Military budgets (71 - 80 of 94 items)
Defense Budget: Potential Reductions to DOD's Fiscal Year 1989 Ammunition Budget
NSIAD-89-14: Published: Oct 20, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military services' fiscal year (FY) 1989 budget request for ammunition items and the Army's request for ammunition production base support.GAO found $614 million in potential reductions in the services' budget requests due to inadequate justification for certain items. GAO also found that the: (1) Army overstated its budget request by $249.4...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to the Operation and Maintenance Budget
NSIAD-88-223: Published: Sep 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Army's: (1) justifications for its fiscal year (FY) 1989 operation and maintenance budget request; and (2) prior-year spending patterns to identify potential reductions and budget issues.GAO found that: (1) the Army requested $22.085 billion for FY 1989 operation and maintenance, a 4.5-percent increase from its FY 1988 appropriation; (2) there...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to the Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Budget
NSIAD-88-214: Published: Sep 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) selected projects in the Army's amended fiscal year (FY) 1989 budget request for research, development, test, and evaluation appropriations (RDT&E); and (2) the FY 1988 budget for the projects to identify potential funding reductions.GAO found that the Army requested $5,031 million for RDT&E in its FY 1989 amended budget. GAO identified potent...
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...
Estimates of Potential Savings by Retiring Two Aircraft Carriers Early
T-NSIAD-88-16: Published: Mar 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1988.
GAO discussed the estimated direct and indirect cost savings of a Department of Defense (DOD) proposal to retire two Navy aircraft carriers ahead of schedule. GAO found that calculations based on assumptions of: (1) negligible or no indirect cost savings, redistribution of deactivated aircraft, and continued fleet modernization and expansion produced an estimated $1.1 billion in budget authority s...
Coast Guard Resources
T-RCED-88-28: Published: Mar 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1988.
GAO discussed the adequacy of the Coast Guard's resources. GAO found that: (1) although the Coast Guard's budget increased more than 50 percent since 1980, it actually declined when adjusted for inflation; (2) about two-thirds of the budget was devoted to operating expenses; (3) the 1988 appropriation of $267 million was the lowest since 1980, even though the Coast Guard requested $500 to $600 mil...
Air Force Budget: Potential for Reducing Requirements and Funding for Aircraft Spares
NSIAD-88-90BR: Published: Feb 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed potential reductions to the Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1988 funding request for aircraft replenishment spares.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force over $2.4 million for aircraft replenishment spares in its FY 1988 budget request; (2) the Department of Defense (DOD) reduced the funding request by $348.7 million for peacetime spares and $453.6 mill...
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...
Navy's RDT&E Reprogramming
T-NSIAD-87-16: Published: Mar 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1987.
GAO discussed the Navy's reprogramming actions on four of its research and development programs: (1) the RACER ship propulsion system for destroyers; (2) the MK-92 fire control system for frigates; (3) the ERASE system to eliminate electromagnetic radiation; and (4) the Satellite Laser Communication System. GAO found that: (1) the Navy allocated the amounts indicated in the appropriations conferen...
Defense Budget: Potential Reductions to Army and Marine Corps Missile Budgets
NSIAD-86-158BR: Published: Aug 6, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1986.
GAO examined the Army's and Marine Corps' fiscal year (FY) 1987 appropriation requests for $2.099 billion and $242.5 million, respectively, for missile systems. The Army's request was for seven missile systems while the Marine Corps' request was for three missile systems.GAO found possible reductions totalling: (1) $156.1 million in the Army's and Marine Corps' FY 1987 requests; and (2) $66.3 mill...