Cost analysis (81 - 90 of 90 items)
Opportunities Exist To Achieve Greater Standardization of Aircraft and Helicopter Seats
MASAD-82-22: Published: Feb 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1982.
GAO reviewed the efforts of the Department of Defense and the services to standardize flight life-support equipment.While formal management structures and informal agreements have resulted in several standardized life-support items, GAO found a proliferation of tactical aircraft and helicopter seat systems, the most expensive items of life-support equipment. GAO stated that greater standardization...
The Air Force LANTIRN Program Must Surmount Some Formidable Difficulties
C-MASAD-82-12: Published: Feb 25, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1982.
The Air Force's Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared System for Night (LANTIRN), if successfully developed, would provide certain Air Force aircraft with improved navigational and targeting capabilities that would enable them to be used in night operations and under low cloud ceilings. However, the LANTIRN system has experienced considerable cost growth and major technical difficulties s...
Better Software Planning Needed at the Air Force's Global Weather Central
AFMD-81-24: Published: Feb 24, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1981.
As part of a long-range program to improve the computer-based capabilities of the Air Force Global Weather Central (AFGWC), the Department of the Air Force insists that a series of sole-source procurements of general purpose computers in the present manufacturer's product line are in the Government's best interest. The Air Force believes that, by avoiding the competitive process, it can save $30 m...
AWACS Contract Price Overstated Because of Noncurrent, Inaccurate, and Incomplete Cost or Pricing Data
PLRD-81-29: Published: May 26, 1981. Publicly Released: May 26, 1981.
A fixed-price incentive contract was awarded to a firm by the Air Force Systems Command, Electronic Systems Division. A review was made of the pricing of one modification to the contract. The objective of the review was to determine the reasonableness of the contract price in relation to cost and pricing data that were available to the contractor at the time of contract negotiations.GAO found that...
Millions in Stock Funds Mismanaged at Defense Personnel Support Center
AFMD-81-2: Published: Nov 21, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1980.
GAO reviewed the inability of the Defense Personnel Support Center to control hundreds of millions of stock fund dollars because of its ineffective accounting systems. The Center could not accurately determine amounts paid and amounts of unliquidated obligations. In an attempt to correct its records, the Center made financial adjustments during fiscal years 1978 and 1979. However, the validity of...
Potential Savings by Streamlining Grumman's Computer Operations Supporting Navy Contracts
PSAD-79-111: Published: Oct 5, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1979.
Grumman Aerospace Corporation buys data processing services from Grumman Data Systems Corporation to support manufacturing and testing operations performed in fulfillment of Navy contracts. Both corporations are subsidiaries of the Grumman Corporation. The cost and storage capacity of the system used was compared to the capacity required for storage and processing of the necessary information. The...
Pricing of a Contract With McDonnell-Douglas
PSAD-79-23: Published: Jan 26, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1979.
A review was made to determine the reasonableness of production raw material costs of $118,990,080 proposed by McDonnell-Douglas Corporation for the production of 132 F-15 and TF-15 aircraft, aerospace ground equipment, and data. Production material comprises 97 percent of the raw materials required for fabrication of the aircraft. The raw material cost was based on prior aircraft production cost,...
Army's Fiscal Year 1979 Program for Procuring Conventional Ammunition and Related Production Base Support
LCD-78-419: Published: May 15, 1978. Publicly Released: May 15, 1978.
The Army's fiscal year (FY) 1979 ammunition appropriation request was $1.15 billion for procuring conventional ammunition and $265 million for related production support. The ammunition is for annual peacetime training and reserve wartime stocks. Most of the requested production support funds are for modernizing and expanding the Army's ammunition plants.The $85 million requested for three convent...
Department of Defense Should Change Pay Setting for Korean Nationals
FPCD-77-69: Published: Sep 30, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1977.
The Department of Defense (DOD) employs about 23,000 Korean nationals in Korea who are paid more than the local wages.DOD puts considerable effort into establishing employment practices in Korea that are fair to both U.S. government and the Korean national employees. However, there are certain aspects of compensation setting and administration in Korea that should be changed in order to bring wage...
Cost Estimates of the B-1 Aircraft Program
PSAD-77-116-121: Published: May 25, 1977. Publicly Released: May 25, 1977.
Two independent cost analyses of the B-1 aircraft program prepared by the Air Force resulted in estimates that showed an appreciable difference from the Systems Program Office (SPO) estimate of $22.8 billion for 244 aircraft.One of the analyses used current and projected cost data from the F-15, F-16, and A-10 programs, while the second was based on historical data from about 20 different aircraft...