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The Air Force's C-5B Should Cost Study
T-NSIAD-87-1: Published: Dec 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1986.
GAO testified on the Air Force's should-cost study on the final option for 21 C-5B aircraft under a fixed-price contract, specifically: (1) the events which led to the Air Force's decision to conduct a cost study; and (2) the methodology upon which the Air Force based the study. GAO found that the Air Force: (1) was concerned that the contractor might substantially underrun the expected costs of p...
Fire Support System: Status of the Fire Support Systems' Development
NSIAD-86-212FS: Published: Sep 15, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected Army fire support command and control efforts, specifically to: (1) obtain the projected cost and completion date of the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System's (AFATDS) concept evaluation phase contract; (2) identify any changes in contract scope and their impact on system capabilities; and (3) determine if the Light Field Artille...
Panama Canal: Establishment of Commission To Study Sea-Level Canal and Alternatives
NSIAD-86-97BR: Published: Apr 29, 1986. Publicly Released: May 29, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the establishment of a trilateral commission consisting of the United States, Panama, and Japan to study alternatives to the existing Panama Canal.GAO found that the proposed study, which will examine transportation alternatives in addition to the feasibility of a sea-level canal in Panama, will discharge a 1977 treaty obligation to conduct a...
Legislative Oversight and Defense Agencies
129262: Mar 7, 1986
Testimony was given concerning congressional requests for information on the evolution of certain defense agencies and defense activities. GAO found that: (1) Department of Defense (DOD) officials believe that congressional inquiries for information on defense activities have imposed an immense burden on it; (2) the increase in requests for information on defense activities came primarily from com...
Aquila Remotely Piloted Vehicle: Recent Developments and Alternatives
NSIAD-86-41BR: Published: Jan 4, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Aquila Remotely Piloted Vehicle Program focusing on its technical problems, their effect on the program's cost, schedule, and management, and the Army's consideration of alternatives to the program.GAO found that: (1) the program recently underwent a major restructuring in response to the technical problems revealed in testing; (2) the Army...
Selected Recommendations of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control
128615: Dec 12, 1985
GAO commented on the recommendations of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control (Grace Commission) which identified important actions Congress could pursue in the acquisition area. GAO noted that: (1) there are techniques to produce systems more economically, such as competition, economic production rates, and multiyear procurement; (2) priorities must be established in order to opti...
Review of Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center's Dekitting Policy
NSIAD-85-89: Published: Jul 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Air Force's dekitting program; (2) the justification for the program; and (3) the effect dekitting would have on government costs.GAO noted that: (1) the kit concept was adopted to overcome problems caused by parts shortages and the need to manage a multitude of small parts in a nonautomated environment; and (2) the Oklahoma City Air Logis...
Status of the U.S. Antisatellite Program
NSIAD-85-104: Published: Jun 14, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained cost, schedule, and testing information on the U.S. antisatellite program.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force estimates that the antisatellite program will cost $4.1 billion; (2) both the initial and the full operational capability dates have slipped by 1 year, partially because of adverse congressional appropriations action; (3) program costs will p...
Managing and Accounting for Property Furnished to Defense Contractors
126397: Mar 6, 1985
GAO discussed the management of and accounting for property furnished to Department of Defense (DOD) contractors by DOD and the military services. Information suggests that property with an acquisition cost of about $22 billion may be in the hands of contractors: $14 billion is government-furnished material and about $8 billion is government-furnished equipment. The accountability gap may be due t...
Management of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Exercise Program Has Been Strengthened, But More Needs To Be Done
NSIAD-85-46: Published: Mar 5, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1985.
GAO assessed the current management of the Department of Defense (DOD) joint exercise program to determine the effect of actions taken since a 1979 report and whether opportunities exist for further improvements.GAO found that corrective actions taken have strengthened the exercise program and its management. The objectives of the program and the procedures for its development are now more clearly...