Cost effectiveness analysis (71 - 80 of 114 items)
Military Bases: Navy's Planned Consolidation of RDT&E Activities
NSIAD-92-316: Published: Aug 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1992.
GAO provided information on the Navy's consolidation of research activities, focusing on cost and savings data, personnel assumptions, duplication of research among the services, and research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E) relative to the defense force structure.GAO found that: (1) comparing the Navy's April 1991 estimates with fiscal year (FY) 1993 budget estimates, the estimated c...
Army Maintenance: Savings Possible by Stopping Unnecessary Depot Repairs
NSIAD-92-176: Published: May 5, 1992. Publicly Released: May 5, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Army Materiel Command's procedures for performing certain depot-level repairs, focusing on whether depots perform unnecessary repairs on weapons systems, tactical vehicles, or their major components.GAO found that: (1) the Red River Army Depot performed unnecessary repairs when depot personnel overhauled all 6V53 engines in the secondary item program without first performing pre-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'...
Army Supply Management: System for Issuing Replacement Clothing to Army Reservists Should Be Changed
NSIAD-91-136: Published: Jun 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Issue-in-Kind (IIK) system used by the Army Reserve and the National Guard to provide replacement clothing to their personnel, focusing on whether: (1) the Army implemented adequate controls over its IIK system; and (2) a monetary allowance system would be more efficient and economical.GAO found that the Army Reserve and National Guard: (1) did not have adequate internal controls...
Military Training Options: Feasibility of Using Civilian Institutions
PEMD-91-17: Published: May 1, 1991. Publicly Released: May 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed a Department of Defense (DOD) contractor's report regarding the practicality and desirability of using civilian educational institutions to provide technical training to military personnel.GAO found that: (1) the contractor's report presented sufficient evidence concerning the feasibility and effectiveness of civilian training for certain special...
Defense Inventory: Defense Logistics Agency Customers Order Supplies Uneconomically
NSIAD-91-39: Published: Feb 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the military services requisitioned supplies from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), to determine whether DLA customers appropriately used: (1) economical methods to order supplies; and (2) supply requisition priorities.GAO found that: (1) customers routinely placed numerous low-value requisitions that cost DLA more to fill than the value of t...
Defense Logistics Agency Customers Order Supplies Uneconomically
T-NSIAD-91-25: Published: Apr 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1991.
GAO discussed: (1) how much it cost the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to fill multiple orders for very low-cost items; and (2) how often customers ordered the same supply items more than once on the same day. GAO noted that: (1) DLA spent approximately $63 million more than the $22.6 million it charged its customers to fill low-value orders; (2) customers placed needless small orders for supplies...
Over-The-Horizon Radar: Better Justification Needed for DOD Systems' Expansion
NSIAD-91-61: Published: Jan 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to use the Air Force's Over-the-Horizon Backscatter (OTH-B) radar for counterdrug purposes; and (2) provided information on the cost, design, acquisition and deployment, missions, and interoperability of OTH-B and the Navy's Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar (ROTHR) programs.GAO found that DOD: (1) had...
Military Bases: Process Used by Services for January 1990 Base Closure and Realignment Proposals
NSIAD-91-109: Published: Jan 7, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 7, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) January 1990 process for selecting military bases as candidates for closure and realignment, focusing on the Air Force's selection of Eaker Air Force Base, Arkansas, as an example.GAO found that: (1) DOD did not provide written guidance to the services on how to select the candidate bases for closure...
Army Logistics: Better Management of the Army's Unserviceable Inventories Could Save Millions
NSIAD-91-23: Published: Nov 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Army's plans for using its unserviceable asset inventories.GAO found that: (1) at three Army inventory control points, item managers initiated purchases for new assets without considering the potential for repairing unserviceable items in storage; (2) the Army could have repaired between 167 and 285 of the 815 items the inventory control points...