Defense cost control (1 - 10 of 10 items)
DOD's High-Risk Areas: Efforts to Improve Supply Chain Can Be Enhanced by Linkage to Outcomes, Progress in Transforming Business Operations, and Reexamination of Logistics Governance and Strategy
GAO-07-1064T: Published: Jul 10, 2007. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 2007.
The availability of spare parts and other critical items provided through the Department of Defense's (DOD) supply chains affects the readiness and capabilities of U.S. military forces. Since 1990, GAO has designated DOD supply chain management as a high-risk area. In 2005, DOD developed a plan aimed at addressing supply chain problems and having GAO remove this high-risk designation. DOD's plan f...
Defense Management: Installation of Telecommunications Equipment in the Homes of Volunteers
GAO-03-838R: Published: Jun 16, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 2003.
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 required that GAO review the Department of Defense's (DOD) use of the authority to install telephone lines and any necessary telecommunications equipment in the homes of persons who provide voluntary services for the military. These volunteers, in addition to their other social service activities, provide a link between military units and...
Defense: Telecommunications Management
IMTEC-93-26R: Published: Apr 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Defense Commercial Telecommunications Network (DCTN) contract. GAO noted that: (1) DOD has established a plan to replace major portions of the DCTN contract by 1996, but the plan is optimistic; (2) DOD has divided its requirements into multiple procurements in an attempt to speed up its acquisition pr...
Attack Warning: Status of the Survivable Communications Integration System
IMTEC-92-61BR: Published: Jul 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force's acquisition of the Survivable Communications Integration System (SCIS), focusing on: (1) program costs and schedule overruns; and (2) the status of design and development activities to meet the Department of Defense's needs.GAO found that: (1) total SCIS costs have increased 65 percent, to $234 million; (2) a 3-year c...
Military Satellite Communications: Milstar Program Issues and Cost-Saving Opportunities
NSIAD-92-121: Published: Jun 26, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1992.
GAO provided information on the multiservice Milstar communication satellite program, focusing on: (1) satellite issues needing resolution; (2) terminal cost-saving opportunities; (3) terminal program risks and production issues; and (4) annual program reports to Congress.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) plan to restructure the Milstar satellite program was not the most effect...
Summaries of Conclusions and Recommendations on Department of Defense Operations
OISS-83-2: Published: Mar 4, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1983.
This annual report presents summaries of GAO conclusions and recommendations resulting from its audits and other review work in the Department of Defense on which satisfactory legislative or administrative actions have not been taken. Information for this report was provided by an automated, centrally operated system, which was implemented by GAO in 1982 to allow regular followups of its recommend...
An Unclassified Version of a Classified Report Entitled 'The Navy's Strategic Communications Systems--Need for Management Attention and Decisionmaking'
PSAD-79-48A: Published: May 2, 1979. Publicly Released: May 2, 1979.
The Navy maintains two squadrons of TACAMO aircraft for communications with strategic submarines during an emergency. This system is considered the Navy's only survivable link to the strategic submarine force. The Navy must now take actions to upgrade TACAMO through a $22 million Service Life Extension Program for aging TACAMO aircraft and the procurement of new TACAMO aircraft costing about $380...
Navy's Strategic Communications System
109021: Apr 5, 1979
A review was made of the strategic communications systems for the Department of the Navy. The Navy effectively communicates with its strategic submarines nearly 100 percent of the time, indicating that current peacetime systems are reliable. In wartime, however, the TACAMO communications system would be the only reliable means of communicating to submarines, and the Navy has allowed the TACAMO fle...
Defense Satellite Communications System--Phase II
093817: Feb 1, 1973
No summary is currently available...