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Battlefield Automation: Army Efforts To Automate Combat Service Support
NSIAD-87-178FS: Published: Jul 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Army's effort to automate combat service support (CSS) activities.GAO found that the: (1) Army plans to spend about $600 million to modernize its six CSS components at the corps and theater levels and to automate manual systems at lower command levels; (2) systems will collect, summarize, and organize the most important logisti...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to M1 Tank and Bradley Fighting Vehicle Budgets
NSIAD-87-169BR: Published: Aug 6, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's fiscal year (FY) 1988 budget request for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and the M-1 Tank.GAO identified potential program reductions of $81.8 million for FY 1988, $84.7 million for FY 1987, and $31.6 million for FY 1986 by updating the Army's estimates and using more current contract information. GAO noted that, if the Army decides not...
Aircraft Basing: Decision To Base Navy TACAMO Aircraft at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
NSIAD-87-106FS: Published: Apr 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's decision to base its E-6A TACAMO aircraft at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.GAO noted that: (1) in January 1986, the Secretary of the Navy directed that the E-6A be based at a single Air Force base near the middle of the continental United States in order to reduce vulnerability to enemy attack; (2) the Air Force developed a list of...
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...
ICBM Modernization: Status, Survivable Basing Issues, and Need To Reestablish a National Consensus
NSIAD-86-200: Published: Sep 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1986.
GAO reported on the status of the land-based Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Modernization Program, specifically: (1) the deployment of 50 Peacekeeper missiles in existing Minuteman silos; (2) research to determine a survivable basing mode for 50 additional Peacekeeper missiles or other missiles; and (3) the development of a small, single-warhead ICBM.GAO found that: (1) the Department o...
Budget Issues: Cost Escalation on Three Major Department of Transportation Projects
AFMD-86-31: Published: Jul 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1986.
GAO examined the U.S. Coast Guard's Short Range Recovery Helicopter Program, the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Surveillance Radar Program, and the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA) Buffalo Light Rail Rapid Transit System to determine the reasons for cost growth between the latest estimates for the projects and the initial estimates provided to Congress.GAO found t...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Budgets
NSIAD-86-143BR: Published: Jun 20, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) examined the Army's request for the procurement of six aircraft systems in its fiscal year (FY) 1987 budget; and (2) reviewed the Army's justification for its FY 1987 estimates and its use of funds in its previous years' programs.GAO found potential reductions of between $1.5 million and $31 million for the six programs for FY 1987 due to reduced or ov...
Aquila Remotely Piloted Vehicle: Recent Developments and Alternatives
NSIAD-86-41BR: Published: Jan 4, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Aquila Remotely Piloted Vehicle Program focusing on its technical problems, their effect on the program's cost, schedule, and management, and the Army's consideration of alternatives to the program.GAO found that: (1) the program recently underwent a major restructuring in response to the technical problems revealed in testing; (2) the Army...
Status of the U.S. Antisatellite Program
NSIAD-85-104: Published: Jun 14, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained cost, schedule, and testing information on the U.S. antisatellite program.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force estimates that the antisatellite program will cost $4.1 billion; (2) both the initial and the full operational capability dates have slipped by 1 year, partially because of adverse congressional appropriations action; (3) program costs will p...
Reducing the Cost of Weapons Acquisitions
125858: Dec 18, 1984
GAO discussed the reduction in the costs of weapons systems acquisition. The Department of Defense (DOD) is initiating steps to identify and solve cost problems, but there continue to be serious structural problems in the acquisition process. Analyzing the historical relationship between budgetary projections in DOD 5-year plans and the obligations ultimately incurred shows that the plans have con...