Defense cost control (41 - 50 of 102 items)
Defense Acquisitions: Need to Confirm Requirements for $4.1 Billion Antiarmor Missile System
GAO-01-74: Published: Dec 5, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 2000.
Several factors call into question the cost effectiveness of the Army's plan to spend $4.1 billion to acquire large quantities of the submunition and missile systems. These factors include (1) major reductions and changes in the armor threat (2) a substantial overmatch in existing and planned antiarmor capabilities (3) the system's high cost (4) the Army's plans for a major transformation of its f...
Defense Acquisitions: Recent F-22 Production Cost Estimates Exceeded Congressional Limitation
NSIAD-00-178: Published: Aug 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force F-22 Raptor production cost estimate, focusing on: (1) the status of cost reduction plans, including some plans not yet implemented, and Air Force procedures for reporting on the plans; and (2) a comparison of the 1999 production cost estimates with the congressional cost limitation.GAO noted that: (1) about half of the...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: Savings Are Occurring, but Actions Are Needed to Improve Accuracy of Savings Estimates
NSIAD-00-107: Published: Aug 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) competitive sourcing activities, focusing on: (1) the extent to which actual savings have been achieved or can be expected as a result of competitions; and (2) DOD's efforts to improve processes for identifying and tracking changes to cost and savings estimates.GAO noted that: (1) available data indicated that DOD...
Defense Transportation: More Reliable Information Key to Managing Airlift Services More Efficiently
NSIAD-00-6: Published: Mar 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Mobility Command's airlift rates, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the Air Mobility Command has reliable financial information for managing airlift transportation services; and (2) factors affecting efficient cost control of airlift services.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Mobility Command lacks accurate cost information to set rates and as...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: Lessons Learned System Could Enhance A-76 Study Process
NSIAD-99-152: Published: Jul 21, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) A-76 study process, focusing on efforts by DOD to: (1) improve performance work statements, including encouraging the use of standard templates; and (2) implement other efforts to improve the competitive sourcing process, as well as gather and disseminate lessons learned that could benefit the comp...
Satellite Control Systems: Opportunity for DOD to Implement Space Policy and Integrate Capabilities
NSIAD-99-81: Published: May 17, 1999. Publicly Released: May 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in integrating and improving its satellite control capabilities and in fostering integrated and interoperable satellite control within the government, as directed by the 1996 national space policy; and (2) determined whether opportunities exist for DOD to standardize its satellite control capabilities...
Defense Industry Restructuring: Updated Cost and Savings Information
NSIAD-98-156: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on restructuring costs of defense contractors involved in business combinations since 1993, focusing on the: (1) specific costs associated with workforce reductions; (2) services provided to workers affected by business combinations; (3) savings reached from the business combinations relative to the restructuring costs paid by the Dep...
Defense Acquisition: Acquisition Plans for Training Aircraft Should Be Reevaluated
NSIAD-97-172: Published: Sep 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1997.
GAO reviewed: (1) the Air Force's and Navy's calculations of the quantity of Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS) aircraft needed to meet training requirements; (2) the impact of the Department of Defense's (DOD) procurement schedule on the aircraft's unit price; and (3) service efforts to design the JPATS cockpit to accommodate female pilots.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force and the Nav...
Defense Restructuring Costs: Information Pertaining to Five Business Combinations
NSIAD-97-97: Published: Apr 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on restructuring costs of defense contractors involved in business combinations since 1993, including: (1) specific costs associated with workforce reductions and the services provided to workers affected by business combinations; (2) other funds used to help laid-off workers find new employment; (3) why the effectiveness of restructu...
C-17 Aircraft: Cost and Performance Issues
NSIAD-95-26: Published: Jan 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) C-17 program, focusing on: (1) the aircraft's ability to achieve its original program requirements; and (2) whether further procurement of C-17 aircraft is justified.GAO found that: (1) although the C-17 was intended to operate routinely in an intratheater shuttle role, perform direct delivery missions to forward...