Cost analysis (51 - 60 of 99 items)
Military Bases: Army Revised Cost Estimates for the Rock Island and Other Realignments to Redstone
NSIAD-93-59FS: Published: Nov 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's cost estimates to move portions of the Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, to Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.GAO found that: (1) construction estimates for the realignments to Redstone have changed from $55.2 million, estimated in July 1991, to $41.6 million, estimated in October 1992; (2) construction costs estimates differed because of the numbe...
Weapons Acquisition: Implementation of the 1991 DOD Full Funding Policy
NSIAD-92-238: Published: Sep 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of a full funding policy for programs reviewed by the Defense Acquisition Board (DAB), focusing on all major DAB decisions under the policy to: (1) determine the policy's impact and effectiveness; (2) identify programs' shortfalls and how they were estimated; and (3) ascertain if shortfall offsets we...
Javelin Antitank Weapon: Quantity and Identification Capability Need to Be Reassessed
NSIAD-92-330: Published: Sep 14, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Army's Javelin antitank weapon system program, focusing on the: (1) causes for cost increases and schedule delays and the likelihood of further increases and delays; (2) the Army's reassessment of the number of Javelins it needs, based on current threat assessments; and (3) Javelin's improved capability for distinguishing friend from foe.GAO fo...
Navy Contracting: Cost Growth Continues on Ship Construction Contracts
NSIAD-92-218: Published: Aug 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1992.
GAO provided information on the cost growth of Navy ship construction contracts, focusing on the: (1) status of the cost growth; (2) cost growth trends; and (3) recent actions to finance additional costs and implications of future cost growth.GAO found that: (1) the 1991 projected cost for completing 165 ships in the Navy's remaining 54 construction contracts is $6.4 billion higher than the initia...
Navy Maintenance: Public/Private Competition for F-14 Aircraft Maintenance
NSIAD-92-143: Published: May 20, 1992. Publicly Released: May 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Naval Aviation Depots' (NADEP) airframe repair program, focusing on the: (1) effects of introducing private-sector competition for depot maintenance on F-14 aircraft overhaul costs; (2) Naval Air Systems Command's (NAVAIR) post-award administration of the F-14 competition program; and (3) costs of competed and noncompeted overhauls during the s...
Army Training: Army Analysis Overstates Signal Training Costs at Fort Sill
NSIAD-92-168: Published: Apr 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's cost analysis of its decision to relocate certain signal corps training from Fort Sill to Fort Gordon to cut training costs, focusing on whether the estimated cost differential could be substantiated.GAO found that: (1) the Army cost analysis overstated training support and base personnel costs at Fort Sill because it combined Fort Sill'...
Navy Supply: Some Aircraft and Ship Parts Should Be Replaced Rather Than Repaired
NSIAD-92-40: Published: Dec 2, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's management of repairable aircraft and ship components, focusing on whether: (1) unnecessary repairs were being made; and (2) repair data were accurate.GAO found that: (1) the Navy spends millions of dollars annually to repair assets that have no known wartime or peacetime requirements, mainly because of inadequate procedures for identify...
Abrams Tank: Operating Costs More Than Expected
NSIAD-91-114: Published: Feb 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the operating cost and the readiness of the Army's M1 Abrams tank, focusing on: (1) whether the Army expected the M1 tank to be cheaper to operate and support than the M60 tank; (2) the comparison between the costs to operate and support the M1 tank and the M60 tank; and (3) whether the M1 tank was meeting its field operational readiness goals.GAO...
Naval Safety School Relocation: More Credible Cost Analysis Is Needed
NSIAD-91-145: Published: Mar 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Navy's decision to relocate the Naval Safety School based on the Chief of Naval Education and Training's review; and (2) impact of the transfer on Navy safety training.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's cost analysis was inadequate, since it did not update the cost analysis to reflect recent changes in its relocation plans; (2) the reported be...
Weapons Production: Impacts of Production Rate Changes on Aircraft Unit Costs
NSIAD-91-12: Published: Dec 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the sensitivity of estimated procurement costs for military aircraft to reductions in the quantity of aircraft purchased.GAO found that: (1) aircraft procurement unit costs generally increased as their procurement rates decreased, but some mature Air Force and Navy procurement programs did not show a significant unit cost increase compared to other...