Defense cost control (71 - 80 of 99 items)
GAO Work at Defense Contractor Plants
128052: Oct 3, 1985
In response to a congressional request, testimony was given on the results of a GAO study of Department of Defense (DOD) contracting activities, specifically: (1) subcontract pricing; (2) surveillance of contractor estimating systems; and (3) overhead settlements. GAO found a number of areas where improvements are needed for DOD to have greater assurance that contract prices are fair and reasonabl...
Review of Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center's Dekitting Policy
NSIAD-85-89: Published: Jul 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Air Force's dekitting program; (2) the justification for the program; and (3) the effect dekitting would have on government costs.GAO noted that: (1) the kit concept was adopted to overcome problems caused by parts shortages and the need to manage a multitude of small parts in a nonautomated environment; and (2) the Oklahoma City Air Logis...
Measures of Military Capability: A Discussion of Their Merits, Limitations, and Interrelationships
NSIAD-85-75: Published: Jun 13, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated current measures used by the Department of Defense (DOD) to report military capabilities, focusing on: (1) formal and informal measures of force structure, modernization, readiness, and sustainability; and (2) merits and limitations of those measures.GAO found that, while DOD believes that military capabilities have improved significantly after 5...
Managing and Accounting for Property Furnished to Defense Contractors
126397: Mar 6, 1985
GAO discussed the management of and accounting for property furnished to Department of Defense (DOD) contractors by DOD and the military services. Information suggests that property with an acquisition cost of about $22 billion may be in the hands of contractors: $14 billion is government-furnished material and about $8 billion is government-furnished equipment. The accountability gap may be due t...
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...
Cost Projections for the B-1B Bomber Program
NSIAD-85-15: Published: Nov 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense report on B-1B cost projections that was made pursuant to the 1984 Department of Defense Authorization Act. GAO was also requested to submit periodic reports concerning the status of the B-1B program based on its review of contractor proposals and/or negotiated multiyear contracts.In July 1984, the Air Force awarded a $1.6...
Savings on the CVN-71 and Termination Cost of the CVN-72 and -73 Nuclear Aircraft Carriers
NSIAD-83-16: Published: Jul 21, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's programs to acquire the CVN-71, -72, and -73 nuclear aircraft carriers.GAO determined that the Navy's estimated savings of about $74 million on the CVN-71 appears reasonable if the incentive delivery date of December 31, 1986, is met. GAO noted that the CVN-71 is currently on schedule to meet that date. GAO found that the Navy has not...
Defense Spending and Its Relationship to the Federal Budget
PLRD-83-80: Published: Jun 9, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1983.
GAO presented selected Department of Defense (DOD) data for 1962-1983 pertaining to authorized defense spending and appropriations and identified pertinent questions that should be considered in budgetary decisions. GAO analyzed three areas that require considerable resources to evaluate defense needs and spending policies: (1) investment strategies and reasons for the complicated spending proposa...
The B-1 Bomber Program--A New Start
MASAD-83-21: Published: Apr 13, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1983.
GAO reviewed the B-1B bomber program because of its strategic importance, cost, and compressed development and production schedule. In the review, GAO examined the cost estimates, management plans, and cost performance reports.GAO found that the B-1B program cost estimate still omits known program costs which could obscure congressional visibility of the acquisition. GAO stated that the guidance w...
Department of Defense's Claimed Savings From Economy and Efficiency Program
121020: Apr 5, 1983
Testimony was given concerning the Department of Defense's (DOD) Economy and Efficiency Program and present budget estimates that DOD will use to reduce its total obligational authority by $51.4 billion between fiscal years 1981 and 1987. GAO examined savings claimed under this program and reported that: (1) substantial savings are possible if the reforms are implemented as planned; (2) the claime...