Procurement (11 - 20 of 89 items)
Defense Acquisitions: Progress in Meeting F-22 Cost and Schedule Goals
T-NSIAD-00-58: Published: Dec 7, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Air Force's F-22 aircraft development and procurement program.GAO noted that: (1) in March 1999 GAO reported that it was unlikely the Air Force would be able to keep the F-22 engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) program, as planned, within the cost limit established by Congress; (2) in addition, GAO expressed concern about the signi...
Defense Acquisitions: Historical Analyses of Navy Ship Leases
NSIAD-99-125: Published: Jun 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a historical analysis of the Navy's decisions to lease Sealift tankers, Maritime Prepositioning Ships, T-5 replacement tankers, and Chouest specialized support vessels, focusing on: (1) the basis and support for the Navy's lease decisions; (2) past concerns regarding those decisions; and (3) legislative and regulatory changes that affect current an...
Defense Acquisition: Historical Insights Into Navy Ship Leasing
T-NSIAD-99-141: Published: Apr 21, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Navy's decisions in the early 1970s and early 1980s to lease Sealift Tankers, Maritime Prepositioning Ships, and T-5 replacement tankers, and more recently, Chouest specialized support vessels, focusing on the: (1) basis and support for the Navy's decisions to lease rather than purchase these vessels; (2) concerns that surrounded the decisions...
Defense Infrastructure: Funding Risks in Services' 1999 Central Training Programs
NSIAD-99-56: Published: Feb 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the significant differences in two Department of Defense training programs, focusing on the: (1) training categories and military services with the most significant funding changes from the 1998 to the 1999 Future Years Defense Program (FYDP); (2) bases for the changes; and (3) potential impact of the changes on the services' future training budget...
B-2 Bomber: Cost and Operational Issues
NSIAD-97-181: Published: Aug 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the B-2 bomber, focusing on the current status of cost and operational issues.GAO noted that: (1) the total cost of the B-2 appears to have stabilized; (2) the Air Force has reported that the total estimated B-2 acquisition costs (development, procurement, and military construction) decreased from $44,946 million in early 1995 to $44,754 million...
Defense Aircraft Investments: Major Program Commitments Based on Optimistic Budget Projections
T-NSIAD-97-103: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) aircraft modernization plans.GAO noted that: (1) as the nation proceeds into the 21st century with the prospect of a flat budget, GAO believes that action needs to be taken to address DOD's problematic aircraft investment strategy; (2) action needs to be taken now because, if major commitments are made to procure the planned aircraft programs, such a...
Marine Corps: Improving Amphibious Capability Would Require Larger Share of Budget Than Previously Provided
NSIAD-96-47: Published: Feb 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Marine Corps' and Navy's capability to conduct amphibious assaults, focusing on the: (1) status of the amphibious fleet; (2) Marine Corps' and Navy's plans to better conduct amphibious operations; and (3) cost of planned changes and how they will affect future defense budgets.GAO found that: (1) the Marine Corps and the Navy currently have the...
Defense Acquisitions Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-3(1): Published: Jan 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1996.
GAO presented its active assignments in the Defense Acquisition issue area as of January 2, 1996...
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...
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...