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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...
Aircraft Development: The Advanced Tactical Fighter's Costs, Schedule, and Performance Goals
NSIAD-88-76: Published: Jan 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force's development of its Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF), especially its ability to meet the cost, schedule, and performance goals.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force awarded two contracts to develop and test the prototype aircraft and a separate ground-based avionics prototype; (2) evaluations of these test results will n...
Missile Development: Development Status of the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile
NSIAD-87-168: Published: Aug 14, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile at the low-rate and full-rate production milestones, focusing on: (1) design stability; (2) test adequacy; and (3) the accuracy of the cost estimate for 17,000 Air Force missiles.GAO found that, at the time of the low-rate production decision: (1) there were design, performance, and cost...
Status of the Marine Corps Integrated Fire and Air Support System
NSIAD-86-111FS: Published: Apr 28, 1986. Publicly Released: May 28, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO obtained information on the Marine Corps' Integrated Fire and Air Support System (MIFASS) to determine the potential for merging it with similar Army fire support command and control systems.GAO found that: (1) no hardware similarities exist between MIFASS and the Army's interim Light Field Artillery Tactical Data System (LFATDS) because LFATDS is basica...
Household Goods: DOD's Program for Obtaining Moving Rates
NSIAD-86-77: Published: Mar 20, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1986.
In response to congressional requests, GAO reviewed the Military Traffic Management Command's (MTMC) modified interstate rate acquisition program to determine its impact on: (1) the moving industry; (2) the federal government; and (3) the quality of service to military members.MTMC manages the movement of household goods for the Department of Defense's (DOD) military and civilian personnel when th...
Analysis of the Army's Conventional Ammunition Working Capital Fund
NSIAD-86-63BR: Published: Mar 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's implementation of the Conventional Ammunition Working Capital Fund to assess: (1) how the Fund was working; (2) whether the Army was achieving the benefits from the Fund that it claimed it would; and (3) whether the Fund was worth continuing. The Army established the Fund to: (1) simplify the ammunition procurement process; (2) reduce th...
Missile Development: Status of Advanced Medium Range Air-To-Air Missile Certification
NSIAD-86-66BR: Published: Feb 18, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the development of the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM), particularly as it relates to the certification requirements contained in the Defense Authorization Act for 1986.GAO noted that the act requires the Secretary of Defense to certify that: (1) the AMRAAM design is complete; (2) system performance has not been downgraded from th...
Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant: Analysis of Army's Justification To Retain Depot Storage Area
NSIAD-85-159: Published: Sep 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's justification for retaining a 6,919-acre depot storage area at Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant in Ohio. In addition, GAO attempted to determine whether sanitary landfill sites within the storage area contained hazardous or toxic wastes.GAO found that: (1) about 4,800 acres containing igloos used for explosives storage could be declared exc...
Costs of Alternative Munitions Lift Trailers for Strategic Bombers
NSIAD-85-142: Published: Aug 28, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1985.
GAO evaluated the impact of an Air Force proposal to develop and acquire a new type of munitions lift trailer for B-1B bombers instead of acquiring additional quantities of existing lift trailers.The Air Force initiated an industrywide competition for a simplified munitions lift trailer for its B-1B bomber because existing lift trailers could not satisfy height requirements. The Air Force also app...
Evaluation of Army's Mobile Subscriber Equipment Program
NSIAD-85-117: Published: Jul 16, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's effort to acquire mobile subscriber equipment (MSE) for tactical communications, its cost and timetable, and the issue of system readiness for full-scale production.GAO noted that: (1) the Army expects to save considerable time and money over traditional procurement methods, which involve a lengthy development and test phase, by acquirin...