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Navy Modernization: Alternatives for Achieving a More Affordable Force
T-NSIAD-94-171: Published: Apr 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1994.
GAO discussed the Navy's recapitalization program, focusing on: (1) the program's affordability; and (2) alternatives that would reduce Navy costs. GAO noted that: (1) the Navy's request to recapitalize its fleet and maintain the defense industrial base may be difficult to justify given its growing affordability problem; (2) the Navy's ability to procure weapons and systems over the next 5 years i...
Army National Guard: Officer Candidate Training Should Be Consolidated at One Site
NSIAD-94-1: Published: Mar 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army National Guard's (ARNG) officer candidate schools (OCS) to determine whether ARNG could meet its officer needs more economically and effectively.GAO found that: (1) ARNG officer requirements and the number of officers commissioned through state OCS programs have declined by one-third since 1988; (2) state OCS classes are frequently small and most programs graduate fewer than...
Army Acquisition: Information on the Status and Performance of the Javelin Antitank Weapon
NSIAD-94-122BR: Published: Mar 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Army's Javelin antitank weapon system, focusing on its: (1) cost and acquisition plan; (2) projected effectiveness in certain countermeasure environments; (3) threat recognition capability; and (4) target recognition training plan.GAO found that: (1) although the Army's acquisition cost for the Javelin is estimated to be $4.2 bil...
Air Force Training: Delaying Pilot Training Could Avert Unnecessary Costs
NSIAD-94-38: Published: Nov 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1993.
GAO examined whether the Air Force is reducing the number of pilots in its force structure in the most cost-effective manner.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force is training more pilots than it needs for current cockpit assignments; (2) about one-half of the graduating pilots are temporarily assigned to nonflying positions for up to 3 years while waiting for advanced training; (3) the Air Force is in...
Air Force Logistics: Some Progress, But Further Efforts Needed to Terminate Excess Orders
NSIAD-94-3: Published: Oct 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO followed up on an earlier report concerning the Air Force's failure to terminate excessive materiel orders, focusing on: (1) the Air Force's progress in terminating excessive materiel orders; and (2) additional opportunities for improvement and savings.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force has taken a number of actions to place greater management emphasis and o...
Academy Preparatory Schools
NSIAD-94-56R: Published: Oct 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) military services' positions regarding the costs and operation of military service academy preparatory schools compared to private schools; and (2) Department of Defense's (DOD) test program to determine the effectiveness of using private schools as an alternative to service-operated schools. GAO found that the: (1) services did not conduc...
Army Acquisition: Medium Truck Program Is Not Practical and Needs Reassessment
NSIAD-93-232: Published: Aug 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's family of medium tactical vehicles (FMTV) acquisition program, focusing on: (1) the feasibility of meeting program and fleet management goals under the Army's 30-year acquisition strategy; (2) the Army's consideration of other medium truck alternatives; and (3) possible cost-effective alternatives.GAO found that: (1) the Army will have d...
Depot Maintenance: Requirement to Update Maintenance Analyses Should Be Modified
NSIAD-93-163: Published: Jun 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's implementation of reliability centered maintenance (RCM) analyses, focusing on: (1) Department of Defense (DOD) and service RCM policies; (2) the extent to which the services updated and applied RCM analyses to aircraft and aircraft engines; and (3) alternative programs the services utilize to ensure that preventative maintenance is performed.GAO found that: (1) the Ar...
Defense Inventory: Depot Packing and Shipping Procedures
NSIAD-93-3: Published: Dec 7, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) packaging and packing practices, focusing on: (1) the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) avoidance of unnecessary costs by consolidating shipments going to the same destination at the same time; (2) depots' efficiency and cost-effectiveness in packing and shipping supply items; and (3) the military services' recyclin...
Air Force Depot Maintenance: Improved Pricing and Financial Management Practices Needed
AFMD-93-5: Published: Nov 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force Depot Maintenance Industrial Fund (DMIF) which has been incorporated into the Defense Business Operations Fund (DBOF).GAO found that: (1) DMIF suffered losses and experienced a steady increase in its backlog of work because managers used overly optimistic productivity assumptions in their budget estimates; (2) work-force productivity...