).
  • Defense Logistics: New 120-mm Tank Training Round Procurement Will Result in Savings [NSIAD-00-34] 11/22/1999
  • Defense Acquisitions: Army Purchased Truck Trailers That Cannot be Used as Planned [NSIAD-00-015] 10/27/1999
  • Battlefield Automation: Opportunities to Improve the Army's Information Protection Effort (Letter Report, 08/11/1999, GAO/NSIAD-99-166).
  • Battlefield Automation: Performance Uncertainties Are Likely When Army Fields Its First Digitized Division (Letter Report, 07/27/1999, GAO/NSIAD-99-150).
  • Defense Acquisitions: Reduced Threat Not Reflected in Antiarmor Weapon Acquisitions (Letter Report, 07/22/1999, GAO/NSIAD-99-105).
  • Military Safety: Army M939 5-Ton Truck Accident History and Planned Modifications (Letter Report, 04/09/99, GAO/NSIAD-99-82).
  • Force Structure: Opportunities for the Army to Reduce Risk in Executing the Military Strategy (Letter Report, 03/15/99, GAO/NSIAD-99-47). [PDF version]
  • Army Medium Trucks: Information on Delivery Delays and Corrosion Problems (Letter Report, 01/13/99, GAO/NSIAD-99-26).
  • Army Medium Trucks: Acquisition Plans Need Safeguards (Chapter Report, 11/19/98, GAO/NSIAD-99-28).
  • Army Modernization: The Warfighting Rapid Acquisition Program Needs More Specific Guidance. NSIAD-99-11. 15 pp. plus 4 appendices (9 pp.) November 3, 1998.
  • Force Structure: Army's Efforts to Improve Efficiency of Institutional Forces Have Produced Few Results. NSIAD-98-65. 27 pp. plus 4 appendices (7 pp.) February 26, 1998.
  • Army War Reserves: DOD Could Save Millions by Aligning Resources With the Reduced European Mission GAO/NSIAD-97-158, July 11.
  • Army Armored Systems: Meeting Crusader Requirements Will Be a Technical Challenge (Letter Report, 06/06/97, GAO/NSIAD-97-121)
  • Force Structure: Army Support Forces Can Meet Two-Conflict Strategy with Some Risks (Chapter Report, 02/28/97, GAO/NSIAD-97-66)
  • Army National Guard: Planned Conversions Are a Positive Step, but Unvalidated Combat Forces Remain (Briefing Report, 01/29/97, GAO/NSIAD-97-55BR)
  • Defense Ammunition: Significant Problems Left Unattended Will Get Worse (Chapter Report, 06/21/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-129)
  • Army National Guard: Validate Requirements for Combat Forces and Size Those Forces Accordingly (Letter Report, 03/14/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-63)
  • Reserves Officers' Training Corps: Questions Related to Organizational Restructuring, (Letter Report, 02/06/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-56)
  • Army Acquisition: Medium Trucks Passed Key Operational and Technical Tests (Letter Report, 01/08/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-4)
  • Army and Marine Corps M198 Howitzer: Maintenance Problems Are Not Severe Enough to Accelerate Replacement System (Letter Report, 12/27/95, GAO/NSIAD-96-59)
  • Army National Guard: Combat Brigades Ability to Be Ready for War in 90 Days Is Uncertain (Chapter Report, 06/02/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-91)
  • Industrial Base: Inventory and Requirements for Artillery Projectiles (Letter Report, 03/20/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-89)
  • GAO/NSIAD-94-213 Battlefield Automation: Requirements Need to Be Updated Before the Air Defense System Is Produced (Letter Report, 09/22/94)

