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Test and Evaluation: The Director, Operational Test and Evaluation's Role in Test Resources
NSIAD-90-128: Published: Aug 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the tasks of the Office of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E), focusing on the Director's: (1) role as chairman of the Test and Evaluation Committee; and (2) use of early operational assessments.GAO found that: (1) the Deputy Secretary of Defense appointed the director as chairman of the Test and Evaluation Committee to be respon...
Air Force Logistics: Increased Costs for Spare Parts Safety Levels Are Not Justified
NSIAD-90-148: Published: Aug 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Air Force's justification for and implementation of a new model for computing safety-level requirements for aircraft spare parts.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force Logistics Command's (AFLC) prediction that the new model could achieve higher aircraft availability rates at little or no increased cost did not appear to be valid, since requirements...
Defense Budget Issues: Uniform Definition of Management Support Agencies Needed
NSIAD-90-255: Published: Jul 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether the budget for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) properly reflected the funds applied to management support agencies and activities (MSA).GAO found that: (1) it could not determine whether MSA funds were properly accounted for in the OSD budget because the Department of Defense (DOD) did not have a uniform MSA definition; (2) t...
Army Maintenance: Clearer Guidance Needed to Ensure Programs Reflect Current Requirements
NSIAD-90-229: Published: Aug 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's process for determining depot maintenance requirements, specifically at the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (TACOM) and the U.S. Army Aviation Systems Command (AVSCOM).GAO found that: (1) TACOM and AVSCOM lacked effective controls to ensure that repair programs established at Army depots were based on current requirements data; (2) TAC...
Strategic Defense System: Stable Design and Adequate Testing Must Precede Decision to Deploy
IMTEC-90-61: Published: Jul 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed why the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) will not be able to support currently scheduled full-scale development or deployment decisions on any part of Phase I of the Strategic Defense System.GAO found that: (1) SDIO cost estimates range from $69.6 billion to $87 billion for completion of Phase I development and deployment; (2) the s...
Status of the Air Force's C-17 Aircraft Program
T-NSIAD-90-48: Published: Jun 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1990.
GAO discussed the C-17 aircraft program, focusing on cost increases, schedule problems, and the risks of concurrency. GAO found that: (1) the Secretary of Defense restructured the C-17 program significantly by reducing the program from 210 to 120 production aircraft, the fiscal year (FY) 1991 budget request from 6 to 2 aircraft, and advanced procurement funds from 12 to 6 aircraft for FY 1992; (2)...
Army Reserve Components: Minimum Essential Equipment for Training Has Not Been Effectively Managed
NSIAD-90-136: Published: May 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Army's Minimum Essential Equipment for Training (MEET) program, focusing on: (1) the Army's accuracy in reporting minimum equipment requirements; (2) the extent to which the Army met its requirements; and (3) factors that impeded the Army's ability to meet requirements.GAO found that the Army: (1) had not adequately identified MEET program requ...
Navy Supply: Procurement Leadtime Forecasting Needs Improvement
NSIAD-90-78: Published: May 18, 1990. Publicly Released: May 18, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's process for determining procurement lead-time requirements.GAO found that: (1) the Navy Aviation Supply Office (ASO) either overstated or understated lead-time requirements in over 35 percent of the cases GAO analyzed; (2) ASO did not always base lead-time requirements on actual experience; (3) ASO arbitrarily added 9 months to its lead-...
Army's Apache Helicopter Has Proven Difficult to Support
T-NSIAD-90-33: Published: Apr 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1990.
GAO discussed the performance of the Army's AH-64 Apache helicopter, focusing on the helicopter's availability, Army procurement practices, and helicopter maintenance and upgrade plans. GAO noted that: (1) the Army planned to procure 271 Apaches in addition to its initial planned procurement of 536 helicopters, at a total cost of nearly $12 billion; (2) the Army developed its Longbow Program to eq...
Defense Acquisition: Air Force Prematurely Recommends ADP Acquisitions
IMTEC-90-7: Published: Mar 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's requirements definition process for automatic data processing (ADP) system acquisitions.GAO found that: (1) Air Force regulations require that it define system requirements and evaluate alternative solutions before recommending system acquisition, but it has repeatedly failed to do so; (2) independent commissions have stated for ove...