Cost effectiveness analysis (31 - 40 of 114 items)
Air Force Privatization-In-Place: Analysis of Aircraft and Missile Guidance System Depot Repair Costs
NSIAD-98-35: Published: Dec 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's interim cost comparison of operating its former Aerospace Guidance and Metrology Center (AGMC) prior to its closure with the current privatized-in-place cost as the Boeing Guidance Repair Center (BGRC).GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force's interim comparison estimates that BGRC's first-year privatization-in-place costs will be higher than AGMC's historical costs for simi...
Test and Evaluation: Impact of DOD's Office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation
NSIAD-98-22: Published: Oct 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Office of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation's (DOT&E) operations and organizational structure for overseeing operational testing, focusing on: (1) DOT&E's efforts and their impact on the quality of operational testing and evaluation in DOD; and (2) the strengths and weaknesses of the current organizat...
Navy Aviation: V-22 Cost and Capability to Meet Requirements Are Yet to Be Determined
NSIAD-98-13: Published: Oct 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1997.
GAO reported on the V-22 Osprey Program, which is intended to provide the armed services with 523 new tilt-rotor aircraft, focusing on: (1) the status of the program and areas of potential cost increases or performance challenges; and (2) whether the aircraft being developed will meet the stated requirements of each of the services.GAO noted that: (1) the V-22 has been in development for almost 15...
Navy Ordnance: Analysis of Business Area Efforts to Streamline Operations and Reduce Costs
AIMD/NSIAD-98-24: Published: Oct 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed financial and management issues related to the ordnance business area of the Navy Working Capital Fund, focusing on: (1) the Navy's proposed and ongoing actions to reduce the business area's costs; and (2) additional cost reduction opportunities.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy is in the process of developing the cost reduction plan GAO recommended in...
Army National Guard: Sharing Unit Training Equipment Would Help Avoid Maintenance Costs
NSIAD-97-206: Published: Sep 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1997.
GAO determined the: (1) feasibility of Army National Guard units that annually train at the same site to pool and share equipment; (2) maintenance costs that the Guard would avoid by pooling and sharing equipment; and (3) ways the Guard can maximize equipment sharing at annual training sites.GAO found that: (1) according to GAO's analysis of nine equipment items with high annual scheduled maintena...
Navy Ships: Turning Over Auxiliary Ship Operations to the Military Sealift Command Could Save Millions
NSIAD-97-185: Published: Aug 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's use of alternative crewing arrangements for Navy auxiliary ships, focusing on: (1) the Navy's plans for turning over the operation of military crewed auxiliary ships to its Military Sealift Command (MSC) for civil service or commercial crewing; (2) whether cost savings would be realized if the Navy turned over the operation of the remain...
Navy Depot Maintenance: Privatizing Louisville Operations in Place Is Not Cost-Effective
NSIAD-97-52: Published: Jul 31, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO followed up on its September 1996 report on the Navy's preliminary cost comparison of privatizing-in-place maintenance workloads at its Louisville, Kentucky, depot with transferring the workloads to other Navy facilities, focusing on: (1) whether privatizing the depot maintenance workload in place at Louisville is more cost-effective than transferring the w...
Military Construction: Renovation Plans at the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center
NSIAD-97-144: Published: Jun 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to renovate building 215 at the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, VA, focusing on whether: (1) the actual workload at Portsmouth affects its requirements facility space; (2) the planned occupants of the bottom six floors of building 215 could move into the replacement hospital; and (3) alternative uses exist for the top floors in bu...
Defense Depot Maintenance: Challenges Facing DOD in Managing Working Capital Funds
T-NSIAD/AIMD-97-152: Published: May 7, 1997. Publicly Released: May 7, 1997.
GAO discussed financial management and logistics management issues relating to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department of Defense's (DOD) operations, focusing on the: (1) operations of DOD's working capital funds; and (2) management of DOD's depot maintenance program.GAO noted that: (1) to date, the working capital funds have not yet accomplished the goal of operating on a break-even ba...
Tactical Intelligence: Joint STARS Full-Rate Production Decision Was Premature and Risky
NSIAD-97-68: Published: Apr 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) recent decision to commit to the full-rate production of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS), focusing on whether: (1) the system had demonstrated a level of maturity through testing to justify a full-rate production commitment; (2) DOD considered and resolved important cost and performance issues prior to making its decisi...