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Army Aviation Testing: Need to Reassess Consolidation Plan
NSIAD-96-87: Published: Mar 15, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Secretary of the Army's tentative decision to move aviation testing activities now at Edwards Air Force Base, California, to Fort Rucker, Alabama, and retain Yuma Proving Ground.GAO found that: (1) the Army failed to fully account for savings from consolidating its aviation testing activities; (2) consolidation at Fort Rucker and Yuma Proving G...
C-17 Aircraft: Comments on Air Force Request for Approval of Multiyear Procurement Authority
T-NSIAD-96-137: Published: Mar 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1996.
GAO discussed the Air Force's proposed multiyear procurement of the C-17 aircraft. GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force's estimate that the multiyear procurement could save about $896 million is overstated; (2) the Air Force could save about $300 million without entering into the multiyear agreement and a portion of this savings could be invested in cost-reduction initiatives; (3) savings from the C-...
Reserve Officers' Training Corps: Questions Related to Organizational Restructuring
NSIAD-96-56: Published: Feb 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the proposed closing of Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) regional headquarters at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and the impact of ROTC restructuring at Fort Lewis, Washington, and Fort Bragg, North Carolina.GAO found that: (1) because of questions relating to readiness, housing, and costs, the proposal to close the ROTC regional headquarters at Fort Kn...
Depot Maintenance: The Navy's Decision to Stop F/A-18 Repairs at Ogden Air Logistics Center
NSIAD-96-31: Published: Dec 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's decision to move F/A-18 depot maintenance work from the Ogden Air Logistics Center to the North Island Naval Aviation Depot, focusing on the cost and performance indicators used to justify the move of F/A-18 repair activities from Ogden to North Island.GAO found that: (1) it is difficult to compare F/A-18 modification, corrosion, and pai...
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...
Retention Bonuses: More Direction and Oversight Needed
NSIAD-96-42: Published: Nov 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1995.
GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD) has effectively managed the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) Program.GAO found that: (1) the services have awarded some SRB to personnel in high-skill categories where a high percentage of the required positions are already filled; (2) in fiscal year (FY) 1994, 43 percent of the new SRB contracts went to service members in skill categories whe...
Enhanced Fiber Optic Guided Missile: Need to Define Requirements and Establish Criteria to Assess Performance
NSIAD-96-7: Published: Oct 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Army's plans for acquiring the Enhanced Fiber Optic Guided Missile (EFOG-M) system.GAO found that: (1) the Army lacks a formal requirement for EFOG-M and has not prepared comprehensive comparative cost studies because requirements documents and analyses are not normally required for Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD) programs; (2) the Army should develop the requirem...
DOD Infrastructure: DOD's Planned Finance and Accounting Structure Is Not Well Justified
NSIAD-95-127: Published: Sep 18, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) plan to consolidate over 300 defense accounting offices into 5 large existing finance centers and 20 new sites during the next 7 years, focusing on: (1) the process DOD used to identify the number and locations of the new operating centers; (2) the consolidation's potential impact on customer service; and (3) DOD p...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Maneuver System Schedule Includes Unnecessary Risk
NSIAD-95-161: Published: Sep 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Joint Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program, focusing on the Joint Tactical UAV Project Office's proposed acquisition strategy for the Maneuver system.GAO found that: (1) past UAV acquisition programs have been marked by premature entry into production that resulted in extensive and costly system redesigns in an attempt to achieve acceptable system performance; (2) the Jo...
Defense Restructuring Costs: Payment Regulations Are Inconsistent with Legislation
NSIAD-95-106: Published: Aug 10, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) regulations regarding payments for contractors' business restructuring costs, focusing on whether the regulations: (1) are consistent with the Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 and other applicable procurement laws and regulations; and (2) ensure that restructuring costs are paid only when in the bes...