Cost analysis (71 - 80 of 90 items)
Improved Analysis Needed To Evaluate DOD's Proposed Long-Term Leases of Capital Equipment
PLRD-83-84: Published: Jun 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the practices and procedures which are followed by the government in its long-term leasing of capital equipment. GAO limited its review to those long-term leasing programs which the Navy and the Air Force have announced for noncombatant auxiliary cargo and tanker ships and trainer and Tanker Transport Bomber aircraft.GAO found that, contrary to the...
More Effective Use of Contract Airlift Could Reduce DOD Transportation Costs
PLRD-83-55: Published: Apr 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1983.
GAO reported on the Department of Defense's (DOD) use of aircraft under contract from commercial air carriers.GAO found that DOD is losing millions of dollars annually because of empty seats on aircraft under contract from commercial carriers. The Military Airlift Command (MAC) spent $228 million in fiscal year (FY) 1981 and about $250 million in FY 1982 to airlift military and civilian personnel...
Status of the CG-47 Cruiser and DDG-51 Destroyer Shipbuilding Programs
C-MASAD-83-11: Published: Feb 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the status of the Navy's CG-47 cruiser and DDG-51 destroyer shipbuilding programs and commented on issues raised in prior GAO reports.GAO found that: (1) operational testing of the CG-47 Aegis combat system was not adequately completed before it was commissioned; (2) the Navy plans to install SPS-49 radar systems on the CG-47 class against cong...
The Army's AH-64 Helicopter and HELLFIRE Missile Retain Risks as They Enter Production
C-MASAD-83-9: Published: Jan 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1983.
GAO reviewed the risks still facing the AH-64 advanced attack helicopter and the Hellfire missile upon entering production, and the progress the Department of Defense (DOD) has made in addressing these risks. The programs' affordability will continue to meet congressional questioning as future production increments are considered for funding.GAO found that there are no indications at this time tha...
Poor Procurement Practices Resulted in Unnecessary Costs in Procuring M1 Tank Spares
PLRD-83-21: Published: Jan 18, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1983.
GAO examined sole-source negotiated procurements for M1 tank spare components.GAO found that, in its procurement of M1 tank spares, the Government incurred unnecessary costs because the contracting officer: (1) accepted ceiling prices for spares negotiated on a sole-source basis before obtaining cost or pricing data and then failed to change the ceiling prices once the cost data were received; (2)...
Future NATO Funding at Collocated Operating Bases Should Focus on Key Needs
C-ID-83-1: Published: Jan 14, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the status and implementation of the collocated operating bases program for augmenting U.S. and allied bases located in Europe with U.S. equipment and aircraft in the event of an emergency. Since GAO first assessed the program in 1977, Congress has been concerned about the increasing requests for U.S. funding to support construction projects for...
Navy Procedures Used in Awarding a Solicitation at the Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, CA
PLRD-83-15: Published: Nov 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain Navy procedures used to award a solicitation under a contract which will affect family housing maintenance, warehousing and supply operations, and vehicle operation and maintenance functions now being performed by Federal civilian personnel at the Naval Weapons Center (NWC) in China Lake, CA.GAO found that the NWC estimate of the in-house c...
The Fleet Modernization Program: Still Room for Improvement
PLRD-82-65: Published: Jun 14, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Navy's fleet modernization program.The Navy often fails to follow its guidelines concerning the management of its fleet modernization program. As a result, many ship alterations are deferred and data for cost estimates are not available. In addition, the Navy does not always properly order material for the program, resulting in unnecessary...
The Army Needs To Modify Its System for Measuring Individual Soldier Proficiency
FPCD-82-28: Published: Mar 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1982.
GAO reviewed whether the Army's Skill Qualification Test Program measures soldier proficiency and identifies individual training needs.The program is the Army's only diagnostic tool for measuring individual training effectiveness and individual soldier proficiency in critical job tasks. However, GAO found that unit commanders and trainers are not getting the necessary information to assess accurat...
Issues Concerning the Navy's Expendable Reliable Acoustic Path Sonobuoy and Advanced Signal Processor
C-MASAD-82-14: Published: Feb 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1982.
Sonobuoys are acoustic sensors which, when dropped into the water from aircraft, are designed to detect the presence of submarines. Signal processors on board aircraft and ships analyze sonobuoy data to enhance submarine detection, classification, and location. GAO presented its views on the major unresolved issues in developing and procuring the expendable reliable acoustic path sonobuoy (ERAPS)...