Military cost control (91 - 100 of 699 items)
Defense Acquisitions: Prices of Navy Aviation Spare Parts Have Increased
GAO-01-23: Published: Nov 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 2000.
For some time, there has been concern over the increases in the prices of weapon systems spare parts and the adverse impact higher prices have had on military readiness. Prices for aviation spare parts managed by the Navy increased at an annual rate of 12 percent from 1994 to 1999. Several factors have contributed to price increases. First, the cost of repairing an item has generally gone up over...
Contingency Operations: Army Should Do More to Control Contract Cost in the Balkans
NSIAD-00-225: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Army's efforts to control the costs of its Balkans Support Contract, focusing on whether: (1) the Army is taking effective actions to contain costs; and (2) improvements are needed in how the Army and other Department of Defense (DOD) agencies involved in Balkan operations manage activities under the primary Balkan contract.GAO noted that: (1) both...
Defense Acquisitions: Higher Priority Needed for Army Operating and Support Cost Reduction Efforts
NSIAD-00-197: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to reduce weapon system operating and support costs, focusing on the Army's efforts to reduce: (1) projected operating and support costs for weapon systems under development; and (2) operating and support costs of fielded weapon systems.GAO noted that: (1) the Army is unlikely to be effective...
Defense Acquisitions: Air Force Operating and Support Cost Reductions Need Higher Priority
NSIAD-00-165: Published: Aug 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to reduce the Air Force's operating and support costs, focusing on: (1) operating and support cost trends; (2) cost reduction initiatives; and (3) factors influencing the success of cost reduction efforts.GAO noted that: (1) Air Force operating and support costs are growing at about 4 percent per year, even...
Air Force Depot Maintenance: Budgeting Difficulties and Operational Inefficiencies
AIMD/NSIAD-00-185: Published: Aug 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the financial and management issues related to the depot maintenance activity group of the Air Force Working Capital Fund.GAO noted that: (1) for years the depot maintenance activity group has experienced difficulties in accurately budgeting for material costs, workforce productivity, and savings to be achieved through productivity...
Defense Acquisitions: Howitzer Program Experiencing Cost Increases and Schedule Delays
NSIAD-00-182: Published: Jul 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Marine Corps' development of the 155mm lightweight howitzer, focusing on: (1) whether the program is on schedule; (2) whether costs have increased and if there is sufficient funding; (3) what the extent of design changes is and how these changes have affected system testing; and (4) what effect the exclusive production of the how...
Missile Defense: Cost Increases Call for Analysis of How Many New Patriot Missiles to Buy
NSIAD-00-153: Published: Jun 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the cost increases in the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 program, focusing on: (1) how much costs have increased and the reasons for those increases; (2) whether additional cost increases are expected; (3) what is being done to control costs; and (4) whether the Army's requirement will be met by planned missile procurements.GAO noted...
Force Structure: Army Is Integrating Active and Reserve Combat Forces, but Challenges Remain
NSIAD-00-162: Published: Jul 18, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Army's largest ongoing initiatives integrating active and reserve combat units, focusing on the effects of these efforts on the Army's: (1) total costs; (2) force structure; (3) personnel tempo; and (4) risk in carrying out the national military strategy.GAO noted that: (1) integration adds to the Army's total costs; (2) due to their part-tim...
Military Base Closures: Unexpended Funds Raise Questions About Fiscal Year 2001 Funding Needs
NSIAD-00-170: Published: Jul 7, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) base closure accounts and its budget request for base closure activities, focusing on: (1) how trends in base realignment and closure appropriations in recent years and estimates for future years compare to the fiscal year (FY) 2001 budget request; and (2) unliquidated obligations and unobligated balances from pr...
Defense Inventory: Process for Canceling Inventory Orders Needs Improvement
NSIAD-00-160: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory management, focusing on the: (1) extent to which orders exceeded requirements when the orders were placed; and (2) processes for cancelling orders that exceeded requirements.GAO noted that: (1) for the 490 items reviewed, GAO found no evidence that inventory orders exceeded requirements whe...