Military forces (31 - 40 of 89 items)
ICBM Modernization: Selected Funding Options for the Small ICBM
NSIAD-88-193: Published: Jul 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed four funding options for the Air Force's Small Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) program for fiscal year (FY) 1989.GAO found that the Air Force estimated that in FY 1989 it would require: (1) $500 million to continue the ICBM program without regard to lead time necessary to requalify program contractors; (2) $600 million to continue both...
Observations on the Defense Enterprise Program
T-NSIAD-87-26: Published: Apr 2, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1987.
GAO discussed legislation establishing a milestone authorization process to reduce funding uncertainties associated with congressional review of defense acquisition programs. Each military service is required to nominate at least three programs as defense enterprise programs, which Congress then considers for milestone authorization. The legislation's purpose is to enhance program stability throug...
The B-1B Aircraft Program
T-NSIAD-87-4A: Published: Feb 25, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1987.
GAO testified on the cost, schedule, performance, and logistics aspects of the B-1B aircraft program. GAO found that, despite production delivery successes, developmental and production problems in B-1B subsystems have limited testing, necessitated operational restrictions, and prevented some operational training, specifically: (1) the B-1B aircraft was restricted from using its full flight capabi...
Chemical Warfare: Progress and Problems in Defensive Capability
PEMD-86-11: Published: Jul 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) program to improve its chemical warfare defense capabilities.GAO found that: (1) development of medical doctrines to support military operations in a chemically contaminated environment is inadequate; (2) the status of the medical equipment has remained unchanged for many years and there is little progress in pr...
Aquila Remotely Piloted Vehicle: Recent Developments and Alternatives
NSIAD-86-41BR: Published: Jan 4, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Aquila Remotely Piloted Vehicle Program focusing on its technical problems, their effect on the program's cost, schedule, and management, and the Army's consideration of alternatives to the program.GAO found that: (1) the program recently underwent a major restructuring in response to the technical problems revealed in testing; (2) the Army...
128282: Oct 31, 1985
GAO testified on: (1) its annual reviews of the military services' ammunition budgets; and (2) its evaluation of the President's budget request of $5.3 billion for ammunition items and $368.4 million for enhancing ammunition production facilities. The reviews focused on whether: (1) the quantities requested were needed; (2) the unit costs were reasonable; and (3) technical problems were resolved....
Status of the U.S. Antisatellite Program
NSIAD-85-104: Published: Jun 14, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained cost, schedule, and testing information on the U.S. antisatellite program.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force estimates that the antisatellite program will cost $4.1 billion; (2) both the initial and the full operational capability dates have slipped by 1 year, partially because of adverse congressional appropriations action; (3) program costs will p...
Cost Projections for the B-1B Bomber Program
NSIAD-85-15: Published: Nov 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense report on B-1B cost projections that was made pursuant to the 1984 Department of Defense Authorization Act. GAO was also requested to submit periodic reports concerning the status of the B-1B program based on its review of contractor proposals and/or negotiated multiyear contracts.In July 1984, the Air Force awarded a $1.6...
Implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982
124299: May 22, 1984
GAO discussed first-year efforts to implement the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act. GAO noted that agencies generally made adequate efforts to implement the act by assessing the vulnerability of their internal controls and accounting systems and by submitting the required reports. GAO stated that material weaknesses reported by agencies included problems with: (1) accounting and financial...
Department of the Air Force's First-Year Implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act
NSIAD-84-93: Published: May 1, 1984. Publicly Released: May 1, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's first-year efforts to implement and comply with the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act.GAO found that the Air Force generally implemented its internal control program in accordance with federal guidelines. The program was organized effectively and used existing resources. However, the Air Force failed to establish a complete inventory of its programs, activities...