Military cost control (41 - 50 of 61 items)
Navy Supply: Questionable Decisions Increased Initial Spares Costs for AV-8B Aircraft
NSIAD-89-103: Published: Mar 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's initial provisioning policies and practices for the AV-8B aircraft program, focusing on whether the Navy: (1) complied with Department of Defense (DOD) guidelines for ordering the aircraft's initial spare parts; and (2) purchased the amount of aviation materials that it required.GAO found that: (1) the Navy spent about $203,000 for pa...
Navy Maintenance: Ship Maintenance Strategies Need Better Assessments
NSIAD-88-187: Published: Jun 14, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1988.
GAO reviewed the Navy's revised ship maintenance strategies.GAO found that the Navy: (1) scheduled fewer ship overhauls and performed shorter and more frequent depot-level repairs; (2) incurred $5.6 million in ship maintenance and modernization costs in fiscal year 1987; (3) lacked essential management features in its ship management program, such as evaluation criteria, a management information s...
Air Force Contracting: Contracting for Maintenance of Training Aircraft at Columbus Air Force Base
NSIAD-88-136BR: Published: Apr 6, 1988. Publicly Released: May 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force's decision to award a contract for maintenance of training aircraft at one of its bases, focusing on the Air Force's comparison of contractor costs with in-house costs.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) complied with Office of Management and Budget and Air Force guidance in conducting its cost comparison; (2) used valid...
Navy Ship Construction Contracts
T-NSIAD-88-27: Published: Apr 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1988.
GAO discussed the Navy's ship construction contracts to determine the extent to which those contracts: (1) experienced cost overruns; (2) resulted in claims against the government; and (3) stayed within their appropriate limits. GAO found that: (1) more contracts experienced overruns and were at or close to their ceiling prices than a year ago; (2) as of February 1988, the Navy projected cost over...
Test and Evaluation: An Assessment of Navy's Long-Term Underwater Test Resources Plan
NSIAD-88-80: Published: Mar 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's Long-Term Underwater Support Resources Plan, to determine its comprehensiveness and usefulness as a management tool.GAO found that, although the plan covers tracking ranges, ship noise measurement facilities, targets, and real-time simulators, it does not: (1) consolidate and prioritize test resource development and acquisition progra...
Estimates of Potential Savings by Retiring Two Aircraft Carriers Early
T-NSIAD-88-16: Published: Mar 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1988.
GAO discussed the estimated direct and indirect cost savings of a Department of Defense (DOD) proposal to retire two Navy aircraft carriers ahead of schedule. GAO found that calculations based on assumptions of: (1) negligible or no indirect cost savings, redistribution of deactivated aircraft, and continued fleet modernization and expansion produced an estimated $1.1 billion in budget authority s...
Military Transportation: Cost Savings of Expanding the Guaranteed Traffic Program
NSIAD-88-53: Published: Nov 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1987.
GAO reviewed the Military Traffic Management Command's (MTMC) Guaranteed Traffic Program to determine whether expanding the program to include additional military shippers would result in savings.GAO found that: (1) the five military installations it studied could save 22.2 to 49.3 percent of their current costs on less-than-truckload shipments if they used the program; (2) these installations' sa...
Army Airlift: Need To Use Air Lines of Communications for Essential Items
NSIAD-87-184: Published: Jul 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1987.
GAO reviewed the Army's Air Lines of Communication Program (ALOC) and the Army's reserve stocks of ALOC-eligible materiel to determine: (1) the peacetime cost of ALOC; (2) ALOC ability to function effectively in wartime; and (3) whether reserve stocks of ALOC-eligible items could adequately support overseas forces during a transition to war.GAO found that ALOC: (1) has significantly reduced the de...
The Navy's Strategic Home-Porting Plan
129595: Apr 11, 1986
Testimony was given concerning the Navy's strategic home-porting plan, specifically: (1) the basis for increasing the number of home ports; (2) the capacity of existing home ports to accommodate the ships assigned to the new ports; and (3) the cost of home-porting naval ships in existing ports versus the cost of developing new home ports. GAO found that: (1) the Navy did not analyze how the benefi...
The Navy's Strategic Homeporting Plan
129191: Feb 26, 1986
GAO discussed the results of its review of the Navy's strategic home-porting plan in order to: (1) identify the Navy's basis for increasing the number of home ports; (2) ascertain the scope and cost of developing the new home ports; (3) determine existing home-port capacity to accommodate the ships to be assigned; and (4) compare the cost of home-porting the ships in existing facilities with the c...