Defense cost control (61 - 70 of 111 items)
Contract Pricing: Reviews of Defense Contractor Compensation Costs
NSIAD-90-249FS: Published: Aug 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Defense Contract Audit Agency's (DCAA) reviews of contractor compensation costs, focusing on the: (1) number of compensation reviews DCAA conducted; (2) amount of unreasonable compensation DCAA identified; and (3) status of the government's efforts to reduce unreasonable compensation.GAO found that: (1) DCAA completed 361 compens...
Tactical Fighter Aircraft: Differences Between the Air Force's Roadmap and the Five Year Defense Plan
NSIAD-90-262: Published: Aug 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed information on the Tactical Fighter Roadmap's force structure and possible cuts in tactical forces included in the President's budget request and supporting Department of Defense (DOD) Five-Year Defense Plan.GAO found that: (1) the Tactical Air Command (TAC) developed and revised the roadmap based on threat considerations, force structure positions...
Defense Budget Issues: Effect of Civilian Hiring Freeze on Fiscal Year 1991 Budget
NSIAD-90-232BR: Published: Jun 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the effects of the Department of Defense's (DOD) civilian hiring freeze on its fiscal year (FY) 1991 budget.GAO found that: (1) DOD estimated that the freeze would result in potential savings of about $780 million, but believed that the savings might include about $300 million from initiatives that it had already incorporated in its FY 1991 budget,...
GAO Comments on the Defense Management Improvement Act
T-NSIAD-90-41: Published: May 14, 1990. Publicly Released: May 14, 1990.
GAO discussed the proposed Defense Management Improvement Act. GAO found that: (1) the act would include provisions to ease and simplify the acquisition process, eliminate excess rules and regulations, reduce the number of government auditors and inspectors in contractor plants, and reduce costs; (2) the act would not identify which laws would be relaxed, and did not recognize the unique nature of...
DOD Health Care: Funding Shortfalls in CHAMPUS, Fiscal Years 1985-91
HRD-90-99BR: Published: Mar 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS), focusing on: (1) the extent of its funding shortfalls; (2) reasons for its funding shortfalls; and (3) DOD plans to reduce CHAMPUS costs in fiscal year (FY) 1990 and FY 1991.GAO found that: (1) from FY 1985 to FY 1989, CHAMPUS funding shortfal...
DOD Budget: Status of Five-Year Defense Plan
NSIAD-90-131: Published: Feb 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense (DOD) 5-Year Defense Program.GAO noted that: (1) DOD did not submit a revised 5-year program with the 1991 presidential budget and did not plan to submit a program until the end of the 1992 budget cycle; (2) legislation required that DOD detail how the obligational authority outlined in the presidential budg...
Strategic Defense Initiative: Funding Needs Through Completion of Phase I System
NSIAD-90-79FS: Published: Jan 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) funding requirements through completion of phase I of the Strategic Defense Initiative and for research and other programs not part of phase I.GAO found that SDIO estimated that beginning in 1990, it would need $87 billion to complete phase I development and deployment, $10.1 billion for operat...
Defense Management: Streamlining the Acquisition Process
T-NSIAD-89-46: Published: Aug 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1989.
GAO discussed the extent to which the Department of Defense (DOD) has implemented the President's Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management's recommendation to establish within each service a three-tier acquisition management chain to manage major acquisition programs. GAO noted that: (1) the streamlined process required acquisition program managers to report to program executive officers (PEO)...
DOD Acquisition: Information on Joint Major Programs
NSIAD-89-158: Published: Jul 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) joint major defense acquisition programs, focusing on the: (1) status of joint major programs; (2) questions concerning memoranda of agreement (MOA); and (3) the Office of the Secretary of Defense's (OSD) role in joint efforts and whether that role should be strengthened.GAO found that: (1) at the end of fiscal yea...
DOD Acquisition Reform Efforts
T-NSIAD-89-23: Published: May 11, 1989. Publicly Released: May 11, 1989.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) acquisition reforms, focusing on the DOD report on its actions to: (1) analyze existing procurement laws and regulations; (2) streamline its acquisition organization; (3) reduce excessive and duplicative audits; (4) develop an integrated financing plan; and (5) make greater use of commercial products. GAO found that: (1) although DOD listed 20 laws t...