Military cost control (31 - 40 of 114 items)
Navy Maintenance: Assessment of the Public-Private Competition Program for Aviation Maintenance
NSIAD-96-30: Published: Jan 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's aviation depot maintenance competition program, focusing on: (1) the nature and extent of past competitions; (2) whether savings resulted from the program; (3) the prospects for and impediments to future competitions; and (4) whether the program can be improved.GAO found that: (1) Navy public-private competitions generally resulted in sa...
Comanche Helicopter: Testing Needs to Be Completed Prior to Production Decisions
NSIAD-95-112: Published: May 18, 1995. Publicly Released: May 18, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Army's Comanche helicopter program, focusing on cost and technical issues associated with the restructured program.GAO found that: (1) the past risks associated with the Comanche's development and production will continue under the Army's restructured program; (2) production decisions will be made before operational testing of the Comanche begins and the development phase will be...
Defense Supply: Controls Over Hand Tools Can Be Improved
NSIAD-95-44: Published: Jan 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military services' controls over hand tools, focusing on: (1) whether the services' policies and procedures for preventing the loss or unnecessary purchase of hand tools are adequate; (2) whether information is available on the costs associated with missing, lost, and stolen hand tools; and (3) the extent to which military installations control...
Army Inventory: Unfilled War Reserve Requirements Could Be Met With Items From Other Inventory
NSIAD-94-207: Published: Aug 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether Army inventory items could be used to meet unfilled war reserve requirements.GAO found that: (1) after the Department of Defense (DOD) Comptroller lifted the restriction on the use of inventory items not purchased with war reserve appropriations, the Army estimated that it could reduce its unmet war requirements by $186.6 million; (2) the A...
Army Inventory: More Effective Review of Proposed Inventory Buys Could Reduce Unneeded Procurement
NSIAD-94-130: Published: Jun 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army Tank-Automotive Command's (TACOM) termination of planned procurements, focusing on whether TACOM terminated the procurements as early in the procurement process as possible.GAO found that: (1) TACOM is missing opportunities to terminate or reduce planned procurements because item managers and procurement specialists do not always confer before awarding contracts; (2) item man...
Army Inventory: Changes to Stock Funding Reparables Would Save Operations and Maintenance Funds
NSIAD-94-131: Published: May 31, 1994. Publicly Released: May 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's implementation of the stock funding of the depot level reparables (SFDLR) requirement, focusing on whether SFDLR has: (1) reduced demands on and procurements by the wholesale level supply system; and (2) affected the management of maintenance and inventory activities and the use of operation and maintenance (O&M) funds at the unit level...
Army National Guard: Officer Candidate Training Should Be Consolidated at One Site
NSIAD-94-1: Published: Mar 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army National Guard's (ARNG) officer candidate schools (OCS) to determine whether ARNG could meet its officer needs more economically and effectively.GAO found that: (1) ARNG officer requirements and the number of officers commissioned through state OCS programs have declined by one-third since 1988; (2) state OCS classes are frequently small and most programs graduate fewer than...
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...