Procurement (41 - 50 of 89 items)
Weapons Production: Impacts of Production Rate Changes on Aircraft Unit Costs
NSIAD-91-12: Published: Dec 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the sensitivity of estimated procurement costs for military aircraft to reductions in the quantity of aircraft purchased.GAO found that: (1) aircraft procurement unit costs generally increased as their procurement rates decreased, but some mature Air Force and Navy procurement programs did not show a significant unit cost increase compared to other...
Army Acquisition: Air Defense Antitank System Did Not Meet Operational Test Objectives
NSIAD-91-51: Published: Dec 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1991.
GAO evaluated the performance of the Army's line-of-sight forward heavy air defense system, trade-named the Air Defense Antitank System (ADATS), during operational testing to determine its operational availability and effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) ADATS failed to meet operational availability and reliability requirements; (2) the Army overstated ADATS operational availability by excluding some...
Army Weapons: Status of the Sense and Destroy Armor System
NSIAD-91-44BR: Published: Dec 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Army's Sense and Destroy Armor (SADARM) program, focusing on: (1) Army compliance with congressional directives; (2) the current program schedule; (3) the Army's estimate of the program's total cost; (4) SADARM technical development and test results; and (5) SADARM ability to meet a counterfire mission requirement.GAO found that t...
Defense Reorganization: DOD's Efforts to Streamline the Transportation Command
NSIAD-91-36BR: Published: Oct 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Transportation Command's implementation of recommendations made in a February 1988 Department of Defense task force report.GAO found that: (1) the Secretary of Defense did not agree to eliminate the 1,015 positions recommended, and instead reduced Command headquarters and component staffs by 204 positions; (2) the military services retained pea...
Defense Budget: Potential Reductions to Air Force and Navy Missile and Other Budgets
NSIAD-90-272BR: Published: Sep 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1991 procurement budget request and past appropriations for the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) and three other advanced weapons systems to identify potential budget reductions; and (2) Navy's FY 1991 missile procurement budget request for AMRAAM.GAO found that the: (1) Air Force and the Navy...
Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to the Minuteman II Weapon System Budget
NSIAD-90-196BR: Published: Jun 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's funding requirements for fiscal year (FY) 1990 and FY 1991 for the Minuteman weapon system, focusing on opportunities for budget reductions associated with the anticipated retirement of the Minuteman II missile force.GAO found that: (1) the retirement of Minuteman II would create potential missile procurement budget reductions total...
Tactical Intelligence: Army's Mohawk Surveillance Radar Program Restructure
NSIAD-90-156: Published: May 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Army Mohawk surveillance system's cost, phase-out schedule, and planned upgrade and alternatives; and (2) status of other moving target surveillance systems.GAO found that in 1986, the Army initiated two programs to sustain Mohawk operations through the year 2005, consisting of: (1) an upgrade program, at an estimated cost of $224.4 millio...
Aircraft Development: Navy's Participation in Air Force's Advanced Tactical Fighter Program
NSIAD-90-54: Published: Mar 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the Navy's involvement and financial participation in the Air Force's Advanced Tactical Fighter Program (ATF); and (2) aircraft design considerations to accommodate the Navy's requirements.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's participation grew from monitoring early development efforts to establishing a program office and planning for contractor sel...
Communications Acquisition: Issues Involving Army's Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System
NSIAD-90-80BR: Published: Mar 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Army's Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) program, focusing on: (1) Army efforts to reduce ground and airborne radio production risks; and (2) the revised SINCGARS acquisition strategy.GAO found that the Army made changes which reduced acquisition risks, and: (1) slowed the production rate until successful operational t...
Continuing Problems in the Department of Defense's Inventory Management
T-NSIAD-90-26: Published: Mar 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1990.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory management, focusing on problems it identified in DOD inventory management. GAO noted that: (1) DOD inventories of spare and repair parts have grown massively over the last 10 years; (2) the military services purchase items too early and in quantities that exceed their actual needs, and have millions of dollars worth of excess materiel on o...