Military cost control (31 - 40 of 60 items)
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...
Coast Guard Resources
T-RCED-88-28: Published: Mar 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1988.
GAO discussed the adequacy of the Coast Guard's resources. GAO found that: (1) although the Coast Guard's budget increased more than 50 percent since 1980, it actually declined when adjusted for inflation; (2) about two-thirds of the budget was devoted to operating expenses; (3) the 1988 appropriation of $267 million was the lowest since 1980, even though the Coast Guard requested $500 to $600 mil...
Aircraft Development: The Advanced Tactical Fighter's Costs, Schedule, and Performance Goals
NSIAD-88-76: Published: Jan 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force's development of its Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF), especially its ability to meet the cost, schedule, and performance goals.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force awarded two contracts to develop and test the prototype aircraft and a separate ground-based avionics prototype; (2) evaluations of these test results will n...
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...
Navy Maintenance: Selected Private and Public Shipyard Manday Rates' Cost Elements
NSIAD-87-20FS: Published: Oct 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the man-day rates of Navy ship maintenance work performed in selected private and public shipyards; (2) the Navy's reasons for overhauling West Coast-based aircraft carriers at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard; (3) whether the public yard rates included all overhead costs; and (4) whether a comparison of rates might show overhaul on the West...
Status of the Marine Corps Integrated Fire and Air Support System
NSIAD-86-111FS: Published: Apr 28, 1986. Publicly Released: May 28, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO obtained information on the Marine Corps' Integrated Fire and Air Support System (MIFASS) to determine the potential for merging it with similar Army fire support command and control systems.GAO found that: (1) no hardware similarities exist between MIFASS and the Army's interim Light Field Artillery Tactical Data System (LFATDS) because LFATDS is basica...
Observations on the Army's Manpower Requirements Criteria Program
NSIAD-84-78: Published: Mar 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1984.
GAO commented on the results of its survey of the Army's Manpower Requirements Criteria (MARC) program.MARC is the process used by the Army to determine the number of soldiers needed to perform combat support and combat service support functions in deployable units. GAO concern about MARC arose from the serious problems found in the Manpower Authorization Criteria program, the predecessor to MARC,...
The Use of a Peacetime GI Bill as a Recruiting and Retention Incentive
123487: Feb 21, 1984
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed whether a peacetime GI bill could overcome recruitment and retention problems in a cost-effective manner and assessed two Senate bills, S. 1747 and S. 1873, which address this question. GAO believes that, before incentives for military recruitment and retention can be properly evaluated, manpower problems and needs should be identified and solu...
Review of Overtime Practices and Controls at Selected Installations in the Department of Defense
GGD-83-80: Published: Aug 24, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) analyzed management's use of overtime in selected departments and agencies to determine whether the use is justified and necessary; (2) examined the use and feasibility of overtime alternatives; and (3) evaluated the adequacy of overtime control systems. The review was conducted at 10 military installations since, in fiscal year 1982, the Department of...