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Military Base Closure: Questions Relating to Relocating Two Navy Activities to North Island, California
NSIAD-98-90: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's planned relocation and consolidation of the Naval Air Technical Services Facility and the headquarters of the Naval Aviation Engineering Service Unit, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to the Naval Air Station at North Island, California, focusing on the: (1) current plan's compliance with the Base Closure and Realignment Commission...
Department of Defense In-Transit Inventory
NSIAD-98-80R: Published: Feb 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of its in-transit secondary inventory.GAO noted that: (1) DOD reported that as of September 30, 1996, it had $5.2 billion in in-transit inventory; (2) however, the accuracy of that figure is questionable and may be understated because the services use different definitions as a basis for r...
F-22 Aircraft: Progress of the Engineering and Manufacturing Development Program
T-NSIAD-98-137: Published: Mar 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1998.
GAO discussed the F-22 program, focusing on the extent to which it is meeting planned cost, schedule, and performance goals.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force's cost estimate supporting the fiscal year (FY) 1999 budget request indicates that the F-22 engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) program can be completed within the adjusted statutory costs; (2) however, the F-22 EMD program has be...
Military Aircraft Safety: Serious Accidents Remain at Historically Low Levels
NSIAD-98-95BR: Published: Mar 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on military aircraft safety, focusing on the: (1) number and rate of serious accidents, including related fatalities, destroyed aircraft, and the value of lost aircraft over the last 2 fiscal years; and (2) views of the Department of Defense (DOD) safety officials on whether operating tempo or availability of spare parts have been contr...
Navy Aviation: F/A-18E/F Development and Production Issues
NSIAD-98-61: Published: Mar 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the F/A-18E/F development program, focusing on the: (1) status of the E/F development flight test program; (2) deficiencies that have been identified to date and corrective actions planned; and (3) current cost estimate for the program.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy has revised the F/A-18E/F flight test program by decreasing the data collection requi...
Ship Self Defense: Program Priorities Are Questionable
NSIAD-97-195R: Published: Aug 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1997.
As part of GAO's review of the Navy's Ship Self-Defense Program, GAO: (1) reviewed annual Ship Self-Defense and Antiair Warfare Defense program progress reports to Congress; (2) analyzed the Navy's plans for improving ship self-defense capabilities; (3) determined the extent to which scheduled improvements on various ship classes are meeting indicated priorities; and (4) sought information on the...
Navy Aviation: F-14 Modernization Initiatives Should Enhance the Aircraft's Operational Performance
NSIAD-97-233R: Published: Aug 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1997.
GAO provided information on the Navy's efforts to modernize the F-14 fleet, focusing on the Navy's modernization initiatives.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy has upgraded the multirole capabilities of the F-14 by providing it with a precision-strike capability, a digital flight control system, and an enhanced reconnaissance capability; (2) in providing the F-14 with a precision-strike capability, the...
Navy Ships: Turning Over Auxiliary Ship Operations to the Military Sealift Command Could Save Millions
NSIAD-97-185: Published: Aug 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's use of alternative crewing arrangements for Navy auxiliary ships, focusing on: (1) the Navy's plans for turning over the operation of military crewed auxiliary ships to its Military Sealift Command (MSC) for civil service or commercial crewing; (2) whether cost savings would be realized if the Navy turned over the operation of the remain...
Afloat Prepositioning: Not All Equipment Meets the Army's Readiness Goal
NSIAD-97-169: Published: Jul 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the readiness of the Army's war reserve equipment prepositioned afloat, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the brigade set of war reserve equipment, which is prepositioned on ships, meets the Army's readiness goal; and (2) status of the Army's efforts to establish facilities to maintain this brigade set of equipment and develop an...
Strategic Mobility: Late Deliveries of Large, Medium Speed Roll-On/Roll-Off Ships
NSIAD-97-150: Published: Jun 16, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Navy's progress in acquiring 19 large, medium speed roll-on/roll-off (LMSR) ships, focusing on: (1) the Navy's efforts to deliver LMSR conversion and new construction ships on schedule and the impact of any delays on the Army meeting its prepositioning afloat requirements; (2) the capability of the LMSR conversion ships to adequately perform their mission; (3) the level of crewing...