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1996 Defense Budget: Potential Reductions, Rescissions, and Restrictions in RDT&E and Procurement
NSIAD-95-218BR: Published: Sep 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1995.
GAO examined the Department of Defense's fiscal year (FY) 1996 budget request and prior years' appropriations for selected research, development, test, and evaluation and procurement programs focusing on identification of potential reductions in the FY 1996 budget request and potential rescissions to prior years' appropriations.GAO found that: (1) due to schedule delays, changes in program require...
Advance Sheets: Volume 74, Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States
OGC-95-12: Published: Jul 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1995.
GAO published advance sheets of decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of July 1995...
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...
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...
Navy's Aircraft Carrier Program: Investment Strategy Options
NSIAD-95-17: Published: Jan 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Navy's aircraft carrier program, focusing on: (1) the budget implications of the options for meeting the Department of Defense's Bottom-Up Review (BUR) force structure requirement for 12 carriers; and (2) each option's effect on the shipbuilding contractor's employment levels.GAO found that: (1) there are several available options for maintaining the 12-carrier force at less cost...
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...
Budget Object Classification: Origins and Recent Trends
AIMD-94-147: Published: Sep 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on budget object classifications, focusing on: (1) their origins, development, and use; (2) present historical trend data; and (3) actual and proposed uses of object class data to reduce federal administrative expenses.GAO found that: (1) budget object classification defines budget outlays by the personal and contractual services obtain...
Impoundment Control: President's Fourth Special Message for FY 1994
OGC-94-25: Published: May 5, 1994. Publicly Released: May 5, 1994.
GAO reported on the status of budget authority proposed for rescission in the President's fourth special impoundment message for fiscal year 1994.GAO found that: (1) Congress passed an emergency supplemental and rescission bill approving most of the rescissions proposed in the President's message and rescinded other budgetary resources; and (2) all of the budget authority withheld pursuant to the...
DOD Budget: Evaluation of Defense Science Board Report on Funding Shortfalls
NSIAD-94-139: Published: Apr 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Science Board Task Force's report on the fiscal years 1994 through 1999 Future Years Defense Program.GAO found that: (1) the task force's estimated savings from defense management report decisions (DMRD) could be overstated by $9 billion to $11 billion; (2) the funding shortfalls are a result of delayed DMRD implementation plans and unr...