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Navy Modernization: Alternatives for Achieving a More Affordable Force
T-NSIAD-94-171: Published: Apr 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1994.
GAO discussed the Navy's recapitalization program, focusing on: (1) the program's affordability; and (2) alternatives that would reduce Navy costs. GAO noted that: (1) the Navy's request to recapitalize its fleet and maintain the defense industrial base may be difficult to justify given its growing affordability problem; (2) the Navy's ability to procure weapons and systems over the next 5 years i...
Military Airlift: C-17 Settlement Is Not a Good Deal
NSIAD-94-141: Published: Apr 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) C-17 aircraft program, focusing on: (1) whether the proposed settlement with the contractor is in the government's best interest; and (2) alternatives to the C-17 program.GAO found that: (1) significant doubts remain about the C-17 program's cost-effectiveness and credibility because of cost increases, poor contr...
NATO Nuclear Bases: U.S. Should Seek Needs Reassessment and Increased Alliance Contributions
NSIAD-94-84: Published: Dec 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1993.
GAO provided information on U.S. nuclear bombs stored at North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) nuclear strike bases, focusing on the: (1) nuclear strike base requirement; (2) U.S. costs associated with supporting the NATO nuclear mission; and (3) problems U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) have in implementing and monitoring allied compliance with bilateral agreements.GAO found that: (1) NATO c...
Air Force Logistics: Base Maintenance Inventories Can Be Reduced
NSIAD-94-8: Published: Dec 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's management of bench stocks at five bases, focusing on whether alternative stockage policies would provide similar support at lower costs and greater asset visibility.GAO found that: (1) Department of Defense (DOD) material management regulations require that inventory managers have timely and accurate information on the location, quantity, and status of supplies, but t...
Air Force Training: Delaying Pilot Training Could Avert Unnecessary Costs
NSIAD-94-38: Published: Nov 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1993.
GAO examined whether the Air Force is reducing the number of pilots in its force structure in the most cost-effective manner.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force is training more pilots than it needs for current cockpit assignments; (2) about one-half of the graduating pilots are temporarily assigned to nonflying positions for up to 3 years while waiting for advanced training; (3) the Air Force is in...
Defense Management Review
NSIAD-94-17R: Published: Oct 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) status of the Defense Management Review (DMR) program's budgetary savings; and (2) impact of DMR budgetary reductions. GAO found that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) has saved about $8.6 billion as a result of implementing DMR initiatives and recurring savings from these initiatives will total $24 billion for fiscal yea...
Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses: Air Force Plans
NSIAD-93-221: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
GAO assessed the Air Force's plans for the Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) mission, focusing on: (1) current and future enemy air defense threats; (2) the capabilities of the alternatives the Air Force is considering for future SEAD; and (3) the Air Force's efforts to accommodate the retirement of one of its primary SEAD aircraft.GAO found that: (1) U.S. conventional combat aircraft will...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Strategic Target System Launches from Kauai
NSIAD-93-270: Published: Sep 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization's plans to launch Strategic Target System (STARS) boosters from Hawaii, focusing on: (1) the cost of the STARS program; (2) what the cost of a catastrophic failure would be; and (3) whether planned STARS missions could be accomplished from other launch sites.GAO found that: (1) the cost of S...
Defense Inventory: More Accurate Reporting Categories Are Needed
NSIAD-93-31: Published: Aug 12, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) on-hand approved acquisition objective inventory, focusing on whether its Supply System Inventory Report adequately disclosed the amount of: (1) secondary inventory needed to ensure uninterrupted supply; and (2) excess inventory.GAO found that: (1) of the $53.5 billion in the DOD acquisition objective inventory, on...
DOD Budget: Future Years Defense Program Needs Details Based on Comprehensive Review
NSIAD-93-250: Published: Aug 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) for fiscal year (FY) 1994, focusing on: (1) major planning assumptions underlying FYDP; and (2) the process DOD is using to develop the FY 1995 FYDP.GAO found that: (1) the FY 1994 FYDP report contains only target defense budget totals for FY 1995 through FY 1999 and lacks the de...