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Cost Estimates for B-1B Aircraft Program
119026: Jul 22, 1982
The cost estimate for the B-1B aircraft program was reviewed by independent teams from the Air Force and the Department of Defense (DOD). The results of these independent estimates were available to DOD before a November 4, 1981, directive concerning the management of the B-1B program was issued. Despite the controversy surrounding the estimated cost of the B-1B program, GAO believes that the Air...
The Fleet Modernization Program: Still Room for Improvement
PLRD-82-65: Published: Jun 14, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Navy's fleet modernization program.The Navy often fails to follow its guidelines concerning the management of its fleet modernization program. As a result, many ship alterations are deferred and data for cost estimates are not available. In addition, the Navy does not always properly order material for the program, resulting in unnecessary...
Review of Costs To Close the Frankford Arsenal
PLRD-82-53: Published: May 19, 1982. Publicly Released: May 21, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the costs associated with the closing of the Frankford Arsenal in Pennsylvania. GAO was also asked to review why the Army incurred costs to paint buildings at Frankford that may eventually be demolished.GAO believes that the Army's estimate of $66 million to close Frankford Arsenal is reasonable. However, caretaker costs will increase the $66 milli...
Evaluation of Unit Cost Reports Submitted Under Public Law 97-86, Section 917
MASAD-82-36: Published: May 10, 1982. Publicly Released: May 10, 1982.
GAO reviewed 19 unit cost reports submitted to Congress by the Department of Defense (DOD) to determine the completeness, currentness, and accuracy of the data presented. GAO also inquired into problems which precluded the accurate and timely reporting of the data and suggested possible improvements.Overall, DOD has made a reasonably successful effort to comply with the requirements of Public Law...
F/A-18 Naval Strike Fighter: Progress Has Been Made But Problems and Concerns Continue
MASAD-81-3: Published: Feb 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1981.
GAO reviewed the major technical and cost issues facing the Navy's F/A-18 strike fighter program. Both Congress and the executive branch have expressed concern over the cost and performance of the F/A-18. Many of these issues were raised in a prior GAO report on the program.The F/A-18 has continued to improve during development and has made noteworthy achievements in certain areas. However, cost a...
Why Actual Costs of Military Construction Projects Vary From Their Estimates
LCD-81-17: Published: Jan 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1981.
GAO was asked to review the Department of Defense's (DOD) reprogramming of funds for military construction projects. It was pointed out that the DOD need for additional project funds above that initially appropriated was increasing. Specifically, GAO was asked to determine: (1) whether cost estimating procedures, including guidelines for inflation were adequate; (2) how the DOD actual costs for fi...
Cost Estimates for U.S. and Canadian F/A-18 Strike Fighters
PSAD-80-74: Published: Aug 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1980.
Information was requested on the cost of the U.S. F/A-18 strike fighter aircraft. The U.S. F/A-18 aircraft's unit cost was compared to the the same aircraft ordered by Canada.The Canadian unit cost estimate of the F/A-18 aircraft is lower than the unit cost of U.S. aircraft which will be delivered over the same time period. However, the estimate for the Canadian purchase does not include research...
Undergraduate Helicopter Pilot Training: Consolidation Could Yield Significant Savings
FPCD-80-37: Published: Jan 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1980.
Certain details are provided from GAO workpapers that supported previous findings concerning the consolidation of undergraduate helicopter pilot training at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Information was requested on the differences between the Department of the Navy's current training program and the one proposed under consolidation, and some of the intangible benefits the Navy might lose under consolidat...
Review of the Merger of Navy Sea Systems Command Automatic Data Support Centers
LCD-79-328: Published: Aug 15, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1979.
Since 1976, the Department of the Navy has been considering moving the Computer Application Support and Development Office, located at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, New Hampshire, and merging it with the Central Naval Ordnance Management Information Systems Office, located at Indian Head, Maryland. A 1977 Navy report showed that consolidation of these activities could eliminate 37 positions at an...
Realignment of the Aerospace Defense Command
LCD-79-119: Published: Jun 25, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1979.
The results of an Air Force review supported the idea that certain mission responsibilities could be transferred from the Aerospace Defense Command to other major commands. The projected savings for the proposed realignment of the Air Force Aerospace Defense Command have decreased since the original estimate. In January 1978, the Air Force projected a net staff reduction of 1,084, a recurring net...