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Army Weapons: Status of the Sense and Destroy Armor System
NSIAD-91-44BR: Published: Dec 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Army's Sense and Destroy Armor (SADARM) program, focusing on: (1) Army compliance with congressional directives; (2) the current program schedule; (3) the Army's estimate of the program's total cost; (4) SADARM technical development and test results; and (5) SADARM ability to meet a counterfire mission requirement.GAO found that t...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions in Tracked Combat Vehicle Programs
NSIAD-91-37BR: Published: Nov 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's: (1) fiscal year (FY) 1991 procurement budget for two military vehicles, focusing on opportunities for potential reductions; and (2) implementation of the FY 1990 appropriations for those programs.GAO found that the amounts the Army requested or appropriated for the two vehicles could potentially be rescinded or reduced by $545.9 million...
Burden Sharing: Allied Protection of Ships in the Persian Gulf in 1987 and 1988
NSIAD-90-282BR: Published: Sep 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1990.
GAO provided information on the major activities of the United States, its allies, and Persian Gulf states to sustain open navigation in the Persian Gulf between March 1987 and August 1988.GAO found that: (1) several countries have maintained a lengthy presence in the Persian Gulf region; (2) six non-Gulf countries provided direct naval support during the operation by escorting and monitoring flag...
Strategic Weapons: Long-Term Costs Are Not Reported to the Congress
NSIAD-90-226: Published: Aug 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1990.
GAO discussed: (1) the long-term costs of 12 strategic weapons systems; and (2) the extent to which the Department of Defense (DOD) routinely provided Congress with estimates of system costs.GAO found that: (1) projected annual funding levels required to acquire, operate, and support the 12 systems were expected to peak at about $1.8 billion, due to acquisition costs; (2) by 2003, annual operation...
Tactical Intelligence: Army's Mohawk Surveillance Radar Program Restructure
NSIAD-90-156: Published: May 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Army Mohawk surveillance system's cost, phase-out schedule, and planned upgrade and alternatives; and (2) status of other moving target surveillance systems.GAO found that in 1986, the Army initiated two programs to sustain Mohawk operations through the year 2005, consisting of: (1) an upgrade program, at an estimated cost of $224.4 millio...
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...
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...
Aircraft Basing: Assessment of Navy's May 1988 Basing Study for the TACAMO Aircraft
NSIAD-88-242BR: Published: Sep 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's life-cycle cost study to determine the adequacy of its decision to base its new E-6A aircraft at Tinker Air Force Base.GAO found that the Navy: (1) projected life-cycle costs using constant fiscal year 1985 dollars; (2) did not consider the time value of money, although the expenditure rate over the 30-year period varied considerably acc...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to Selected Procurement Budgets
NSIAD-88-212: Published: Aug 17, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's: (1) justification for its fiscal year (FY) 1989 budget estimates for its procurement of weapons and tracked combat vehicles; and (2) budgets for FY 1987 and 1988 appropriations.GAO found potential reductions of: (1) $373.4 million in the weapons and tracked combat vehicles appropriation, including $161.8 million for FY 1989, $131.5 f...
Defense Budget: Contingency Funds in Three Aircraft Procurement Programs
NSIAD-88-17BR: Published: Oct 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) and the military services' policies on management reserves and other contingency funds and the amount of such funding in three aircraft programs.GAO identified two types of contingency funds the Navy and the Air Force use in their aircraft programs, including: (1) engineering change order funds for anticipated but...