Military cost control (71 - 80 of 149 items)
Over-The-Horizon Radar: Better Justification Needed for DOD Systems' Expansion
NSIAD-91-61: Published: Jan 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to use the Air Force's Over-the-Horizon Backscatter (OTH-B) radar for counterdrug purposes; and (2) provided information on the cost, design, acquisition and deployment, missions, and interoperability of OTH-B and the Navy's Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar (ROTHR) programs.GAO found that DOD: (1) had...
Weapons Production: Impacts of Production Rate Changes on Aircraft Unit Costs
NSIAD-91-12: Published: Dec 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the sensitivity of estimated procurement costs for military aircraft to reductions in the quantity of aircraft purchased.GAO found that: (1) aircraft procurement unit costs generally increased as their procurement rates decreased, but some mature Air Force and Navy procurement programs did not show a significant unit cost increase compared to other...
Navy A-12: Cost and Requirements
NSIAD-91-98: Published: Dec 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's projected requirements and cost estimates for the A-12 aircraft program.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's projected requirements and cost estimates for A-12 aircraft changed considerably between December 1989 and April 1990; (2) the Navy's decision to lower the number of aircraft carriers reduced A-12 total cost, but increased the projected...
Army Weapons: Status of the Sense and Destroy Armor System
NSIAD-91-44BR: Published: Dec 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Army's Sense and Destroy Armor (SADARM) program, focusing on: (1) Army compliance with congressional directives; (2) the current program schedule; (3) the Army's estimate of the program's total cost; (4) SADARM technical development and test results; and (5) SADARM ability to meet a counterfire mission requirement.GAO found that t...
Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to the Strategic Missile Systems Budget
NSIAD-91-66BR: Published: Dec 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's funding requirements for fiscal years 1989, 1990, and 1991 for the Peacekeeper Rail Garrison, Minuteman, Peacekeeper missile, and Advanced Cruise Missile weapons systems and the Rapid Execution and Combat Targeting (REACT) program to identify potential budget reductions.GAO found that total potential budget reductions and rescission...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions in Helicopter Programs
NSIAD-91-55BR: Published: Dec 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's justifications for selected aircraft procurements in its $1.6-billion budget request for fiscal year (FY) 1991, focusing on the: (1) procurement of five helicopter systems; (2) research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) costs for those systems; and (3) Army's execution of FY 1989 and 1990 appropriations.GAO identified $375.4 mil...
Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to Fiscal Year 1991 Stock Fund Budget
NSIAD-91-16BR: Published: Nov 15, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected aspects of the Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1991 stock fund budget to identify potential reductions, focusing on aircraft spare parts.GAO found a total of $995.3 million in potential reductions to the Air Force's FY 1991 stock fund budget, including: (1) $275.8 million in lower budgeted flying hours; (2) $199.2 million in lower computed bu...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions in Tracked Combat Vehicle Programs
NSIAD-91-37BR: Published: Nov 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's: (1) fiscal year (FY) 1991 procurement budget for two military vehicles, focusing on opportunities for potential reductions; and (2) implementation of the FY 1990 appropriations for those programs.GAO found that the amounts the Army requested or appropriated for the two vehicles could potentially be rescinded or reduced by $545.9 million...
Navy Fielded Systems: Operating and Support Costs Not Tracked
NSIAD-90-246: Published: Sep 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the reliability of the Navy's operating and support (O&S) cost expenditure data for two aircraft weapon systems; and (2) how the O&S data related to the Navy's budget request.GAO found that: (1) Navy O&S data for the two weapon systems did not provide a sufficiently reliable indication of actual costs expended to operate and support them; (2)...
Navy Contracting: Ship Construction Contracts Could Cost Billions Over Initial Target Costs
NSIAD-91-18: Published: Oct 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO monitored cost growth on Navy ship construction contracts.GAO found that: (1) by the beginning of fiscal year 1990, the estimated cost of the Navy's open shipbuilding and conversion fixed-price contracts increased $5.5 billion over the initial target cost; (2) the Navy agreed to pay $1.5 billion for contract change orders, contract adjustments, and claims;...