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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...
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...
Defense Health Care: DOD's Managed Care Program Continues to Face Challenges
T-HEHS-95-117: Published: Mar 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1995.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) TRICARE managed health care program. GAO noted that: (1) regional program officials are concerned that the program's administrative structure does not provide sufficient authority and control over funds and personnel because these resources are controlled by the military services; (2) although DOD believes it has sufficiently promoted interservice co...
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...
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...
Operation Desert Storm: DOD's Funding Actions Relating to Leftover Inventories
NSIAD-93-143FS: Published: Apr 26, 1993. Publicly Released: May 27, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the services' residual or excess secondary inventory items resulting from Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, focusing on the: (1) methodology used to determine the value of the individual services' residual inventories; (2) value of the services' residual inventory; and (3) status of proposed funding adjustments relating to t...
Military Airlift: Status of the C-17 Development Program
T-NSIAD-93-6: Published: Mar 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1993.
GAO discussed the C-17 program, focusing on: (1) cost and schedule issues; (2) contract and funds management issues; and (3) the status of testing and technical issues. GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force and the contractor have provided optimistic cost and schedule estimates and obligated over $1 billion on undefinitized contracts without an enforceable delivery schedule; (2) completion of the flig...
Air Logistics Center Indicators
NSIAD-93-146R: Published: Feb 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed work-load, productivity, quality, capacity, and financial indicators at the Air Force's Air Logistics Centers (ALC). GAO noted that: (1) comparisons of performance indicators are of limited value because ALC have different missions, work loads, and facilities; (2) universally accepted standardized procedures for comparable and reliable cost account...
Weapons Acquisition: A Rare Opportunity for Lasting Change
NSIAD-93-15: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) major weapons acquisition issues, focusing on the cultural aspects of acquisition problems.GAO found that: (1) despite attempts to improve the acquisition process, weapons still cost more, take longer to field, often encounter performance problems, and are difficult to produce or support; (2) cost growth, schedule delays, and performance shortfalls ca...