Defense cost control (81 - 90 of 111 items)
Selected Recommendations of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control
128615: Dec 12, 1985
GAO commented on the recommendations of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control (Grace Commission) which identified important actions Congress could pursue in the acquisition area. GAO noted that: (1) there are techniques to produce systems more economically, such as competition, economic production rates, and multiyear procurement; (2) priorities must be established in order to opti...
Review of Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center's Dekitting Policy
NSIAD-85-89: Published: Jul 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Air Force's dekitting program; (2) the justification for the program; and (3) the effect dekitting would have on government costs.GAO noted that: (1) the kit concept was adopted to overcome problems caused by parts shortages and the need to manage a multitude of small parts in a nonautomated environment; and (2) the Oklahoma City Air Logis...
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...
Analysis of FY 1984 Budget Requests for Approved Multiyear Procurements
NSIAD-83-57: Published: Sep 30, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed nine Department of Defense (DOD) multiyear procurements to determine whether fiscal year 1984 budget requests for these procurements were consistent with negotiated or proposed contract prices.The budget requests for four of the procurements exceeded negotiated or proposed contract amounts by a total of $197.2 million. DOD officials attributed the...
Weapon Systems Overview: A Summary of Recent GAO Reports, Observations and Recommendations on Major Weapon Systems
NSIAD-83-7: Published: Sep 30, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1983.
GAO summarized the reports it issued during the past year concerning 17 individual major defense systems and summarized the recommendations contained in each report.GAO noted that the issues identified in the reports fall into two broad categories. About one-third of the issues have a direct impact on the weapon systems' effectiveness in accomplishing their intended missions; the remaining two-thi...
The Defense Production Act
122334: Sep 15, 1983
GAO testified on its reasons for believing that titles I and III of the Defense Production Act should be extended beyond the September 30, 1983, expiration date. The loss of titles I and III would not have an immediate impact on existing Department of Defense (DOD) programs but would affect the way DOD satisfies its procurement and readiness responsibilities. GAO determined that the 5-year extensi...
Savings on the CVN-71 and Termination Cost of the CVN-72 and -73 Nuclear Aircraft Carriers
NSIAD-83-16: Published: Jul 21, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's programs to acquire the CVN-71, -72, and -73 nuclear aircraft carriers.GAO determined that the Navy's estimated savings of about $74 million on the CVN-71 appears reasonable if the incentive delivery date of December 31, 1986, is met. GAO noted that the CVN-71 is currently on schedule to meet that date. GAO found that the Navy has not...
Department of Defense High Dollar Spare Parts Breakout Program
121169: Apr 19, 1983
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) High Dollar Spare Parts Breakout Program. GAO strongly supports the intent of the program, which is to improve DOD procurement of replenishment spare parts through greater use of competition or direct purchasing from manufacturers. However, GAO believes that improvements are needed to make the program more effective. Although the program has brought...
Department of Defense Acquisition Issues
120890: Mar 23, 1983
Testimony was given concerning GAO analyses of weapon systems development and acquisition. Department of Defense (DOD) data on 47 weapon systems indicate that the cost of these systems has increased about 160 percent over their refined estimates. GAO has found that recent cost growth has been due to the administration's efforts to build up defense capabilities by increasing the number of missiles...
DOD Management of Aircraft Depot Maintenance
120776: Mar 8, 1983
Testimony was given concerning the Department of Defense's (DOD) opportunities to achieve savings by improving the management of aircraft depot maintenance. GAO has found that, while DOD has taken some actions to improve the management of aircraft depot maintenance, separate aircraft depot maintenance systems of the three military services have extensive redundancies and excess capacity which are...