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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...
Navy Ships: Lessons of Prior Programs May Reduce New Attack Submarine Cost Increases and Delays
NSIAD-95-4: Published: Oct 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's plans to incorporate lessons learned from prior submarine programs into the design and construction of the NSSN, a new class of nuclear-powered attack submarine.GAO found that: (1) by incorporating management lessons from prior submarine construction programs, the Navy could reduce its costs and avoid the schedule delays that it has expe...
NSIAD-94-45R: Published: Nov 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the design and construction of certain ground support systems at a B-2 bomber production facility, focusing on: (1) the cost of correcting problems in the systems; and (2) whether the contractor misrepresented problems with these systems to the Air Force. GAO found that the: (1) contractor has begun construction of the production facility and insta...
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...
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...
Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Volume 69, April 1990
142814: Apr 1, 1990
GAO published its monthly digest of Comptroller General decisions for the period ended April 1990, which is found in Volume 69, pages 359-432...
Navy Contracting: Progress Toward Competing Trident Submarine Construction
NSIAD-86-215FS: Published: Sep 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Navy's efforts to establish competition in the Trident submarine construction program.GAO noted that, through fiscal year 1986, the Navy awarded 13 contracts to one contractor for the design and construction of the Trident submarine. GAO found that the Navy decided to establish competition for the submarine's construction because: (1) of the potential to save money; and (2) it bel...
Base Realignments: Information on Blytheville AFB, Arkansas
NSIAD-86-19BR: Published: Jan 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO surveyed several issues associated with the Department of Defense's (DOD) placement of an Air Force base on an illustrative list of bases which Congress could consider for closure.GAO found that: (1) although the DOD Authorization Act for 1986 no longer requires DOD to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in developing base closure or...
Cost and Benefits of Longevity Payments for Time Spent in the Delayed Entry Program
NSIAD-84-145: Published: Sep 26, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the costs and benefits of longevity payments for time spent in the Department of Defense's delayed entry program. The program allows individuals to enlist but to delay reporting for duty for up to 12 months, until appropriated jobs and training are available.GAO found that time spent in the program counts as longevity for determining base pay. GAO...