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A Changing World
139237: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 6, Summer 1989, presents a round-table discussion with the former Secretary of State of the position of the United States in a changing international scene. The discussion focuses on: (1) changes in world economics and politics due in part to U.S. policies; (2) the changing Soviet economy; (3) trade imbalance with Japan; (4) reducing the federal...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to Budget Requests for Selected ADP Systems
IMTEC-88-43BR: Published: Aug 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of the Army's fiscal year (FY) 1989 budget requests for its Commodity Command Standard System (CCSS) and Integrated Procurement System (IPS) to determine whether Congress should approve the amounts requested.GAO found that, if Congress approved the Army's request to reprogram $18.8 million, potential reductions could total $8.7 mi...
Air Force Contracting: Contracting for Maintenance of Training Aircraft at Columbus Air Force Base
NSIAD-88-136BR: Published: Apr 6, 1988. Publicly Released: May 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force's decision to award a contract for maintenance of training aircraft at one of its bases, focusing on the Air Force's comparison of contractor costs with in-house costs.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) complied with Office of Management and Budget and Air Force guidance in conducting its cost comparison; (2) used valid...
Additional Costs to Government: Reflagging Kuwaiti Ships and Protecting Them in the Persian Gulf
NSIAD-88-9FS: Published: Oct 8, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the additional costs to the United States of reflagging 11 Kuwaiti ships and protecting them in the Persian Gulf with military forces.GAO noted that the: (1) reflagging costs the Coast Guard, Federal Communications Commission, and Maritime Administration incurred were primarily personnel-related and were within their normal operation...
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...
Ammunition: Acquisition of Penetrators for 30 Millimeter Ammunition
NSIAD-87-142BR: Published: May 7, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's and Army's acquisition of munitions requiring depleted uranium penetrators.In 1985, the Army analyzed a proposal to separately procure armor-piercing incendiary (API) cartridge penetrators, but it decided that the risk and liability to the government would be too high if the cartridges did not meet specifications. GAO found that the...
GAO's Review of Contractor Cost Estimating Systems
T-NSIAD-87-25: Published: Apr 8, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1987.
GAO discussed its evaluation of defense contractor cost-estimating systems to determine whether defense contractors were developing and proposing accurate and reliable estimates for negotiating Department of Defense (DOD) contracts. GAO noted that, although DOD relies on price proposals that contractors' estimating systems generate, there is no requirement for contractors to maintain adequate syst...
The B-1B Aircraft Program
T-NSIAD-87-4A: Published: Feb 25, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1987.
GAO testified on the cost, schedule, performance, and logistics aspects of the B-1B aircraft program. GAO found that, despite production delivery successes, developmental and production problems in B-1B subsystems have limited testing, necessitated operational restrictions, and prevented some operational training, specifically: (1) the B-1B aircraft was restricted from using its full flight capabi...
The Air Force's C-5B Should Cost Study
T-NSIAD-87-1: Published: Dec 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1986.
GAO testified on the Air Force's should-cost study on the final option for 21 C-5B aircraft under a fixed-price contract, specifically: (1) the events which led to the Air Force's decision to conduct a cost study; and (2) the methodology upon which the Air Force based the study. GAO found that the Air Force: (1) was concerned that the contractor might substantially underrun the expected costs of p...
Navy Contracting: Progress Toward Competing Trident Submarine Construction
NSIAD-86-215FS: Published: Sep 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Navy's efforts to establish competition in the Trident submarine construction program.GAO noted that, through fiscal year 1986, the Navy awarded 13 contracts to one contractor for the design and construction of the Trident submarine. GAO found that the Navy decided to establish competition for the submarine's construction because: (1) of the potential to save money; and (2) it bel...