Defense cost control (51 - 60 of 102 items)
Naval Aviation: F-14 Upgrades Are Not Adequately Justified
NSIAD-95-12: Published: Oct 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Navy's decision to spend about $2.5 billion between fiscal years 1994 and 2003 for a limited ground attack upgrade and other modifications to about 200 F-14 Tomcat fighters.GAO found that: (1) although the Navy has justified F-14 attack upgrades as necessary to replace the loss of A-6E aircraft, most upgraded F-14 aircraft will be less capable than F/A-18C aircraft; (2) although u...
Continental Air Defense: A Dedicated Force Is No Longer Needed
NSIAD-94-76: Published: May 3, 1994. Publicly Released: May 3, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the viability of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's recommendations to significantly reduce the continental air defense mission and assign the mission tasks to existing active and reserve general-purpose combat and training forces.GAO found that: (1) the United States no longer needs a large, dedicated air defense force because the forme...
Air Force Logistics: Base Maintenance Inventories Can Be Reduced
NSIAD-94-8: Published: Dec 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's management of bench stocks at five bases, focusing on whether alternative stockage policies would provide similar support at lower costs and greater asset visibility.GAO found that: (1) Department of Defense (DOD) material management regulations require that inventory managers have timely and accurate information on the location, quantity, and status of supplies, but t...
Defense Inventory: Applying Commercial Purchasing Practices Should Help Reduce Supply Costs
NSIAD-93-112: Published: Aug 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory decisions for secondary items, focusing on: (1) cost considerations; (2) use of the DOD replenishment formula; and (3) private-sector methods for making purchasing decisions.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force does not use the DOD replenishment formula to establish reparable order quantities because it is i...
Defense Support Program: Ground Station Upgrades Not Based on Validated Requirements
NSIAD-93-148: Published: May 21, 1993. Publicly Released: May 21, 1993.
GAO reviewed whether planned upgrades to Defense Support Program (DSP) ground processing stations are supported by validated operational requirements.GAO found that: (1) upgrade of System 8 ground station software and hardware is premature, since the Air Force has not yet validated operational requirements; (2) the Air Force is currently in the process of validating operational requirements for th...
Test and Evaluation: Little Progress in Consolidating DOD Major Test Range Capabilities
NSIAD-93-64: Published: Apr 12, 1993. Publicly Released: May 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in consolidating similar test and evaluation capabilities at fewer locations to reduce the cost of its test ranges.GAO found that: (1) DOD expects to reduce test and evaluation spending by $729 million through streamlining efforts and other management actions; (2) minor interservice consolidations are occ...
Air Force Organization: More Assessment Needed Before Implementing Force Projection Composite Wings
NSIAD-93-44: Published: May 5, 1993. Publicly Released: May 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Air Force's decision to implement force projection composite wings at three Air Force bases to determine whether these wings: (1) can achieve expected advantages; and (2) create adverse effects.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force did not conduct sufficient analyses before deciding to build force projection composite wings at three Air Force base...
Defense Inventory: DOD Actions Needed to Ensure Benefits From Supply Depot Consolidation Efforts
NSIAD-92-136: Published: May 29, 1992. Publicly Released: May 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) supply depot consolidation program to determine: (1) the validity of DOD-estimated cost savings for the prototype consolidation and for all depots; (2) the validity of actual cost savings at the prototype depots; (3) the impact of consolidation on the depots' performance; and (4) whether impediments exist that coul...
NATO Infrastructure Program: As Threat Declines, NATO Reduces Expenditures
NSIAD-92-174: Published: May 1, 1992. Publicly Released: May 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined how recent political changes in Eastern Europe have affected the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) infrastructure program, which provides wartime facilities and equipment for NATO military forces.GAO found that: (1) by March 1991, NATO had eliminated or deferred projects valued at $1.4 billion and an additional $291 million in November 19...
Defense Inventory: DOD's Efforts to Improve Management and Reduce Stocks Need to Continue
T-NSIAD-92-13: Published: Feb 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1992.
GAO discussed: (1) inventory management issues in the Department of Defense (DOD); and (2) its conclusion that the amount for DOD secondary items in fiscal year (FY) 1993 should be at least $5 billion less than the amount appropriated in FY 1992. GAO noted that: (1) between 1980 and 1990, the DOD reported secondary income inventory grew from $43.4 billion to $101.9 billion; (2) DOD classified $8.1...