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Combat Air Power: Joint Mission Assessments Needed Before Making Program and Budget Decisions
T-NSIAD-96-196: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) future combat air power capabilities. GAO noted that: (1) DOD has added many new aircraft to its fleet and has improved the capabilities of its remaining combat aircraft; (2) DOD has made more of its aircraft capable of delivering advanced munitions; (3) DOD does not believe that potential adversaries possess the capabilities needed to prevent U.S. f...
Defense Acquisitions Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-96-3: Published: Jun 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1996.
GAO provided information on its Defense Acquisitions issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 through 1998.GAO plans to assess: (1) justifications for weapon and space system modifications; (2) the Department of Defense's (DOD) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) acquisition strategies; (3) DOD and NASA fiscal year (FY) 1997 research, development, test, and evaluation and p...
Marine Corps: Improving Amphibious Capability Would Require Larger Share of Budget Than Previously Provided
NSIAD-96-47: Published: Feb 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Marine Corps' and Navy's capability to conduct amphibious assaults, focusing on the: (1) status of the amphibious fleet; (2) Marine Corps' and Navy's plans to better conduct amphibious operations; and (3) cost of planned changes and how they will affect future defense budgets.GAO found that: (1) the Marine Corps and the Navy currently have the...
Defense Acquisitions Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-3(1): Published: Jan 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1996.
GAO presented its active assignments in the Defense Acquisition issue area as of January 2, 1996...
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...
Acquisition Reform: Comparison of Army's Commercial Helicopter Buy and Private Sector Buys
NSIAD-95-54: Published: Mar 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1995.
GAO reviewed the procedures the Army used to procure its New Training Helicopter (NTH), focusing on: (1) the differences between the Army's and private sector's procurement procedures for similar helicopters; (2) Army efforts to streamline the NTH procurement; and (3) potential improvements that could be achieved from acquisition reform efforts.GAO found that: (1) the Army's acquisition of the NTH...
Navy's Aircraft Carrier Program: Investment Strategy Options
NSIAD-95-17: Published: Jan 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Navy's aircraft carrier program, focusing on: (1) the budget implications of the options for meeting the Department of Defense's Bottom-Up Review (BUR) force structure requirement for 12 carriers; and (2) each option's effect on the shipbuilding contractor's employment levels.GAO found that: (1) there are several available options for maintaining the 12-carrier force at less cost...
DOD's CALS Initiative
AIMD-94-197R: Published: Sep 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Continuous Acquisition and Life-Cycle Support (CALS) initiative, focusing on: (1) two key CALS programs; (2) the impact of the Automated Document Conversion System (ADCS) on the initiative; and (3) the justification for using noncompetitive procedures to expand the Army-specific CALS contract to a DOD-wide scope. G...
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...
Military Airlift: The C-17 Proposed Settlement and Program Update
T-NSIAD-94-172: Published: Apr 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1994.
GAO discussed the status of the Department of Defense's (DOD) C-17 aircraft program, focusing on: (1) C-17 cost, schedule, and performance issues; and (2) the proposed settlement agreement between DOD and the prime contractor. GAO noted that: (1) total program costs for the C-17 continue to increase; (2) the average unit price negotiated with the C-17 contractor continues to increase; (3) although...