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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office.

Title Unmanned aircraft systems [electronic resource] : comprehensive planning and a results-oriented training strategy are needed to support growing inventories : report to the Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives.

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2010]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-10-331    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (ii, 51 p.) : ill.
Note Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed Mar. 29, 2010).
"March 2010."
Summary The Department of Defense (DOD) requested about $6.1 billion in fiscal year 2010 for new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and for expanded capabilities in existing ones. To support ongoing operations, the Air Force and Army have acquired a greater number of larger systems. GAO was asked to determine the extent to which (1) plans were in place to account for the personnel, facilities, and communications infrastructure needed to support Air Force and Army UAS inventories; (2) DOD addressed challenges that affect the ability of the Air Force and the Army to train personnel for UAS operations; and (3) DOD updated its publications that articulate doctrine and tactics, techniques, and procedures to reflect the knowledge gained from using UAS in ongoing operations. Focusing on UAS programs supporting ongoing operations, GAO reviewed the services' program and funding plans in light of DOD's requirements definition and acquisition policy; interviewed UAS personnel in the United States and in Iraq about training experiences; and reviewed joint, multiservice, and service-specific publications. GAO recommends, among other things, that DOD conduct comprehensive planning as part of the decision-making process to field new systems or expand existing capabilities and that DOD develop a results-oriented strategy for addressing training challenges. DOD generally agreed with the recommendations.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note "GAO-10-331."
Subject Drone aircraft -- United States -- Management -- Evaluation.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Weapons systems -- Management -- Evaluation.
Added Author United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces.
Pickup, Sharon L.
Added Title Comprehensive planning and a results-oriented training strategy are needed to support growing inventories
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-10-331

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