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Strategic Bombers: Estimated Costs To Deploy the B-1B
NSIAD-88-12: Published: Oct 7, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the eventual costs of deploying the baseline B-1B bomber.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) has not identified all tasks needed to complete development, procurement, and deployment of the baseline system, nor has it estimated the costs of all the tasks it has identified; (2) will exceed the B-1B cost cap of $20.5 billion by $90.8 million; (3) id...
Additional Costs to Government: Reflagging Kuwaiti Ships and Protecting Them in the Persian Gulf
NSIAD-88-9FS: Published: Oct 8, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the additional costs to the United States of reflagging 11 Kuwaiti ships and protecting them in the Persian Gulf with military forces.GAO noted that the: (1) reflagging costs the Coast Guard, Federal Communications Commission, and Maritime Administration incurred were primarily personnel-related and were within their normal operation...
Acquisition of the C-17 Aircraft
T-NSIAD-87-20: Published: Mar 26, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1987.
GAO testified on its evaluation of the Air Force's decision to continue developing and procuring the C-17 aircraft, rather than the C-5 aircraft, to meet its long-range airlift goals. The Air Force analysis concluded that: (1) the C-17 would be operationally superior to the C-5 because of its projected capability to deliver all types of military materiel directly to battle locations; (2) the C-17...
The B-1B Aircraft Program
T-NSIAD-87-4A: Published: Feb 25, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1987.
GAO testified on the cost, schedule, performance, and logistics aspects of the B-1B aircraft program. GAO found that, despite production delivery successes, developmental and production problems in B-1B subsystems have limited testing, necessitated operational restrictions, and prevented some operational training, specifically: (1) the B-1B aircraft was restricted from using its full flight capabi...
Navy Contracting: Progress Toward Competing Trident Submarine Construction
NSIAD-86-215FS: Published: Sep 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Navy's efforts to establish competition in the Trident submarine construction program.GAO noted that, through fiscal year 1986, the Navy awarded 13 contracts to one contractor for the design and construction of the Trident submarine. GAO found that the Navy decided to establish competition for the submarine's construction because: (1) of the potential to save money; and (2) it bel...
Audiovisual Programs: Federal Agencies' Cost Reporting and Management Practices
GGD-86-125BR: Published: Aug 26, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed executive branch audiovisual activities to: (1) develop information on the volume and cost of such activities; and (2) test agencies' compliance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) policies and procedures for managing such activities.GAO found that: (1) the National Audiovisual Center understated the costs of federal audiovisual activitie...
Telecommunication: Air Force Cost Estimates for Scope Exchange Telephone Systems
IMTEC-86-22FS: Published: Jul 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the cost estimates that the Air Force provided on the Scope Exchange Telephone Systems replacement project.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) showed that direct purchase of the systems was more costly than lease-with-option-to-purchase; (2) did not use actual vendor purchase and lease prices in all cases, so there was no way to determine whether the...
ADP Acquisitions: Information on Navy's Personnel and Pay Computer Project
IMTEC-86-6FS: Published: Jan 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Navy's Personnel and Pay Systems Consolidated Computer Center Project (PERSPAY) and presented: (1) background information and a chronology of events; (2) a synopsis of the automatic data processing (ADP) equipment purchased to support the project; and (3) funding and cost data.GAO found that the Navy: (1) initiated the project to jointly and c...
Status of the U.S. Antisatellite Program
NSIAD-85-104: Published: Jun 14, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained cost, schedule, and testing information on the U.S. antisatellite program.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force estimates that the antisatellite program will cost $4.1 billion; (2) both the initial and the full operational capability dates have slipped by 1 year, partially because of adverse congressional appropriations action; (3) program costs will p...
Reducing the Cost of Weapons Acquisitions
125858: Dec 18, 1984
GAO discussed the reduction in the costs of weapons systems acquisition. The Department of Defense (DOD) is initiating steps to identify and solve cost problems, but there continue to be serious structural problems in the acquisition process. Analyzing the historical relationship between budgetary projections in DOD 5-year plans and the obligations ultimately incurred shows that the plans have con...