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Defense Health Program: Future Costs Are Likely to Be Greater than Estimated
NSIAD-97-83BR: Published: Feb 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1997.
GAO analyzed the budgetary trends of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Defense Health Program.GAO noted that: (1) future Defense Health Program costs are likely to be greater than DOD has estimated; (2) GAO's analysis showed that one key assumption DOD used to estimate future program costs appeared to be unrealistic and another was questionable; (3) first, DOD assumed that no cost growth would be...
Weapons Acquisition: Better Use of Limited DOD Acquisition Funding Would Reduce Costs
NSIAD-97-23: Published: Feb 13, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) weapons acquisition procedures, focusing on: (1) DOD's practice of reducing the annual production of weapons below planned optimum rates during full-rate production; (2) the reasons for this practice; and (3) the effect of this practice on the costs and availability of weapons.GAO found that: (1) DOD has inappropriately placed a high priority on buyin...
Defense Acquisitions Issue Area--Active Assignments
AA-97-3(1): Published: Jan 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Defense Acquisitions issue area as of January 2, 1997...
Defense Management Issue Area--Active Assignments
AA-97-4(1): Published: Jan 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in its Defense Management issue area as of January 2, 1997...
Defense Communications: Performance Measures Needed to Ensure DISN Program Success
AIMD-97-9: Published: Nov 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1996.
Pursuant to congressional request, GAO reviewed the steps taken by the Department of Defense (DOD) in selecting and implementing its acquisition strategy for the Defense Information System Network (DISN) Continental United States (CONUS), focusing on whether: (1) DOD considered alternative approaches, such as use of an integrated bid, in its selection of an acquisition strategy; and (2) the select...
B-2 Bomber: Status of Efforts to Acquire 21 Operational Aircraft
NSIAD-97-11: Published: Oct 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Air Force's progress in acquiring B-2 aircraft, focusing on: (1) recent B-2 bomber program changes; (2) program funding and current cost estimates; and (3) progress achieved in the flight test program, production, and modification efforts.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force is confident that the program, as currently defined, can...
Defense Acquisition Infrastructure: Changes in RDT&E Laboratories and Centers
NSIAD-96-221BR: Published: Sep 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) infrastructure, focusing on: (1) actions DOD took to implement previous recommendations made about its infrastructure; and (2) RDT&E infrastructure funding, workforce composition, and operating costs.GAO found that: (1) studies of DOD's laboratories and centers ha...
1997 Defense Budget: Potential Reductions and Rescissions to DOD's Procurement and RDT&E Programs
NSIAD-96-193BR: Published: Sep 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1996.
GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1997 budget request and prior years' appropriations for selected procurement and research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) programs, focusing on potential reductions in the FY 1997 budget request and potential rescissions to prior years' appropriations.GAO found that: (1) GAO identified opportunities to reduce FY 1997 procur...
Combat Air Power: Joint Mission Assessments Needed Before Making Program and Budget Decisions
T-NSIAD-96-196: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) future combat air power capabilities. GAO noted that: (1) DOD has added many new aircraft to its fleet and has improved the capabilities of its remaining combat aircraft; (2) DOD has made more of its aircraft capable of delivering advanced munitions; (3) DOD does not believe that potential adversaries possess the capabilities needed to prevent U.S. f...
Defense Depot Maintenance: More Comprehensive and Consistent Workload Data Needed for Decisionmakers
NSIAD-96-166: Published: May 21, 1996. Publicly Released: May 21, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) "Depot Maintenance and Repair Workload" report, focusing on: (1) the effect of the legislative requirement concerning the allocation of depot maintenance workloads between the public and private sectors; (2) historical public and private sector depot maintenance workload allocations; and (3) projected public and...