Naval procurement (31 - 40 of 89 items)
Navy Budget: Potential Reductions in Aircraft Procurement Budget
NSIAD-91-65: Published: Jan 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's fiscal year (FY) 1991 aircraft procurement budget request and appropriations for the preceding 2 years to identify potential budget reductions and rescissions, including amounts that the Navy did not use for their appropriated purposes.GAO found that: (1) potential reductions and rescissions to the Navy's FY 1991 aircraft procurement bud...
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...
Tactical Missiles: Issues Concerning the Navy's Requirements Determination Process
NSIAD-90-233: Published: Sep 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Navy's requirements determination process for the Standoff Land Attack Missile (SLAM), the Advanced Interdiction Weapon System (AIWS), and the Standard Missile II Block IV System (AEGIS ER).GAO found that: (1) the Navy inconsistently adhered to the Office of the Secretary of Defense and its own guidance in determining requirements for the three...
Navy Contracting: Ship Construction Contracts Could Cost Billions Over Initial Target Costs
NSIAD-91-18: Published: Oct 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO monitored cost growth on Navy ship construction contracts.GAO found that: (1) by the beginning of fiscal year 1990, the estimated cost of the Navy's open shipbuilding and conversion fixed-price contracts increased $5.5 billion over the initial target cost; (2) the Navy agreed to pay $1.5 billion for contract change orders, contract adjustments, and claims;...
Navy Ships: Status of SSN-21 and DDG-51 Programs
T-NSIAD-90-44: Published: May 22, 1990. Publicly Released: May 22, 1990.
GAO discussed the status of the Navy's Seawolf attack submarine program, its combat system, and the Arleigh Burke class destroyer. GAO found that: (1) both programs are highly concurrent, where major subsystems are being developed while ships are under construction and several ships are being bought before the lead ships are operationally tested; (2) the Navy may be overusing concurrent developmen...
Defense Budget: Potential Reductions to the Army and the Navy Missile Budgets
NSIAD-90-29: Published: Nov 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the 1990 Army and Navy procurement appropriation requests for 13 missile systems.GAO found that the Army's requested 1990 procurement appropriations should be reduced by: (1) $21.1 million for the Advanced Antitank Weapons System-Medium, because the Army did not require $10.3 million until 1991, and could fund $10.8 million from another source; (2)...
Navy Steaming Days: Budget and Execution
NSIAD-89-172: Published: Aug 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Navy ships' steaming activities to determine whether program execution matched its budget justification to Congress.GAO found that the Navy: (1) expressed its ship operation requirements in terms of operating tempo goals representing the percentage of time each calendar quarter that ships were involved in readiness training, exercises, and operatio...
Navy Engineering Centers: Proposal to Change From Industrial Funding to Another Funding Method
NSIAD-89-47: Published: Dec 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) proposal to convert two Navy activities from industrial funding to another funding method, focusing on the: (1) rationale and justification for the conversion; (2) the conversion's impacts on employment and operations; and (3) additional costs and savings involved in the conversion.GAO found that: (1) the DOD propo...