National security (51 - 60 of 167 items)
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...
Depot Maintenance: The Navy's Decision to Stop F/A-18 Repairs at Ogden Air Logistics Center
NSIAD-96-31: Published: Dec 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's decision to move F/A-18 depot maintenance work from the Ogden Air Logistics Center to the North Island Naval Aviation Depot, focusing on the cost and performance indicators used to justify the move of F/A-18 repair activities from Ogden to North Island.GAO found that: (1) it is difficult to compare F/A-18 modification, corrosion, and pai...
B-1B Conventional Upgrades
NSIAD-96-52R: Published: Dec 4, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's B-1B Conventional Mission Upgrade Program (CMUP), focusing on the estimated costs and schedules of various CMUP elements, planned risk reduction efforts, and the program's status. GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force has a sound plan for modifying the B-1B to enhance its conventional capability; (2) the Air Force has committed to an extensive test program to ensure that i...
Systems Development and Production Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-4(4): Published: Oct 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Systems Development and Production issue area as of October 2, 1995...
Aircraft Requirements: Air Force and Navy Need to Establish Realistic Criteria for Backup Aircraft
NSIAD-95-180: Published: Sep 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the trend in the number of backup aircraft maintained by the Air Force and Navy, focusing on the: (1) actions that the Department of Defense (DOD) and the services have taken in response to prior recommendations to validate backup aircraft requirements; and (2) opportunities to remove unneeded backup aircraft from the force to minimize the cost of...
Comanche Helicopter: Testing Needs to Be Completed Prior to Production Decisions
NSIAD-95-112: Published: May 18, 1995. Publicly Released: May 18, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Army's Comanche helicopter program, focusing on cost and technical issues associated with the restructured program.GAO found that: (1) the past risks associated with the Comanche's development and production will continue under the Army's restructured program; (2) production decisions will be made before operational testing of the Comanche begins and the development phase will be...
Navy Shipbuilding Programs: Nuclear Attack Submarine Issues
T-NSIAD-95-162: Published: May 16, 1995. Publicly Released: May 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the continuing production of nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSN). GAO noted that: (1) there are less costly alternatives for maintaining the Navy's required SSN force structure; (2) the Navy could maintain low-rate production of the submarines or defer production until after year 2000; (3) the cost savings from deferring production would be offset by reconstitution costs for exis...
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...
Navy Shipbuilding Programs: Nuclear Attack Submarine Requirements
T-NSIAD-95-120: Published: Mar 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the requirements for continued production of nuclear attack submarines, focusing on: (1) less costly alternatives for maintaining the required submarine force structure; and (2) the adequacy of the Department of Defense's (DOD) justification for building the SSN-23 submarine. GAO noted that: (1) there is currently no competition to build nuclear attack submarines and DOD has not clar...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: No More Hunter Systems Should Be Bought Until Problems Are Fixed
NSIAD-95-52: Published: Mar 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) acquisition of the Hunter Short-Range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), focusing on whether: (1) the system is logistically supportable; (2) previously identified performance deficiencies have been corrected; and (3) the system represents a valid joint-service effort.GAO found that: (1) the Hunter UAV system is not logistically supportable and has seriou...