Defense cost control (41 - 50 of 151 items)
National Security Analysis Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-96-4: Published: May 1, 1996. Publicly Released: May 1, 1996.
GAO provided information on its national security analysis issue area plan, focusing on the: (1) military services' roles and functions and how they can best be accomplished; (2) effectiveness and affordability of the Department of Defense's (DOD) planned force structure; (3) extent to which planned defense budgets are affordable and consistent with national security priorities; and (4) extent to...
DOD Infrastructure: DOD Is Opening Unneeded Finance and Accounting Offices
NSIAD-96-113: Published: Apr 24, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) plan to open new finance and accounting offices.GAO found that: (1) the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) estimated that it needed 16 rather than 21 finance and accounting offices to support DOD finance and accounting operations; (2) by limiting the number of offices to 16, DOD could maintain its projected annual operating savings of $120...
Civilian Downsizing: Unit Readiness Not Adversely Affected, but Future Reductions a Concern
NSIAD-96-143BR: Published: Apr 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed civilian downsizing at the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on: (1) the extent to which the civilian workforce has been downsized and whether the downsizing has affected military readiness and functions; and (2) whether the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the services had comprehensive strategies for managing civilian downsizing.G...
Acquisition Reform: Efforts to Reduce the Cost to Manage and Oversee DOD Contracts
NSIAD-96-106: Published: Apr 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) attempts to address the impact of its acquisition regulations and oversight requirements that are cost drivers for DOD acquisitions. GAO limited its review to the top 10 cost drivers, which accounted for nearly 50 percent of the cost premium identified in a Coopers and Lybrand study.GAO found that: (1) in respons...
Defense Contractor Restructuring: First Application of Cost and Savings Regulations
NSIAD-96-80: Published: Apr 10, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of defense contractor restructuring regulations to determine whether: (1) the certification process was carried out in accordance with the interim regulations; and (2) restructuring had resulted in lower DOD contract prices. The review focused on the United Defense, Limited Partnership business com...
Defense Management Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-4(2): Published: Apr 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Defense Management issue area as of April 6, 1996...
DOD Training: Opportunities Exist to Reduce the Training Infrastructure
NSIAD-96-93: Published: Mar 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to reduce its formal training infrastructure, focusing on: (1) the size of the active forces' formal training infrastructure; and (2) planned, completed, or ongoing plans to reduce this infrastructure.GAO found that: (1) the formal military training and education cost per student increased about $4,200 between fiscal years (FY) 1987 and 1995;...
Army National Guard: Validate Requirements for Combat Forces and Size Those Forces Accordingly
NSIAD-96-63: Published: Mar 14, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) roles and missions of the Army National Guard's combat units; and (2) efforts by the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Army to redesign the Guard's combat divisions.GAO found that: (1) despite reductions, the Army National Guard's combat units may still be too large for projected war requirements; (2) the Guard's eight remaining combat d...
Military Training: Cost-Effective Development of Simulations Presents Significant Challenges
NSIAD-96-44: Published: Nov 8, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) development of the Joint Simulation System (JSIMS), focusing on whether DOD: (1) is progressing with its development of JSIMS; and (2) decisions to improve the Aggregate Level Simulation Protocol (ALSP) Confederation are cost-effective.GAO found that: (1) JSIMS has not progressed beyond the conceptual stage due to internal disagreements within DOD; (2...