Military cost control (71 - 80 of 434 items)
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 Acquisition: Progress of the F-22 and F/A-18E/F Engineering and Manufacturing Development Programs
T-NSIAD-99-113: Published: Mar 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Air Force's F-22 and the Navy's F/A-18E/F engineering and manufacturing (EMD) programs.GAO noted that: (1) the F-22 and F/A-18E/F programs are approaching critical investment decision points, and each faces significant challenges; (2) the F-22 is approaching a decision for undertaking production activities and the E/F is getting ready to enter...
Defense Inventory: Continuing Challenges in Managing Inventories and Avoiding Adverse Operational Effects
T-NSIAD-99-83: Published: Feb 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed inventory issues as they related to the Department of Defense's (DOD) operations and readiness, focusing on: (1) the status of DOD's secondary inventory; (2) difficulties one military service continues to have in obtaining repair parts to keep its combat aircraft mission capable; (3) the adequacy of DOD's controls over inventory items in transit;...
Military Attrition: DOD Needs to Follow Through on Actions Initiated to Reduce Early Separations
T-NSIAD-99-80: Published: Feb 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed recruiting and attrition in the military services, focusing on: (1) recruiter selection and incentive systems and their effects on recruiter performance; (2) the screening of incoming recruits for criminal history information to ensure that only qualified persons are allowed to enlist; (3) reasons for attrition during the first 6 months of an enli...
Army Medium Trucks: Acquisition Plans Need Safeguards
NSIAD-99-28: Published: Nov 19, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) program.GAO noted that: (1) the Army's plan for implementing its follow-on production contracts needs to ensure that the government receives trucks that meet FMTV program quality standards; (2) the current contract allowed the contractor to produce trucks during testing even though the trucks wer...
Army Industrial Facilities: Workforce Requirements and Related Issues Affecting Depots and Arsenals
NSIAD-99-31: Published: Nov 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Army's basis for personnel reductions planned at its depots during fiscal years 1998-1999; (2) the Army's progress in developing an automated system for making maintenance depot staffing decisions based on workload estimates; (3) factors that may impact the Army's ability to improve the cost-effectiveness of its maintenance depot's program...
Foreign Military Sales: Millions of Dollars of Nonrecurring Research and Development Costs Have Not Been Recovered
AIMD-99-11: Published: Oct 20, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) ability to account for and report on the full costs of the foreign military sales (FMS) program, focusing on DOD's: (1) recoupment of monies owed by FMS customers for the U.S. government's research, development, and production costs of major defense equipment; and (2) accountability over expenditures of FMS custome...
Navy Infrastructure: Site Selection Process for the Northeast Regional Command Contained Weaknesses
NSIAD-98-230: Published: Sep 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Navy's site selection process for its northeast regional command; (2) the extent to which the Navy fully evaluated the costs and implications of establishing a new command at the Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Earle, New Jersey, versus the Naval Submarine Base (NSB) New London, Connecticut or the Naval Undersea Warfare Center located at Newpo...
Military Bases: Transfer of the 458th Operations Group to McGuire Air Force Base
NSIAD-98-207BR: Published: Jul 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the transfer of the 458th Operations Group from Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana, to McGuire AFB, New Jersey, focusing on: (1) factors that prompted the transfer of this unit and decisions of the 1993 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission that affected Barksdale AFB; (2) the estimated costs, savings, and operational...
Navy Inventory Management: Improvements Needed to Prevent Excess Purchases
NSIAD-98-86: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: May 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the excess inventory the Navy had on order, focusing on whether the Navy: (1) had valid requirements to support inventory purchases; (2) had purchased items that exceeded needs and the causes of this condition; and (3) was cancelling purchases that exceeded needs.GAO noted that: (1) it identified several problems that affect the decisionmaking proc...