Military cost control (71 - 80 of 698 items)
Defense Infrastructure: Changes in Funding Priorities and Management Processes Needed to Improve Condition and Reduce Costs of Guard and Reserve Facilities
GAO-03-516: Published: May 15, 2003. Publicly Released: May 15, 2003.
GAO prepared this report under its basic legislative responsibilities. Its objectives are threefold: (1) to examine the reserve forces' trends for facility maintenance and construction funding and the condition of their facilities, (2) to assess the likelihood that they will meet the Department of Defense's (DOD) objectives for improving facilities, and (3) to discuss the challenges in implementin...
Defense Infrastructure: Changes in Funding Priorities and Strategic Planning Needed to Improve the Condition of Military Facilities
GAO-03-274: Published: Feb 19, 2003. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 2003.
GAO prepared this report in response to its basic legislative responsibilities. Its objectives are threefold: (1) to examine the historical funding trends and their impact on the condition of the active forces' facilities, (2) to evaluate the consistency of the services' information on facility conditions, and (3) to assess the Department of Defense's (DOD) long-term strategic plan and objectives...
DOD User Fees: Implementation Status of Section 1085 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001
GAO-03-265R: Published: Oct 31, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2002.
Section 1085 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2001 authorized the military department secretaries to (1) charge fees to persons requesting information from the primary military archives and (2) retain collected fees to help defray costs associated with providing the information. The military archives also have authority under the User Charge Statute and the Freedom of Info...
Force Structure: Review of B-1B Process Identifies Opportunity to Improve Future Analysis
GAO-02-846: Published: Sep 6, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 2002.
The B-1B began operations in 1986 as a long-range heavy bomber designed primarily to carry nuclear munitions. Although the B-1B's nuclear mission was withdrawn in October 1997, the Air Force continues to rely on the B-1B to support conventional wartime missions. The B-1B has the largest payload of the Air Force's three bombers, and recent modifications have provided the capability to deliver near...
Military Housing: Management Improvements Needed As the Pace of Privatization Quickens
GAO-02-624: Published: Jun 21, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 2002.
The Department of Defense (DOD) estimates that 168,000 military family housing units are inadequate, lack modern amenities, and are in need of major renovation and replacement. According to DOD, completing this work using traditional military construction methods would take more than 20 years and cost $16 billion. To improve housing faster and more economically, Congress authorized the Military Ho...
Defense Infrastructure: Greater Management Emphasis Needed to Increase the Services' Use of Expanded Leasing Authority
GAO-02-475: Published: Jun 6, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 2002.
The military services face significant challenges in addressing facility sustainment, restoration, and modernization needs with limited funds. These challenges are magnified by the 20 to 25 percent of the Department of Defense's (DOD) real property that it views as not being needed to meet current mission requirements, but that adds to costs. To reduce these costs and acquire additional resources...
Defense Acquisitions: Navy Needs Plan to Address Rising Prices in Aviation Parts
GAO-02-565: Published: May 31, 2002. Publicly Released: May 31, 2002.
Since fiscal year 1999, the Navy's budget for repairing spare parts to support its aviation weapons systems has increased by about 50 percent, from $1.2 billion to $1.8 billion. Some military commands have asserted that the escalating cost of these parts has adversely impacted the funds available for the readiness of military forces. Overall, the prices for Navy repairable spare parts continue to...
Defense Budget: Need to Strengthen Guidance and Oversight of Contingency Operation Costs
GAO-02-450: Published: May 21, 2002. Publicly Released: May 21, 2002.
The incremental costs for overseas military contingency operations, which include the enforcement of no-fly zones, humanitarian assistance, and peace enforcement, totaled more than $29 billion since 1991. Most of these costs were incurred in the Balkans and Southwest Asia. The Department of Defense (DOD) defines incremental costs as those above and beyond baseline training, operations, and personn...
Air Force Aircraft: Preliminary Information on Air Force Tanker Leasing
GAO-02-724R: Published: May 15, 2002. Publicly Released: May 15, 2002.
GAO addressed the Air Force's plan to replace a portion of its KC-135 aerial refueling tanker fleet with leased Boeing 767 aircraft. Although the Air Force has a long term requirement to replace its aging fleet of KC-135 tankers, the urgency of the need in the short term is unclear. The Air Force stated that the leasing arrangement would allow it to acquire new tankers three years earlier than thr...
Military Base Closures: Progress in Completing Actions from Prior Realignments and Closures
GAO-02-433: Published: Apr 5, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2002.
Through military base realignment and closures rounds in 1988, 1991, 1993, and 1995, the Pentagon significantly reduced its domestic infrastructure and freed up needed dollars for high-priority programs. By the end of last round in fiscal year 2001, the Department of Defense (DOD) had closed or realigned hundreds of bases, generated savings, and transferred unneeded property to other users. The c...