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Army Inventory: Divisions' Authorized Levels of Demand-Based Items Can be Reduced
NSIAD-93-9: Published: Oct 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Army's inventory levels of demand-based items are excessive and whether those inventory levels could be reduced without impairing military readiness.GAO found that: (1) $28.8 million of demand-based items do not meet retention criteria; (2) the Army's annual assessment of internal controls did not identify as a material weakness the iss...
Military Airlift: Greater Use of Peacetime Airlift Cargo Capacity Would Reduce Costs
NSIAD-92-263: Published: Sep 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1992.
GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) TP-4 program to use Air Force cargo aircraft to supply overseas training missions, focusing on the: (1) efficiency of the overseas airlift capacity; and (2) potential for improved efficiency.GAO found that: (1) Air Force cargo aircraft routinely operate with underfilled cargo capacities, averaging 62 percent; (2) military air cargo term...
Defense Printing Service: Relocation of the Southeast Area Headquarters
NSIAD-92-290: Published: Aug 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's decision to relocate the functions of the Defense Printing Service's (DPS) Southeast Area headquarters from Charleston, South Carolina, to Norfolk, Virginia.GAO found that: (1) the DPS Management Office could not provide data to support its decision to relocate the Southeast Area headquarters functions; (2) Southeast Area headquarters pe...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: More Testing Needed Before Production of Short-Range System
NSIAD-92-311: Published: Sep 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Short-Range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program to determine whether: (1) it represents a valid joint-service effort that will minimize duplication among UAV programs; and (2) test results justify the imminent commitment to system production.GAO found that: (1) the UAV Joint Project Office plans to exercise two system production options befor...
Air Force Logistics: Need to Improve Management Transfers of On-Order Items Which Can Be Terminated
NSIAD-92-262: Published: Aug 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1992.
GAO provided information on the Air Force's procedures for transferring management responsibilities over terminating excessive items on order to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), focusing on whether the Air Force: (1) completed required analyses before management transfers; and (2) provided accurate requirements data to DLA.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force lacks procedures for items with potent...
Shipbuilding: Navy's Plan to Acquire Additional Strategic Sealift
NSIAD-92-224: Published: Jul 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's Mobility Requirements Study, focusing on the Navy's planned acquisition of 20 strategic sealift ships.GAO found that: (1) the Navy has eliminated two of four options for acquiring the needed ships due to unfeasibility; (2) in September 1991, the Navy awarded nine 90-day initial design contracts for two ships, has since s...
Military Aircraft: C-17 Wing Flap Requires Additional Testing
NSIAD-92-160: Published: Jul 8, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1992.
GAO reviewed results of temperature and acoustic testing on the C-17 aircraft's flap to determine whether the contractor had demonstrated that the flap would achieve the required 30,000-hour life expectancy.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force's review of the contractor's test results raised serious concerns about whether the current flap design could meet the contract performance requirement of 30,0...
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...
Naval Reserves: The Frigate Trainer Program Should Be Canceled
NSIAD-92-114: Published: Apr 28, 1992. Publicly Released: May 5, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Innovative Naval Reserve Concept, focusing on whether the program is still justified in light of the changes in national security.GAO found that: (1) the Innovative Naval Reserve Concept is a program to use Knox class frigates for training Naval Reserve crews; (2) given political changes in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, the United...
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...