Military forces (81 - 90 of 120 items)
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Basis for Reductions in Estimated Cost of Phase I
NSIAD-90-173: Published: May 9, 1990. Publicly Released: May 10, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) reasons for reducing its cost estimate for the Phase 1 Strategic Defense System, and the credibility of its October 1988 estimate of $69.1 billion.GAO found that: (1) SDIO appropriately prepared the October 1988 cost estimate, but made errors that understated the cost by $2.1 billion; (2) SDIO...
DOD Budget: Status of Five-Year Defense Plan
NSIAD-90-131: Published: Feb 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense (DOD) 5-Year Defense Program.GAO noted that: (1) DOD did not submit a revised 5-year program with the 1991 presidential budget and did not plan to submit a program until the end of the 1992 budget cycle; (2) legislation required that DOD detail how the obligational authority outlined in the presidential budg...
ADP Budget: Potential Reductions to the Department of Defense's Budget Request
IMTEC-90-12: Published: Jan 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1990 budget request for automatic data processing (ADP) resources.GAO found that: (1) DOD components based their budget requests for the Worldwide Military Command and Control ADP Modernization Program on the structure of the program it replaced and had not finalized requirements for the restructur...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions in Helicopter Programs
NSIAD-90-14BR: Published: Dec 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the justifications for six helicopter procurement line items in the Army's $3.2-billion fiscal year (FY) 1990 research, development, test, and evaluation budget request to identify potential reductions.GAO found that: (1) there were $359.2 million in potential reductions to the Army's budget, including $31 million for FY 1988, $187.5 million for FY...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to Tracked and Wheeled Vehicles Budgets
NSIAD-90-13: Published: Nov 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's land vehicle procurement appropriations and 1990 budget estimates.GAO found that the Army's land vehicle procurement budget could be reduced by: (1) $690,000 in requested 1990 Bradley fire control system funds and $654,000 in 1989 appropriations, after applying revised contract cost estimates; (2) $16.7 million in 1988 and 1989 M1A1 tank...
Defense Budget: Potential Reductions to the Army and the Navy Missile Budgets
NSIAD-90-29: Published: Nov 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the 1990 Army and Navy procurement appropriation requests for 13 missile systems.GAO found that the Army's requested 1990 procurement appropriations should be reduced by: (1) $21.1 million for the Advanced Antitank Weapons System-Medium, because the Army did not require $10.3 million until 1991, and could fund $10.8 million from another source; (2)...
Close Air Support: Comparison of Air Force and Marine Corps Requirements and Aircraft
NSIAD-89-218: Published: Sep 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Army's and Marine Corps' close air support mission requirements, focusing on: (1) how the Army and the Marine Corps use mission requirements to determine aircraft operational requirements; (2) how the Air Force and the Marine Corps meet mission requirements; and (3) procedures for requesting and executing close air support missions during comba...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to the Operation and Maintenance Budget
NSIAD-90-24: Published: Oct 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's fiscal year (FY) 1990 operation and maintenance budget to identify potential reductions in its flying hour and force modernization programs.GAO found that the Army: (1) requested $335.2 million and over 1.8 million flying hours for its Flying Hour Program for FY 1990; (2) cited aircraft groundings, aircraft unavailability, adverse weathe...
Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Procurement Budgets
NSIAD-90-15: Published: Oct 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1990 aircraft procurement budget and past procurement appropriations to identify potential budget reductions.GAO found that the Air Force could reduce its FY 1990 aircraft procurement budget request by $308.1 million, and its FY 1989, 1988, and 1987 appropriations by $431.6 million, $30.7 million, and $46.6 million,...
Navy Steaming Days: Budget and Execution
NSIAD-89-172: Published: Aug 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Navy ships' steaming activities to determine whether program execution matched its budget justification to Congress.GAO found that the Navy: (1) expressed its ship operation requirements in terms of operating tempo goals representing the percentage of time each calendar quarter that ships were involved in readiness training, exercises, and operatio...