Naval Forces Back to Top

  • Naval Ship Donation: Selection Decision for U.S.S. New Jersey Was Objective, but Selection Process Can Be Strengthened [GAO-01-31] 10/12/2000
  • Defense Acquisitions: Comprehensive Strategy Needed to Improve Ship Cruise Missile Defense [NSIAD-00-149] 07/11/2000
  • Navy Ship Maintenance: Allocation of Ship Maintenance Work in the Norfolk, Virginia, Area (Letter Report, 02/24/99, GAO/NSIAD-99-54).
  • Federal Surplus Ships: Government Efforts To Address the Growing Backlog of Ships Awaiting Disposal. NSIAD-99-18. 15 pp. plus 4 appendices (5 pp.) October 22, 1998.
  • Navy Aircraft Carriers: Cost-Effectiveness of Conventionally and Nuclear-Powered Carriers. NSIAD-98-1. 107 pp. plus 8 appendices (85 pp.) August 27, 1998.
  • Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) Frequency Sale GAO/NSIAD-97-131 June 1997
  • Surface Combatants: Navy Faces Challenges Sustaining Its Current Program GAO/NSIAD-97-57, May 21.
  • Navy Aviation: F/A-18E/F will Provide Marginal Operational Improvement at High Cost (Chapter Report, 06/18/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-98)
  • Navy Ship Propulsion: Viability of New Engine Program in Question (Letter Report, 06/07/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-107)
  • Navy Aviation: AV-8B Harrier Remanufacture Strategy Is Not the Most Cost-Effective Option (Letter Report, 02/27/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-49)
  • Marine Corps: Improving Amphibious Capability Would Require Larger Share of Budget Than Previously Provided, (Chapter Report, 02/13/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-47)
  • Naval Surface Fire Support: Navy's Near-Term Plan Is Not Based on Sufficient Analysis (Letter Report, 05/19/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-160)
  • Coast Guard Cutters: Actions Needed Now to Ensure Better Management of Parts and Supplies (Letter Report, 01/24/95, GAO/RCED-95-62)
  • Pollution Prevention: The Navy Needs Better Plans for Reducing Ship Waste Discharges (Letter Report, 11/04/94, GAO/NSIAD-95-38)
  • Navy's Aircraft Carrier Program: Investment Strategy Options (Letter Report, 01/01/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-17)
  • Naval Aviation: F-14 Upgrades Are Not Adequately Justified (Letter Report, 10/19/94, GAO/NSIAD-95-12)

