Cost effectiveness analysis (81 - 90 of 114 items)
Defense Acquisition: Air Force Prematurely Recommends ADP Acquisitions
IMTEC-90-7: Published: Mar 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's requirements definition process for automatic data processing (ADP) system acquisitions.GAO found that: (1) Air Force regulations require that it define system requirements and evaluate alternative solutions before recommending system acquisition, but it has repeatedly failed to do so; (2) independent commissions have stated for ove...
Defense Inventory: Defense Logistics Agency's Excess Materiel on Order
NSIAD-90-105: Published: Mar 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) efforts to control excess materiel on order from contractors.GAO found that DLA: (1) supply centers' excess on-order materiel ranged in value from $204 million to $449.1 million, but DLA had requested termination for only $49.9 million; (2) item managers incorrectly recomputed or arbitrarily increased requiremen...
Abrams Tank: Block II Modifications Not Ready to Enter Production
NSIAD-90-57: Published: Feb 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Block II Abrams tank modification program.GAO found that: (1) proposed tank armor modifications may not have the anticipated impact on tank survivability; (2) the Army's tank weight-reduction program, designed to counteract the new armor's added stresses on the tank's suspension, may not achieve performance goals, since its effects will...
Air Force ADP: The Personnel Concept III System Is Not Ready for Deployment
IMTEC-90-22: Published: Feb 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's development of the Personnel Concept III (PC-III) system, focusing on whether: (1) the Air Force will fully develop and adequately test PC-III before deployment; (2) the Air Force chose the most cost-effective PC-III hardware option; and (3) projected personnel reductions the Air Force used to justify PC-III were valid.GAO found tha...
Computer Acquisition: Navy's Aviation Logistics System Not Ready for Deployment
IMTEC-90-11: Published: Feb 9, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the risks and benefits of the Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management System (NALCOMIS) warrant its scheduled deployment.GAO found that NALCOMIS is not ready for phase II deployment because: (1) the Navy did not adequately perform some key software development steps; (2) the Navy confined phase II operational testing to sites that were...
Air Force Procurement: Accuracy of Commercial Activity Study for Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve Base
NSIAD-90-92: Published: Jan 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request and a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve Base's cost-effectiveness comparison of the costs of in-house versus contractor performance of base support services.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force conducted the cost comparison in accordance with Office of Management and Budget and Air Force regulations, determined that it would...
Army Procurement: Costs and Benefits of Electronic and Mechanical Time Fuzes
NSIAD-90-38: Published: Dec 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the costs and benefits of the Army's M762 electronic time fuze and M557 mechanical time fuze.GAO found that: (1) both fuzes were capable of satisfying the Army's artillery time fuze requirements; (2) the electronic time fuze could be set both manually and automatically and could be set manually without the use of a tool, but its autoset capability...
Defense Acquisition Programs: Status of Selected Systems
NSIAD-90-30: Published: Dec 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the requirements, schedules, performance, cost and funding support for 13 defense acquisition programs.GAO found that: (1) although the Department of Defense (DOD) developed all 13 programs to satisfy military requirements within budget constraints, there was disagreement within DOD that some programs represented the most cost-effective solutions t...
Military Bases: An Analysis of the Commission's Realignment and Closure Recommendations
NSIAD-90-42: Published: Nov 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1989.
GAO reviewed the Defense Secretary's Commission on Base Realignment and Closure's methodology, findings, and recommendations for realigning or closing military installations.GAO found that the Commission: (1) made methodology errors in ranking the bases on their relative military value, because it lacked adequate management controls for data verification; (2) overstated total savings estimates by...
DOD Warranties: Effective Administration Systems Are Needed to Implement Warranties
NSIAD-89-57: Published: Sep 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1989.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) administration of its warranty program for 48 weapons system contracts, focusing on the extent to which the military services: (1) had effective warranty administration systems; and (2) performed DOD- and service-required cost-effectiveness analyses.GAO found that: (1) DOD delegated responsibility for warranty administration to the military services,...