Military cost control (101 - 110 of 698 items)
Defense Acquisitions: F/A-18E/F Aircraft Does Not Meet All Criteria for Multiyear Procurement
NSIAD-00-158: Published: May 26, 2000. Publicly Released: May 26, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Navy's F/A-18E/F aircraft program, focusing on whether the operational tests: (1) validated the Department of Defense's (DOD) statements that the F/A-18E/F will provide performance capabilities that are superior to existing F/A-18 aircraft; and (2) raised issues that could impact aircraft cost or the upcoming decision on whether the Navy shou...
Foreign Military Sales: Air Force Controls Over the FMS Program Need Improvement
AIMD-00-101: Published: May 3, 2000. Publicly Released: May 3, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's accounting and reporting on the costs of the foreign military sales (FMS) program.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force did not have adequate management controls over its foreign military sales program to ensure that foreign customer accounts were properly charged for goods and services; (2) specifically, the Air Force was not generatin...
Military Housing: Continued Concerns in Implementing the Privatization Initiative
NSIAD-00-71: Published: Mar 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) Military Housing Privatization Initiative, focusing on the: (1) status of the housing privatization initiative; (2) accuracy of the services' life-cycle cost analyses comparing the cost of proposed privatization projects to comparable projects financed through military construction funds; and (3) p...
Military Personnel: First-Term Recruiting and Attrition Continue to Require Focused Attention
T-NSIAD-00-102: Published: Feb 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed ways that the Department of Defense (DOD) and the services are attempting to address their recent enlistment shortfalls and to reduce the attrition rate of their first-term enlisted personnel.GAO noted that: (1) over the past 2 years, the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force have been experiencing problems in recruiting qualified enlisted personnel;...
Military Base Closures: Lack of Data Inhibits Cost-Effectiveness of Analyses of Privatization-in Place Initiatives
NSIAD-00-23: Published: Dec 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request concerning the privatization in place of select Department of Defense industrial facilities, GAO focused on: (1) determining how contractors are responding to decreasing workloads at these privatized facilities; (2) comparing the cost-effectiveness of the privatization-in-place operations to the former government-run operations; and (3) identifying the impact of...
Air Force Depot Maintenance: Analysis of Its Financial Operations
AIMD/NSIAD-00-38: Published: Dec 10, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the financial operations of the Air Force depot maintenance activity group, focusing on the: (1) Air Force depot maintenance activity group's price increase between fiscal year (FY) 1994 and FY 1999 and the primary reasons for it; (2) activity group's financial losses during FY 1994 through FY 1998 and the primary reasons for them; a...
Defense Acquisitions: Progress in Meeting F-22 Cost and Schedule Goals
T-NSIAD-00-58: Published: Dec 7, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Air Force's F-22 aircraft development and procurement program.GAO noted that: (1) in March 1999 GAO reported that it was unlikely the Air Force would be able to keep the F-22 engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) program, as planned, within the cost limit established by Congress; (2) in addition, GAO expressed concern about the signi...
Defense Logistics: New 120-mm Tank Training Round Procurement Will Result in Savings
NSIAD-00-34: Published: Nov 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Army's 1999 multiyear contracts for the procurement of 120-mm tank training rounds, focusing on: (1) whether the Army's actions in 1999 resulted in savings on the purchase of 120-mm tank training rounds; (2) the effect the Army's decision to no longer direct that propellant be purchased from the Radford Army Ammunition Plant had...
Defense Health Care: Tri-Service Strategy Needed to Justify Medical Resources for Readiness and Peacetime Care
HEHS-00-10: Published: Nov 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) military health system (MHS), focusing on: (1) the need for national capital area (NCA) military treatment facilities (MTF) and DOD's strategy for assessing such needs; (2) identifying any obstacles hindering DOD's ability to make coherent needs assessments; and (3) whether current care coordinatio...
Defense Inventory: Improvements Needed to Prevent Excess Purchases by the Air Force
NSIAD-00-5: Published: Nov 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed inventory the Air Force had on contract that was excess to current operating requirements.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force did not always cancel purchases that exceeded current operating requirements; (2) the Air Force cancelled contracts for $5.5 million of the $162.4 million excess inventory that GAO reviewed, but it could have cancelled more; (...