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DOE Management: DOE Needs to Improve Oversight of Subcontracting Practices of Management and Operating Contractors
T-RCED-91-79: Published: Aug 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1991.
GAO discussed the adequacy of the Department of Energy's (DOE) management controls to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in subcontracting, focusing on: (1) subcontracting deficiencies at the DOE Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; and (2) the DOE Contractor Purchasing System Review Program's effectiveness in identifying and correcting subcontracting deficiencies. GAO noted that: (1) DOE reviews...
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...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions in Tracked Combat Vehicle Programs
NSIAD-91-37BR: Published: Nov 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's: (1) fiscal year (FY) 1991 procurement budget for two military vehicles, focusing on opportunities for potential reductions; and (2) implementation of the FY 1990 appropriations for those programs.GAO found that the amounts the Army requested or appropriated for the two vehicles could potentially be rescinded or reduced by $545.9 million...
FAA Budget: 1991 Funding Request for Computers and Communications Can Be Reduced
IMTEC-90-89: Published: Sep 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) fiscal year (FY) 1991 budget request for $2.5 billion for facilities and equipment to identify areas for potential reductions.GAO found that: (1) potential reductions under the FAA request for computer and communications systems supporting both air traffic control and administrative functio...
B-2 Bomber: Proposed Revision to Fiscal Year 1991 Budget Request
NSIAD-90-301BR: Published: Sep 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Air Force's revised fiscal year (FY) 1991 budget request for B-2 aircraft with the congressionally approved FY 1990 B-2 procurement plan.GAO found that: (1) after conducting a major aircraft review in April 1990, the Department of Defense (DOD) proposed reducing the B-2 aircraft production quantity from 127 to 70 and the request for procurement...
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...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to the Operations and Maintenance Budget
NSIAD-90-275BR: Published: Sep 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's justification for its fiscal year 1991 operation and maintenance (O&M) budget, focusing on two of its major commands, U.S. Army, Europe (USAREUR) and U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM).GAO found that there were $734 million in potential reductions, including $326 million from USAREUR and $407.8 million from FORSCOM, since the: (1) budget...
Defense Budget: Potential Reductions to Air Force and Navy Missile and Other Budgets
NSIAD-90-272BR: Published: Sep 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1991 procurement budget request and past appropriations for the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) and three other advanced weapons systems to identify potential budget reductions; and (2) Navy's FY 1991 missile procurement budget request for AMRAAM.GAO found that the: (1) Air Force and the Navy...
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...