Military cost control (71 - 80 of 114 items)
Army Inventory: Growth in Inventories That Exceed Requirements
NSIAD-90-68: Published: Mar 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the growth of the Army Aviation Systems Command's (AVSCOM) inventories beyond military requirements, focusing on: (1) causes for excessive stock increases; and (2) actions needed to limit inventory growth without affecting military capabilities.GAO found that: (1) unrequired AVSCOM inventories increased from $207 million to $804 million, or 289 per...
Submarine Technology: Transition Plans Needed to Realize Gains From DOD Advanced Research
IMTEC-90-21: Published: Feb 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Advanced Submarine Technology Program (ASTP), focusing on: (1) the types of submarine technologies researched under ASTP; (2) the status of plans for transferring technology research to the Navy for further development on submarines; and (3) whether the Navy was planning flexibility into attac...
Defense Inventory: Growth in Ship and Submarine Parts
NSIAD-90-111: Published: Mar 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's ship and submarine secondary item inventories, focusing on: (1) the reasons for unrequired inventory; (2) opportunities for minimizing the acquisition of unrequired stock; and (3) inactive inventory items.GAO found that: (1) requirement and demand changes resulted in about $900 million of unrequired inventory; (2) the Navy's fleet modern...
Abrams Tank: Block II Modifications Not Ready to Enter Production
NSIAD-90-57: Published: Feb 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Block II Abrams tank modification program.GAO found that: (1) proposed tank armor modifications may not have the anticipated impact on tank survivability; (2) the Army's tank weight-reduction program, designed to counteract the new armor's added stresses on the tank's suspension, may not achieve performance goals, since its effects will...
Air Force ADP: The Personnel Concept III System Is Not Ready for Deployment
IMTEC-90-22: Published: Feb 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's development of the Personnel Concept III (PC-III) system, focusing on whether: (1) the Air Force will fully develop and adequately test PC-III before deployment; (2) the Air Force chose the most cost-effective PC-III hardware option; and (3) projected personnel reductions the Air Force used to justify PC-III were valid.GAO found tha...
Army Reserve Components: Opportunities to Improve Management of the Full-Time Support Program
NSIAD-90-43: Published: Feb 8, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's management and oversight of its full-time support (FTS) program, which provides personnel to Army National Guard and reserve components to assist with the administration, recruiting, maintenance, and training tasks essential to achieving unit readiness.GAO found that the Army: (1) split program management and oversight responsibilities a...
Computer Acquisition: Navy's Aviation Logistics System Not Ready for Deployment
IMTEC-90-11: Published: Feb 9, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the risks and benefits of the Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management System (NALCOMIS) warrant its scheduled deployment.GAO found that NALCOMIS is not ready for phase II deployment because: (1) the Navy did not adequately perform some key software development steps; (2) the Navy confined phase II operational testing to sites that were...
Army Inventory: A Single Supply System Would Enhance Inventory Management and Readiness
NSIAD-90-53: Published: Jan 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed 13 Army retail-level activities' inventory management, focusing on the extent to which the activities identified and reported inventory excesses to the wholesale level for return to the supply system.GAO found that: (1) the retail activities generally did not comply with Army regulations that they report excess inventory; (2) the 13 retail activiti...
Military Bases: An Analysis of the Commission's Realignment and Closure Recommendations
NSIAD-90-42: Published: Nov 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1989.
GAO reviewed the Defense Secretary's Commission on Base Realignment and Closure's methodology, findings, and recommendations for realigning or closing military installations.GAO found that the Commission: (1) made methodology errors in ranking the bases on their relative military value, because it lacked adequate management controls for data verification; (2) overstated total savings estimates by...
Army Logistics: Use of Long Supply Assets in Depot-Level Repair Programs Could Reduce Costs
NSIAD-90-27: Published: Nov 16, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of the Army's inventory operations, focusing on: (1) whether the Army had a program to use long-supply spares and repair parts in depot-level repair programs and, if so, whether the program worked effectively; and (2) the economic advantages of using those assets in repair programs.GAO found that: (1) although the Army developed an a...