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1994 Defense Budget: Potential Reductions, Rescissions, and Restrictions to Procurement Programs
NSIAD-93-303BR: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1994 budget request and prior years' appropriations for selected procurement programs, focusing on: (1) potential reductions to the DOD FY 1994 budget request; (2) rescissions to prior FY appropriations; and (3) congressional restrictions on DOD obligational authority for selected FY 1994 procurement programs.GAO found that: (1) DOD F...
B-2 Bomber: Status of Compliance With the 1992 and 1993 Defense Authorization Act
NSIAD-93-46: Published: Dec 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1992.
GAO reviewed the B-2 program, focusing on the: (1) Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in demonstrating specific B-2 performance characteristics; and (2) status of the continuing long lead production effort on five B-2 aircraft DOD intends to procure.GAO found that: (1) the flight test program is behind the schedule the Air Force planned in 1989; (2) the latest Air Force schedule, approved in 1...
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...
Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to Fiscal Year 1993 Air Force Procurement Budget
NSIAD-92-331BR: Published: Sep 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's aircraft procurement budget request for selected weapon systems for fiscal year 1993 and appropriations for the preceding 2 years to identify potential budget reductions and rescissions.GAO found: (1) $541.5 million in potential budget reductions and rescissions for congressional consideration; (2) that, since the Air Force has redu...
1993 Navy Budget: Potential Reductions in Weapons Procurement Programs
NSIAD-92-317BR: Published: Sep 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's justification for its fiscal year (FY) 1993 weapons procurement budget request and prior year appropriations to identify areas for potential reductions and rescission.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's FY 1993 budget request could potentially be reduced by $55.3 million; (2) $327.5 million could potentially be rescinded from appropriated fun...
PEMD-92-36R: Published: Sep 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. strategic defense triad, focusing on the: (1) strengths and weaknesses of major modernization programs; (2) programs' cost-effectiveness; and (3) future of arms control and U.S. strategic capabilities. GAO found that: (1) disparities exist between estimates and realities of triad defense systems; (2) triad's sea leg is the most cost-effect...
Electronic Warfare: DOD Did Not Meet Test Criteria Before Production of the Airborne Self-Protection Jammer
T-NSIAD-92-22: Published: Mar 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1992.
GAO discussed the Navy's Airborne Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ) Program, focusing on the Department of Defense's (DOD) compliance with recommendations allowing further ASPJ procurement only if it meets its reliability growth criterion. GAO noted that: (1) the ASPJ reliability growth criterion specifies that the system must achieve a minimum mean time of 75 hours between failures; (2) ASPJ reliabil...
Defense Management: Implementation of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act
NSIAD-92-97: Published: Jan 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) compliance with Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act provisions that permit DOD to waive specific qualification requirements pertaining to program managers and other acquisition personnel.GAO found that: (1) the act requires newly appointed program managers of major and significant nonmajor defense acqui...
1992 Navy Budget: Potential Reductions in Weapons Procurement Programs
NSIAD-91-301BR: Published: Sep 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's justification for its fiscal year (FY) 1992 and FY 1993 weapons procurement budget request and prior-year appropriations to identify areas for potential reductions and rescissions.GAO identified: (1) $153.9 million in potential reductions to the Navy's FY 1992 budget request and $397.6 million and $8.6 million in potential rescissions fr...
Deferment Actions Associated With the Navy A-12 Aircraft
T-NSIAD-91-51: Published: Jul 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) decision to defer repayment of progress payments to former Navy A-12 contractors pending a settlement, focusing on the impact analysis, data used, and the reasonableness of the deferment decision. GAO found that: (1) DOD did not document its analysis; (2) DOD based its deferment decision on early information indicating that the contractor was in a we...