Military cost control (51 - 60 of 87 items)
ADP Acquisition: Navy's Efforts to Develop an Integrated Disbursing and Accounting System
IMTEC-89-20FS: Published: Feb 8, 1989. Publicly Released: May 18, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided cost information on the Navy's proposed Integrated Disbursing and Accounting Financial Information Processing System (IDA).GAO found that the Navy: (1) planned to integrate several disbursing and accounting systems into IDA to ensure proper recording of commercial accounts payable and obligations prior to payments; (2) believes that IDA will resolv...
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...