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DOD's Implementation of Section 114 of the Fiscal Year 1980 Military Construction Appropriations Act
LCD-80-90: Published: Jul 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1980.
GAO was asked to monitor the implementation and effect of section 114 of the fiscal year 1980 Military Construction Appropriation Act. This section requires that American steel producers, fabricators, and manufacturers be given the opportunity to compete for the sale of steel outside the United States when U.S. military construction funds are used.GAO found that the clause presented no problem for...
Equitable Cost Sharing Questioned on NATO's Airborne Early Warning and Control Program
ID-80-47: Published: Jul 1, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1980.
A $1.8 billion airborne early warning and control program funded by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been placed on a cooperative basis wherein the costs will be shared by participating countries. The United States will pay about 42 percent of the acquisition costs and the recurring operations and support costs of the program. The Department of Defense (DOD) estimates that when th...
Impact of Raising or Repealing the Commercial Arms Sales Ceiling
111720: Mar 4, 1980
A review of the impact of raising or repealing the commercial arms sales ceiling was discussed. Specifically, the review was directed toward a comparison of foreign military sales (FMS) and the effect of such controls on U.S. firms engaged in the international arms trade. Under the ceiling, no commercial sales to foreign countries of major defense equipment in excess of $35 million are permitted,...
Development of Nontactical Secure Voice Systems
LCD-78-129-II: Published: Sep 29, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1978.
The Department of Defense (DOD) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are developing military tactical and nontactical secure voice systems; civil agencies are also developing a secure voice system. Rather than planning on the use of widely available narrowband networks for the nontactical system, DOD has sought "direct" (as opposed to "acceptable") interoperability with wideband tacti...
Cost Waivers Under the Foreign Military Sales Program: More Attention and Control Needed
FGMSD-78-48A: Published: Sep 26, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1978.
The Arms Export Control Act provides that charges for nonrecurring research, development, and production costs and for the use of government-owned assets can be waived or reduced if the sale would significantly advance either U.S. interests in North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) standardization or foreign procurement in the United States under coproduction arrangements. The Department of Def...
Proceedings of a Symposium on Analysis for Weapons Decisions in Relation to NATO Standardization, Budgeting, and Management
108555: Jul 14, 1978
A symposium was held to promote combat readiness in Europe. Three areas were addressed: rationalization, standardization, and interoperability. The speakers were concerned about the need to reduce basic differences among the forces within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the need to promote allied cooperation. One important problem was identified as the lack of communication conce...
Rationale Justifying the Stated Mission Needs for Cruise Missile
PSAD-78-44: Published: Dec 16, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1977.
In an April 1977 report to Congress, GAO recommended that the Secretary of Defense reevaluate the role of cruise missiles to assure that developments are directed toward specific military requirements that relate to mission needs. It is uncertain whether the Department of Defense has developed mission needs data or whether they will develop this type of information for each variant of cruise missl...
Foreign Military Sales: A Potential Drain on the U.S. Defense Posture
LCD-77-440: Published: Sep 2, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1977.
In the past 7 years, foreign military sales volume grew from $952 million to over $8.7 billion. The United States has dominated the world arms market since 1965 and now controls it by almost 50%.Foreign military sales include some of the most advanced weapons and support systems in the U.S. inventory and represent a large percentage of new weapons and equipment. The chief customers have changed fr...
Additional Costs of Stationing U.S. Forces in Europe
ID-76-32: Published: Apr 28, 1976. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1976.
The costs incurred by the United States in stationing NATO- committed forces in Europe instead of at home are reviewed. The Jackson-Nunn amendment to the 1974 Department of Defense Appropriation Authorization Act required the executive branch to reduce proportionately U.S. Forces deployed in Europe to the extent that the fiscal year (FY) 1974 balance-of-payments deficit was not fully offset. The a...