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Army Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Procurement Budgets
NSIAD-88-227: Published: Sep 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's: (1) fiscal year (FY) 1989 budget for helicopter procurement to assess the adequacy of its justifications for certain programs; and (2) budgets for FY 1987 and 1988 to identify potential reductions.GAO found that there were potential budget reductions of $3.5 million for FY 1987, $24.5 million for FY 1988, and $63 million for FY 1989...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to the Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Budget
NSIAD-88-214: Published: Sep 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) selected projects in the Army's amended fiscal year (FY) 1989 budget request for research, development, test, and evaluation appropriations (RDT&E); and (2) the FY 1988 budget for the projects to identify potential funding reductions.GAO found that the Army requested $5,031 million for RDT&E in its FY 1989 amended budget. GAO identified potent...
Budget Issues: Status of Obligations at Selected Agencies
AFMD-88-62FS: Published: Jun 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether selected executive agencies planned to spend the full amount of appropriated funds designated for specific projects referred to in an Office of Management and Budget memorandum.GAO found that: (1) except for 5 of its 58 projects, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) planned to obligate all funds as directed; (2) USDA had o...
Combat Radios: Army's Selection of SINCGARS' Second-Source Contractor
NSIAD-88-200: Published: Jul 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's selection of a second producer for its Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS), focusing on the system's interoperability, life-cycle costs, and fielding.GAO found that: (1) the Army plans to award a second-source contract for 400 radios and 150 test units at a cost of $22.1 million; (2) the Army plans to buy SINCGARS...
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...
Wallop-Breaux Trust Fund
T-RCED-88-38: Published: Apr 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1988.
GAO discussed the Aquatic Resources Trust Fund's Boat Safety Account, from which the Coast Guard administers payments to states to support their recreational boating safety activities. GAO noted that states: (1) received two-thirds of account funds; (2) typically spent $4 for every federal dollar, exceeding the requirements to match federal funds dollar-for-dollar; (3) typically requested all fund...
John E. Thornton, 1935-1976
OP-3-OH: Published: Mar 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1988.
GAO presented a transcript of an interview of John E. Thornton, the Director of the Field Operations Division from 1935 through 1976, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events are systematically recorded for posterity...
Battlefield Automation: Army Efforts To Automate Combat Service Support
NSIAD-87-178FS: Published: Jul 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Army's effort to automate combat service support (CSS) activities.GAO found that the: (1) Army plans to spend about $600 million to modernize its six CSS components at the corps and theater levels and to automate manual systems at lower command levels; (2) systems will collect, summarize, and organize the most important logisti...
Air Force and Navy Radar Warning Receiver Programs
T-NSIAD-87-31: Published: Apr 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1987.
GAO discussed the Air Force and Navy Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) Programs to determine whether the Air Force and the Navy structured the programs for common-service use and practiced concurrent testing and production on these programs. Congress emphasized the need to avoid duplication in service programs, improve military readiness, and reduce costs by developing systems that could meet interserv...
Industrial Base: DOD Efforts To Correct Deficiencies in the Ammunition Production Base
NSIAD-87-29BR: Published: Nov 26, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) examined ammunition production base problems; and (2) identified actions that the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Army could initiate to establish an industrial-base capability to meet peacetime and mobilization requirements for conventional ammunition.GAO found that, although the Army has identified numerous ammunition production-base deficienc...