Military forces (11 - 20 of 80 items)
Persian Gulf: Allied Burden Sharing Efforts
NSIAD-92-71: Published: Dec 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the burden sharing efforts of allied countries during the Persian Gulf crisis, focusing on allied contributions to the United States, the multinational force, and other countries.GAO found that: (1) as of December 15, 1991, allied countries had pledged about $54 billion in cash and in-kind support, such as equipment and transportation, to the Unite...
B-2 Bomber: Logistics Cost Issues and Construction Planning
NSIAD-92-22: Published: Dec 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1991.
GAO reviewed: (1) the logistics costs for the B-2 bomber; and (2) Air Force planning for the construction of B-2 facilities.GAO found that: (1) the cost to logistically support the B-2 depends on the reliability of its subsystems, components, and parts; (2) the Air Force estimates for logistics cost for the B-2 may be optimistic; (3) the Air Force has had difficulty synchronizing construction proj...
Navy Office Space: Cost Estimate for Consolidating the Naval Systems Commands May Be High
GGD-91-61: Published: Mar 8, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) cost estimates for consolidating Naval Systems Commands offices in a single facility in northern Virginia.GAO found that: (1) GSA estimated that it would cost $273.8 million to construct 1 million square feet of occupiable space; (2) the GAO construction cost estimate was $34.8 million lower than the GSA...
Status of the Navy's New Seawolf Attack Submarine and its New Combat Systems
T-NSIAD-90-38: Published: Jul 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1990.
GAO discussed the status of the Navy's new Seawolf nuclear attack submarine (SSN-21) program and its AN/BSY 2 combat system. GAO found that: (1) one shipyard is responsible for the submarine's overall design under a $343-million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, and another shipyard is designing the engine room and its equipment under a $212-million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract; (2) AN/BSY 2 is critic...
Homeporting: Status of Continuing Construction and Development
NSIAD-90-231: Published: Jun 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Navy's strategic homeporting program and the legal status of limitations on the disposal of land if the new homeports were terminated.GAO found that: (1) the Navy had not taken any action to stop ongoing construction on projects at new homeports requested by the Secretary of Defense; (2) written agreements pertaining to homepo...
Navy Ships: Status of SSN-21 Ship Construction Program
NSIAD-90-163: Published: Apr 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1990.
GAO reviewed the Navy's Seawolf Attack Submarine (SSN-21) construction program, focusing on: (1) the program's status; (2) SSN-21 performance capabilities; and (3) the Navy's ability to maintain the SSN-21 force structure.GAO found that: (1) the Navy used two shipyards to design SSN-21 and was proceeding with its construction plans; (2) during the research and development phase, the Navy experienc...
Overseas Basing: Costs of Relocating the 401st Tactical Fighter Wing
NSIAD-89-225: Published: Sep 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's planned relocation of a tactical fighter wing from Torrejon, Spain, to Crotone, Italy, focusing on the relocation's cost and the impact of maintaining the wing, rather than deactivating it.GAO found that: (1) regardless of whether it relocated the air wing, the Air Force would spend $32 million to transfer other units from Torrejon...
Navy Relocation: Transfer of the Naval Explosives Development Engineering Department
NSIAD-89-176BR: Published: Aug 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's studies supporting the proposed transfer of the Naval Explosives Development Engineering Department (NEDED) from the Naval Weapons Station in Yorktown, Virginia, to the Naval Ordnance Station in Indian Head, Maryland.GAO found that the Navy: (1) cited business consolidation and improved leadership and supervision as the primary reasons f...
The Davis-Bacon Act: Applicability to Supply Contract at Defense Depot, Tracy, California
HRD-89-13: Published: Jan 24, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) complied with the Davis-Bacon Act in awarding a $4.2-million contract in August 1986 for the supply and installation of a material handling system at the Defense Depot in Tracy, California.GAO found that: (1) DLA considered the contract to be a supply contract, rather than a construction contract, and used...
Navy Strategic Forces: Trident II Proceeding Toward Deployment
NSIAD-89-40: Published: Nov 21, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the acquisition status of the Navy's Trident II system.GAO found that the: (1) Trident II system development is on schedule; (2) Navy will need to continue testing the system after the December 1989 initial operational capability date to obtain sufficient data to verify missile performance; (3) Department of Defense's December 31, 1987, estimated p...