Budgets (51 - 60 of 83 items)
DOD Inflation: Budgeting and Monitoring Inflation Funding in the Department of Defense
NSIAD-88-79: Published: Apr 26, 1988. Publicly Released: May 26, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense (DOD) budgeting procedures to determine the feasibility of: (1) budgeting separately for inflation; (2) restricting the use of inflation funds specifically for inflation costs; (3) requiring that funds appropriated for inflation, but not spent, lapse at the end of the fiscal year; and (4) providing inflation estimates for...
Battlefield Automation: Army Air Defense Command and Control System Acquisition and Budget Issues
NSIAD-87-208: Published: Sep 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Forward Area Air Defense Command, Control and Intelligence System (FAAD C2I) focusing on the system's cost, schedule and performance, and the Army's 1988 budget request.GAO found that: (1) the Army underestimated program costs by about $3.2 billion because it did not include costs related to the Army National Guard, corps missile batt...
Acquisition: DOD's Defense Acquisition Improvement Program: A Status Report
NSIAD-86-148: Published: Jul 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of the Defense Acquisition Improvement Program to provide an overview of the status and results DOD has achieved since it focused high-level management attention on program initiatives.GAO found that, although the initiatives have not fully achieved the intended results, there have been improvements...
Contract Pricing: Obligations Exceed Definitized Prices on Unpriced Contracts
NSIAD-86-128: Published: May 2, 1986. Publicly Released: May 19, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) use of unpriced contracts to determine if contracting officers were using them properly and pricing them on time.Unpriced contracts authorize contractors to start work and incur costs before final agreement on terms and conditions, including price. DOD establishes a ceiling price for these contracts that limits the...
Appropriated Funds: Air Force Needs To Change Process for Funding Some Activities
NSIAD-86-24: Published: Jan 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Air Force Systems Command's (AFCS) Aeronautical Systems Division's assessment of authorized programs to fund and account for certain development planning activities.GAO believes that the use of assessments to fund these activities is not appropriate because: (1) there is no specific budget submission for these development planning activities and, as such, they are not justified to...
Potential for Excess Funds in DOD
NSIAD-85-145: Published: Sep 3, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Secretary of Defense's offer to reapply $4 billion from fiscal years (FY) 1984 and 1985 appropriations to the 1986 defense budget to determine whether there were: (1) excess funds in the Department of Defense's (DOD) budget; (2) reprogramming actions and lapsing balances; and (3) possible alternatives to the current inflation compensation syste...
Army's Quality Deficiency Report System: Generally Effective But Some Changes Needed
NSIAD-85-115: Published: Jul 10, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1985.
GAO reported on its review of the Army's Quality Deficiency Report (QDR) System, which is the Army's major initiative to identify and resolve deficiencies in fielded equipment. When a fielded item fails to perform as expected and the user suspects that the problem is quality-related, a report is submitted to the responsible commodity command for investigation and resolution.GAO found that, when pr...
Army Contracts Overpriced Due to Misapplication of Spares Formula Pricing Factor
NSIAD-85-27: Published: Mar 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1985.
GAO examined selected pricing aspects of five Army contracts for the production of spares for the UH-60 helicopter. Specifically, GAO determined the reasons for any price differences and the reasonableness of the prices the Army paid.GAO found that the contracts were overpriced by about $872,000 because the contractor did not give Army contracting officials information relative to the use of a spa...
Management of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Exercise Program Has Been Strengthened, But More Needs To Be Done
NSIAD-85-46: Published: Mar 5, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1985.
GAO assessed the current management of the Department of Defense (DOD) joint exercise program to determine the effect of actions taken since a 1979 report and whether opportunities exist for further improvements.GAO found that corrective actions taken have strengthened the exercise program and its management. The objectives of the program and the procedures for its development are now more clearly...
Requisitions for M1 Components Are Not Justified by Past Demands
NSIAD-84-118: Published: May 29, 1984. Publicly Released: May 29, 1984.
During a review of the fielding of the M1 tank in Europe, GAO examined Army general supply policies and new equipment spare parts provisions actions by the U.S. Army, Europe.GAO found that two Army units had requisitioned M1 tank components valued at $511,000 which were not justified by past demands. The units requisitioned direct exchange assets to eliminate identified shortages based on inventor...