Military cost control (51 - 60 of 86 items)
Army Audit Agency: Staff Reductions and Audit Quality Issues
AFMD-89-1: Published: Apr 21, 1989. Publicly Released: May 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Army Audit Agency's (AAA): (1) allocation of audit resources; (2) audit quality; and (3) independence.GAO found that: (1) AAA audits resulted in reported monetary benefits of $1.6 billion for fiscal year (FY) 1987 and included significant recommendations for improved Army operations; (2) AAA generally provided extensive audit coverage of Army p...
DOD Contracting: Air Force and Navy Maintenance of Training Aircraft and Training Equipment
NSIAD-89-114: Published: Mar 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1989.
GAO assessed the decisions of Lowry Air Force Base (AFB), Columbus AFB, and the Navy to contract for aircraft maintenance services, focusing on: (1) projected cost savings; (2) the potential impact on personnel and equipment readiness; (3) the economic impact on the affected communities; (4) the impact on wartime mobilization requirements and personnel rotation schedules; and (5) other impacts on...
Aircrew Training: Developing Objective Data to Support Flying Hour Programs
NSIAD-89-99: Published: Mar 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Tactical Air Command (TAC) and Strategic Air Command (SAC) flying-hour programs, focusing on: (1) changes TAC and SAC have made to their criteria for rating units; and (2) procedures the Air Force has under development to provide additional quantitative data for base flying-hour determinations.GAO found that: (1) data exist to develop links bet...
Base Realignments and Closures
T-NSIAD-89-24: Published: Apr 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1989.
GAO discussed its evaluation of the Defense Secretary's Commission on Base Realignment and Closure's methodology for recommending realignment or closure of certain military bases. GAO selected a sample of military bases, and found that the Commission's approach for selecting bases for realignment or closure was consistent with its charter, and provided a realistic and in-depth analysis of military...
Communications: Actions Needed to Ensure Advanced High Frequency Radios Interoperate
NSIAD-89-84: Published: Mar 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1989.
GAO reviewed the military services' efforts to develop and acquire new high-frequency radio systems and improvements necessary for the systems to meet Department of Defense (DOD) interoperability standards.GAO found that: (1) DOD needed to improve testing and implementation of its interoperability standards, since the Air Force Automatic Communications Processor and the Army Short-Term Antijam (ST...
Strategic Bombers: B-1B Cost and Performance Remain Uncertain
NSIAD-89-55: Published: Feb 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the: (1) major B-1B bomber systems; (2) test program; (3) current B-1B cost estimates; and (4) cost estimates for identified enhancements.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) corrected some previously identified production and performance problems involving flight controls and terrain-following radar; (2) will require a $1...
Test and Evaluation: An Assessment of Navy's Long-Term Underwater Test Resources Plan
NSIAD-88-80: Published: Mar 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's Long-Term Underwater Support Resources Plan, to determine its comprehensiveness and usefulness as a management tool.GAO found that, although the plan covers tracking ranges, ship noise measurement facilities, targets, and real-time simulators, it does not: (1) consolidate and prioritize test resource development and acquisition progra...
Estimates of Potential Savings by Retiring Two Aircraft Carriers Early
T-NSIAD-88-16: Published: Mar 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1988.
GAO discussed the estimated direct and indirect cost savings of a Department of Defense (DOD) proposal to retire two Navy aircraft carriers ahead of schedule. GAO found that calculations based on assumptions of: (1) negligible or no indirect cost savings, redistribution of deactivated aircraft, and continued fleet modernization and expansion produced an estimated $1.1 billion in budget authority s...
Coast Guard Resources
T-RCED-88-28: Published: Mar 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1988.
GAO discussed the adequacy of the Coast Guard's resources. GAO found that: (1) although the Coast Guard's budget increased more than 50 percent since 1980, it actually declined when adjusted for inflation; (2) about two-thirds of the budget was devoted to operating expenses; (3) the 1988 appropriation of $267 million was the lowest since 1980, even though the Coast Guard requested $500 to $600 mil...
Reorganization of the Military Departments' Financial Management Structures
T-NSIAD-88-12: Published: Feb 17, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1988.
GAO discussed the military services' reorganization of their financial management structures in response to the Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986, which requires the departments to designate a single office to conduct functions that are civilian in nature. GAO noted that the: (1) Navy made the fewest changes, since it already had its comptroller functions under the Assistant Secreta...