Military cost control (31 - 40 of 150 items)
Missile Development: Status and Issues at the Time of the TSSAM Termination Decision
NSIAD-95-46: Published: Jan 20, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Tri-Service Standoff Attack Missile (TSSAM) program, focusing on the: (1) reliability of TSSAM; (2) increases in TSSAM unit production costs; (3) changes in the number of variants and quantities to be acquired; and (4) availability of alternative systems. GAO noted that: (1) in December 1994, the Secretary of Defense announced plans to cancel the TSSA...
Navy's Aircraft Carrier Program: Investment Strategy Options
NSIAD-95-17: Published: Jan 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Navy's aircraft carrier program, focusing on: (1) the budget implications of the options for meeting the Department of Defense's Bottom-Up Review (BUR) force structure requirement for 12 carriers; and (2) each option's effect on the shipbuilding contractor's employment levels.GAO found that: (1) there are several available options for maintaining the 12-carrier force at less cost...
Impoundment Control: President's Fourth Special Message for FY 1994
OGC-94-25: Published: May 5, 1994. Publicly Released: May 5, 1994.
GAO reported on the status of budget authority proposed for rescission in the President's fourth special impoundment message for fiscal year 1994.GAO found that: (1) Congress passed an emergency supplemental and rescission bill approving most of the rescissions proposed in the President's message and rescinded other budgetary resources; and (2) all of the budget authority withheld pursuant to the...
Navy Laboratories: Response to Questions on the Norfolk Detachment Disestablishment
NSIAD-94-114BR: Published: Feb 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the disestablishment of the Norfolk, Virginia detachment of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC).GAO found that: (1) under the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission's (BRAC) recommendations, the Norfolk detachment will be closed and relocated to the NUWC Newport division, leaving 9 personnel in Norfolk to monitor ships...
U.S. Special Operations Forces: Helicopter Cost Is Understated and Reliability Measures Are Inadequate
NSIAD-94-46: Published: Jan 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army Special Operations Forces Helicopter Program, focusing on whether the: (1) U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has provided Congress with appropriate program cost information; and (2) Army's reliability measures for the MH-47E and MH-60K helicopters are adequate.GAO found that: (1) the $1.2 billion estimate reported to Congress does not reflect the total costs to develo...
1994 Defense Budget: Potential Reductions, Rescissions, and Restrictions to RDT&E Programs
NSIAD-93-293BR: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1994 budget request and prior years' appropriations for its research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) programs, focusing on: (1) potential reductions to the FY 1994 budget request; (2) rescissions to prior FY appropriations; and (3) congressional restrictions on DOD obligational authority for certain FY 1994 RDT&E programs.G...
Navy Contract: AOE 6 Shipbuilding Claims Settled But More Delays and Cost Growth Likely
NSIAD-93-298: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Navy's claims resolution process for the AOE 6 class shipbuilding program, focusing on: (1) the reasons for program cost growth; (2) the Navy's claims settlement procedures; and (3) whether AOE 6 program costs and schedule delays are expected to increase and continue.GAO found that: (1) AOE 6 program cost increases and schedule delays are a result of an unrealistic low bid, concur...
B-2 Bomber: Comparison of Operational Capabilities and Support Costs for 15 Versus 20 Aircraft
NSIAD-93-209: Published: Aug 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1993.
In response to congressional requests, GAO reviewed the operational and support plans for the B-2 bomber, focusing on the differences in the bomber's conventional operational capabilities, military construction funding, and operations and maintenance costs for 20 aircraft instead of 15 aircraft.GAO found that: (1) the B-2 force's size will limit its conventional missions primarily to precision str...
DOD's FMFIA Assertions
AFMD-93-61R: Published: Apr 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1992 Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA) report. GAO noted that: (1) the FY 1992 FMFIA report overstates the effectiveness of DOD internal controls and financial systems and is inconsistent with GAO audit reports; (2) the DOD report identifies 116 material internal control weaknesses in major DOD resource areas such as c...
U.S. Military Presence in Europe: Issues Related to the Drawdown
T-NSIAD-93-3: Published: Apr 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1993.
GAO discussed the U.S. military drawdown in Europe, focusing on: (1) the status of the drawdown and changing requirements; (2) U.S. and host nation financial obligations related to base closures in Europe; and (3) efforts to dispose of excess equipment. GAO noted that: (1) negotiations with Germany concerning the residual value of U.S. real property investments are deadlocked and need high-level i...