National security (81 - 90 of 167 items)
Air Force Requirements: Cost of Buying Aircraft Consumable Items Can Be Reduced by Millions
NSIAD-93-38: Published: Nov 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's system for computing requirements for aircraft consumable items, focusing on: (1) actions that the Air Force took to implement previous GAO recommendations to change its requirements computation system; and (2) the potential procurement savings that the Air Force could achieve by making those changes.GAO found that: (1) the Air Forc...
Army Inventory: Divisions' Authorized Levels of Demand-Based Items Can be Reduced
NSIAD-93-9: Published: Oct 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Army's inventory levels of demand-based items are excessive and whether those inventory levels could be reduced without impairing military readiness.GAO found that: (1) $28.8 million of demand-based items do not meet retention criteria; (2) the Army's annual assessment of internal controls did not identify as a material weakness the iss...
1993 Navy Budget: Potential Reductions in Weapons Procurement Programs
NSIAD-92-317BR: Published: Sep 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's justification for its fiscal year (FY) 1993 weapons procurement budget request and prior year appropriations to identify areas for potential reductions and rescission.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's FY 1993 budget request could potentially be reduced by $55.3 million; (2) $327.5 million could potentially be rescinded from appropriated fun...
Shipbuilding: Navy's Plan to Acquire Additional Strategic Sealift
NSIAD-92-224: Published: Jul 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's Mobility Requirements Study, focusing on the Navy's planned acquisition of 20 strategic sealift ships.GAO found that: (1) the Navy has eliminated two of four options for acquiring the needed ships due to unfeasibility; (2) in September 1991, the Navy awarded nine 90-day initial design contracts for two ships, has since s...
Navy Maintenance: Public/Private Competition for F-14 Aircraft Maintenance
NSIAD-92-143: Published: May 20, 1992. Publicly Released: May 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Naval Aviation Depots' (NADEP) airframe repair program, focusing on the: (1) effects of introducing private-sector competition for depot maintenance on F-14 aircraft overhaul costs; (2) Naval Air Systems Command's (NAVAIR) post-award administration of the F-14 competition program; and (3) costs of competed and noncompeted overhauls during the s...
Air Force Procurement: Current Plans May Provide More Ground-Attack Capability Than Needed
NSIAD-92-137: Published: May 5, 1992. Publicly Released: May 5, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's procurement and modernization plans for night-capable aircraft, focusing on its efforts to adjust those plans to reflect changes in the predicted threat and military budget.GAO found that: (1) in 1982, the Air Force established the need for 700 night-capable aircraft to counter the Warsaw Pact threat and planned to purchase the Low-...
Naval Reserves: The Frigate Trainer Program Should Be Canceled
NSIAD-92-114: Published: Apr 28, 1992. Publicly Released: May 5, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Innovative Naval Reserve Concept, focusing on whether the program is still justified in light of the changes in national security.GAO found that: (1) the Innovative Naval Reserve Concept is a program to use Knox class frigates for training Naval Reserve crews; (2) given political changes in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, the United...
Naval Aviation: Opportunities to Apply A-12 Research, Knowledge, and Technologies
NSIAD-92-110: Published: Mar 19, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1992.
GAO reviewed: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) actions to preserve the government's investment in A-12 Aircraft Program assets; (2) whether the government's investment in A-12 assets is protected; and (3) potential opportunities the Navy may have to use the technologies and knowledge developed for the A-12 Program.GAO found that: (1) before June 1991, the Navy did not plan to control the A-12...
Weapons Codevelopment: U.S. National Issues in the MLRS Terminal Guidance Warhead Program
NSIAD-92-55: Published: Apr 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1992.
GAO reviewed how the Army's Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Terminal Guidance Warhead (TGW) Program protects U.S. interests.GAO found that: (1) although the United States is to pay 40 percent of the MLRS TGW development cost and France, Germany, and the United Kingdom are each to pay 20 percent, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) limited the U.S. development work share under the prime cont...
Mine Warfare: The Navy's Plans to Reassign Ships to Ingleside, Texas, and to Consolidate Management
T-NSIAD-92-21: Published: Mar 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1992.
GAO discussed Navy efforts to address mine warfare problems identified during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, focusing on: (1) the Navy's decision to centralize operational control of all mine warfare forces; and (2) Navy plans to consolidate mine warfare forces at Ingleside, Texas. GAO noted that: (1) as a result of the lack of a full-time, deployable force commander and staff during O...