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Air Force Training: Delaying Pilot Training Could Avert Unnecessary Costs
NSIAD-94-38: Published: Nov 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1993.
GAO examined whether the Air Force is reducing the number of pilots in its force structure in the most cost-effective manner.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force is training more pilots than it needs for current cockpit assignments; (2) about one-half of the graduating pilots are temporarily assigned to nonflying positions for up to 3 years while waiting for advanced training; (3) the Air Force is in...
Air Force Logistics: Some Progress, But Further Efforts Needed to Terminate Excess Orders
NSIAD-94-3: Published: Oct 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO followed up on an earlier report concerning the Air Force's failure to terminate excessive materiel orders, focusing on: (1) the Air Force's progress in terminating excessive materiel orders; and (2) additional opportunities for improvement and savings.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force has taken a number of actions to place greater management emphasis and o...
Navy Contract: AOE 6 Shipbuilding Claims Settled But More Delays and Cost Growth Likely
NSIAD-93-298: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Navy's claims resolution process for the AOE 6 class shipbuilding program, focusing on: (1) the reasons for program cost growth; (2) the Navy's claims settlement procedures; and (3) whether AOE 6 program costs and schedule delays are expected to increase and continue.GAO found that: (1) AOE 6 program cost increases and schedule delays are a result of an unrealistic low bid, concur...
Army Training: Prioritizing and Following Up on Lessons Learned Should Minimize Recurring Weaknesses
NSIAD-93-231: Published: Sep 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the effectiveness of the Army's program for: (1) assessing the performance of units during their rotations at combat training centers; (2) identifying the lessons learned from battlefield experience; and (3) disseminating information so that training and doctrine can be modified to avoid repeating the same mistakes during training exercises.GAO fou...
Defense Inventory: More Accurate Reporting Categories Are Needed
NSIAD-93-31: Published: Aug 12, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) on-hand approved acquisition objective inventory, focusing on whether its Supply System Inventory Report adequately disclosed the amount of: (1) secondary inventory needed to ensure uninterrupted supply; and (2) excess inventory.GAO found that: (1) of the $53.5 billion in the DOD acquisition objective inventory, on...
Army Training: Commanders Lack Guidance and Training for Effective Use of Simulations
NSIAD-93-211: Published: Aug 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's use of simulations in training programs, focusing on whether the Army: (1) has an effective strategy to incorporate simulations into its training programs; and (2) has adequate controls to ensure that only approved simulations are developed and acquired.GAO found that: (1) although the Army has developed a strategy to incorporate simulat...
U.S.-Israel Arrow/Aces Program: Cost, Technical, Proliferation, and Management Concerns
NSIAD-93-254: Published: Aug 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S.-Israel Arrow/Arrow Continuation Experiments (ACES) missile program, focusing on: (1) whether Israel's ballistic missile defense needs will be met considering the program's cost, schedule, and technical risks; (2) whether Israel's unauthorized sales of U.S.-origin defense articles and technologies and involvement in missile proliferation ac...
Roles and Functions: Assessment of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Report
NSIAD-93-200: Published: Jul 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's report on the armed forces' roles, missions, and functions, focusing on the: (1) methodology used; (2) potential for eliminations, reductions, consolidations, and realignments; and (3) obstacles to reductions in overlapping military capabilities.GAO found that: (1) the Chairman's report did not sufficient...
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...
Army Acquisition: More Testing Needed to Solve Heavy Equipment Transporter System Problems
NSIAD-93-228: Published: Jul 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's acquisition of a new Heavy Equipment Transporter System (HETS), focusing on whether the: (1) Army adequately justified the expanded HETS mission and increased HETS quantity requirement; (2) new HETS has demonstrated a capability to meet its mission requirements; and (3) Army's HETS acquisition complied with the Department of Defense's (D...