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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; (...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: Plan Needed to Mitigate Risks in Army Logistics Modernization Program
NSIAD-00-19: Published: Oct 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's decision to contract for its Wholesale Logistics Modernization Program.GAO noted that: (1) the Army's plans for implementing its Wholesale Logistics Modernization Program initiative by contracting with the private sector include actions to respond to the congressional notification requirements contained in legislation and the guidance co...
Defense Acquisitions: Comanche Program Cost, Schedule, and Performance Status
NSIAD-99-146: Published: Aug 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Comanche Helicopter Program, focusing on: (1) the risks in the Army's restructured plans for developing and testing the Comanche; (2) the changes in the Comanche's performance capabilities and requirements; (3) cost estimates for development; and (4) the Comanche's impact on the Army's overall aviation modernization efforts.GAO noted tha...
Defense Acquisitions: Evaluation of the Navy's 1999 Naval Surface Fire Support Assessment
NSIAD-99-225: Published: Sep 14, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided an analysis of the Navy's assessment of the short-term and long-term costs associated with alternative methods for executing the naval surface fire support mission, including the alternative of reactivating two battleships.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy's assessment was limited to a comparison of two alternatives--reactivation of battleships and it...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: Air Force Reserve Command A-76 Competitions
NSIAD-99-235R: Published: Sep 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force Reserve Command's completed competitions for contracts recently won by the private sector for functions at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, and Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York, focusing on the: (1) Command's process for conducting the competitions, including the development of the performance work statemen...
Defense Acquisitions: Reduced Operational Effectiveness of Joint Standoff Weapon
NSIAD-99-137: Published: Aug 31, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's and the Air Force's development of the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW), focusing on whether the: (1) missile will provide the capabilities originally intended; and (2) cost and operational effectiveness analyses continue to support the program's procurement plans.GAO noted that: (1) the combat capabilities of the JSOW antiarmor and unitary...
Foreign Military Sales: Navy's Accounting for Sales to Foreign Customers Needs Improvement
AIMD-99-213: Published: Aug 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's accounting for and reporting on the costs of the foreign military sales (FMS) program, focusing on whether the Navy has properly charged its FMS customers for goods and services already provided.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy did not always: (a) charge FMS customer trust fund accounts when goods and services were delivered...
Military Base Closures: Potential to Offset Fiscal Year 2000 Budget Request
NSIAD-99-149: Published: Jul 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1999.
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) the opportunities available to offset the fiscal year (FY) 2000 budget request; and (2) certain base realignment and closure (BRAC) funding practices that could make it difficult for Congress to discern DOD's actual funding...
Air Force Logistics: C-17 Support Plan Does Not Adequately Address Key Issues
NSIAD-99-147: Published: Jul 8, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Air Force's C-17 logistics support plan, focusing on the: (1) C-17's core logistics capabilities; (2) cost effectiveness of the planned support strategy; and (3) Air Force's implementation of the plan under current law.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force is working to pilot test a new logistics support concept for the C-17 that places increased...
Defense Budget: Observations on the Air Force Flying Hour Program
NSIAD-99-165: Published: Jul 8, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's budget formulation process for its flying hour program for fiscal years (FY) 1997 through 1999, focusing on: (1) the extent to which the Air Force has flown the hours requested in its budget; (2) the process that the Air Force uses to determine flying hour requirements; (3) how the requirements and specific cost factors are used to...