Operations Back to Top

  • Defense Acquisitions: Higher Priority Needed for Army Operating and Support Cost Reduction Efforts [NSIAD-00-197] 09/29/2000
  • Contingency Operations: Army Should Do More to Control Contract Cost in the Balkans [NSIAD-00-225] 09/29/2000
  • United Nations: Cost of Peacekeeping Is Likely to Exceed Current Estimate [NSIAD-00-228BR] 08/31/2000
  • Force Structure: Air Force Expeditionary Concept Offers Benefits but Effects Should Be Assessed [NSIAD-00-201] 08/15/2000
  • Bosnia: Crime and Corruption Threaten Successful Implementation of the Dayton Peace Agreement [T-NSIAD-00-219] 07/19/2000
  • Contingency Operations: Providing Critical Capabilities Poses Challenges [NSIAD-00-164] 07/06/2000
  • Defense Budget: Fiscal Year 2000 Contingency Operations Costs and Funding [NSIAD-00-168] 06/06/2000
  • Balkans Security: Current and Projected Factors Affecting Regional Stability [NSIAD-00-125BR] 04/24/2000
  • Military Operations: Status of DOD's Efforts to Develop Future Warfighting Capability (Letter Report, 03/31/99, GAO/NSIAD-99-64).
  • Bosnia Peace Operation: Mission, Structure, and Transition Strategy of NATO's Stabilization Force. NSIAD-99-19. 29 pp. plus 9 appendices (31 pp.) October 8, 1998.
  • Operation Provide Comfort: Review of U.S. Air Force Investigation of Black Hawk Fratricide Incident. GAO/T-OSI-98-13, June 18, 1998.
  • Bosnia Peace Operation: Pace of Implementing the Dayton Accelerated as International Involvement Increased. NSIAD-98-138. 151 pp plus 11 appendices (51 pp.) June 5, 1998.
  • Bosnia: Military Services Providing Needed Capabilities but a Few Challenges Emerging GAO/NSIAD-98-160, Apr. 29, 1998
  • Former Yugoslavia: War Crimes Tribunal's Workload Exceeds Capacity [NSIAD-98-134]
  • U.S. Coast Guard: Use of DOD Funds for National Security Functions. NSIAD-98-110. 9 pp. plus 1 appendix (1 pp.) April 15, 1998.
  • Bosnia: Operational Decisions Needed Before Estimating DOD's Costs GAO/NSIAD-98-77BR, Feb. 11, 1998.
  • Bosnia: Cost Estimating Has Improved but Operational Changes Will Affect Current Estimates NSIAD-97-183. July 28, 1997
  • DOD Budget: Budgeting for Operation and Maintenance Activities T-NSIAD-97-222 - July 22, 1997
  • Bosnia Peace Operation: Progress Toward the Dayton Agreement's Goals--An Update T-NSIAD-97-216 - July 17, 1997.
  • U.N. Peacekeeping: Issues Related to Effectiveness, Cost, and Reform. T-NSIAD-97-139. 13 pp. April 9, 1997.
  • Bosnia Peace Operation: Progress Toward Achieving the Dayton Agreement's Goals [NSIAD-97-132]
  • Defense Budget: Analysis of Operation and Maintenance Accounts for 1985-2001 (Letter Report, 02/28/97, GAO/NSIAD-97-73)
  • Contingency Operations: Opportunities to Improve the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (Letter Report, 02/11/97, GAO/NSIAD-97-63)
  • Bosnia: Costs Are Exceeding DOD's Estimate (Briefing Report, 07/25/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-204BR)
  • Contingency Operations: Update on DOD's Fiscal Year 1995 Cost and Funding (Briefing Report, 06/27/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-184BR)
  • Contingency Operations: DOD's Reported Costs Contain Significant Inaccuracies (Chapter Report, 05/17/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-115)
  • Contingency Operations: Defense Cost and Funding Issues (Briefing Report, 03/15/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-121BR)
