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Defense Aircraft Investments: Major Program Commitments Based on Optimistic Budget Projections
T-NSIAD-97-103: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) aircraft modernization plans.GAO noted that: (1) as the nation proceeds into the 21st century with the prospect of a flat budget, GAO believes that action needs to be taken to address DOD's problematic aircraft investment strategy; (2) action needs to be taken now because, if major commitments are made to procure the planned aircraft programs, such a...
Military Attrition: Better Screening of Enlisted Personnel Could Save DOD Millions of Dollars
T-NSIAD-97-102: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed its report on military enlisted attrition, focusing on: (1) the extent of the attrition problem; (2) the reasons why enlistees are separated; (3) the adequacy of the data the Department of Defense (DOD) has available for setting realistic attrition reduction goals; (4) the savings the services could accrue by achieving their goals for reducing 6-month attrition; and (5) changes in po...
NSIAD-97-100R: Published: Feb 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1997.
GAO provided information on the: (1) inflation rates the Department of Defense (DOD) directed the Air Force to use to estimate the cost of the F-22 advanced tactical fighter program; (2) requirement for two-seat F-22s for training; and (3) plan to buy 70 F-22s during the low-rate initial production phase.GAO noted that: (1) DOD directed the Air Force to assume an inflation rate of about 2.2 percen...
Contingency Operations: Opportunities to Improve the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program
NSIAD-97-63: Published: Feb 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP), focusing on: (1) the extent to which the Army is using the program; (2) reasons for increases in the program's cost for the Bosnia peacekeeping mission; (3) opportunities to improve program implementation from a doctrine, cost control, and contract oversight standpoint; (4) the use of LOGCAP...
CEC Sale of Federal Spectrum
NSIAD-97-40R: Published: Nov 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1996.
GAO provided information on the effects of the transfer of certain radio frequencies on the Navy's Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) Program. GAO noted that: (1) the government conducts about 90 percent of its radio frequency operations below 3.1 gigahertz, but only has exclusive use of 17 percent of the spectrum; (2) the federal government is required to provide a span of radio frequencies...
DOD Bulk Fuel: Budgeting for Bulk Fuel and Other Operation and Maintenance Activities
T-NSIAD-96-208: Published: Jul 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1996.
GAO discussed the military services' budgeting for bulk fuel. GAO noted that: (1) the Defense Fuel Supply Center's (DFSC) planned bulk fuel sales to the services are about $440 million less than the services' estimated requirements for fiscal year (FY) 1996; (2) Department of Defense (DOD) officials believe that their bulk fuel estimates are not overstated, since the estimates reflect the need to...
Compendium of Budget Accounts: Fiscal Year 1997
AIMD-96-113: Published: Jul 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1996.
GAO presented a compendium of fiscal year (FY) 1997 budget accounts to give users a convenient way to: (1) sort through the federal government's fiscal structure; and (2) determine the level of used, estimated, or requested budgetary resources for individual accounts.GAO noted that: (1) the compendium has the same organizational arrangement as the appendix to the Budget of the United States Govern...
Combat Air Power: Joint Mission Assessments Needed Before Making Program and Budget Decisions
T-NSIAD-96-196: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) future combat air power capabilities. GAO noted that: (1) DOD has added many new aircraft to its fleet and has improved the capabilities of its remaining combat aircraft; (2) DOD has made more of its aircraft capable of delivering advanced munitions; (3) DOD does not believe that potential adversaries possess the capabilities needed to prevent U.S. f...
Contingency Operations: Update on DOD's Fiscal Year 1995 Cost and Funding
NSIAD-96-184BR: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) incremental costs for contingency operations in fiscal year 1995, focusing on: (1) how the services covered costs in excess of supplemental funding; and (2) why the incremental costs of contingency operations surged in September 1995.GAO found that: (1) the Army and the Navy reported incremental cont...
Rocky Mountain Arsenal Cost Data
NSIAD-96-180R: Published: Jun 10, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the cost-sharing agreement between a contractor and the Army to study and clean up contamination at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, and the cost data for the contractor's lease of Army facilities for commercial operations. GAO noted that: (1) the Army and the contractor formalized their cost-sharing arrangement that delineates the cleanup process, fina...