Military cost control (81 - 90 of 114 items)
Air Force ADP: Evaluations Needed to Substantiate Modernization Program Benefits
IMTEC-89-29: Published: May 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force Logistics Command's (AFLC) Logistics Management System (LMS) Modernization Program, focusing on cost savings and system evaluations.GAO analyzed 1988 Air Force evaluations of the LMS program and found that AFLC: (1) could adequately support only $1.9 billion of the $12.2 billion in cost savings it originally expected in 1984; and (2)...
Navy Procurement: Option for EA-6B Aircraft Parts Should Be Reexamined
NSIAD-89-88: Published: Jan 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1989.
GAO examined the Navy's procurement of universal exciters, a jamming pod component for its EA-6B aircraft.GAO found that the Navy: (1) initially ordered 503 universal exciters with an option to procure about 70 additional units at a cost of $471,000 each, totalling about $33 million; (2) planned to exercise the option before it expired on January 31, 1989; and (3) established an inventory objectiv...
Light Helicopter Program: Risks Facing the Program Raise Doubts About the Army's Acquisition Strategy
NSIAD-89-72: Published: Dec 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1988.
GAO reviewed the Army's Light Helicopter (LHX) Program to assess: (1) changes and risks in the program's cost estimates and technology development; (2) changes in the program's acquisition strategy; and (3) the Army's progress toward achieving program goals.GAO found that: (1) the Army believed that its original LHX performance requirement goals were too demanding; (2) to scale back the program, t...
Army Construction: Some Vehicle Wash Facility Designs Can Be Modified to Save Money
NSIAD-89-16: Published: Oct 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Corps of Engineers gave adequate guidance to planners in designing centralized vehicle wash facilities (CVWF) that met the needs of Army installations at the lowest possible cost.GAO found that: (1) the Corps inadequately assisted planners in deciding which CVWF features to choose; (2) development of definitive design guidance based...
Army Procurement: No Savings From Contracting for Support Services at Fort Eustis, Virginia
NSIAD-89-25: Published: Oct 25, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's contract for Directorate of Logistics support services at Fort Eustis, focusing on the: (1) comparison of estimated in-house and contractor costs; (2) cost growth since the contract award; and (3) fort's use of a cost-plus-award-fee contract instead of a fixed-price contract.GAO found that the fort: (1) upwardly adjusted several bids whi...
Navy Maintenance: Ship Maintenance Strategies Need Better Assessments
NSIAD-88-187: Published: Jun 14, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1988.
GAO reviewed the Navy's revised ship maintenance strategies.GAO found that the Navy: (1) scheduled fewer ship overhauls and performed shorter and more frequent depot-level repairs; (2) incurred $5.6 million in ship maintenance and modernization costs in fiscal year 1987; (3) lacked essential management features in its ship management program, such as evaluation criteria, a management information s...
Test and Evaluation: An Assessment of Navy's Long-Term Underwater Test Resources Plan
NSIAD-88-80: Published: Mar 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's Long-Term Underwater Support Resources Plan, to determine its comprehensiveness and usefulness as a management tool.GAO found that, although the plan covers tracking ranges, ship noise measurement facilities, targets, and real-time simulators, it does not: (1) consolidate and prioritize test resource development and acquisition progra...
Navy Supply: Economic Order Quantity and Item Essentiality Need More Consideration
NSIAD-88-64: Published: Jan 6, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1988.
GAO evaluated the economic order quantity (EOQ) and safety-level aspects of the Navy's requirements determination process for replenishment materiel for peacetime operating stocks to determine whether the process could lead to inflated procurements and unnecessary costs.GAO found that the Navy: (1) ordered $133.7 million in materiel in fiscal year 1986 that exceeded EOQ; (2) incurred additional co...
Military Airlift: C-17 Wing Competition Fair, but Savings Lower Than Air Force Estimates
NSIAD-88-3: Published: Nov 13, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed an Air Force prime contractor's decision to subcontract a major portion of a C-17 wing components procurement rather than make them itself, to determine the: (1) fairness of the competition; and (2) Air Force's analysis of the resulting cost savings.GAO found that the: (1) prime contractor held a fair and adequate competition using Air Force-app...
Battlefield Automation: Army Air Defense Command and Control System Acquisition and Budget Issues
NSIAD-87-208: Published: Sep 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Forward Area Air Defense Command, Control and Intelligence System (FAAD C2I) focusing on the system's cost, schedule and performance, and the Army's 1988 budget request.GAO found that: (1) the Army underestimated program costs by about $3.2 billion because it did not include costs related to the Army National Guard, corps missile batt...