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Weapons Acquisitions: Guided Weapon Plans Need to Be Reassessed
NSIAD-99-32: Published: Dec 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) major guided weapon programs, focusing on whether: (1) the services' plans for developing or procuring guided weapons can be carried out as proposed within relatively fixed defense budgets; (2) the number of guided weapons the services plan to buy is consistent with projected threats and modernization needs; (3) th...
Army Medium Trucks: Acquisition Plans Need Safeguards
NSIAD-99-28: Published: Nov 19, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) program.GAO noted that: (1) the Army's plan for implementing its follow-on production contracts needs to ensure that the government receives trucks that meet FMTV program quality standards; (2) the current contract allowed the contractor to produce trucks during testing even though the trucks wer...
Army Industrial Facilities: Workforce Requirements and Related Issues Affecting Depots and Arsenals
NSIAD-99-31: Published: Nov 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Army's basis for personnel reductions planned at its depots during fiscal years 1998-1999; (2) the Army's progress in developing an automated system for making maintenance depot staffing decisions based on workload estimates; (3) factors that may impact the Army's ability to improve the cost-effectiveness of its maintenance depot's program...
Military Base Closures: Issues Related to the Fiscal Year 1999 Budget Request
NSIAD-98-169: Published: Jul 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) base closure accounts and its budget request for base closure activities, focusing on opportunities for offsetting the budget request for fiscal year (FY) 1999, including the validity of two proposed military construction (MILCON) projects included in that request.GAO noted that: (1) DOD and the military services...
B-2 Bomber: Additional Costs to Correct Deficiencies and Make Improvements
NSIAD-98-152: Published: Jun 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the total acquisition costs of the B-2A bomber, focusing on: (1) deficiencies that must be corrected to achieve Air Force objectives for the B-2A; (2) additional costs to correct the deficiencies; and (3) the B-2A modification schedule.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force evaluated the B-2A capability to meet several broad objectives--strike rapidly...
Navy Inventory Management: Improvements Needed to Prevent Excess Purchases
NSIAD-98-86: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: May 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the excess inventory the Navy had on order, focusing on whether the Navy: (1) had valid requirements to support inventory purchases; (2) had purchased items that exceeded needs and the causes of this condition; and (3) was cancelling purchases that exceeded needs.GAO noted that: (1) it identified several problems that affect the decisionmaking proc...
Defense Outsourcing: Impact on Navy Sea-Shore Rotations
NSIAD-98-107: Published: Apr 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense's (DOD) outsourcing of commercial activities reduces the availability of rotational billets for active duty military personnel, focusing on: (1) how the Navy's current outsourcing efforts have affected rotational billets; and (2) whether the Navy has policies and procedures in place to minimize the impact of outsou...
Force Structure: Army's Efforts to Improve Efficiency of Institutional Forces Have Produced Few Results
NSIAD-98-65: Published: Feb 26, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the extent to which the Army has: (1) taken corrective action to resolve its material weakness in determining institutional personnel requirements; and (2) identified opportunities to reduce personnel and realize savings through its Force XXI Institutional Redesign Effort.GAO noted that: (1) the Army developed a corrective action plan to resolve...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Improvements Needed in Navy Area Acquisition Planning
NSIAD-98-34: Published: Nov 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Navy Area Theater Ballistic Missile Defense program to determine whether the: (1) program has met its milestones to date and its remaining schedule appears realistic; and (2) tests being conducted or planned will be adequate to demonstrate the system's capabilities before production begins.GAO noted that: (1) the Area program has experienced schedule slips totalling about 14 month...
Navy Regional Maintenance: Substantial Opportunities Exist to Build on Infrastructure Streamlining Progress
NSIAD-98-4: Published: Nov 13, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy Regional Maintenance (RM) Program, focusing on the: (1) progress made in implementing the program; (2) savings that have been achieved; (3) opportunities for additional savings; and (4) barriers that inhibit full implementation of the program and achievement of projected savings.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy has made progress in achieving i...