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The Navy Can Reduce Its Stated Requirements for F/A-18 Weapons Tactics Trainers
NSIAD-84-84: Published: Apr 11, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Navy's requirements for the F/A-18 weapon tactics trainers (WTT's).GAO interviewed program officials at several training sites to determine how requirements for WTT's were established and the extent to which the Navy has supported and documented them. GAO believes that Navy planning documents show that WTT requirements at the sites are not adequately justified. GAO found that the...
Results of Forthcoming Critical Tests Are Needed To Confirm Army Remotely Piloted Vehicle's Readiness for Production
NSIAD-84-72: Published: Apr 4, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1984.
GAO reviewed the changes made in the Army's remotely piloted vehicle (RPV) program during the past 2 years and analyzed the work that remains ahead. This report is one in a series of annual reports on the status of selected major weapon systems.The Army is developing the RPV to provide field surveillance information which it relays to supporting ground units. GAO noted that the cost of the RPV pro...
Navy's Progress in Improving Physical Inventory Controls and the Magnitude, Causes, and Impact of Inventory Record Inaccuracies in the Army, Air Force, and Defense Logistics Agency
NSIAD-84-9: Published: Nov 4, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Navy's progress in improving physical inventory controls; (2) magnitude, causes, and impact of physical inventory adjustments in the Army, Air Force, and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA); and (3) adequacy of Department of Defense (DOD) policies, procedures, and efforts to improve physical inventory controls and inventory record accuracy.GAO...
The Air Force Weapons Laboratory Should Validate Its Computer Needs and Evaluate Alternatives Before Continuing Its Cray-l Computer Lease
AFMD-83-70: Published: Jul 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force Weapons Laboratory's (AFWL) use of a Cray-1 computer system to determine whether continued lease of the Cray-1 is justified.GAO stated that, although AFWL research programs benefit from large-scale computer support, the extent to which the Cray-1 has been used may not justify its continued lease and operation. GAO found that: (1) t...
The Air Force Equipment Management System Still Does Not Assure Control of Nonexpendable Equipment
NSIAD-83-20: Published: Jul 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1983.
GAO reviewed how the Air Force Equipment Management System (AFEMS) accounts for nonexpendable equipment valued at over $15 billion.Substantial amounts of proposed equipment purchases in the Air Force budget depend on AFEMS accuracy. To determine net requirements for its budget, the Air Force identifies gross requirements and subtracts equipment on hand. However, problems in accounting for that equ...
Results of Production Testing Should Be Considered Before Increasing Patriot's Production
C-MASAD-83-7: Published: Jan 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Patriot Air Defense Missile System's performance capabilities to determine the Army's progress in resolving the system's earlier performance and reliability problems in relation to future production rates.Congress approved the fiscal year (FY) 1983 Department of Defense request to increase Patriot's production; in the Army's FY 1984 budget, the Army plans to request additional pro...
An Analysis of the Counterair Mission Is Required To Help Ensure That the Air Force Is Buying the Capabilities It Needs
MASAD-83-1: Published: Nov 5, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1982.
GAO examined the extent to which the Air Force conducts mission area analysis to identify counterair deficiencies and requirements.Determining how to best allocate Air Force resources among the nine mission areas and within the counterair mission, on which billions of dollars are spent annually, is a difficult and complex task. One management tool that can be used to facilitate this task is missio...
Budget Implications of Savings Reported in the Third Summary Report Issued by the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency
AFMD-83-14: Published: Oct 18, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the third "Summary Report of Inspector General Activities" by the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency. The report is intended to highlight the significant impact that the inspectors general (IG), the Council and the administration have had in combating fraud, waste, and mismanagement in Government.GAO found that the Council's third repo...
Civilianizing Certain Air Force Positions Could Result in Economies and Better Use of Military Personnel
PLRD-82-75: Published: Aug 11, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1982.
GAO discussed how the Air Force could reduce costs at Strategic Air Command (SAC) missile bases by using civilians in certain military positions and by reducing or eliminating certain military construction projects.GAO concluded that grounds exist to question the Air Force's decision on military positions at three SAC bases and that substantial cost reductions could be reached. Further, GAO believ...
Requirements and Production Capabilities Are Uncertain for Some Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps Aircraft Spares and Repair Parts
PLRD-82-77: Published: Jul 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the processes used by the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps to develop their fiscal year (FY) 1982 budgets for aircraft spares and repair parts, the subsequent procurement plans for these items, and the adequacy of management information systems to address the problems associated with these items.Many of the problems previously reported by GAO stil...