Naval procurement (51 - 60 of 89 items)
The 1978 Navy Shipbuilding Claim Settlement at Electric Boat--Status as of July 2, 1983
NSIAD-84-83: Published: May 18, 1984. Publicly Released: May 18, 1984.
GAO presented its fifth report on the status of two submarine contracts that were awarded to the General Dynamics Corporation and were modified in 1978. The report covers the period from December 27, 1981, through July 2, 1983.GAO found that, as of July 2, 1983: (1) the funds provided under the claims settlement with the shipbuilding firm were being used only on the specified contracts; (2) the El...
The Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile: Resolve Uncertainties Before Production
C-NSIAD-84-18: Published: May 7, 1984. Publicly Released: May 7, 1984.
GAO conducted a review to examine the potential usefulness and progress of the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) System, which the Air Force and the Navy are developing.GAO found that AMRAAM might go into production without adequate assurance that it will be operationally effective. If all goes as planned, the Air Force will exercise several priced production options while some ini...
Savings on the CVN-71 and Termination Cost of the CVN-72 and -73 Nuclear Aircraft Carriers
NSIAD-83-16: Published: Jul 21, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's programs to acquire the CVN-71, -72, and -73 nuclear aircraft carriers.GAO determined that the Navy's estimated savings of about $74 million on the CVN-71 appears reasonable if the incentive delivery date of December 31, 1986, is met. GAO noted that the CVN-71 is currently on schedule to meet that date. GAO found that the Navy has not...
The Air Force and Navy Should Have Coordinated and Better Managed Their Hush House Programs
NSIAD-83-27: Published: Jul 19, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1983.
GAO had expressed concern because the Air Force planned to spend more than $223 million to buy hush houses which suppress noise generated in testing aircraft jet engines without having firmly established its requirements or coordinated its program with the Navy's.GAO has found that few such houses can be justified as being needed to comply with environmental regulations. The Air Force requires noi...
Navy's F/A-18 Program Faces Budget Concerns and Performance Limitations as Aircraft Enter the Fleet
MASAD-83-28: Published: Jun 10, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Navy's F/A-18 strike-fighter program in connection with F/A-18 funding practices, performance problems, and fleet introduction. GAO was asked to determine: (1) the amount of F/A-18 support funds used to finance budget shortfalls and overruns and the operational effect of this financing practice on the Navy's ability to adequately support th...
Followup of the Navy's Estimated Cost Avoidance/Earlier Delivery for Nimitz Class Aircraft Carriers
PLRD-83-54: Published: Mar 1, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1983.
GAO was asked to review the Nimitz class aircraft carriers to determine whether events that have occurred since a previous GAO report influenced the projected earlier delivery and cost avoidance estimated by the Navy for the CVN-71, 72, and 73 aircraft carriers.GAO found that: (1) key events identified last year as being critical to the achievement of the CVN-72 and 73 earlier delivery and cost av...
Obtaining Navy Ships by Long-Term Charters (Rent-a-Navy)
122674: Feb 28, 1983
Testimony was given concerning prior GAO work on the Navy's program to lease rather than purchase nine tankers and a new GAO study on recent proposals to lease rather than purchase Government equipment. While the results of the new study have not been completed, the issues surrounding today's leases are similar to those reported on earlier. In 1973 GAO found that, by renting instead of purchasing...
Operating and Maintaining a Water Desalinization and Power Plant at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
B-172650: Published: Jan 27, 1972. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
The Fleet Modernization Program: Still Room for Improvement
PLRD-82-65: Published: Jun 14, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Navy's fleet modernization program.The Navy often fails to follow its guidelines concerning the management of its fleet modernization program. As a result, many ship alterations are deferred and data for cost estimates are not available. In addition, the Navy does not always properly order material for the program, resulting in unnecessary...
Deferrals of Budget Authority According to the Impoundment Control Act
OGC-82-12: Published: May 17, 1982. Publicly Released: May 17, 1982.
GAO reviewed the four deferrals of budget authority for the Department of Defense (DOD) totaling $320 million, which should have been reported to Congress pursuant to applicable legislation.GAO found that, based on a review of budget documents and discussions with DOD officials, it is clear that the primary reason for withholding the funds is the DOD concern over the disparity between the appropri...