National security (11 - 20 of 104 items)
DOD Bulk Fuel: Services' Fuel Requirements Could Be Reduced and Funds Used for Other Purposes
NSIAD-96-96: Published: Mar 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Defense Fuel Supply Center's (DFSC) and the military services' management of their bulk fuel requirements, focusing on the services' fiscal year (FY) 1996 budget requests.GAO found that: (1) for FY 1996, the services requested $4.01 billion to purchase 126.7 million barrels of bulk fuel from DFSC, but DFSC estimated that the services' budget request is overstated by $440 million;...
Federally Funded R&D Centers: Observations on DOD Actions To Improve Management
T-NSIAD-96-117: Published: Mar 5, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to improve the management of its federally funded research and development centers (FFRDC), focusing on the: (1) guidelines to ensure that management fees paid to FFRDC are justified; (2) core work appropriate for FFRDC; (3) criteria for the acceptance of work outside of the core by FFRDC parent corporations; and (4) establishment of an indep...
Army Inventory: Budget Requests for Spare and Repair Parts Are Not Reliable
NSIAD-96-3: Published: Jan 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1996.
GAO reviewed the: (1) accuracy of the databases used to determine Army spare and repair parts requirements and inventory levels for Defense Business Operations Fund budget requests; and (2) actions taken to correct data problems that could affect the reliability of these budget estimates.GAO found that: (1) the Army's 1994 budget report contained numerous inventory data inaccuracies which led to e...
Systems Development and Production Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-4(4): Published: Oct 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Systems Development and Production issue area as of October 2, 1995...
1996 Defense Budget: Potential Reductions, Rescissions, and Restrictions in RDT&E and Procurement
NSIAD-95-218BR: Published: Sep 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1995.
GAO examined the Department of Defense's fiscal year (FY) 1996 budget request and prior years' appropriations for selected research, development, test, and evaluation and procurement programs focusing on identification of potential reductions in the FY 1996 budget request and potential rescissions to prior years' appropriations.GAO found that: (1) due to schedule delays, changes in program require...
National Security Analysis Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-1(3): Published: Jul 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the National Security Analysis issue area as of July 6, 1995...
Production of Joint STARS LGSM
NSIAD-95-172R: Published: May 26, 1995. Publicly Released: May 26, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year 1996 budget request, focusing on the Army's plan to begin low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the Joint Surveillance Target and Attack Radar System's Light Ground Station Module (LGSM). GAO noted that: (1) LGSM has not met all DOD exit criteria for LRIP; (2) it is questionable whether LGSM has actually met the criteria that DOD officials...
Comanche Helicopter: Testing Needs to Be Completed Prior to Production Decisions
NSIAD-95-112: Published: May 18, 1995. Publicly Released: May 18, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Army's Comanche helicopter program, focusing on cost and technical issues associated with the restructured program.GAO found that: (1) the past risks associated with the Comanche's development and production will continue under the Army's restructured program; (2) production decisions will be made before operational testing of the Comanche begins and the development phase will be...
Navy Shipbuilding Programs: Nuclear Attack Submarine Issues
T-NSIAD-95-162: Published: May 16, 1995. Publicly Released: May 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the continuing production of nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSN). GAO noted that: (1) there are less costly alternatives for maintaining the Navy's required SSN force structure; (2) the Navy could maintain low-rate production of the submarines or defer production until after year 2000; (3) the cost savings from deferring production would be offset by reconstitution costs for exis...
National Security Analysis Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-97
IAP-95-11: Published: Apr 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its national security analysis issue area plan, focusing on the: (1) military services' roles and how they can best be accomplished; (2) effectiveness and affordability of the Department of Defense's (DOD) planned force structure; (3) extent to which planned defense budgets are affordable and consistent with national security priorities; and (4) extent to which the inte...