Appropriations (41 - 50 of 90 items)
Tactical Aircraft: F-22 Delays Indicate Initial Production Rates Should Be Lower to Reduce Risks
GAO-02-298: Published: Mar 5, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2002.
The F-22 aircraft is designed to be less detectable, capable of flying at higher speeds for longer distances, and able to provide the pilot with substantially improved awareness of the surrounding situation than the F-15 it will replace. The Air Force began the F-22 development program in 1991 and plans to complete it by March 2004. In 1998, following repeated increases in the program's estimated...
Defense Acquisitions: Recent F-22 Production Cost Estimates Exceeded Congressional Limitation
NSIAD-00-178: Published: Aug 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force F-22 Raptor production cost estimate, focusing on: (1) the status of cost reduction plans, including some plans not yet implemented, and Air Force procedures for reporting on the plans; and (2) a comparison of the 1999 production cost estimates with the congressional cost limitation.GAO noted that: (1) about half of the...
Civil Military Programs: Stronger Oversight of the Innovative Readiness Training Program Needed for Better Compliance
NSIAD-98-84: Published: Mar 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) training projects that support nondefense activities, focusing on the: (1) extent, nature, and cost of civil military projects; (2) consistency of DOD's guidance on the Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Program with statutory requirements; (3) conformity of selected projects to statutory requirements, especiall...
Battlefield Automation: Army's Digital Battlefield Plan Lacks Specific Measurable Goals
NSIAD-96-25: Published: Nov 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Army's plans to digitize its battlefield operations.GAO found that: (1) as part of its battlefield digitization plan, the Army plans to conduct a series of costly experiments from 1995 to 1997 to demonstrate the utility of a digitized force; (2) risks that the Army faces in implementing its digitization plan include integration, software deve...
Military Bases: Environmental Impact at Closing Installations
NSIAD-95-70: Published: Feb 23, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the environmental cleanup of Department of Defense (DOD) facilities slated for closing, focusing on: (1) the cleanup cost, transferability, and reuse of property by nonfederal users; and (2) DOD progress, difficulties, and plans to address the problems.GAO found that: (1) despite DOD actions to resolve environmental cleanup issues at bases slated f...
Test and Evaluation: Little Progress in Consolidating DOD Major Test Range Capabilities
NSIAD-93-64: Published: Apr 12, 1993. Publicly Released: May 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in consolidating similar test and evaluation capabilities at fewer locations to reduce the cost of its test ranges.GAO found that: (1) DOD expects to reduce test and evaluation spending by $729 million through streamlining efforts and other management actions; (2) minor interservice consolidations are occ...
Air Force Organization: More Assessment Needed Before Implementing Force Projection Composite Wings
NSIAD-93-44: Published: May 5, 1993. Publicly Released: May 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Air Force's decision to implement force projection composite wings at three Air Force bases to determine whether these wings: (1) can achieve expected advantages; and (2) create adverse effects.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force did not conduct sufficient analyses before deciding to build force projection composite wings at three Air Force base...
Mine Warfare: Consolidation at Ingleside Has Not Been Justified
NSIAD-93-147: Published: Feb 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the Navy's plans to consolidate its mine warfare forces at Ingleside, Texas, focusing on the Navy's justifications for consolidating forces.GAO found that: (1) the consolidation of mine warfare forces at Ingleside was substantially more costly than consolidation of alternative sites; (2) the Navy made cost adjustments to its study on alternative...
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...
Navy Supply: Some Aircraft and Ship Parts Should Be Replaced Rather Than Repaired
NSIAD-92-40: Published: Dec 2, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's management of repairable aircraft and ship components, focusing on whether: (1) unnecessary repairs were being made; and (2) repair data were accurate.GAO found that: (1) the Navy spends millions of dollars annually to repair assets that have no known wartime or peacetime requirements, mainly because of inadequate procedures for identify...