Military budgets (81 - 90 of 94 items)
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...
The Navy's Strategic Homeporting Plan
129191: Feb 26, 1986
GAO discussed the results of its review of the Navy's strategic home-porting plan in order to: (1) identify the Navy's basis for increasing the number of home ports; (2) ascertain the scope and cost of developing the new home ports; (3) determine existing home-port capacity to accommodate the ships to be assigned; and (4) compare the cost of home-porting the ships in existing facilities with the c...
128282: Oct 31, 1985
GAO testified on: (1) its annual reviews of the military services' ammunition budgets; and (2) its evaluation of the President's budget request of $5.3 billion for ammunition items and $368.4 million for enhancing ammunition production facilities. The reviews focused on whether: (1) the quantities requested were needed; (2) the unit costs were reasonable; and (3) technical problems were resolved....
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...
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...
U.S. General Accounting Office Background Paper on Reducing the Federal Budget: Strategies and Examples
OPP-81-1: Published: Feb 17, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1981.
This report is designed to assist Congress during its consideration of the fiscal year 1982 budget by identifying ways to reduce Federal spending and increase Federal revenues. The report is divided into three chapters. The first chapter provides GAO views on the Congressional Budget Office's options for reducing the Federal budget and notes the specific GAO official to contact for more detailed d...
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...
Review of the Battlefield Exploitation and Target Acquisition System
LCD-80-38: Published: Mar 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1980.
The Subcommittee on Defense requested that GAO provide information on the Battlefield Exploitation and Target Acquisition (BETA) project for forthcoming hearings on the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year 1981 budget. The BETA project is a high risk, joint service effort to develop an experimental test bed for automated collection, analysis, correlation, and dissemination of tactical intelli...
Evaluation of Defense's Comments on a Critical Report: Were Transfers of Army Pacific Support Functions Mismanaged?
FPCD-79-50: Published: Apr 23, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1979.
In an earlier report, the Army's retaining funded personnel spaces were questioned after support functions employing the personnel were transferred to other services, which gained new personnel spaces for increased work loads.Unjustified recurring budget increases totaled $25 million. The Army transferred over 20 support functions to other services. The Secretary of Defense provided $10 million in...