Military vessels (11 - 20 of 70 items)
Navy Ship Propulsion: Viability of New Engine Program in Question
NSIAD-96-107: Published: Jun 7, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Navy's intercooled recuperated (ICR) engine program, focusing on the: (1) Navy's need for the engine; (2) cost, schedule, and performance of the program; and (3) impact of the Navy's test and development strategies.GAO found that: (1) some Navy officials are questioning the economic viability of the ICR engine program and have ra...
Ready Reserve Force: Ship Readiness Has Improved, but Other Concerns Remain
NSIAD-95-24: Published: Nov 8, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Ready Reserve Force (RRF) program, focusing on: (1) the readiness of RRF ships to respond to large-scale contingencies; (2) the program changes that were implemented to improve ship readiness and address problems encountered during the Persian Gulf War; (3) whether the readiness level of the highest-priority ships exceeds other strategic mobili...
U.S. Navy/Military Sealift Command: Weak Contract Administration Led to Unsafe and Poorly Maintained Ships
OSI-94-27: Published: Aug 31, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the operation of nine tankers leased by the Military Sealift Command (MSC), focusing on whether the: (1) ships' equipment has deteriorated because of inadequate maintenance oversight; and (2) ships are staffed with adequate numbers of crew for safe operation.GAO found that: (1) all of the nine tankers reviewed had numerous problems that could a...
Strategic Sealift: Summary of Workshop on Crewing the Ready Reserve Force
NSIAD-94-177: Published: Jun 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether recent improvements to the Ready Reserve Force (RRF) meet defense needs, focusing on the: (1) impact of the declining U.S. commercial merchant marine manpower pool on U.S. sealift capability; (2) impediments to timely crewing; and (3) various crewing proposals.GAO found that government agencies, commercial ship managers, and organized marit...
Strategic Mobility: Serious Problems Remain in U.S. Deployment Capabilities
T-NSIAD-94-165: Published: Apr 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1994.
GAO discussed strategic mobility issues, focusing on the Department of Defense's (DOD) stated mobility requirements and mobility capabilities issues that have not been resolved. GAO noted that: (1) DOD has defined extensive strategic mobility requirements that are sensitive to the assumptions DOD used in studying the issue; (2) key assumptions about sealift capabilities were overly pessimistic, an...
Navy Contract: AOE 6 Shipbuilding Claims Settled But More Delays and Cost Growth Likely
NSIAD-93-298: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Navy's claims resolution process for the AOE 6 class shipbuilding program, focusing on: (1) the reasons for program cost growth; (2) the Navy's claims settlement procedures; and (3) whether AOE 6 program costs and schedule delays are expected to increase and continue.GAO found that: (1) AOE 6 program cost increases and schedule delays are a result of an unrealistic low bid, concur...
Navy Inventory: Better Controls Needed Over Planned Program Requirements
NSIAD-93-151: Published: Jul 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Navy's management of planned program requirements for ship and submarine parts, focusing on the Navy's program monitoring and internal controls for these requirements.GAO found that: (1) internal control weaknesses in the Navy's Ships Parts Control Center's planned program requirements system include duplicate and unauthorized program requirement records, inappropriate records, an...
Navy Contracting: Military Sealift Command's Control Over Time-Chartered Ships
NSIAD-93-140: Published: Apr 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1993.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO examined whether the Military Sealift Command (MSC) complied with applicable laws for ship reflagging and repair work done in foreign shipyards or repair facilities.GAO found that: (1) MSC is not required to have a foreign-flagged ship reflagged in a U.S. shipyard; (2) MSC charted a foreign-flagged ship to return shipping capabilities to the level that exist...
Navy Ships: Plans and Anticipated Liabilities to Terminate SSN-21 Program Contracts
NSIAD-93-32BR: Published: Nov 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's plans and anticipated liabilities in terminating the Seawolf class nuclear-powered attack submarine program contracts.GAO found that: (1) Congress rejected the administration's proposal to cancel planned spending for the Seawolf submarines, and restored $1.6 billion in appropriated funds for some submarine construction and preservation o...
Undersea Surveillance: Navy Continues to Build Ships Designed for Soviet Threat
NSIAD-93-53: Published: Dec 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1992.
GAO reviewed: (1) how the threat of enemy submarines changed after the collapse of the Soviet Union; and (2) what changes the Navy proposed regarding its Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System (SURTASS) program.GAO found that: (1) the Soviet global submarine threat has declined dramatically and is no longer the primary threat to the United States; (2) the focus has shifted to the evolving threat o...