  • Bosnia: Costs are Uncertain But Seem Likely to Exceed DOD's Estimate [NSIAD-96-120BR]
  • Peace Operations: Reservists Have Volunteered When Needed (Letter Report, 04/26/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-75)
  • Peace Operations: U.S. Costs in Support of Haiti, Former Yugoslavia, Somalia, and Rwanda (Letter Report, 03/06/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-38)
  • Peace Operations: Effect of Training, Equipment, and Other Factors on Unit Capability (Chapter Report, 10/95, GAO/NSIAD-96-14)
  • Peace Operations: Update on the Situation in the Former Yugoslavia (Briefing Report, 05/08/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-148BR)
  • Peace Operations: Heavy Use of Key Capabilities May Affect Response to Regional Conflicts (Chapter Report, 03/08/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-51)

Personnel Back to Top

  • Military Attrition: Better Data, Coupled With Policy Changes, Could Help the Services Reduce Early Separations. NSIAD-98-213. 61 pp. plus 4 appendices (14 pp.) September 15, 1998.
  • Military Personnel: First-Term Recruiting and Attrition Continue to Require Focused Attention [T-NSIAD-00-102] 02/24/2000
  • Defense Acquisition Organizations: Status of Workforce Reductions GAO/NSIAD-98-161, June 29.
  • Quadrennial Defense Review: All Personnel Cuts and Associated Savings May Not Be Achieved. NSIAD-98-100. April 30, 1998.
  • Military Attrition: DOD Needs to Better Analyze Reasons for Separation and Improve Recruiting Systems. T-NSIAD-98-117. 22 pp. March 12, 1998.
  • Military Attrition: DOD Needs to Better Understand Reasons for Separation and Improve Recruiting Systems. T-NSIAD-98-109. 23 pp. March 4, 1998.
  • Joint Manpower Process: Limited Progress Made in Implementing DOD Inspector General Recommendations GAO/NSIAD-97-229, September 19, 1997.
  • Selective Service: Cost and Implications of Two Alternatives to the Present System. NSIAD-97-225. 13 pp. plus 3 appendices (9 pp.) September 10, 1997.
  • Military Attrition: Better Screening of Enlisted Personnel Could Save Millions of Dollars (Stmnt. for the Rec., 03/13/97, GAO/T-NSIAD-97-120)
  • Military Attrition: Better Screening of Enlisted Personnel Could Save DOD Millions of Dollars (Testimony, 03/05/97, GAO/T-NSIAD-97-102)
  • DOD Aviator Positions: Training Requirements and Incentive Pay Could Be Reduced (Letter Report, 02/19/97, GAO/NSIAD-97-60)
  • Military Attrition: DOD Could Save Millions by Better Screening Enlisted Personnel (Chapter Report, 01/06/97, GAO/NSIAD-97-39)
  • DOD Force Mix Issues: Converting Some Support Officer Positions to Civilian Status Could Save Money (Letter Report, 10/23/96, GAO/NSIAD-97-15)
  • Defense Budget: Trends in Reserve Components' Military Personnel Compensation Accounts for 1990-97 (Letter Report, 09/19/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-226)
  • Defense Budget: Trends in Active Military Personnel Compensation Accounts for 1990-97 (Letter Report, 07/09/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-183)
  • Veterans' Health Care: Facilities' Resource Allocations Could Be More Equitable (Letter Report, 02/07/96, GAO/HEHS-96-48)
  • Veterans' Preference: Data on Employment of Veterans, GAO/GGD-96-13, Feb. 1, 1996
  • Military Equal Opportunity: Problems With Services' Complaint Systems Are Being Addressed By DOD (Letter Report, 01/26/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-9)

