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Missile Defense: Schedule for Navy Theater Wide Program Should Be Revised to Reduce Risk
NSIAD-00-121: Published: May 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Navy Theater Wide system, focusing on: (1) how the additional funding provided by Congress for the program in fiscal years (FY) 1997 through 1999 was used; and (2) whether significant risks to the program remain.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy used the $663 million in increased funding as intended to reduce technical risks and devel...
Joint Strike Fighter Acquisition: Development Schedule Should Be Changed to Reduce Risks
NSIAD-00-74: Published: May 9, 2000. Publicly Released: May 10, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program, focusing on: (1) the program's acquisition strategy; and (2) whether the strategy is being implemented in a manner that will ensure that the acquisition strategy objectives will be achieved.GAO noted that: (1) the key objective of the JSF acquisition strategy is affordability--re...
F-22 Aircraft: Development Cost Goal Achievable If Major Problems Are Avoided
NSIAD-00-68: Published: Mar 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Air Force's engineering and manufacturing development program for the F-22 aircraft, focusing on: (1) the extent to which the F-22 development program is meeting its performance, schedule, and cost goals; (2) whether the Air Force is likely to complete the development program as planned without exceeding the cost limitation established by the...
Defense Acquisitions: Comanche Program Cost, Schedule, and Performance Status
NSIAD-99-146: Published: Aug 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Comanche Helicopter Program, focusing on: (1) the risks in the Army's restructured plans for developing and testing the Comanche; (2) the changes in the Comanche's performance capabilities and requirements; (3) cost estimates for development; and (4) the Comanche's impact on the Army's overall aviation modernization efforts.GAO noted tha...
Missile Defense: THAAD Restructure Addresses Problems But Limits Early Capability
NSIAD-99-142: Published: Jun 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) program, focusing on: (1) the underlying problems in the program that led to test failures; (2) whether program restructuring efforts address these underlying problems; and (3) how this restructuring will affect THAAD's User Operational Evaluation System.GAO noted that: (1) the program's...
Defense Acquisitions: Achieving B-2A Bomber Operational Requirements
NSIAD-99-97: Published: Jun 10, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the total acquisition costs of the Air Force's B-2A bomber program through completion of the production program, focusing on the: (1) deficiencies in achieving B-2A operational requirements; and (2) status of acquisition costs.GAO noted that: (1) operational testing indicated that the B-2A met most operational requirements, but fou...
Defense Acquisitions: DOD Efforts to Develop Laser Weapons for Theater Defense
NSIAD-99-50: Published: Mar 31, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) programs to develop laser weapons for missile defense, focusing on: (1) what laser weapons are being considered for missile defense and the coordination among the program offices developing the systems; (2) the status and cost of each system; and (3) the technical challenges each system faces as determined by DOD p...
Defense Acquisition: Progress of the F-22 and F/A-18E/F Engineering and Manufacturing Development Programs
T-NSIAD-99-113: Published: Mar 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Air Force's F-22 and the Navy's F/A-18E/F engineering and manufacturing (EMD) programs.GAO noted that: (1) the F-22 and F/A-18E/F programs are approaching critical investment decision points, and each faces significant challenges; (2) the F-22 is approaching a decision for undertaking production activities and the E/F is getting ready to enter...
F-22 Aircraft: Issues in Achieving Engineering and Manufacturing Development Goals
NSIAD-99-55: Published: Mar 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO followed up on its report on the Air Force's F-22 engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) program, focusing on whether: (1) the Air Force is likely to complete the EMD program without exceeding the cost limitation established by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998; and (2) GAO had access to sufficient information to make in...
National Missile Defense: Even With Increased Funding Technical and Schedule Risks Are High
NSIAD-98-153: Published: Jun 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Missile Defense (NMD) program funding requirements and schedule and technical risks, focusing on: (1) why the Department of Defense (DOD) significantly increased the program's near-term funding in its May 1997 Quadrennial Defense Review; (2) how funding increases authorized and appropriated by Congress for the program in fiscal years 1...