Defense cost control (81 - 90 of 99 items)
Perspectives on Productivity in the U.S. Defense Establishment
122855: Jan 1, 1983
GAO examined whether Department of Defense (DOD) productivity initiatives show tangible progress. Although DOD claims that productivity has improved in the defense establishment, there are still questions concerning the measurement of productivity, its evaluation in relation to other defense goals, and its application to all military functions. GAO views productivity as a necessary management prin...
Evaluation of MAVERICK Missile System Unit Cost Report Submitted Under Public Law 97-86, Section 917
MASAD-83-7: Published: Dec 14, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1982.
GAO was asked to examine unit cost reports submitted by the Secretary of Defense pursuant to P.L. 97-86. Accordingly, the most recent report on the Air Force AGM-65D imaging infrared Maverick missile program was reviewed.GAO found that the unit cost report in question appeared complete from the standpoint of including all costs comprising the program cost estimate. However, the description of cost...
Estimated Savings Reported by the Department of Defense
PLRD-82-69: Published: Apr 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1982.
GAO was asked to evaluate the efforts by the Department of Defense (DOD) to achieve maximum economies and efficiences in its operations. Further, GAO was asked to verify the reasonableness and accuracy of the estimated economies and to determine if DOD is adequately tracking its actual savings.GAO found that the reported savings estimates fell into two broad categories: (1) actions planned by the...
Summaries of Conclusions and Recommendations on Department of Defense Operations
OISS-82-2: Published: Feb 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1982.
A summary is provided of conclusions and recommendations resulting from GAO audits and other review work in the Department of Defense (DOD). While the reports have previously brought the matters to the attention of Congress and department officials, the summary was compiled to assist congressional committees in their review of budget requests for fiscal year 1983.The summaries include DOD matters...
Need To Maximize RPV Use Where Suited To Save Lives and Dollars
115901: Jul 22, 1981
A GAO survey showed that the state-of-the-art was not a major barrier to using remotely piloted vehicles (RPV's) as an alternative to manned aircraft in many situations. Recovery technology was found to be the most significant technical barrier. Non-technical matters, such as airspace safety and Government regulations on RPV operations, were also viewed as moderately severe barriers. The technical...
DOD Cost Savings in the Logistics Area
114657: Mar 10, 1981
Military installations usually independently support themselves with services similar to those the local governments, utility companies, and the service industry segment of the civilian economy provide. Consolidating these military activities is the simplest way to save money. Activities within a convenient radius of each other could get together and let one agency handle the support services for...
Military Damage Claims in Germany--A Growing Burden
ID-81-4: Published: Oct 9, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1980.
Because large numbers of U.S. military personnel are located in other countries, the conduct of military activities in these countries inevitably causes damages and injuries to foreign property and citizens. Most damage claims are paid to the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG). Under the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Status of Forces Agreement (NATO SOFA), the U.S. Army Claims Service, Europe...
Operational and Support Costs of the Navy's F/A-18 Can Be Substantially Reduced
LCD-80-65: Published: Jun 6, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1980.
The Navy is planning to buy 1,366 F/A-18 Aircraft which are being developed to replace the Navy F-4 and A-7 aircraft, the Marine F-4 aircraft, and possibly the Marine A-4 and AV-8A aircraft. In response to broad congressional interest in reducing life cycle costs of major weapon systems, a review was made of the Navy's logistics support planning for the F/A-18 and how substantial reductions in its...
Review of Base Realignment Study of Fort Douglas, Utah
LCD-79-333: Published: Oct 10, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1979.
A review was made of the Army's decision to close Fort Douglas, Utah, and to reassign the area support mission for Army Reserve units from that installation to Fort Carson, Colorado. Currently, the primary mission of Fort Douglas is to support assigned and tenant units and Army Reserve units in Utah, Montana, and Idaho. The Army estimated that the proposed action to close Fort Douglas would result...
Observations on the Fleet Support Provided by the Navy's Shore Installations in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean
LCD-78-426A: Published: Jan 26, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1979.
The U.S. Seventh Fleet consisted of about 160 ships during peak operations in Southeast Asia. Today the fleet consists of about 50 ships. In spite of this reduction, the Navy continues to maintain an extensive shore establishment to provide the reduced fleet logistics support. The fleet reduction has led to idle capacities and has increased costs at the ship repair facilities. Positive action has...