Military cost control (71 - 80 of 87 items)
Actions Taken by DOD on GAO Recommendations To Improve Spare Parts Requirements Determination
NSIAD-85-61: Published: Apr 30, 1985. Publicly Released: May 30, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined selected aspects of the military services' requirements for peacetime and war reserve stocks of spare parts to provide information on: (1) the status of actions the services and the Department of Defense (DOD) have taken to improve the spare parts requirements determination process in response to prior GAO recommendations; and (2) the results of...
Data Processing Costs Can Be Reduced at Army and Air Force Exchange Service
AFMD-83-17: Published: Dec 21, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1982.
As part of a continuing effort to assess the effectiveness of data processing management in agencies that rely heavily on computer resources to accomplish their missions, GAO suggested ways to improve data processing management at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service and to avoid excessive computer support costs.GAO found that the Exchange Service could have saved up to $4.5 million on two rece...
Better Planning and Funding Approach Needed for Military Medical Facilities Construction and Modernization Projects in Germany
HRD-82-130: Published: Sep 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1982.
GAO reported on the condition of military medical facilities in Europe as well as plans for their renovation and replacement.GAO believes that the recent emphasis placed on European construction projects, together with significantly higher funding provide the Army with an opportunity to correct deficiencies, eliminate past inadequacies in facility geographic distribution, and consider construction...
Need To Reexamine JTIDS Requirements and Architecture
MASAD-82-28: Published: Apr 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) class 2 terminal because of the proposed service antijam communications architectures.GAO found several issues requiring immediate attention: (1) the utility and cost effectiveness of JTIDS class 2 terminals may be questionable since the Air Force and the Navy have continued to reduce their total number...
Ex-Service Member Eligibility for Unemployment Compensation
FPCD-82-15: Published: Jan 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1982.
GAO was asked to provide information concerning changes in the unemployment insurance eligibility for ex-service members. The changes were brought about by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 which altered ex-service member eligibility for unemployment compensation so that military personnel who are allowed to voluntarily leave the service, or are eligible but choose not to reenlist, can...
Relocation of AIR-630 From California to Washington, D.C.
PLRD-81-15: Published: Apr 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1981.
GAO was requested to inquire into the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) decision to relocate its Target and Range Systems Division (AIR-630) from Camarillo, California, to NAVAIR headquarters in Washington, D.C. In October 1980, NAVAIR stated that it had thoroughly reviewed the AIR-630 mission and operation and had determined that the move would reduce operational costs. The NAVAIR review showed...
Proposed Consolidation of Undergraduate Helicopter Pilot Training at Fort Rucker, Alabama
FPCD-79-94: Published: Sep 26, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1979.
The Department of Defense (DOD) proposes to consolidate Army and Navy undergraduate helicopter pilot training (UHPT) programs. There are now two UHPT programs: an Army program at Fort Rucker, Alabama, which uses an all rotary-wing syllabus; and a Navy program near Pensacola, Florida, which uses a combination fixed-wing/rotary-wing syllabus. These two programs would be consolidated into an all rota...
The Department of Defense Could Save Several Millions Dollars Annually Through Improved Management and Control of Reusable Containers
LCD-78-214: Published: Jul 19, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1978.
The military services spend an estimated $2 billion annually for packaging. The Army and Navy could save millions of dollars annually by improving their controls and accounting systems relative to specialized reusable containers.Existing controls are not sufficient to prevent the loss of valuable specialized reusable containers by the military services. This lack of control and visibility resulted...
Improved Vehicle Management Needed at Military Installations in Korea
LCD-78-228: Published: Jun 30, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1978.
In September 1977, there were about 2,900 vehicles used by the U.S. Forces in Korea to support administrative operations. Excluding shipping costs, the estimated replacement cost of these vehicles was about $23 million. The 8th Army had 1,875 vehicles as of September 1977 which were operated 21 million miles at a cost of $3.9 million, excluding driver and depreciation costs.The 8th Army's vehicle...
Additional Cost of the All-Volunteer Force
104778: Feb 5, 1978
Using the budget as a basis for examination, GAO estimated that the annual cost increase from fiscal years 1971 through 1977 attributable to the All-Volunteer Force (AVF) were about $.09 billion in 1971, $1.5 billion in 1972, $3.0 billion in 1973, $3.3 billion in 1974, $3.4 billion in 1975, $3.3 billion in 1976, $.8 billion in 1976 transition quarter, and at least $3.1 billion in 1977. Costs were...