National security (81 - 90 of 151 items)
Navy Homeports: Expanded Structure Unnecessary and Costly
NSIAD-91-158: Published: Jun 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's strategic homeporting program to accommodate growth and prevent overcrowding at existing homeports, focusing on the: (1) berthing capacity of existing homeports; (2) strategic considerations that would be affected if the Navy did not open new homeports; and (3) costs to develop and operate each new homeport.GAO found that: (1) existing h...
Observations on the Analyses Supporting Proposed Closures and Realignments
T-NSIAD-91-36: Published: May 17, 1991. Publicly Released: May 17, 1991.
GAO discussed its analysis of the Secretary of Defense's April 1991 recommendations of military bases for closure and realignment and the selection process that the military services used. GAO found that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) did not actively oversee the process by which the military services chose bases for closing and realigning and services inconsistently applied DOD policy guida...
Cost of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm and Allied Contributions
T-NSIAD-91-34: Published: May 15, 1991. Publicly Released: May 15, 1991.
GAO discussed the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) and the Department of Defense's (DOD) cost estimates of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. GAO noted that: (1) from the inception of the operation in August 1990 through February 1991, OMB reported incremental costs of $31.6 billion, including combat costs; (2) OMB has found no evidence to dispute the DOD $12.2-billion cost estimate...
DOD Budget: Observations on the Future Years Defense Program
NSIAD-91-204: Published: Apr 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Future Years Defense Program (FYDP), which represented the DOD 6-year plan of estimated expenditures and anticipated appropriation needs, focusing on: (1) whether DOD complied with legislation requiring the annual submission of a FYDP consistent with the President's annual budget submission; and (2) DOD advance pro...
Defense Logistics Agency Customers Order Supplies Uneconomically
T-NSIAD-91-25: Published: Apr 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1991.
GAO discussed: (1) how much it cost the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to fill multiple orders for very low-cost items; and (2) how often customers ordered the same supply items more than once on the same day. GAO noted that: (1) DLA spent approximately $63 million more than the $22.6 million it charged its customers to fill low-value orders; (2) customers placed needless small orders for supplies...
Enlisted Force Management: Past Practices and Future Challenges
NSIAD-91-48: Published: Jan 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of enlisted forces, focusing on how the Army and Air Force: (1) managed the size and composition of their enlisted forces; (2) planned for enlisted force reductions; and (3) complied with enlisted force management requirements.GAO found that the Air Force and Army: (1) used a variety of tools to manage the size and composition of their enli...
Navy Budget: Potential Reductions in Weapons Procurement
NSIAD-91-22BR: Published: Jan 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's justification for its fiscal year (FY) 1991 weapons procurement budget request and prior year appropriations to identify areas for potential reductions and rescissions.GAO found that: (1) there were $389.3 million in potential reductions to the Navy's FY 1991 budget request and $25.7 million in potential rescissions from FY 1990 appropri...
Military Bases: Information on Air Logistics Centers
NSIAD-90-287FS: Published: Sep 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed five Air Force Air Logistics Centers' (ALC) performance and capacity for depot maintenance operations.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force assigned each ALC responsibility for maintaining, modifying, and repairing specific types of engines, aircraft, and parts; (2) according to the Air Force, ALC had different missions and facilities, therefore limiti...
Contract Pricing: Reviews of Defense Contractor Compensation Costs
NSIAD-90-249FS: Published: Aug 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Defense Contract Audit Agency's (DCAA) reviews of contractor compensation costs, focusing on the: (1) number of compensation reviews DCAA conducted; (2) amount of unreasonable compensation DCAA identified; and (3) status of the government's efforts to reduce unreasonable compensation.GAO found that: (1) DCAA completed 361 compens...
El Salvador: Pipeline of U.S. Aid as of August 1990
NSIAD-90-285FS: Published: Sep 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the amount of unexpended U.S. military and economic assistance for El Salvador.GAO found that: (1) as of August 1990, unexpended aid to El Salvador totalled $432 million, consisting of about $54 million for military assistance and about $378 million for economic assistance; (2) about $26 million of the unexpended military assistance related to it...