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1992 Navy Budget: Potential Reductions in Weapons Procurement Programs
NSIAD-91-301BR: Published: Sep 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's justification for its fiscal year (FY) 1992 and FY 1993 weapons procurement budget request and prior-year appropriations to identify areas for potential reductions and rescissions.GAO identified: (1) $153.9 million in potential reductions to the Navy's FY 1992 budget request and $397.6 million and $8.6 million in potential rescissions fr...
1992 Army Budget: Potential Reductions to Missile Programs
NSIAD-91-320BR: Published: Sep 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's justification for its fiscal year (FY) 1992 $1.5 million budget requests for 15 missile systems, focusing on whether: (1) the programs should be funded in the amounts requested; and (2) unused funds from selected appropriation segments from previous years, including the FY 1991 Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm supplemental appropriat...
Major Issues Facing the 102nd Congress
T-OCG-91-1: Published: Jan 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1991.
GAO discussed the critical issues Congress and the Administration have faced since November 1988. GAO noted that: (1) the budget deficit could reach $300 billion or more in 1991; (2) long-term economic forecasts imply that the budget deficit and a low domestic saving rate will constrict opportunities for economic growth; (3) Department of Defense weapons programs were hampered by management failur...
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...
Army Weapons: Status of the Sense and Destroy Armor System
NSIAD-91-44BR: Published: Dec 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Army's Sense and Destroy Armor (SADARM) program, focusing on: (1) Army compliance with congressional directives; (2) the current program schedule; (3) the Army's estimate of the program's total cost; (4) SADARM technical development and test results; and (5) SADARM ability to meet a counterfire mission requirement.GAO found that t...
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...
Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to the Strategic Missile Systems Budget
NSIAD-91-66BR: Published: Dec 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's funding requirements for fiscal years 1989, 1990, and 1991 for the Peacekeeper Rail Garrison, Minuteman, Peacekeeper missile, and Advanced Cruise Missile weapons systems and the Rapid Execution and Combat Targeting (REACT) program to identify potential budget reductions.GAO found that total potential budget reductions and rescission...
Navy Fielded Systems: Operating and Support Costs Not Tracked
NSIAD-90-246: Published: Sep 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the reliability of the Navy's operating and support (O&S) cost expenditure data for two aircraft weapon systems; and (2) how the O&S data related to the Navy's budget request.GAO found that: (1) Navy O&S data for the two weapon systems did not provide a sufficiently reliable indication of actual costs expended to operate and support them; (2)...
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...
Strategic Weapons: Long-Term Costs Are Not Reported to the Congress
NSIAD-90-226: Published: Aug 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1990.
GAO discussed: (1) the long-term costs of 12 strategic weapons systems; and (2) the extent to which the Department of Defense (DOD) routinely provided Congress with estimates of system costs.GAO found that: (1) projected annual funding levels required to acquire, operate, and support the 12 systems were expected to peak at about $1.8 billion, due to acquisition costs; (2) by 2003, annual operation...