Defense cost control (31 - 40 of 111 items)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Progress Toward Meeting High Altitude Endurance Aircraft Price Goals
NSIAD-99-29: Published: Dec 15, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) High Altitude Endurance (HAE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program to determine whether the average flyaway cost for the Global Hawk and Darkstar HAE air vehicles will be within DOD's cost goal of $10 million.GAO noted that: (1) DOD does not expect to be able to produce Darkstar or Global Hawk HAE vehicles withi...
Future Years Defense Program: Substantial Risks Remain in DOD's 1999-2003 Plan
NSIAD-98-204: Published: Jul 31, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) for fiscal year 1999, focusing on: (1) DOD's plans to address the financial and programmatic risk areas that the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) found in DOD's program; (2) comparing DOD's 1999 FYDP with its 1998 FYDP to identify major changes and adjustments to address these ri...
Defense Acquisitions Issue Area Plan for Fiscal Years 1998-2000
IAP-98-7: Published: Apr 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its Defense Acquisitions issue area plan for fiscal years 1998 through 2000, focusing on: (1) the justification for systems; (2) development and acquisition of weapon and space systems; (3) the Department of Defense's and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's budgeting for their procurement and research, development, test, and evaluation accounts; (4) the...
Defense Management: Challenges Facing DOD in Implementing Defense Reform Initiatives
T-NSIAD/AIMD-98-122: Published: Mar 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1998.
GAO discussed its work on the Department of Defense's (DOD) latest reform initiatives, focusing on: (1) risks associated with reducing budgets before savings are achieved; (2) challenges associated with implementing DOD's various business process reengineering initiatives; (3) opportunities to capitalize on consolidation and regionalization opportunities; and (4) underlying management problems tha...
Future Years Defense Program: DOD's 1998 Plan Has Substantial Risk in Execution
NSIAD-98-26: Published: Oct 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1998 Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) with the FYDP for FY 1997, focusing on: (1) how major programs were adjusted from the 1997 FYDP to the 1998 FYDP; (2) how these adjustments may affect programs in the future; and (3) proposed Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) initiatives that may have been ta...
Defense Acquisition Organizations: Linking Workforce Reductions with Better Program Outcomes
T-NSIAD-97-140: Published: Apr 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1997.
GAO discussed issues associated with the acquisition workforce and acquisition process of the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on: (1) the reasons why reducing infrastructure will be a complex and challenging undertaking; and (2) DOD's plan to reduce and restructure its acquisition workforce.GAO noted that: (1) there is no agreed-upon definition of what constitutes the acquisition workforce;...
Defense Outsourcing: Challenges Facing DOD as It Attempts to Save Billions in Infrastructure Costs
T-NSIAD-97-110: Published: Mar 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) goal to save billions of dollars by outsourcing work to the private sector and through other initiatives for activities which DOD generally refers to as its support infrastructure, focusing on: (1) DOD's past experience in achieving infrastructure savings; (2) key infrastructure areas that offer the greatest potential for savings; and (3) challenges...
B-2 Bomber: Status of Efforts to Acquire 21 Operational Aircraft
NSIAD-97-11: Published: Oct 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Air Force's progress in acquiring B-2 aircraft, focusing on: (1) recent B-2 bomber program changes; (2) program funding and current cost estimates; and (3) progress achieved in the flight test program, production, and modification efforts.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force is confident that the program, as currently defined, can...
Defense Acquisition Infrastructure: Changes in RDT&E Laboratories and Centers
NSIAD-96-221BR: Published: Sep 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) infrastructure, focusing on: (1) actions DOD took to implement previous recommendations made about its infrastructure; and (2) RDT&E infrastructure funding, workforce composition, and operating costs.GAO found that: (1) studies of DOD's laboratories and centers ha...
1997 Defense Budget: Potential Reductions and Rescissions to DOD's Procurement and RDT&E Programs
NSIAD-96-193BR: Published: Sep 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1996.
GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1997 budget request and prior years' appropriations for selected procurement and research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) programs, focusing on potential reductions in the FY 1997 budget request and potential rescissions to prior years' appropriations.GAO found that: (1) GAO identified opportunities to reduce FY 1997 procur...