Military cost control (11 - 20 of 60 items)
Navy Laboratories: Response to Questions on the Norfolk Detachment Disestablishment
NSIAD-94-114BR: Published: Feb 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the disestablishment of the Norfolk, Virginia detachment of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC).GAO found that: (1) under the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission's (BRAC) recommendations, the Norfolk detachment will be closed and relocated to the NUWC Newport division, leaving 9 personnel in Norfolk to monitor ships...
NSIAD-93-253R: Published: Jul 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified the net costs associated with the procurement, support, and operation and maintenance of the last five B-2 bombers. GAO noted that: (1) the procurement of 15 instead of 20 B-2 bombers could save the government $1.2 billion; (2) the procurement of certain aircraft support items may be avoidable in future years, since less support equipment is need...
Navy Maintenance: Improved Labor Estimates Can Reduce Shipyard Costs
NSIAD-93-199: Published: Jul 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Navy's methods for managing and controlling direct labor costs at its naval shipyards, focusing on whether labor estimates: (1) for ship repairs were reliable and effective in helping managers to control labor costs; and (2) reflected the benefits from labor-saving improvements and new equipment.GAO found that: (1) shipyard planners overestimate labor 3 to 23 percent per ship, whi...
U.S. Military Presence in Europe: Issues Related to the Drawdown
T-NSIAD-93-3: Published: Apr 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1993.
GAO discussed the U.S. military drawdown in Europe, focusing on: (1) the status of the drawdown and changing requirements; (2) U.S. and host nation financial obligations related to base closures in Europe; and (3) efforts to dispose of excess equipment. GAO noted that: (1) negotiations with Germany concerning the residual value of U.S. real property investments are deadlocked and need high-level i...
Air Force ADP: Status of Logistics Modernization Projects and CIM Impacts
IMTEC-92-66: Published: Jul 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force Materiel Command's (AFMC) 14 major logistics system modernization projects, focusing on: (1) the status of those projects; (2) whether the Air Force has evaluated any benefits derived from the completed systems; and (3) the impact that the Department of Defense's Corporate Information Management Initiative (CIM) has had on those proje...
Army Force Rotations
NSIAD-92-237R: Published: Jun 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the Army's past and present use of force rotations to determine the feasibility of this approach to reducing permanently stationed forces overseas. GAO noted that: (1) key drawbacks of past force rotation programs were the higher cost of rotations versus permanent stationing of troops, reduced combat readiness due to rotations, increased person...
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'...
Army Training: Computer Simulations Can Improve Command Training in Large-Scale Exercises
NSIAD-91-67: Published: Jan 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's 1990 Return of Forces to Germany (REFORGER) strategic deployment exercise, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the Army scaled the exercise down; (2) advantages and limitations of using computer simulations in comparison with large-scale ground maneuvers; (3) future plans for using simulations; and (4) potential savings that could resul...
Navy Contracting: Ship Construction Contracts Could Cost Billions Over Initial Target Costs
NSIAD-91-18: Published: Oct 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO monitored cost growth on Navy ship construction contracts.GAO found that: (1) by the beginning of fiscal year 1990, the estimated cost of the Navy's open shipbuilding and conversion fixed-price contracts increased $5.5 billion over the initial target cost; (2) the Navy agreed to pay $1.5 billion for contract change orders, contract adjustments, and claims;...
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;...