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Battlefield Automation: Army Air Defense Command and Control System Acquisition and Budget Issues
NSIAD-87-208: Published: Sep 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Forward Area Air Defense Command, Control and Intelligence System (FAAD C2I) focusing on the system's cost, schedule and performance, and the Army's 1988 budget request.GAO found that: (1) the Army underestimated program costs by about $3.2 billion because it did not include costs related to the Army National Guard, corps missile batt...
Status of the Navy's New Seawolf Attack Submarine and Its New Combat System
T-NSIAD-87-14: Published: Mar 24, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1987.
GAO testified on the status of the Navy's new Seawolf attack submarine construction program and the development of the Seawolf's new combat system. GAO found that: (1) by the year 2000, the Navy plans to request authority to build at least 28 attack submarines, at a estimated cost of $29 billion; (2) if the Navy's plan is executed, 28 Seawolf submarines will be authorized through 1999; (3) althoug...
Navy's RDT&E Reprogramming
T-NSIAD-87-16: Published: Mar 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1987.
GAO discussed the Navy's reprogramming actions on four of its research and development programs: (1) the RACER ship propulsion system for destroyers; (2) the MK-92 fire control system for frigates; (3) the ERASE system to eliminate electromagnetic radiation; and (4) the Satellite Laser Communication System. GAO found that: (1) the Navy allocated the amounts indicated in the appropriations conferen...
Defense Organization: Advantages and Disadvantages of a Centralized Civilian Acquisition Agency
NSIAD-87-36: Published: Nov 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1986.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO: (1) reviewed reports and studies of the organizational structure for defense procurement; and (2) identified the potential advantages and disadvantages of establishing a centralized civilian procurement agency, either within or outside of the Department of Defense (DOD).GAO found that the establishment of a centralized agency would: (1) reduce service pa...
ICBM Modernization: Status, Survivable Basing Issues, and Need To Reestablish a National Consensus
NSIAD-86-200: Published: Sep 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1986.
GAO reported on the status of the land-based Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Modernization Program, specifically: (1) the deployment of 50 Peacekeeper missiles in existing Minuteman silos; (2) research to determine a survivable basing mode for 50 additional Peacekeeper missiles or other missiles; and (3) the development of a small, single-warhead ICBM.GAO found that: (1) the Department o...
Defense Budget: Potential Reductions to Army and Marine Corps Missile Budgets
NSIAD-86-158BR: Published: Aug 6, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1986.
GAO examined the Army's and Marine Corps' fiscal year (FY) 1987 appropriation requests for $2.099 billion and $242.5 million, respectively, for missile systems. The Army's request was for seven missile systems while the Marine Corps' request was for three missile systems.GAO found possible reductions totalling: (1) $156.1 million in the Army's and Marine Corps' FY 1987 requests; and (2) $66.3 mill...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Status of Airborne Optical Adjunct and Terminal Imaging Radar
NSIAD-86-153: Published: Jun 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the status of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's technology validation experiments on the Airborne Optical Adjunct (AOA) and the Terminal Imaging Radar (TIR) as part of its program to determine the feasibility of developing a defense against nuclear ballistic missiles.GAO found that: (1) the Army Str...
U.S. Antisatellite Program: Responses to Questions on Program Funding
NSIAD-86-161BR: Published: Jun 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Air Force's Antisatellite (ASAT) program, specifically: (1) the total number of ASAT weapons procurements; (2) the impact of cancellation of test shots against targets in the research and development phase; (3) the cost to terminate ASAT; (4) the feasibility of mothballing and restarting ASAT; (5) the status of the ASAT production funds; and...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Budgets
NSIAD-86-143BR: Published: Jun 20, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) examined the Army's request for the procurement of six aircraft systems in its fiscal year (FY) 1987 budget; and (2) reviewed the Army's justification for its FY 1987 estimates and its use of funds in its previous years' programs.GAO found potential reductions of between $1.5 million and $31 million for the six programs for FY 1987 due to reduced or ov...
Selected Recommendations of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control
128615: Dec 12, 1985
GAO commented on the recommendations of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control (Grace Commission) which identified important actions Congress could pursue in the acquisition area. GAO noted that: (1) there are techniques to produce systems more economically, such as competition, economic production rates, and multiyear procurement; (2) priorities must be established in order to opti...