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Modification Programs: Proposed Changes to the Army's Approval Process
NSIAD-88-126BR: Published: Mar 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Army's proposed changes to its approval process for equipment modification.GAO found that under the proposed plan: (1) modifications exceeding $25 million would require approval by the Army acquisition executive; (2) the program executive officer, a new position in the acquisition management hierarchy, would approve modifications costing fr...
Procurement Budget: Defense Contract Provisions Affecting Congressional Controllability
NSIAD-88-110BR: Published: Feb 12, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined whether certain provisions in Department of Defense (DOD) contracts limit congressional control of the DOD procurement budget.GAO found that: (1) while some contract provisions could reduce congressional controllability of the DOD procurement budget, these provisions did not concern significant dollar amounts; and (2) DOD and the military services...
Additional Costs to Government: Reflagging Kuwaiti Ships and Protecting Them in the Persian Gulf
NSIAD-88-9FS: Published: Oct 8, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the additional costs to the United States of reflagging 11 Kuwaiti ships and protecting them in the Persian Gulf with military forces.GAO noted that the: (1) reflagging costs the Coast Guard, Federal Communications Commission, and Maritime Administration incurred were primarily personnel-related and were within their normal operation...
Battlefield Automation: Army Air Defense Command and Control System Acquisition and Budget Issues
NSIAD-87-208: Published: Sep 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Forward Area Air Defense Command, Control and Intelligence System (FAAD C2I) focusing on the system's cost, schedule and performance, and the Army's 1988 budget request.GAO found that: (1) the Army underestimated program costs by about $3.2 billion because it did not include costs related to the Army National Guard, corps missile batt...
Battlefield Automation: Army Efforts To Automate Combat Service Support
NSIAD-87-178FS: Published: Jul 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Army's effort to automate combat service support (CSS) activities.GAO found that the: (1) Army plans to spend about $600 million to modernize its six CSS components at the corps and theater levels and to automate manual systems at lower command levels; (2) systems will collect, summarize, and organize the most important logisti...
Air Force and Navy Radar Warning Receiver Programs
T-NSIAD-87-31: Published: Apr 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1987.
GAO discussed the Air Force and Navy Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) Programs to determine whether the Air Force and the Navy structured the programs for common-service use and practiced concurrent testing and production on these programs. Congress emphasized the need to avoid duplication in service programs, improve military readiness, and reduce costs by developing systems that could meet interserv...
GAO's Review of Contractor Cost Estimating Systems
T-NSIAD-87-25: Published: Apr 8, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1987.
GAO discussed its evaluation of defense contractor cost-estimating systems to determine whether defense contractors were developing and proposing accurate and reliable estimates for negotiating Department of Defense (DOD) contracts. GAO noted that, although DOD relies on price proposals that contractors' estimating systems generate, there is no requirement for contractors to maintain adequate syst...
Observations on the Defense Enterprise Program
T-NSIAD-87-26: Published: Apr 2, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1987.
GAO discussed legislation establishing a milestone authorization process to reduce funding uncertainties associated with congressional review of defense acquisition programs. Each military service is required to nominate at least three programs as defense enterprise programs, which Congress then considers for milestone authorization. The legislation's purpose is to enhance program stability throug...
Status of the Navy's New Seawolf Attack Submarine and Its New Combat System
T-NSIAD-87-14: Published: Mar 24, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1987.
GAO testified on the status of the Navy's new Seawolf attack submarine construction program and the development of the Seawolf's new combat system. GAO found that: (1) by the year 2000, the Navy plans to request authority to build at least 28 attack submarines, at a estimated cost of $29 billion; (2) if the Navy's plan is executed, 28 Seawolf submarines will be authorized through 1999; (3) althoug...
Navy's RDT&E Reprogramming
T-NSIAD-87-16: Published: Mar 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1987.
GAO discussed the Navy's reprogramming actions on four of its research and development programs: (1) the RACER ship propulsion system for destroyers; (2) the MK-92 fire control system for frigates; (3) the ERASE system to eliminate electromagnetic radiation; and (4) the Satellite Laser Communication System. GAO found that: (1) the Navy allocated the amounts indicated in the appropriations conferen...