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Test and Evaluation: Description of Projects in DOD's Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program
NSIAD-91-111S: Published: May 7, 1991. Publicly Released: May 7, 1991.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on projects funded by the Department of Defense's (DOD) Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program (CTEIP).GAO provided information on 9 Air Force projects, 7 Army projects, 9 Navy projects, and 3 DOD and Defense Nuclear Agency projects. GAO also provided information on the: (1) justification for the CTEIP project; (2) interrelationships among the Air Fo...
Test and Evaluation: Projects Funded by DOD's Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program
NSIAD-91-111: Published: Apr 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed projects funded by the Department of Defense's (DOD) Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program (CTEIP), focusing on: (1) project justification; (2) duplication among projects; (3) the execution of fiscal year (FY) 1990 and FY 1991 projects; and (4) project outyear funding profiles.GAO found that: (1) the CTEIP goal was to fund high-priority te...
Defense Budget and Program Issues Facing the 102nd Congress
T-NSIAD-91-21: Published: Apr 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) major defense budget, focusing on budget shortcomings Congress identified related to threat, money, strategy, force structure, and programs. GAO noted that: (1) DOD believed that the threat of massive conventional war in Europe had substantially declined, and that well-armed adversaries were the most immediate threat to U.S. interests; (2) the Presid...
Significance of DOD's Foreign Dependence
T-NSIAD-91-20: Published: Apr 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) dependence on foreign sources for critical components of its weapons systems. GAO noted that: (1) DOD had limited information and lacked a reliable information system on foreign sources and dependencies, and did not know the overall extent of its foreign sourcing and dependency; (2) DOD had no criteria for determining appropriate levels of foreign de...
Naval Aviation: Status of V-22 Osprey Full-Scale Development
T-NSIAD-91-19: Published: Apr 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1991.
GAO discussed the status of the Navy's development of the V-22 Osprey aircraft. GAO noted that: (1) since October 1990, the Navy made progress in correcting engineering and testing problems, but the project still remained a high production risk; (2) Navy assessments in February and March 1991 indicated continued developmental concerns with such areas as vibration, the flight control system, avioni...
Navy Budget: Potential Reductions in Weapons Procurement
NSIAD-91-22BR: Published: Jan 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's justification for its fiscal year (FY) 1991 weapons procurement budget request and prior year appropriations to identify areas for potential reductions and rescissions.GAO found that: (1) there were $389.3 million in potential reductions to the Navy's FY 1991 budget request and $25.7 million in potential rescissions from FY 1990 appropri...
Army Weapons: Status of the Sense and Destroy Armor System
NSIAD-91-44BR: Published: Dec 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Army's Sense and Destroy Armor (SADARM) program, focusing on: (1) Army compliance with congressional directives; (2) the current program schedule; (3) the Army's estimate of the program's total cost; (4) SADARM technical development and test results; and (5) SADARM ability to meet a counterfire mission requirement.GAO found that t...
Test and Evaluation: Improvements Are Being Made in the Department of Defense's Test Planning
NSIAD-90-303: Published: Sep 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the Department of Defense's (DOD) test planning processes, focusing on the Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) process for weapons systems acquisitions.GAO found that: (1) the military services instituted similar TEMP and test processes in accordance with DOD guidance; (2) DOD adequately identified the key weaknesses and strengths of TEMP and te...
Defense Acquisition: Fleet Ballistic Missile Program Offers Lessons for Successful Programs
NSIAD-90-160: Published: Sep 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Navy's management of its Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) program, focusing on program management features that contributed to the program's success.GAO found that: (1) the five interrelated features that contributed to FBM success were funding and program stability, life-cycle responsibility, continuity of key personnel, program of...
Defense Budget: Potential Reductions to Air Force and Navy Missile and Other Budgets
NSIAD-90-272BR: Published: Sep 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1991 procurement budget request and past appropriations for the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) and three other advanced weapons systems to identify potential budget reductions; and (2) Navy's FY 1991 missile procurement budget request for AMRAAM.GAO found that the: (1) Air Force and the Navy...