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Tactical Aircraft: F-22 Delays Indicate Initial Production Rates Should Be Lower to Reduce Risks
GAO-02-298: Published: Mar 5, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2002.
The F-22 aircraft is designed to be less detectable, capable of flying at higher speeds for longer distances, and able to provide the pilot with substantially improved awareness of the surrounding situation than the F-15 it will replace. The Air Force began the F-22 development program in 1991 and plans to complete it by March 2004. In 1998, following repeated increases in the program's estimated...
Defense Acquisitions: Steps to Improve the Crusader Program's Investment Decisions
GAO-02-201: Published: Feb 25, 2002. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2002.
The Army wants an artillery system with greater firepower, range, and mobility than its current self-propelled howitzer. In 1994, the Army began to develop the Crusader, an advanced artillery system consisting of a self-propelled 155-millimeter howitzer and a resupply vehicle. The Department of Defense (DOD) will decide next year whether the Crusader program should enter its system development and...
Depot Maintenance: Management Attention Required to Further Improve Workload Allocation Data
GAO-02-95: Published: Nov 9, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 2001.
Federal law states that not more than 50 percent of annual depot maintenance funding can be used for work by private sector contractors. In an earlier report, GAO could not determine whether the Department of Defense (DOD) had complied with the 50-percent limitation. More recent GAO testimony highlighted continuing and pervasive weaknesses in DOD's financial management systems, operations, and con...
User Fees: DOD Fees for Providing Information Not Current and Consistent
GAO-02-34: Published: Oct 12, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2001.
The National Defense Authorization Act for 2001 authorized the military archives to (1) charge fees to persons requesting information and (2) retain collected fees to help defray costs of providing the information. Although none of the archives has yet implemented a fee, one archive plans to do so by October 2001. The Department of Defense's (DOD) archives and other offices are also authorized und...
Tactical Aircraft: Continuing Difficulty Keeping F-22 Production Costs Within the Congressional Limitation
GAO-01-782: Published: Jul 16, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2001.
The Air Force F-22 Raptor, an air superiority aircraft with an air-to-ground attack capability is set for completion in September 2003. However, contracts to begin 10 low-rate initial production aircraft for fiscal year 2001 have been delayed until after completion of the President's review of Department of Defense (DOD) programs. The Air Force plans to procure 333 production aircraft through 2013...
Tactical Aircraft: Impact of F-22 Production Cost Reduction Plans on Cost Estimates
GAO-01-636T: Published: Aug 2, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2001.
The Air Force started developing the F-22 aircraft in 1991, and plans to complete development in September 2003. The Air Force plans to procure 333 production aircraft at a cost now capped at $37.6 billion. The law does not specify the total number of aircraft to be procured. This testimony discusses (1) potential cost reduction plans, (2) production cost estimates by the Air Force and the Office...
Defense Acquisitions: Navy and Marine Corps Pilot Program Initiatives to Reduce Total Ownership Costs
GAO-01-675R: Published: May 22, 2001. Publicly Released: May 22, 2001.
This is the third in a series of GAO reports evaluating the military services' efforts to reduce weapons systems operating and support costs. GAO previously reported on Army and Air Force efforts. This report evaluates the Navy and Marine Corps pilot programs. GAO found that the Navy and Marine Corps have begun several efforts to reduce weapon system operating and support costs. For example, they...
Military Personnel: Full Extent of Support to Civil Authorities Unknown but Unlikely to Adversely Impact Retention
GAO-01-9: Published: Jan 26, 2001. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 2001.
The Department of Defense (DOD) provides a wide range of support to many organizations at home and abroad. GAO estimates that, in fiscal year 1999, DOD provided support in at least 7,125 instances to 345 or more entities, including international organizations; private citizens; and federal, state, local, and foreign governments. This support consumed more than two million military staff-days. GAO...
Depot Maintenance: Key Financial Issues for Consolidations at Pearl Harbor and Elsewhere Are Still Unresolved
GAO-01-19: Published: Jan 22, 2001. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2001.
In 1998, the Navy consolidated the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and the Naval Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Hawaii. Because of concerns about some aspects of the consolidation, the Navy began a test project, commonly called the Pearl Harbor pilot, to determine if integrating the management, operations, and funding of the shipyard and the intermediate maintenance facility can result in greate...
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...