Procurement and Financial Efficiency Back to Top


  •  Air Force Depot Maintenance: Budgeting Difficulties and Operation Inefficiencies [AIMD/NSIAD-00-185] 08/15/2000
  • DOD Competitive Sourcing: Savings Are Occurring, but Actions Are Needed to Improve Accuracy of Savings Estimates [NSIAD-00-107] 08/08/2000
  • Defense Management: Actions Needed to Sustain Reform Initiatives and Achieve Greater Results [NSIAD-00-72] 07/25/2000
  • Best Practices: A More Constructive Test Approach Is Key to Better Weapon System Outcomes [NSIAD-00-199] 07/31/2000
  • Acquisition Reform: DOD's Guidance on Using Section 845 Agreements Could be Improved [NSIAD-00-33] 04/07/2000
  • Depot Maintenance: Air Force Faces Challenges in Managing to 50-50 Ceiling [T-NSIAD-00-112] 03/03/2000
  • Defense Reform Initiative: Organization, Status, and Challenges (Chapter Report, 04/21/99, GAO/NSIAD-99-87).
  • Defense Inventory: DOD Could Improve Total Asset Visibility Initiative With Results Act Framework (Letter Report, 04/12/99, GAO/NSIAD-99-40).
  • Defense Acquisition: Best Commercial Practices Can Improve Program Outcomes (Statement/Record, 03/17/99, GAO/T-NSIAD-99-116).
  • Defense Inventory: Continuing Challenges in Managing Inventories and Avoiding Adverse Operational Effects (Testimony, 02/25/99, GAO/T-NSIAD-99-83).
  • Defense Acquisition Organizations: Status of Workforce Reductions GAO/NSIAD-98-161, June 29.
  • Defense Acquisition: Improved Program Outcomes Are Possible. T-NSIAD-98-123. 26 pp. March 18, 1998.
  • Best Practices: Successful Application to Weapon Acquisitions Requires Changes in DOD's Environment. NSIAD-98-56. February 24, 1998.
  • Defense Infrastructure:Inventory Control Point Consolidation Savings Would Be Substantial GAO/NSIAD-97-157, Aug. 13, 1997
  • Inventory Management: Greater Use of Best Practices Could Reduce DOD's Logistics Costs T-NSIAD-97-214 - July 24, 1997.
  • Major Acquisitions: Significant Changes Underway in DOD's Earned Value Management Process GAO/NSIAD-97-108, May 5, 1997
  • Inventory Management: The Army Could Reduce Logistics Costs for Aviation Parts by Adopting Best Practices - NSIAD-97-82 - April 15, 1997.
  • Defense Acquisition Organizations: Linking Workforce Reductions with Better Program Outcomes (Testimony, 04/08/97, GAO/T-NSIAD-97-140)
  • Defense Inventory Management: Problems, Progress, and Additional Actions Needed (Testimony, 03/20/97, GAO/T-NSIAD-97-109).
  • Defense Outsourcing: Challenges Facing DOD As It Attempts to Save Billions in Infrastructure Costs. T-NSIAD-97-110. March 12, 1997.
  • Defense Logistics: Much of the Inventory Exceeds Current Needs (Letter Report, 02/28/97, GAO/NSIAD-97-71)
  • Financial Management: An Overview of Finance and Accounting Activities in DOD (Letter Report, 02/19/97, GAO/NSIAD/AIMD-97-61)
  • Better Use of Limited DOD Acquisition Funding Would Reduce Costs (Letter Report, 02/13/97, GAO/NSIAD-97-23)
  • Financial Management: DOD Inventory of Financial Management Systems Is Incomplete. AIMD-97-29. January 31, 1997.
  • Acquisition Reform: DOD Faces Challenges in Reducing Oversight Costs (Letter Report, 01/29/97, GAO/NSIAD-97-48)
  • Defense Inventory: Spare and Repair Parts Inventory Costs Can Be Reduced (Letter Report, 01/17/97, GAO/NSIAD-97-47)
  • Acquisition Reform: Obstacles to Implementing the Federal Acquisition Computer Network (Letter Report, 01/03/97, GAO/NSIAD-97-26)
  • Acquisition Reform: Implementation of Title V of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (Briefing Report, 10/31/96, GAO/NSIAD-97-22BR)
  • Acquisition Reform: The Government's Market Research Efforts (Letter Report, 10/11/96, GAO/NSIAD-97-3)
  • Best Practices: Commercial Quality Assurance Practices Offer Improvements for DOD (Letter Report, 08/26/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-162)
  • Acquisition Reform: Military-Commercial Pilot Program Offers Benefits but Faces Challenges (Letter Report, 06/28/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-53)
  • Best Management Practices: Reengineering the Air Force's Logistics System Can Yield Substantial Savings, (Chapter Report, 02/21/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-5)
  • Defense Industrial Security: Weaknesses in U.S. Security Arrangements With Foreign-Owned Defense Contractors, (Chapter Report, 02/20/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-64)
  • DOD Procurement: Use and Administration of DOD's Voluntary Disclosure Program, (Letter Report, 02/06/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-21)
  • Defense Acquisition Organizations: Changes in Cost and Size of Civilian Workforce (Letter Report, 11/13/95, GAO/NSIAD-96-46)
  • High-Risk Series - Defense Weapons Systems Acquisition GAO/HR-93-7 December 1992

