Military cost control (51 - 60 of 61 items)
Savings Available by Revising the Mail Transportation System at Camp Zama, Japan
107698: Oct 6, 1978
A survey of the military postal system at Camp Zama, Japan, showed that there were possibilities for savings through revision of the mail transportation system. There are two daily truck runs to Yokota Air Base from the camp, one to pick up and the other to deliver mail. These could be combined at a 50-percent savings. Mail destined for Hardy Barracks could be delivered directly by the Air Force f...
Need To Reexamine JTIDS Requirements and Architecture
MASAD-82-28: Published: Apr 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) class 2 terminal because of the proposed service antijam communications architectures.GAO found several issues requiring immediate attention: (1) the utility and cost effectiveness of JTIDS class 2 terminals may be questionable since the Air Force and the Navy have continued to reduce their total number...
Navy's Budget Requests for Revised Shipboard Allowances Are Overstated
PLRD-82-31: Published: Jan 11, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1982.
GAO completed a survey of the economy and effectiveness of the Navy's planned revision of its shipboard stockage criteria. The Navy estimated that the revised criteria would result in additional items being stocked that would require increased budget requests of over $200 million. The Navy planned to implement the new criteria in fiscal year 1983. While it has not yet officially adopted the new st...
Improved Vehicle Management Needed at Military Installations in Korea
LCD-78-228: Published: Jun 30, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1978.
In September 1977, there were about 2,900 vehicles used by the U.S. Forces in Korea to support administrative operations. Excluding shipping costs, the estimated replacement cost of these vehicles was about $23 million. The 8th Army had 1,875 vehicles as of September 1977 which were operated 21 million miles at a cost of $3.9 million, excluding driver and depreciation costs.The 8th Army's vehicle...
Military Services Should Uniformly Adopt Improved Packaging Techniques
LCD-77-216: Published: Jun 8, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1977.
Unlike the Air Force, the Army and Navy have been slow in accepting two innovative packaging methods, foam-in-place and fast packs, and therefore have lost potential savings.Foam packaging affords savings in labor, materials, reusability, transportation, and reduced shipping damage when compared with conventional packaging. Experience at the San Antonio Air Force Logistics Center indicated that it...
Adoption of Commercial Standards for Seat Spacing and In-Flight Food Service Would Reduce Contract Airlift Costs and Conserve Fuel
LCD-76-211: Published: Oct 5, 1976. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1976.
A comparison was made of standards for seat spacing and food service on Military Airlift Command (MAC) charter flights with commercial standards. MAC seat spacing of 38 inches falls between commercial first-class and coach-class spacing. Specifications for meals are for higher quality than for those served on commercial flights. GAO found that reduced seating capacity on MAC charter aircraft and m...
Military Flight Training
FPCD-75-145: Published: Apr 11, 1975. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1975.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the possibility of consolidating military flight training.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force and Navy conduct separate undergraduate training programs for fixed-wing pilots and navigators; (2) the Navy trains Marine Corps pilots and navigators; (3) the Army has no undergraduate fixed-wing pilot or navigator training programs; (4) the potential for c...
Need For Improvement In Management of Mission Support Aircraft
B-163453: Published: May 10, 1968. Publicly Released: May 10, 1968.
GAO reviewed the Department of the Army's system for managing and controlling mission support aircraft (MSA), focusing on matters relating to the authorization, assignment, and utilization of MSAs.GAO noted that: (1) there is a need for improving the management of aircraft for mission-support purposes; (2) GAO's review of the authorization and assignment of aircraft mission-support activities reve...
Savings Available If Shipping Containers For Military Electronic Equipment Are Reused
B-146917: Published: Feb 15, 1968. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1968.
GAO reviewed the utilization by the Department of the Army of reusable containers for electronic equipment.GAO noted that: (1) a need for improvement in the Army's procedures for identifying containers and making them available for transfer to manufacturers of electronic equipment for the shipment of newly produced electronic equipment; (2) such use of government-furnished shipping containers woul...
Substantial Savings Available To The Military Services Through Increased Recapping of Aircraft Tires
B-146753: Published: Feb 01, 1968. Publicly Released: Feb 01, 1968.
GAO reviewed the aircraft tire recapping practices in the Department of Defense, focusing on the substantial savings that could be realized by the government if tires used on military aircraft are recapped as many times as practicable.GAO noted that: (1) by recapping aircraft tires as many times as the condition of casings permits, commercial airlines get more recaps per tire than the Air Force an...