Defense cost control (61 - 70 of 102 items)
ADP Consolidation: Defense Logistics Agency's Implementation Approach Is Not Justified
IMTEC-91-34: Published: Aug 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) decision to consolidate its 23 automated data processing facilities into 6 regional processing centers.GAO found that DLA: (1) did not adequately justify its consolidation decision; (2) did not follow the contractors' or its own task force's alternative consolidation recommendations or perform an economic analys...
Air Force Logistics: Improved Redistribution of Retail Inventories Needed
NSIAD-91-165: Published: Jul 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Air Force's management of its excess retail inventory, focusing on whether the Air Force: (1) accurately and completely reported the inventory; (2) properly considered it in procurement decisions; and (3) used it to fill other retail activities' requisitions.GAO found that: (1) between September 1987 and March 1990, inventories of consumable it...
Navy Homeports: Expanded Structure Unnecessary and Costly
NSIAD-91-158: Published: Jun 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's strategic homeporting program to accommodate growth and prevent overcrowding at existing homeports, focusing on the: (1) berthing capacity of existing homeports; (2) strategic considerations that would be affected if the Navy did not open new homeports; and (3) costs to develop and operate each new homeport.GAO found that: (1) existing h...
Enlisted Force Management: Past Practices and Future Challenges
NSIAD-91-48: Published: Jan 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of enlisted forces, focusing on how the Army and Air Force: (1) managed the size and composition of their enlisted forces; (2) planned for enlisted force reductions; and (3) complied with enlisted force management requirements.GAO found that the Air Force and Army: (1) used a variety of tools to manage the size and composition of their enli...
Defense Communications: Millions May Be Spent Unnecessarily to Expand Data Network
IMTEC-91-6: Published: Nov 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the: (1) cost-effectiveness of the Defense Data Network (DDN); and (2) Defense Communication Agency's (DCA) plans to spend $126 million over 7 years to expand DDN.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) established DDN to provide its users cost-effective long distance data communications; (2) even though DDN may not be the most cost-eff...
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...
Strategic Defense System: Stable Design and Adequate Testing Must Precede Decision to Deploy
IMTEC-90-61: Published: Jul 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed why the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) will not be able to support currently scheduled full-scale development or deployment decisions on any part of Phase I of the Strategic Defense System.GAO found that: (1) SDIO cost estimates range from $69.6 billion to $87 billion for completion of Phase I development and deployment; (2) the s...
Weapons Testing: DOD Needs to Plan and Conduct More Timely Operational Tests and Evaluation
NSIAD-90-107: Published: May 17, 1990. Publicly Released: May 17, 1990.
GAO reviewed how the Department of Defense (DOD) could better perform operational testing and evaluation (OT&E) before starting production of weapons systems.GAO found that: (1) DOD and the services made little progress in conducting OT&E before production because of a lack of prototypes, concurrent development and production, and the need to initiate production to obtain test articles; (2) those...
Military Health Care: Recovery of Medical Costs From Liable Third Parties Can Be Improved
NSIAD-90-49: Published: Apr 19, 1990. Publicly Released: May 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the effectiveness of the Department of Defense's (DOD) medical cost recovery in third-party liability cases.GAO found that: (1) 8 of the 13 Army and Navy medical facilities it studied did not identify and report more than half of the potential third-party liability cases because they lacked standard procedures; (2) some Air Force and Navy installa...
Air Force ADP: Systems Funded Without Adequate Cost/Benefit Analyses
IMTEC-90-6: Published: Dec 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force Logistics Command's (AFLC) development of four management information systems, focusing on: (1) whether initial project planning weaknesses identified in other system development projects occurred in these projects; and (2) the cost-benefit analyses AFLC prepared in justifying and planning the projects.GAO found that: (1) AFLC perform...