Readiness Back to Top


  •  Army National Guard: Enhanced Brigade Readiness Improved but Personnel and Workload Are Problems [NSIAD-00-114] 06/14/2000
  • Joint Training: Observations on the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Exercise Program. GAO/NSIAD-98-189, July 10.
  • Military Readiness: Observations on Personnel Readiness in Later Deploying Army Divisions. T-NSIAD-98-126. 18 pp. plus 1 appendix (1 pp.) March 20, 1998.
  • Military Readiness: Reports to Congress Provide Few Details on Deficiencies and Solutions. NSIAD-98-68. 43 pp. plus 1 appendix (3 pp.) March 30, 1998.
  • Military Readiness: Congress Needs Better Tools for Effective Oversight. T-NSIAD-98-124. 12 pp. plus 1 appendix (2 pp.) March 18, 1998.
  • Civil Military Programs: Stronger Oversight of the Innovative Readiness Training Program Needed for Better Compliance. NSIAD-98-84. 17 pp. plus 4 appendices (14 pp.) March 12, 1998.
  • Army National Guard: Sharing Unit Training Equipment Would Help Avoid Maintenance Costs. NSIAD-97-206. 23 pp. plus 3 appendices (20 pp.) September 29, 1997.
  • Reserve Forces: Observations on the Ready Reserve Mobilization Income Insurance Program (Testimony, 05/08/97, GAO/T-NSIAD-97-154).
  • Defense Depot Maintenance: Challenges Facing DOD in Managing Working Capital Funds (Testimony, 05/07/97, GAO/T-NSIAD/AIMD-97-152).
  • Reserve Forces: Proposals to Expand Call-Up Authorities Should Include Numerical Limitations (Letter Report, 04/18/97, GAO/NSIAD-97-129).
  • Force Structure: Streamlining Plans Could Enable Navy to Reduce Personnel Below FY 1999 Goal (Chapter Report, 04/18/97, GAO/NSIAD-97-90).
  • Defense Depot Maintenance: Uncertainties and Challenges DOD Faces in Restructuring Its Depot Maintenance Program. T-NSIAD-97-111. March 18, 1997.
  • Military Readiness: Improvements Still Needed in Assessing Military Readiness (Testimony, 03/11/97, GAO/T-NSIAD-97-107)
  • Air Force Depot Maintenance: Privatization-in-Place Plans Are Costly While Excess Capacity Exists (Letter Report, 12/31/96, GAO/NSIAD-97-13).
  • Logistics Planning: Opportunities for Enhancing DOD's Logistics Strategic Plan (Letter Report, 12/18/96, GAO/NSIAD-97-28)
  • Unified Command Plan: Atlantic and Southern Command Participation in 1995 Review (Briefing Report, 12/05/96, GAO/NSIAD-97-41BR)
  • 1997 DOD Budget: Potential Reductions to Operation and Maintenance Program (Letter Report, 09/18/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-220)
  • Military Readiness: Data and Trends for April 1995 to March 1996 (Letter Report, 08/02/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-194)
  • Civilian Downsizing: Unit Readiness Not Adversely Affected, but Future Reductions A Concern (Briefing Report, 04/22/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-143BR)
  • Military Readiness: A Clear Policy Is Needed to Guide Management of Frequently Deployed Units (Letter Report, 04/08/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-105)
  • DOD Reserve Components: Issues Pertaining to Readiness (Testimony, 03/21/96, GAO/T-NSIAD-96-130)
  • Military Readiness: Data and Trends for January 1990 to March 1995 (Briefing Report, 03/04/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-111BR)
  • Military Capabilities: Stronger Joint Staff Role Needed to Enhance Joint Military Training (Chapter Report, 07/06/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-109).
  • Army National Guard: Combat Brigades Ability to Be Ready for War in 90 Days Is Uncertain (Chapter Report, 06/02/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-91)

Research and Development Back to Top

  • Best Practices: Better Management of Technology Development Can Improve Weapon System Outcomes (Chapter Report, 07/30/1999, GAO/NSIAD-99-162).
  • Defense Acquisition: Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration Program Can Be Improved (Letter Report, 10/15/98, GAO/NSIAD-99-4).
  • Federal Research: Observations on the Small Business Innovation Research Program. T-RCED-98-170. 11 pp. April 22, 1998.
  • Best Practices: Elements Critical to Reducing Successfully Unneeded RDT&E Infrastructure GAO/NSIAD/RCED-98-23, Jan. 8, 1998.
  • Test and Evaluation: Impact of DOD's Office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation GAO/NSIAD-98-22, October 24, 1997.
  • DOD RDT&E Infrastucture GAO/NSIAD-96-221BR September 1996
  • Federally Funded R&D Centers: Issues Relating to the Management of DOD-Sponsored Centers (Letter Report, 08/06/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-112)
  • Defense Research and Development: Federal Centers' 1993 Compensation in Relation to Federal Levels (Letter Report, 07/10/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-140)
  • Federally Funded R&D Centers: Information on the Size and Scope of DOD-Sponsored Centers (Letter Report, 04/24/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-54)
  • DOD Research: Acquiring Research by Nontraditional Means (Letter Report, 03/29/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-11).
  • Federally Funded R&D Centers: Observations on DOD Actions To Improve Management (Testimony, 03/05/96, GAO/T-NSIAD-96-117).
  • Measuring Performance: The Advanced Technology Program and Private-Sector Funding, (Letter Report, 01/11/96, GAO/RCED-96-47)
  • Defense Research and Development: Fiscal Year 1993 Trustee and Adviser Costs at Federally Funded Centers (Letter Report, 12/26/95, GAO/NSIAD-96-27)

