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DOD Satellite Control
NSIAD-95-69R: Published: Nov 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Air Force has an adequate basis for obligating the $60 million in fiscal year (FY) 1995 funding for research, development, test, and evaluation. GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force has an adequate basis for obligating FY 1995 funding for satellite control network upgrades; (2) the satellite control system will aid the Air Force in establi...
Navy Ships: Lessons of Prior Programs May Reduce New Attack Submarine Cost Increases and Delays
NSIAD-95-4: Published: Oct 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's plans to incorporate lessons learned from prior submarine programs into the design and construction of the NSSN, a new class of nuclear-powered attack submarine.GAO found that: (1) by incorporating management lessons from prior submarine construction programs, the Navy could reduce its costs and avoid the schedule delays that it has expe...
Naval Aviation: F-14 Upgrades Are Not Adequately Justified
NSIAD-95-12: Published: Oct 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Navy's decision to spend about $2.5 billion between fiscal years 1994 and 2003 for a limited ground attack upgrade and other modifications to about 200 F-14 Tomcat fighters.GAO found that: (1) although the Navy has justified F-14 attack upgrades as necessary to replace the loss of A-6E aircraft, most upgraded F-14 aircraft will be less capable than F/A-18C aircraft; (2) although u...
Future Years Defense Program: Optimistic Estimates Lead To Billions in Overprogramming
NSIAD-94-210: Published: Jul 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Future Years Defense Program (FYDP), focusing on: (1) major funding assumptions underlying FYDP; and (2) FYDP compliance with statutory requirements.GAO found that: (1) FYDP overprogramming could exceed $150 billion and does not comply with the presidential budget submission; (2) the current FYDP exceeds the Admini...
Airlift Requirements: Commercial Freighters Can Help Meet Requirements at Greatly Reduced Costs
NSIAD-94-209: Published: Jul 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) airlift requirements, focusing on the Air Force's cost and operational effectiveness analysis (COEA) for its C-17 aircraft program.GAO found that: (1) although DOD concluded that the C-17 fleet was the preferred choice for meeting its airlift requirements, its analysis made three assumptions that fav...
Continental Air Defense: A Dedicated Force Is No Longer Needed
NSIAD-94-76: Published: May 3, 1994. Publicly Released: May 3, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the viability of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's recommendations to significantly reduce the continental air defense mission and assign the mission tasks to existing active and reserve general-purpose combat and training forces.GAO found that: (1) the United States no longer needs a large, dedicated air defense force because the forme...
Morale, Welfare, and Recreation: Declining Funds Require DOD to Take Action
NSIAD-94-120: Published: Feb 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR) program's adaptation to reductions in military force structure, budgets, and bases, focusing on: (1) MWR financial status; (2) the problems facing the program's management; and (3) actions DOD is taking or contemplating to improve the program's operation.GAO found that: (1) MWR...
Air Force Logistics: Base Maintenance Inventories Can Be Reduced
NSIAD-94-8: Published: Dec 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's management of bench stocks at five bases, focusing on whether alternative stockage policies would provide similar support at lower costs and greater asset visibility.GAO found that: (1) Department of Defense (DOD) material management regulations require that inventory managers have timely and accurate information on the location, quantity, and status of supplies, but t...
Defense Inventory: Applying Commercial Purchasing Practices Should Help Reduce Supply Costs
NSIAD-93-112: Published: Aug 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory decisions for secondary items, focusing on: (1) cost considerations; (2) use of the DOD replenishment formula; and (3) private-sector methods for making purchasing decisions.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force does not use the DOD replenishment formula to establish reparable order quantities because it is i...
Operation Desert Storm: DOD's Funding Actions Relating to Leftover Inventories
NSIAD-93-143FS: Published: Apr 26, 1993. Publicly Released: May 27, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the services' residual or excess secondary inventory items resulting from Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, focusing on the: (1) methodology used to determine the value of the individual services' residual inventories; (2) value of the services' residual inventory; and (3) status of proposed funding adjustments relating to t...