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Military Activities: Display of Equipment at the Former Philadelphia Naval Base in July 2000
GAO-01-77R: Published: Oct 18, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 2000.
The Department of Defense (DOD) displayed military items for Members of Congress at the former Philadelphia Naval Base prior to the Republican National Convention in July 2000. To minimize the chance that the display would be associated with partisan events, DOD limited it to three days and imposed certain restrictions. According to several servicemembers and a DOD official present at the display,...
Executive Guide: Leading Practices in Capital Decision-Making (Superseded by AIMD-99-32)
AIMD-98-110: Published: Apr 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1998.
This publication has been superseded by AIMD-99-32, Executive Guide: Leading Practices in Capital Decision-Making, December 1998. GAO published a guide: (1) summarizing the 12 fundamental practices that have been successfully implemented by organizations recognized for their outstanding capital decisionmaking practices; and (2) providing examples of leading practices from which the federal governm...
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...
Army Training: Army Analysis Overstates Signal Training Costs at Fort Sill
NSIAD-92-168: Published: Apr 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's cost analysis of its decision to relocate certain signal corps training from Fort Sill to Fort Gordon to cut training costs, focusing on whether the estimated cost differential could be substantiated.GAO found that: (1) the Army cost analysis overstated training support and base personnel costs at Fort Sill because it combined Fort Sill'...
Aircraft Maintenance: Air Force Transferred and Eliminated Tasks to Address Funding Shortfalls
NSIAD-90-114: Published: Jun 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the significance of the Air Force Logistics Command's (AFLC) elimination and deferral of maintenance requirements in offsetting funding shortfalls.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal years (FY) 1988 and 1989, AFLC transferred some depot maintenance tasks to operating commands; (2) operating commands did not substantially duplicate current depot activit...
Navy Maintenance: Improvements Needed in the Aircraft Engine Repair Program
NSIAD-90-193BR: Published: Jun 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's aircraft engine repair program to determine whether: (1) charges for engine repairs were supportable and reasonable; and (2) opportunities existed for reducing labor and materiel costs.GAO found that: (1) in 1989, naval aviation depots performed depot-level maintenance on over 2,200 engines, and generated revenues of about $243 million;...
NATO-Warsaw Pact: Issues Related to Implementation of a Conventional Forces Treaty
NSIAD-90-130: Published: Apr 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1990.
GAO assessed the proposed treaty between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Warsaw Pact, aimed at reducing conventional forces and equipment in Europe, focusing on potential costs and savings resulting from treaty implementation.GAO found that: (1) in terms of defense savings, the proposed treaty would only result in a limited NATO peace dividend; (2) the treaty would only requi...
Air Force Contracting: Contracting for Maintenance of Training Aircraft at Columbus Air Force Base
NSIAD-88-136BR: Published: Apr 6, 1988. Publicly Released: May 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force's decision to award a contract for maintenance of training aircraft at one of its bases, focusing on the Air Force's comparison of contractor costs with in-house costs.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) complied with Office of Management and Budget and Air Force guidance in conducting its cost comparison; (2) used valid...
Missile Development: Development Status of the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile
NSIAD-87-168: Published: Aug 14, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile at the low-rate and full-rate production milestones, focusing on: (1) design stability; (2) test adequacy; and (3) the accuracy of the cost estimate for 17,000 Air Force missiles.GAO found that, at the time of the low-rate production decision: (1) there were design, performance, and cost...
The Air Force's C-5B Should Cost Study
T-NSIAD-87-1: Published: Dec 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1986.
GAO testified on the Air Force's should-cost study on the final option for 21 C-5B aircraft under a fixed-price contract, specifically: (1) the events which led to the Air Force's decision to conduct a cost study; and (2) the methodology upon which the Air Force based the study. GAO found that the Air Force: (1) was concerned that the contractor might substantially underrun the expected costs of p...