National security (21 - 30 of 104 items)
Navy Shipbuilding Programs: Nuclear Attack Submarine Requirements
T-NSIAD-95-120: Published: Mar 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the requirements for continued production of nuclear attack submarines, focusing on: (1) less costly alternatives for maintaining the required submarine force structure; and (2) the adequacy of the Department of Defense's (DOD) justification for building the SSN-23 submarine. GAO noted that: (1) there is currently no competition to build nuclear attack submarines and DOD has not clar...
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...
1995 Budget: Potential Reductions to the Operation and Maintenance Programs
NSIAD-94-246BR: Published: Sep 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1994.
GAO reviewed the military services' operation and maintenance (O&M) budget requests for fiscal year (FY) 1995, focusing on whether the O&M accounts should be funded in the amounts requested.GAO found that: (1) the military services' and defense activities' O&M budget requests for FY 1995 could be reduced by about $4.5 billion; (2) the services and defense activities could realize O&M budget saving...
DOD Budget: Evaluation of Defense Science Board Report on Funding Shortfalls
NSIAD-94-139: Published: Apr 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Science Board Task Force's report on the fiscal years 1994 through 1999 Future Years Defense Program.GAO found that: (1) the task force's estimated savings from defense management report decisions (DMRD) could be overstated by $9 billion to $11 billion; (2) the funding shortfalls are a result of delayed DMRD implementation plans and unr...
Industrial Base: Assessing the Risk of DOD's Foreign Dependence
NSIAD-94-104: Published: Apr 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO proposed a framework for evaluating the national security risk of purchasing military products and technologies from foreign sources.GAO found that: (1) critical factors surrounding foreign sourcing include the necessity of the item for meeting specific military needs, the likelihood that the United States will not have access to the item or the technology...
Navy Aviation: V-22 Development--Schedule Extended, Performance Reduced, and Costs Increased
NSIAD-94-44: Published: Jan 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) development status of the V-22 aircraft; (2) Institute for Defense Analyses' (IDA) 1990 report on the V-22 and helicopter alternatives; and (3) Navy's plans to concurrently develop and produce the V-22 variant.GAO found that: (1) V-22 development will take several years longer and cost billions more than planned; (2) the Navy expects devel...
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...
Navy Carrier Battle Groups: The Structure and Affordability of the Future Force
NSIAD-93-74: Published: Feb 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1993.
GAO provided information on policy considerations, future requirements, and force structure of carrier battle groups, focusing on: (1) the size and makeup of future naval carrier forces in response to reduced defense spending; and (2) alternatives for meeting national security requirements with fewer carriers.GAO found that: (1) changes in the international security environment shifted the U.S. st...
Mine Warfare: Consolidation at Ingleside Has Not Been Justified
NSIAD-93-147: Published: Feb 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the Navy's plans to consolidate its mine warfare forces at Ingleside, Texas, focusing on the Navy's justifications for consolidating forces.GAO found that: (1) the consolidation of mine warfare forces at Ingleside was substantially more costly than consolidation of alternative sites; (2) the Navy made cost adjustments to its study on alternative...
NSIAD-93-120R: Published: Jan 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the grant of U.S. excess defense articles from Subic Bay Naval Base to the Philippines armed forces. GAO found that: (1) the United States complied with an agreement to give the Philippines the first opportunity to acquire any excess defense items by offering $3.5 million of nonlethal excess items, and the Philippines purchased the remaining excess...