Sealift Back to Top

  • Defense Acquisition: Historical Insights Into Navy Ship Leasing (Testimony, 04/21/99, GAO/T-NSIAD-99-141).
  • Military Prepositioning: Army and Air Force Programs Need To Be Reassessed (Chapter Report, 11/16/98, GAO/NSIAD-99-6). [PDF version]
  • Maritime Security Fleet: Factors to Consider Before Deciding to Select Participants Competitively. NSIAD-97-246. 11 pp. plus 1 appendix (1 pp.) September 24, 1997.
  • Afloat Prepositioning: Not All Equipment Meets Army's Readiness Goal NSIAD-97-169. July 23, 1997
  • Strategic Mobility: Late Deliveries of Large, Medium Speed Roll-On/Roll-Off Ships NSIAD-97-150. 21 pp. plus 4 appendices (10 pp.) June 16, 1997.
  • Military Sealift Command: Weak Controls and Management of Contractor-Operated Ships, (Chapter Report, 12/12/95, GAO/NSIAD-96-41)
  • Maritime Industry: Cargo Preference Laws--Estimated Costs and Effects, (Chapter Report, 11/30/94, GAO/RCED-95-34)
  • Ready Reserve Force: Ship Readiness Has Improved, but Other Concerns Remain (Chapter Report, 11/08/94, GAO/NSIAD-95-24)
  • Military Sealift Command Contracts: Contract Abuses Resulted in Poorly Maintained Ships, Unqualified Crews, and Increased Cost to Government, (Testimony, 10/12/94, GAO/T-OSI-95-3)
  • Strategic Sealift: Summary of Workshop on Crewing the Ready Reserve Force (Letter Report, 06/06/94, GAO/NSIAD-94-177)
  • Strategic Mobility: Serious Problems Remain in U.S. Deployment Capabilities (Testimony, 04/26/94, GAO/T-NSIAD-94-165)
  • U.S. Navy/Military Sealift Command: Weak Contract Administration Led to Unsafe and Poorly Maintained Ships (Letter Report, 08/31/94, GAO/OSI-94-27)

Submarines Back to Top

  • New Attack Submarine: More Knowledge Needed to Understand Impact of Design Changes. NSIAD-98-38. April 30, 1998.
  • New Attack Submarine: Program Status (Letter Report, 12/03/96, GAO/NSIAD-97-25)
  • Navy Shipbuilding Programs: Nuclear Attack Submarine Issues (Testimony, 05/16/95, GAO/T-NSIAD-95-162)
  • Navy Torpedo Programs: MK-48 ADCAP Upgrades Not Adequately Justified (Letter Report, 06/12/95, GAO/NSIAD-95-104)
  • Attack Submarines: Alternatives for a More Affordable SSN Force Structure (Chapter Report, 10/13/94, GAO/NSIAD-95-16)
  • Navy Ships: Lessons of Prior Programs May Reduce New Attack Submarine Cost Increases and Delays (Letter Report, 10/20/94, GAO/NSIAD-95-4)
  • Addressing the Deficit: Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work for Fiscal Year 1996 (Letter Report, 03/15/95, GAO/OCG-95-2)
  • Navy Ships: Seawolf Cost Increases and Schedule Delays Continue (Briefing Report, 06/30/94, GAO/NSIAD-94-201BR)
  • Trident II: Reductions to MK-6 Guidance System Inventory Objectives May Be Possible (Letter Report, 07/06/94, GAO/NSIAD-94-192)
  • Navy Modernization: Alternatives for Achieving a More Affordable Force (Testimony, 04/26/94, GAO/T-NSIAD-94-171)
  • Addressing the Deficit: Budgetary Implications of Selected GAO Work (Letter Report, 03/11/94, GAO/OCG-94-3)

Other Back to Top

  • Electronic Combat: Consolidation Master Plan Does Not Appear to Be Cost-Effective GAO/NSIAD-97-10, July 10.
  • Defense Communications: Federal Frequency Spectrum Sale Could Impair Military Operations GAO/NSIAD-97-131, June 17.
  • NATO Enlargement: U.S. and International Efforts to Assist Potential New Members NSIAD-97-164. June 1, 1997.
  • Defense Transportation: Streamlining of the U.S. Transportation Command Is Needed, (Chapter Report, 02/22/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-60)
  • Promoting Democracy: Progress Report on U.S. Democratic Development Assistance to Russia (Letter Report, 02/29/96, GAO/NSIAD-96-40)