Weapons systems (21 - 30 of 120 items)
Systems Development and Production Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-97
IAP-95-2: Published: Mar 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1995.
GAO presented its Systems Development and Production issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 through 1997, focusing on the: (1) justification for new weapons systems; (2) development and acquisition of military weapons systems; and (3) Department of Defense's (DOD) budgeting for its procurement and research, development, test, and evaluation accounts.GAO plans to: (1) determine whether the justifica...
Missile Development: Status and Issues at the Time of the TSSAM Termination Decision
NSIAD-95-46: Published: Jan 20, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Tri-Service Standoff Attack Missile (TSSAM) program, focusing on the: (1) reliability of TSSAM; (2) increases in TSSAM unit production costs; (3) changes in the number of variants and quantities to be acquired; and (4) availability of alternative systems. GAO noted that: (1) in December 1994, the Secretary of Defense announced plans to cancel the TSSA...
DOD's CALS Initiative
AIMD-94-197R: Published: Sep 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Continuous Acquisition and Life-Cycle Support (CALS) initiative, focusing on: (1) two key CALS programs; (2) the impact of the Automated Document Conversion System (ADCS) on the initiative; and (3) the justification for using noncompetitive procedures to expand the Army-specific CALS contract to a DOD-wide scope. G...
Strategic Bomber: Issues Relating to the B-1B's Availability and Ability to Perform Conventional Missions
NSIAD-94-81: Published: Jan 10, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues concerning the B-1B bomber as its operational orientation shifts from nuclear to conventional missions, focusing on the: (1) operational status of the B-1B fleet; and (2) impact of engine problems and structural cracks on the availability of B-1B aircraft.GAO found that: (1) although the Air Force planned to have 60 of the 95 B-1B aircraft c...
1994 Defense Budget: Potential Reductions, Rescissions, and Restrictions to RDT&E Programs
NSIAD-93-293BR: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1994 budget request and prior years' appropriations for its research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) programs, focusing on: (1) potential reductions to the FY 1994 budget request; (2) rescissions to prior FY appropriations; and (3) congressional restrictions on DOD obligational authority for certain FY 1994 RDT&E programs.G...
B-2 Bomber: Comparison of Operational Capabilities and Support Costs for 15 Versus 20 Aircraft
NSIAD-93-209: Published: Aug 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1993.
In response to congressional requests, GAO reviewed the operational and support plans for the B-2 bomber, focusing on the differences in the bomber's conventional operational capabilities, military construction funding, and operations and maintenance costs for 20 aircraft instead of 15 aircraft.GAO found that: (1) the B-2 force's size will limit its conventional missions primarily to precision str...
Navy Carrier Battle Groups: The Structure and Affordability of the Future Force
NSIAD-93-74: Published: Feb 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1993.
GAO provided information on policy considerations, future requirements, and force structure of carrier battle groups, focusing on: (1) the size and makeup of future naval carrier forces in response to reduced defense spending; and (2) alternatives for meeting national security requirements with fewer carriers.GAO found that: (1) changes in the international security environment shifted the U.S. st...
National Security Issues
OCG-93-9TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed major defense policy, management, and program issues, focusing on: (1) military roles and missions; (2) managing the downsized and restructured military force; (3) U.S. commitments, forward presence, and security assistance programs; (4) the spread of mass destruction weapons; (5) weapons system acquisition; (6) environmental concerns; (7) inventor...
Navy Ships: Status of SSN-21 Design and Lead Ship Construction Program
NSIAD-93-34: Published: Nov 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's Seawolf Nuclear Attack Submarine construction program, focusing on the: (1) status of the Seawolf's design; (2) status of major subsystem development efforts and their potential impact on the construction program; (3) cost, schedule, and performance status of the construction program; and (4) Seawolf's impact on the nuclear-powered attac...
1993 DOD Budget: Potential Reductions in Command, Control, and Communications Programs
NSIAD-92-297BR: Published: Sep 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1993 budget request and prior year appropriations, focusing on: (1) selected command, control, and communications (C3) programs; (2) potential reductions to the FY 1993 budget request; and (3) potential rescissions to prior year appropriations.GAO found that: (1) the Army could potentially reduce i...