Cost analysis (51 - 60 of 90 items)
Operation Desert Shield/Storm: Costs and Funding Requirements
NSIAD-91-304: Published: Sep 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the incremental cost of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, focusing on: (1) the executive branch's cost estimates and funding requirements for the operations; (2) the extent to which the United States needs to provide any additional funding; and (3) how the Department of Defense (DOD) and the individual services tracked the operations' cos...
Navy A-12: Cost and Requirements
NSIAD-91-98: Published: Dec 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's projected requirements and cost estimates for the A-12 aircraft program.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's projected requirements and cost estimates for A-12 aircraft changed considerably between December 1989 and April 1990; (2) the Navy's decision to lower the number of aircraft carriers reduced A-12 total cost, but increased the projected...
T-45 Training System: Navy Should Reduce Risks Before Procuring More Aircraft
NSIAD-91-46: Published: Dec 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1990.
GAO reviewed the Navy's acquisition of the T-45 Training System to evaluate cost, schedule, and performance risks and to assess whether an additional production commitment in fiscal year (FY) 1991 was warranted.GAO found that: (1) the Navy did not schedule flight testing until after it made production commitments for 20 percent of the planned procurement; (2) tests, redesigns, and modifications ha...
Army Inventory: Army Annually Spends Millions to Keep Retention-Level Stocks
NSIAD-90-236: Published: Sep 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the Army's retention of inventory in excess of its current operating and war reserve needs.GAO found that: (1) the Army Aviation Systems Command, one of six national inventory control points (ICP), had retention-level inventory valued at about $1 billion, and retained many times the amount of inventory that was reasonably required...
Reserve Forces: Opportunity to Reduce Pension Costs
NSIAD-90-152: Published: Aug 3, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1990.
GAO reviewed the military forces retirement system to identify potential areas of cost reduction, focusing on members of the Ready Reserve who received additional retirement credits even though they did not meet the minimum required participation levels.GAO found that: (1) some military forces were not transferring retirement-eligible Ready Reserve members earning less than 50 points a year to an...
Chemical Weapons: Obstacles to the Army's Plan to Destroy Obsolete U.S. Stockpile
NSIAD-90-155: Published: May 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program (CSDP), focusing on its efforts to destroy obsolete chemical weapons.GAO found that: (1) the Army's 1985 cost estimate for completing on-site disposal has increased from $1.7 billion to over $3.4 billion; (2) the Army would not complete its destruction of the stockpile by 1997, a...
Navy Ships: Status of SSN-21 Ship Construction Program
NSIAD-90-163: Published: Apr 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1990.
GAO reviewed the Navy's Seawolf Attack Submarine (SSN-21) construction program, focusing on: (1) the program's status; (2) SSN-21 performance capabilities; and (3) the Navy's ability to maintain the SSN-21 force structure.GAO found that: (1) the Navy used two shipyards to design SSN-21 and was proceeding with its construction plans; (2) during the research and development phase, the Navy experienc...
Air Force Logistics: Procurement of C-5 Crash Damage Kits
NSIAD-89-111: Published: Jun 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the San Antonio Air Logistics Center's purchase of C-5 crash damage repair kits.GAO found that the: (1) Air Force used data from three C-5A accidents to determine crash damage kit requirements, but those data were insufficient to accurately project the number, timing, and severity of future accidents; (2) Air Force did not make an economic analysis...
Army Procurement: Fort Benjamin Harrison's Commercial Activity Study Should Be Redone or Updated
NSIAD-89-90: Published: Feb 24, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the ongoing commercial activity study for base support operations at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, focusing on whether the: (1) study complies with applicable procedures and regulations; and (2) base has gathered sufficient data to permit converting the planned cost-plus-award-fee contract to a fixed-price contract if it determines that action...
Army Procurement: Procurement of a Newly Designed Steam Cleaner Is Premature
NSIAD-89-1: Published: Oct 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's plan to purchase new, military-designed, standard steam cleaners for military vehicles and heavy equipment to determine whether the: (1) Army needed the equipment; (2) cleaners' capabilities exceeded the Army's needs; and (3) Army sufficiently tested the equipment.GAO found that the: (1) Army failed to adequately justify its purchase...