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1993 Navy Budget: Potential Reductions in Weapons Procurement Programs
NSIAD-92-317BR: Published: Sep 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's justification for its fiscal year (FY) 1993 weapons procurement budget request and prior year appropriations to identify areas for potential reductions and rescission.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's FY 1993 budget request could potentially be reduced by $55.3 million; (2) $327.5 million could potentially be rescinded from appropriated fun...
Electronic Warfare: Established Criteria Not Met for Airborne Self-Protection Jammer Production
NSIAD-92-103: Published: Mar 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) compliance with its commitment not to allow further procurement of the Navy's Airborne Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ) if ASPJ did not meet the established reliability growth criterion.GAO found that: (1) the Defense Acquisition Board approved the ASPJ reliability growth criterion in November 1990; (2) after system...
Electronic Warfare: DOD Did Not Meet Test Criteria Before Production of the Airborne Self-Protection Jammer
T-NSIAD-92-22: Published: Mar 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1992.
GAO discussed the Navy's Airborne Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ) Program, focusing on the Department of Defense's (DOD) compliance with recommendations allowing further ASPJ procurement only if it meets its reliability growth criterion. GAO noted that: (1) the ASPJ reliability growth criterion specifies that the system must achieve a minimum mean time of 75 hours between failures; (2) ASPJ reliabil...
Navy Research: Status of Programs in Nonacoustic Antisubmarine Warfare Research
NSIAD-92-11: Published: Oct 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's nonacoustic antisubwarfare (ASW) research programs, focusing on whether the: (1) Navy should be given control over all nonacoustic-ASW research; and (2) the current independent nonacoustic research program led by the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) should continue.GAO found that: (1) the OSD program is focused on long-range basic re...
Strategic Weapons: Nuclear Weapons Targeting Process
NSIAD-91-319FS: Published: Sep 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided an unclassified description of the Department of Defense's process for formulating its strategic nuclear weapons targeting policy and translating that policy into a nuclear war plan, the Single Integrated Operational Plan (SIOP), focusing on the: (1) relationship between the strategic nuclear targeting process and the determination of requirements...
Internal Controls: Funding of International Defense Research and Development Projects
NSIAD-91-27: Published: Oct 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1990.
GAO reviewed the practices and procedures the Navy and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) used to disburse fiscal year (FY) 1988 funds provided for North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) cooperative research and development projects, focusing on whether the Navy disbursed funds in accordance with the Department of Defense Authorization Act of 1986 and subsequent authorizations and app...
Tactical Missiles: Issues Concerning the Navy's Requirements Determination Process
NSIAD-90-233: Published: Sep 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Navy's requirements determination process for the Standoff Land Attack Missile (SLAM), the Advanced Interdiction Weapon System (AIWS), and the Standard Missile II Block IV System (AEGIS ER).GAO found that: (1) the Navy inconsistently adhered to the Office of the Secretary of Defense and its own guidance in determining requirements for the three...
ADP Acquisition: Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System
IMTEC-89-21FS: Published: Feb 23, 1989. Publicly Released: May 18, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's procurement of the Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System (NALCOMIS) and provided information on: (1) the Navy's acquisition approach; (2) the program's current status; (3) cost growth and a comparison of current cost estimates and budget estimates; (4) the reasons for cost increases; and (5) the Office of the...
Computer Procurement: Information on Defense Department's CAD/CAM Acquisitions
IMTEC-89-3FS: Published: Jan 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Army, Air Force, and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) procurements of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing equipment (CAD/CAM) to: (1) determine whether the agencies properly planned and coordinated the procurements; and (2) assess the Office of the Secretary of Defense's (OSD) efforts to coordinate and consolidate CAD/CAM procuremen...
Air Defense Initiative: Program Cost and Schedule Not Yet Determined
NSIAD-89-2FS: Published: Oct 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) selected aspects of the Department of Defense (DOD) Air Defense Initiative (ADI) Program; (2) DOD use of ADI funding for fiscal year (FY) 1988 and its plans for FY 1989; and (3) DOD officials' opinions on the advantages and disadvantages of, and possible alternatives to, the ADI management structure.GAO found that: (1) Congress consolidated...