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Defense Aircraft Investments: Major Program Commitments Based on Optimistic Budget Projections
T-NSIAD-97-103: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) aircraft modernization plans.GAO noted that: (1) as the nation proceeds into the 21st century with the prospect of a flat budget, GAO believes that action needs to be taken to address DOD's problematic aircraft investment strategy; (2) action needs to be taken now because, if major commitments are made to procure the planned aircraft programs, such a...
Energy and Science: Five-Year Bibliography 1990-1994
RCED-96-7W: Published: Dec 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1995.
GAO published a list and abstracts of its energy- and science-related products issued from January 1990 through December 1994. The products focus on: (1) the Department of Energy's property management and contract costs; (2) energy research and supplies; (3) uranium enrichment; (4) procurement; (5) nuclear safety and waste disposal; (6) nuclear nonproliferation; (7) environmental cleanups; (8) nuc...
Navy Shipbuilding Programs: Nuclear Attack Submarine Issues
T-NSIAD-95-162: Published: May 16, 1995. Publicly Released: May 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the continuing production of nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSN). GAO noted that: (1) there are less costly alternatives for maintaining the Navy's required SSN force structure; (2) the Navy could maintain low-rate production of the submarines or defer production until after year 2000; (3) the cost savings from deferring production would be offset by reconstitution costs for exis...
Navy Shipbuilding Programs: Nuclear Attack Submarine Requirements
T-NSIAD-95-120: Published: Mar 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the requirements for continued production of nuclear attack submarines, focusing on: (1) less costly alternatives for maintaining the required submarine force structure; and (2) the adequacy of the Department of Defense's (DOD) justification for building the SSN-23 submarine. GAO noted that: (1) there is currently no competition to build nuclear attack submarines and DOD has not clar...
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...
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...
Contract Pricing: Reviews of Defense Contractor Compensation Costs
NSIAD-90-249FS: Published: Aug 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Defense Contract Audit Agency's (DCAA) reviews of contractor compensation costs, focusing on the: (1) number of compensation reviews DCAA conducted; (2) amount of unreasonable compensation DCAA identified; and (3) status of the government's efforts to reduce unreasonable compensation.GAO found that: (1) DCAA completed 361 compens...
Annual Index: Reports Issued in FY 1989
140531: Jan 1, 1990
GAO published its annual digest of reports and testimonies issued in fiscal year 1989...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions in Helicopter Programs
NSIAD-90-14BR: Published: Dec 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the justifications for six helicopter procurement line items in the Army's $3.2-billion fiscal year (FY) 1990 research, development, test, and evaluation budget request to identify potential reductions.GAO found that: (1) there were $359.2 million in potential reductions to the Army's budget, including $31 million for FY 1988, $187.5 million for FY...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to Tracked and Wheeled Vehicles Budgets
NSIAD-90-13: Published: Nov 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's land vehicle procurement appropriations and 1990 budget estimates.GAO found that the Army's land vehicle procurement budget could be reduced by: (1) $690,000 in requested 1990 Bradley fire control system funds and $654,000 in 1989 appropriations, after applying revised contract cost estimates; (2) $16.7 million in 1988 and 1989 M1A1 tank...