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1996 Defense Budget: Potential Reductions, Rescissions, and Restrictions in RDT&E and Procurement
NSIAD-95-218BR: Published: Sep 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1995.
GAO examined the Department of Defense's fiscal year (FY) 1996 budget request and prior years' appropriations for selected research, development, test, and evaluation and procurement programs focusing on identification of potential reductions in the FY 1996 budget request and potential rescissions to prior years' appropriations.GAO found that: (1) due to schedule delays, changes in program require...
Future Years Defense Program: 1996 Program Is Considerably Different From the 1995 Program
NSIAD-95-213: Published: Sep 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1996 Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) with its FY 1995 FYDP, focusing on: (1) what major program adjustments DOD made from FY 1995 to FY 1996; (2) the implications of these changes for the future; and (3) whether the FY 1996 FYDP complies with statutory requirements.GAO found that: (1) the FY 19...
Inventory Management: Purchasing Parts From Contractor-Operated Stores and Commercial Sources
NSIAD-95-176: Published: Sep 11, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO compared the cost of vehicle repair parts purchased from Air Force Contractor Operated Parts Stores (COPARS) with those purchased directly from commercial suppliers and provided information on whether the provisions of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76 are to be applied when terminating a COPARS contract.GAO found that: (1) GAO's review...
Navy Shipbuilding Programs: Nuclear Attack Submarine Issues
T-NSIAD-95-162: Published: May 16, 1995. Publicly Released: May 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the continuing production of nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSN). GAO noted that: (1) there are less costly alternatives for maintaining the Navy's required SSN force structure; (2) the Navy could maintain low-rate production of the submarines or defer production until after year 2000; (3) the cost savings from deferring production would be offset by reconstitution costs for exis...
Navy Shipbuilding Programs: Nuclear Attack Submarine Requirements
T-NSIAD-95-120: Published: Mar 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the requirements for continued production of nuclear attack submarines, focusing on: (1) less costly alternatives for maintaining the required submarine force structure; and (2) the adequacy of the Department of Defense's (DOD) justification for building the SSN-23 submarine. GAO noted that: (1) there is currently no competition to build nuclear attack submarines and DOD has not clar...
Future Years Defense Program: Optimistic Estimates Lead to Billions in Overprogramming
T-NSIAD-95-83: Published: Jan 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1995.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Future Years Defense Program (FYDP). GAO noted that: (1) FYDP estimates for 1995 through 1999 could exceed $150 billion; (2) FYDP overprogramming is a result of negative adjustments, overly optimistic savings, and understated costs; (3) the current FYDP exceeds the Administration's fiscal year 1995 budget submission by $21.6 billion due to undistribu...
1995 Defense Budget: Potential Reductions and Rescissions in RDT&E and Procurement Programs
NSIAD-94-255BR: Published: Sep 8, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1995 budget request for selected research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) and procurement programs, focusing on: (1) potential reductions to the FY 1995 budget request; and (2) rescissions to prior FY appropriations.GAO found that: (1) schedule delays, program requirement changes, and program uncertainties have affected RDT...
Foreign Military Sales: Use of FMS in Proposed Commercial Sale of Airborne Self Protection Jammer
NSIAD-94-202: Published: Jun 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on proposed commercial sales of the Airborne Self Protection Jammer (ASPJ) to foreign governments, focusing on: (1) whether the Department of Defense (DOD) violated its foreign military sales (FMS) approval policy when it authorized the sale of ASPJ system software; (2) whether DOD accurately portrayed its decision to provide FMS suppor...
Navy Modernization: Alternatives for Achieving a More Affordable Force
T-NSIAD-94-171: Published: Apr 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1994.
GAO discussed the Navy's recapitalization program, focusing on: (1) the program's affordability; and (2) alternatives that would reduce Navy costs. GAO noted that: (1) the Navy's request to recapitalize its fleet and maintain the defense industrial base may be difficult to justify given its growing affordability problem; (2) the Navy's ability to procure weapons and systems over the next 5 years i...
Depot Maintenance: Issues in Allocating Workload Between the Public and Private Sectors
T-NSIAD-94-161: Published: Apr 12, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) depot maintenance program, focusing on: (1) the share of DOD depot maintenance funds spent in the public and private sectors; (2) the use of public-private competition as a tool for allocating depot maintenance workloads; (3) observations on the Defense Science Board Depot Maintenance Task Force's findings and recommendations; and (4) DOD transfer of...