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Navy Maintenance: Overseas Ship Repairs and Associated Costs
NSIAD-93-61: Published: Nov 13, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the maintenance of Navy ships at overseas locations, focusing on the: (1) amount of maintenance performed at overseas repair facilities and foreign shipyards; (2) operational impact of returning Japan-based ships to the United States for maintenance; (3) costs of returning other U.S. foreign-based ships for maintenance; (4) U.S.-Japa...
Military Afloat Prepositioning: Wartime Use and Issues for the Future
NSIAD-93-39: Published: Nov 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Mobility Requirements Study, focusing on: (1) the use of afloat prepositioning during the Persian Gulf War; (2) post-war improvements in afloat prepositioning; and (3) issues related to expansion of afloat prepositioning.GAO found that: (1) maritime prepositioning ships began arriving in Saudi Arabia 8 days after t...
Navy Homeports: Status of the Navy's New Homeport at Everett, Washington
NSIAD-92-266: Published: Sep 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Navy's new homeport at Everett, Washington, focusing on: (1) development schedule and cost estimate changes; (2) estimated future development costs; and (3) changes in the number and type of ships planned for the homeport.GAO found that: (1) the Navy selected Everett for a new homeport site in 1984, and did not adopt the recommen...
Shipbuilding: Navy's Plan to Acquire Additional Strategic Sealift
NSIAD-92-224: Published: Jul 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's Mobility Requirements Study, focusing on the Navy's planned acquisition of 20 strategic sealift ships.GAO found that: (1) the Navy has eliminated two of four options for acquiring the needed ships due to unfeasibility; (2) in September 1991, the Navy awarded nine 90-day initial design contracts for two ships, has since s...
Mine Warfare: The Navy's Plans to Reassign Ships to Ingleside, Texas, and to Consolidate Management
T-NSIAD-92-21: Published: Mar 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1992.
GAO discussed Navy efforts to address mine warfare problems identified during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, focusing on: (1) the Navy's decision to centralize operational control of all mine warfare forces; and (2) Navy plans to consolidate mine warfare forces at Ingleside, Texas. GAO noted that: (1) as a result of the lack of a full-time, deployable force commander and staff during O...
Navy Homeports: Expanded Structure Unnecessary and Costly
NSIAD-91-158: Published: Jun 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's strategic homeporting program to accommodate growth and prevent overcrowding at existing homeports, focusing on the: (1) berthing capacity of existing homeports; (2) strategic considerations that would be affected if the Navy did not open new homeports; and (3) costs to develop and operate each new homeport.GAO found that: (1) existing h...
Ship Maintenance: The Navy's Fleet Modernization Program
NSIAD-91-20: Published: Mar 7, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of the Navy's Fleet Modernization Program (FMP), the Navy's primary vehicle for updating ships' offensive, defensive, and operating systems.GAO found that the Navy: (1) fiscal year (FY) 1987 FMP budget request was $1.6 billion, which included about $958 million for 2,278 modernization projects on 244 ships; (2) did not install about...
Navy Contracting: Ship Construction Contracts Could Cost Billions Over Initial Target Costs
NSIAD-91-18: Published: Oct 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO monitored cost growth on Navy ship construction contracts.GAO found that: (1) by the beginning of fiscal year 1990, the estimated cost of the Navy's open shipbuilding and conversion fixed-price contracts increased $5.5 billion over the initial target cost; (2) the Navy agreed to pay $1.5 billion for contract change orders, contract adjustments, and claims;...
Navy Ships: Status of Strategic Homeporting Program
T-NSIAD-90-37: Published: Apr 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1990.
GAO discussed the status of the Navy's strategic home-porting program. GAO noted that the Navy: (1) justified expansion of its home ports on the basis of a 1982 analysis of strategic principles involving battlegroup integrity, force dispersal, industrial base utilization, logistics suitability, and geographic considerations; (2) analyzed potential new home port sites in terms of operational consid...
Navy Contracting: Military Sealift Command's Contract for Operating Oceanographic Ships
NSIAD-90-151: Published: Apr 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1990.
GAO reviewed whether: (1) the Military Sealift Command (MSC) complied with the Service Contract Act in awarding a contract for the operation of 10 oceanographic ships; and (2) former MSC employees improperly influenced the award.GAO found that: (1) MSC properly notified prospective contractors that the Service Contract Act would be applied to all ship operating contracts and required offerers to q...