National security (51 - 60 of 141 items)
Defense Contractor Restructuring: First Application of Cost and Savings Regulations
NSIAD-96-80: Published: Apr 10, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of defense contractor restructuring regulations to determine whether: (1) the certification process was carried out in accordance with the interim regulations; and (2) restructuring had resulted in lower DOD contract prices. The review focused on the United Defense, Limited Partnership business com...
Defense Acquisitions Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-3(2): Published: Apr 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in its Defense Acquisitions issue area as of April 6, 1996...
Defense Management Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-4(2): Published: Apr 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Defense Management issue area as of April 6, 1996...
1996 Defense Budget: Potential Reductions, Rescissions, and Restrictions in RDT&E and Procurement
NSIAD-95-218BR: Published: Sep 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1995.
GAO examined the Department of Defense's fiscal year (FY) 1996 budget request and prior years' appropriations for selected research, development, test, and evaluation and procurement programs focusing on identification of potential reductions in the FY 1996 budget request and potential rescissions to prior years' appropriations.GAO found that: (1) due to schedule delays, changes in program require...
Future Years Defense Program: 1996 Program Is Considerably Different From the 1995 Program
NSIAD-95-213: Published: Sep 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1996 Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) with its FY 1995 FYDP, focusing on: (1) what major program adjustments DOD made from FY 1995 to FY 1996; (2) the implications of these changes for the future; and (3) whether the FY 1996 FYDP complies with statutory requirements.GAO found that: (1) the FY 19...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Maneuver System Schedule Includes Unnecessary Risk
NSIAD-95-161: Published: Sep 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Joint Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program, focusing on the Joint Tactical UAV Project Office's proposed acquisition strategy for the Maneuver system.GAO found that: (1) past UAV acquisition programs have been marked by premature entry into production that resulted in extensive and costly system redesigns in an attempt to achieve acceptable system performance; (2) the Jo...
Defense Inventory: Shortages Are Recurring, but Not a Problem
NSIAD-95-137: Published: Aug 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1995.
GAO reviewed inventory shortages in the Department of Defense's (DOD) secondary, nonweapon inventory, focusing on: (1) the size of the shortages; (2) inventory managers' actions in response to the shortages; (3) whether funding problems caused managers not to buy needed items; and (4) the need for revising DOD inventory reporting.GAO found that: (1) the September 1991 DOD secondary inventory short...
Defense Management: Selection of Depot Maintenance Standard System Not Based on Sufficient Analyses
AIMD-95-110: Published: Jul 13, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) justification for developing and deploying its Depot Maintenance Standard System (DMSS), focusing on whether DOD has: (1) based its DMSS selection on costs and benefit analyses as well as economic and technical risks; and (2) selected a strategy that would dramatically improve depot maintenance operations.GAO found...
Defense Inventory: Extent of Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Problems Still Unknown
NSIAD-95-85: Published: Apr 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Diminishing Manufacturing Source and Material Shortages (DMSMS) program, focusing on DOD: (1) progress toward implementing the program; and (2) efforts to resolve DMSMS situations.GAO found that: (1) DOD has not collected departmentwide data on DMSMS situations and resolutions because the services do not have monitoring systems that provide quantitati...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Computation of Number of Patriot PAC-3 Interceptors Needed Is Flawed
NSIAD-95-45: Published: Mar 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization's (BMDO) planned production of 1,200 Patriot Advanced Capability-Three (PAC-3) interceptors, focusing on the: (1) determination of the number of interceptors needed; and (2) affordability of the interceptors.GAO found that: (1) the actual number of PAC-3 interceptors needed is uncertain; (2) the Department...