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Military Logistics: Buying Army Spares Too Soon Creates Excess Stocks and Increases Costs
NSIAD-89-196: Published: Aug 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1989.
GAO reviewed the Department of the Army's internal inventory control practices, focusing on: (1) whether they allowed premature spare parts purchases; (2) the extent to which they contributed to excessive stock levels, premature deliveries, and increased holding costs; and (3) whether they supported item management decisions and precluded unnecessary purchases.GAO found that: (1) one Army command...
Army Ammunition: The Mississippi Plant Will Be Closed After Demonstrating Its Production Capability
NSIAD-89-131: Published: May 4, 1989. Publicly Released: May 24, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected activities at the Mississippi Army Ammunition Plant, focusing on: (1) the plant's history and cost; (2) Army actions to correct deficiencies that limited the plant's production capacity; and (3) the Army's future plans for the plant.GAO found that the: (1) Army initially estimated that the plant would cost about $397.8 million and would be...
Defense Manpower: Reductions in Joint Activities and Service Reallocations
NSIAD-89-148FS: Published: May 17, 1989. Publicly Released: May 24, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) personnel reductions in its unified and specified command headquarters, focusing on: (1) how DOD incorporated the reductions into its budget; (2) which organizations received reductions; (3) how DOD accomplished the reductions; and (4) what units received reallocated positions.GAO found that: (1) DOD eliminated 2,990...
Aircrew Training: Developing Objective Data to Support Flying Hour Programs
NSIAD-89-99: Published: Mar 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Tactical Air Command (TAC) and Strategic Air Command (SAC) flying-hour programs, focusing on: (1) changes TAC and SAC have made to their criteria for rating units; and (2) procedures the Air Force has under development to provide additional quantitative data for base flying-hour determinations.GAO found that: (1) data exist to develop links bet...
Base Realignments and Closures
T-NSIAD-89-24: Published: Apr 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1989.
GAO discussed its evaluation of the Defense Secretary's Commission on Base Realignment and Closure's methodology for recommending realignment or closure of certain military bases. GAO selected a sample of military bases, and found that the Commission's approach for selecting bases for realignment or closure was consistent with its charter, and provided a realistic and in-depth analysis of military...
Trainer Aircraft: Plans to Replace the Existing Fleet
NSIAD-89-94: Published: Mar 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's master training plan, focusing on the: (1) alternatives for meeting requirements for undergraduate pilot training into the next century; (2) validity of cost comparison data for those alternatives; and (3) soundness of the plan's recommendations.GAO found that: (1) under the current system, all students receive the same training...
Base Realignments and Closures
T-NSIAD-89-8: Published: Mar 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1989.
GAO discussed its preliminary review of the Defense Secretary's Commission on Base Realignment and Closure's recommendations for realigning or closing military installations. GAO selected a sample of military bases, and found that the Commission's approach for selecting bases for closure: (1) was appropriate and consistent with its charter and provided a realistic, in-depth analysis of military ba...
Role of the Reserves in the Total Force Policy
T-NSIAD-89-7: Published: Feb 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1989.
GAO discussed the role of the reserve forces in the Department of Defense's (DOD) total-force concept, their ability to carry out missions, and the difficulties DOD faces concerning its reserve components. GAO found that: (1) the total-force policy requires that reserve components be as equal and as ready as their active counterparts; (2) although the reserves' quality, training, and equipment hav...
Army Special Forces: Rationale for Relocating the 5th Special Forces Group From Fort Bragg, North Carolina
NSIAD-89-58: Published: Jan 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's rationale for relocating the 5th Special Forces Group from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to determine the: (1) impact of relocation on the Group's deployment capability; (2) relocation cost; and (3) economic impact of relocation on the Fayetteville, North Carolina, area.GAO found that the Army: (1) cited over...
Light Helicopter Program: Risks Facing the Program Raise Doubts About the Army's Acquisition Strategy
NSIAD-89-72: Published: Dec 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1988.
GAO reviewed the Army's Light Helicopter (LHX) Program to assess: (1) changes and risks in the program's cost estimates and technology development; (2) changes in the program's acquisition strategy; and (3) the Army's progress toward achieving program goals.GAO found that: (1) the Army believed that its original LHX performance requirement goals were too demanding; (2) to scale back the program, t...