National security (51 - 60 of 104 items)
Weapons Production: Impacts of Production Rate Changes on Aircraft Unit Costs
NSIAD-91-12: Published: Dec 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the sensitivity of estimated procurement costs for military aircraft to reductions in the quantity of aircraft purchased.GAO found that: (1) aircraft procurement unit costs generally increased as their procurement rates decreased, but some mature Air Force and Navy procurement programs did not show a significant unit cost increase compared to other...
Navy A-12: Cost and Requirements
NSIAD-91-98: Published: Dec 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's projected requirements and cost estimates for the A-12 aircraft program.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's projected requirements and cost estimates for A-12 aircraft changed considerably between December 1989 and April 1990; (2) the Navy's decision to lower the number of aircraft carriers reduced A-12 total cost, but increased the projected...
Navy Strategic Forces: Trident II (D-5) Missile Contract Incentives
NSIAD-91-30: Published: Nov 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Navy's Trident II missile contract reliability incentives and cost-sharing arrangements.GAO found that: (1) between January 1987 and January 1989, the contractor conducted 19 land-launched development missile flight tests, resulting in 1 aborted test, 2 failures, 1 partial success, and 15 successes; (2) during 1987, Congress redu...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions in Tracked Combat Vehicle Programs
NSIAD-91-37BR: Published: Nov 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's: (1) fiscal year (FY) 1991 procurement budget for two military vehicles, focusing on opportunities for potential reductions; and (2) implementation of the FY 1990 appropriations for those programs.GAO found that the amounts the Army requested or appropriated for the two vehicles could potentially be rescinded or reduced by $545.9 million...
Tactical Intelligence: Army's Mohawk Surveillance Radar Program Restructure
NSIAD-90-156: Published: May 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Army Mohawk surveillance system's cost, phase-out schedule, and planned upgrade and alternatives; and (2) status of other moving target surveillance systems.GAO found that in 1986, the Army initiated two programs to sustain Mohawk operations through the year 2005, consisting of: (1) an upgrade program, at an estimated cost of $224.4 millio...
Bradley Vehicle: Status of the Army's Survivability Enhancement Program
NSIAD-90-172: Published: May 21, 1990. Publicly Released: May 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Army's modification program for enhancing the Bradley Fighting Vehicle's survivability.GAO found that vehicle enhancements included: (1) the addition of armor to provide protection against 30-mm projectiles; (2) the addition of liners inside the turret to protect the crew from high-velocity debris; (3) the addition...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Basis for Reductions in Estimated Cost of Phase I
NSIAD-90-173: Published: May 9, 1990. Publicly Released: May 10, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) reasons for reducing its cost estimate for the Phase 1 Strategic Defense System, and the credibility of its October 1988 estimate of $69.1 billion.GAO found that: (1) SDIO appropriately prepared the October 1988 cost estimate, but made errors that understated the cost by $2.1 billion; (2) SDIO...
Military Health Care: Recovery of Medical Costs From Liable Third Parties Can Be Improved
NSIAD-90-49: Published: Apr 19, 1990. Publicly Released: May 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the effectiveness of the Department of Defense's (DOD) medical cost recovery in third-party liability cases.GAO found that: (1) 8 of the 13 Army and Navy medical facilities it studied did not identify and report more than half of the potential third-party liability cases because they lacked standard procedures; (2) some Air Force and Navy installa...
Continuing Problems in the Department of Defense's Inventory Management
T-NSIAD-90-26: Published: Mar 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1990.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory management, focusing on problems it identified in DOD inventory management. GAO noted that: (1) DOD inventories of spare and repair parts have grown massively over the last 10 years; (2) the military services purchase items too early and in quantities that exceed their actual needs, and have millions of dollars worth of excess materiel on o...
DOD Budget: Status of Five-Year Defense Plan
NSIAD-90-131: Published: Feb 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense (DOD) 5-Year Defense Program.GAO noted that: (1) DOD did not submit a revised 5-year program with the 1991 presidential budget and did not plan to submit a program until the end of the 1992 budget cycle; (2) legislation required that DOD detail how the obligational authority outlined in the presidential budg...