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Tactical Aircraft: Impact of F-22 Production Cost Reduction Plans on Cost Estimates
GAO-01-636T: Published: Aug 2, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2001.
The Air Force started developing the F-22 aircraft in 1991, and plans to complete development in September 2003. The Air Force plans to procure 333 production aircraft at a cost now capped at $37.6 billion. The law does not specify the total number of aircraft to be procured. This testimony discusses (1) potential cost reduction plans, (2) production cost estimates by the Air Force and the Office...
Defense Health Care: Lessons Learned from TRICARE Contracts and Implications for the Future
GAO-01-742T: Published: May 17, 2001. Publicly Released: May 17, 2001.
This testimony discusses lessons learned from the Department of Defense's (DOD) TRICARE contracts and their implications for the future. TRICARE's successes and maturity reflect the ability of the DOD and its contractors to work within the current contract structure. However, it has not been easy, and there are important lessons from current contract shortcomings that need to be addressed in desig...
Defense Planning: Opportunities to Improve Strategic Reviews
GAO-01-514R: Published: Mar 20, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 2001.
For several years, GAO has reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to strategically plan for the nation's defense needs and prepare related budgets. In particular, GAO evaluated DOD's methodology for conducting the 1993 Bottom-Up Review and the 1997 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), and its preparation of several Future Years Defense Programs (FYDP). As DOD began a new effort to review...
Future Years Defense Program: Risks in Operation and Maintenance and Procurement Programs
GAO-01-33: Published: Oct 5, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 2000.
This report summarizes GAO's findings on the Department of Defense's (DOD) Future Years Defense Program (FYDP). Although total funding in the 2001 FYDP is about $16 billion more than in the 2000 FYDP, DOD may not be able to implement its operation and maintenance and procurement programs as planned. GAO identified several areas in which costs may be understated or savings overstated, increasing th...
Defense Acquisitions: Howitzer Program Experiencing Cost Increases and Schedule Delays
NSIAD-00-182: Published: Jul 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Marine Corps' development of the 155mm lightweight howitzer, focusing on: (1) whether the program is on schedule; (2) whether costs have increased and if there is sufficient funding; (3) what the extent of design changes is and how these changes have affected system testing; and (4) what effect the exclusive production of the how...
Defense Acquisitions: Use of Cost Reduction Plans in Estimating F-22 Total Production Costs
T-NSIAD-00-200: Published: Jun 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Air Force's F-22 Raptor Program and its impact on production cost reduction plans, focusing on the: (1) status of cost reduction plans, including some plans not yet implemented, and identifying Air Force procedures for reporting on the plans; and (2) comparison of 1999 cost estimates developed by the Air Force and the Office of the Secretary o...
Future Years Defense Program: Comparison of Planned Funding Levels for the 2000 and 2001 Programs
NSIAD-00-179: Published: Jun 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the planned funding levels for the common years of the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal years (FY) 2000 and 2001 Future Years Defense Program (FYDP).GAO noted that: (1) in constant dollars, there are only minor increases in the projected year-to-year funding totals over the common 5-year period, 2001-2005, from the 2000 FYDP to the 2001 FYDP; (...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Progress of the Global Hawk Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration
NSIAD-00-78: Published: Apr 25, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Global Hawk Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration, focusing on: (1) whether the average unit flyaway price for the 10 Global Hawk production aircraft numbered 11 through 20 will be within the Department of Defense's (DOD) price goal of $10 million each in fiscal year 1994 dollars; (2) the status of the military user demonstration, includi...
Defense Acquisitions: Progress in Meeting F-22 Cost and Schedule Goals
T-NSIAD-00-58: Published: Dec 7, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Air Force's F-22 aircraft development and procurement program.GAO noted that: (1) in March 1999 GAO reported that it was unlikely the Air Force would be able to keep the F-22 engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) program, as planned, within the cost limit established by Congress; (2) in addition, GAO expressed concern about the signi...
Future Years Defense Program: Funding Increase and Planned Savings in Fiscal Year 2000 Program Are at Risk
NSIAD-00-11: Published: Nov 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) for fiscal year 2000, focusing on the: (1) major changes and adjustments in the 2000 FYDP as compared to the 1999 FYDP; and (2) risks that the 2000 FYDP faces that may prevent it from being implemented as planned.GAO noted that: (1) DOD plans to increase the fundin...