Defense cost control (71 - 80 of 151 items)
Test and Evaluation: Little Progress in Consolidating DOD Major Test Range Capabilities
NSIAD-93-64: Published: Apr 12, 1993. Publicly Released: May 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in consolidating similar test and evaluation capabilities at fewer locations to reduce the cost of its test ranges.GAO found that: (1) DOD expects to reduce test and evaluation spending by $729 million through streamlining efforts and other management actions; (2) minor interservice consolidations are occ...
Air Force Organization: More Assessment Needed Before Implementing Force Projection Composite Wings
NSIAD-93-44: Published: May 5, 1993. Publicly Released: May 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Air Force's decision to implement force projection composite wings at three Air Force bases to determine whether these wings: (1) can achieve expected advantages; and (2) create adverse effects.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force did not conduct sufficient analyses before deciding to build force projection composite wings at three Air Force base...
Air Logistics Center Indicators
NSIAD-93-146R: Published: Feb 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed work-load, productivity, quality, capacity, and financial indicators at the Air Force's Air Logistics Centers (ALC). GAO noted that: (1) comparisons of performance indicators are of limited value because ALC have different missions, work loads, and facilities; (2) universally accepted standardized procedures for comparable and reliable cost account...
Navy Carrier Battle Groups: The Structure and Affordability of the Future Force
NSIAD-93-74: Published: Feb 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1993.
GAO provided information on policy considerations, future requirements, and force structure of carrier battle groups, focusing on: (1) the size and makeup of future naval carrier forces in response to reduced defense spending; and (2) alternatives for meeting national security requirements with fewer carriers.GAO found that: (1) changes in the international security environment shifted the U.S. st...
National Security Issues
OCG-93-9TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed major defense policy, management, and program issues, focusing on: (1) military roles and missions; (2) managing the downsized and restructured military force; (3) U.S. commitments, forward presence, and security assistance programs; (4) the spread of mass destruction weapons; (5) weapons system acquisition; (6) environmental concerns; (7) inventor...
NSIAD-92-220R: Published: Jun 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1992.
GAO provided information on how the Department of Defense (DOD) could further improve its efforts to enhance the Cost of Base Realignment Action (COBRA) model used in the base closure cost-estimating process. GAO noted that DOD should give cost and savings criteria greater emphasis when it evaluates such industrial activities as maintenance depots. GAO also noted that DOD could improve COBRA by: (...
Defense Inventory: DOD Actions Needed to Ensure Benefits From Supply Depot Consolidation Efforts
NSIAD-92-136: Published: May 29, 1992. Publicly Released: May 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) supply depot consolidation program to determine: (1) the validity of DOD-estimated cost savings for the prototype consolidation and for all depots; (2) the validity of actual cost savings at the prototype depots; (3) the impact of consolidation on the depots' performance; and (4) whether impediments exist that coul...
NATO Infrastructure Program: As Threat Declines, NATO Reduces Expenditures
NSIAD-92-174: Published: May 1, 1992. Publicly Released: May 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined how recent political changes in Eastern Europe have affected the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) infrastructure program, which provides wartime facilities and equipment for NATO military forces.GAO found that: (1) by March 1991, NATO had eliminated or deferred projects valued at $1.4 billion and an additional $291 million in November 19...
Defense Management: DOD's Estimated Savings for Printing Consolidation
NSIAD-92-66: Published: Dec 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to consolidate the printing and duplicating functions of the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) under the Navy Publishing and Printing Service (NPPS), focusing on the validity of DOD consolidation plans and savings estimate data.GAO found that: (1) although DOD adjusted its...
1992 Navy Budget: Potential Reductions in Weapons Procurement Programs
NSIAD-91-301BR: Published: Sep 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's justification for its fiscal year (FY) 1992 and FY 1993 weapons procurement budget request and prior-year appropriations to identify areas for potential reductions and rescissions.GAO identified: (1) $153.9 million in potential reductions to the Navy's FY 1992 budget request and $397.6 million and $8.6 million in potential rescissions fr...