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Munitions Development: Status of the Direct Airfield Attack Combined Munitions
NSIAD-90-16: Published: Oct 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the development status of the Air Force's Direct Attack Combined Munitions (DAACM); (2) the Air Force's DAACM requirement; (3) Air Force DAACM development completion plans; and (4) actual and future DAACM program costs.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force suspended full-scale DAACM development because intelligence estimates questioned DAACM effec...
Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Procurement Budgets
NSIAD-90-15: Published: Oct 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1990 aircraft procurement budget and past procurement appropriations to identify potential budget reductions.GAO found that the Air Force could reduce its FY 1990 aircraft procurement budget request by $308.1 million, and its FY 1989, 1988, and 1987 appropriations by $431.6 million, $30.7 million, and $46.6 million,...
Tank Recovery Vehicle: Status of Program Acquisition and Full-Scale Engineering Development
NSIAD-89-156: Published: Jun 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's acquisition procedures for the procurement of a tank recovery vehicle, focusing on the: (1) selection criteria; (2) selected vehicle's compliance with the Army's established requirements for a recovery vehicle; (3) extent to which the Army's requirements met its mission needs; (4) vehicle testing procedures; and (5) the number and cost o...
A Changing World
139237: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 6, Summer 1989, presents a round-table discussion with the former Secretary of State of the position of the United States in a changing international scene. The discussion focuses on: (1) changes in world economics and politics due in part to U.S. policies; (2) the changing Soviet economy; (3) trade imbalance with Japan; (4) reducing the federal...
NATO-Warsaw Pact: Assessment of the Conventional Force Balance
NSIAD-89-23: Published: Dec 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1988.
GAO reviewed the Conventional Defense Study Group's report to Congress on the balance of conventional forces between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Warsaw Pact.GAO reviewed experts' views of U.S. perspectives on the balance of conventional forces in Central Europe and found that: (1) experts believe that NATO conventional capabilities have improved over the last decade, and...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to the Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Budget
NSIAD-88-214: Published: Sep 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) selected projects in the Army's amended fiscal year (FY) 1989 budget request for research, development, test, and evaluation appropriations (RDT&E); and (2) the FY 1988 budget for the projects to identify potential funding reductions.GAO found that the Army requested $5,031 million for RDT&E in its FY 1989 amended budget. GAO identified potent...
State Department: Controlling Access to Headquarters Facilities
NSIAD-88-196BR: Published: Jun 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the Department of State's issuance of building passes to nondepartmentmental employees.GAO found that State: (1) lacked a formal policy or criteria for granting and issuing passes; (2) cited employee morale, convenience, and access to building services to justify employee family passes; (3) routinely issued passes to personnel...
DOD Civilians Overseas: Information on Workyears Expended in Fiscal Year 1986
NSIAD-88-199BR: Published: Jul 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO audited Department of Defense (DOD) records to determine the number of overseas civilian workyears it used in fiscal year (FY) 1986.GAO found that DOD: (1) lacked a central source for data on the number of overseas civilian workyears it used; (2) initially estimated that it used 184,222 workyears in FY 1986, based on combined data from its components with a...
ICBM Modernization: Selected Funding Options for the Small ICBM
NSIAD-88-193: Published: Jul 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed four funding options for the Air Force's Small Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) program for fiscal year (FY) 1989.GAO found that the Air Force estimated that in FY 1989 it would require: (1) $500 million to continue the ICBM program without regard to lead time necessary to requalify program contractors; (2) $600 million to continue both...
Bradley Vehicle: Status of Transmission's Reliability
NSIAD-88-149FS: Published: May 4, 1988. Publicly Released: May 18, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the Army's Bradley Fighting Vehicle, focusing on its: (1) transmission reliability problems; (2) modified transmission's performance; and (3) transmission modification costs.GAO found that the vehicle: (1) met the only reliability requirement, achievement of 240 mean miles between combat mission failures, during development an...