Cost effectiveness analysis (51 - 60 of 114 items)
Air Force Aircraft: Consolidating Fighter Squadrons Could Reduce Costs
NSIAD-96-82: Published: May 6, 1996. Publicly Released: May 6, 1996.
GAO reviewed the cost-effectiveness of the Air Force's reconfiguration of F-15 and F-16 fighters into smaller squadrons, focusing on the consequences this might have on the Secretary of Defense's efforts to reduce defense infrastructure costs.GAO found that: (1) while smaller 18-aircraft squadrons provide more deployment flexibility than 24-aircraft squadrons, the larger configuration provides eno...
Depot Maintenance: Opportunities to Privatize Repair of Military Engines
NSIAD-96-33: Published: Mar 5, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1996.
GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) depot maintenance program, focusing on whether the: (1) DOD depots should retain their engine repair capabilities; (2) opportunities exist to privatize additional engine repair workloads; and (3) excess capacity within the DOD depot system adversely affects privatization decisions.GAO found that: (1) DOD maintains its engine repair capability in the p...
Closing Maintenance Depots: Savings, Workload, and Redistribution Issues
NSIAD-96-29: Published: Mar 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed maintenance depot closures and realignments, focusing on: (1) the reliability of the Department of Defense's (DOD) depot closure cost and savings estimates; (2) DOD efforts to provide employment and training opportunities at closing depots; (3) whether the military services can increase savings by using competitions between DOD depots and the priva...
Navy Maintenance: Assessment of the Public-Private Competition Program for Aviation Maintenance
NSIAD-96-30: Published: Jan 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's aviation depot maintenance competition program, focusing on: (1) the nature and extent of past competitions; (2) whether savings resulted from the program; (3) the prospects for and impediments to future competitions; and (4) whether the program can be improved.GAO found that: (1) Navy public-private competitions generally resulted in sa...
Army and Marine Corps M198 Howitzer: Maintenance Problems Are Not Severe Enough to Accelerate Replacement System
NSIAD-96-59: Published: Dec 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 27, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined whether the Marine Corps' and Army's reported maintenance problems with the M198 howitzer justify the rapid development of a replacement weapon.GAO found that: (1) by themselves, the maintenance problems with the M198 howitzer do not justify accelerating the development of a replacement; (2) although Army and Marine Corps users of the M198 have exp...
Naval Surface Fire Support: Navy's Near-Term Plan Is Not Based on Sufficient Analysis
NSIAD-95-160: Published: May 19, 1995. Publicly Released: May 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's upgrade of its surface ships' guns to determine whether the Navy has chosen the most cost-effective system for improving naval surface fire support (NSFS).GAO found that: (1) the Navy did not sufficiently analyze its needs before deciding on the upgrade of its 5-inch, 54-caliber guns and the development of a 5-inch precision-guided munit...
Defense Inventory: Extent of Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Problems Still Unknown
NSIAD-95-85: Published: Apr 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Diminishing Manufacturing Source and Material Shortages (DMSMS) program, focusing on DOD: (1) progress toward implementing the program; and (2) efforts to resolve DMSMS situations.GAO found that: (1) DOD has not collected departmentwide data on DMSMS situations and resolutions because the services do not have monitoring systems that provide quantitati...
Proposed Submarine Construction
NSIAD-95-96R: Published: Feb 13, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1995.
GAO reviewed the production of the Seawolf submarine and other interrelated nuclear submarine force structure and industrial base issues, focusing on the practicality and cost of future submarine production. GAO noted that: (1) the study's recommendations are appropriate based on the Department of Defense's (DOD) decision to retain two nuclear-capable shipyards; (2) DOD needs to clarify its justif...
Household Goods: Administrative Changes Would Improve DOD's Do-It-Yourself Moving Program
NSIAD-94-226: Published: Sep 27, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Do-It-Yourself Program (DITY), which allows service members to move their household goods themselves, focusing on: (1) the extent to which service members use the program; (2) whether DOD adequately informs service members of the program's benefits; and (3) DOD controls to ensure that the program is cost-effective...
Army Inventory: Opportunities Exist for Additional Reductions to Retail Level Inventories
NSIAD-94-129: Published: Jun 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army's progress toward reducing its inventory levels for infrequently requested items and whether additional actions are required to streamline the Army's inventory systems.GAO found that: (1) between 1992 and 1993, five Army divisions reduced their authorized inventory levels by about $30 million; (2) about $108 million of the five divisions' authorized inventory did not meet the...