Military vessels (31 - 40 of 70 items)
Navy Contracting: Status of Cost Growth and Claims on Shipbuilding Contracts
NSIAD-89-189: Published: Aug 4, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on its continued monitoring of Navy fixed-price incentive contracts for shipbuilding.GAO reviewed 46 contracts with a total target cost of about $25.9 billion and found that: (1) the net projected cost overrun was about $3 billion, with the government potentially liable for about $1.2 billion of that amount; (2) the attack submarine, am...
Navy Steaming Days: Budget and Execution
NSIAD-89-172: Published: Aug 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined Navy ships' steaming activities to determine whether program execution matched its budget justification to Congress.GAO found that the Navy: (1) expressed its ship operation requirements in terms of operating tempo goals representing the percentage of time each calendar quarter that ships were involved in readiness training, exercises, and operatio...
Mine Warfare: Status of the Navy's Mine Countermeasure Capabilities and Plans
T-NSIAD-89-13: Published: Mar 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1989.
GAO discussed the Navy's mine countermeasure capabilities and plans, focusing on the status of systems established to clear U.S. ports. GAO found that: (1) as of January 1989, the Navy planned to spend about $1.7 billion for the development and acquisition of mine countermeasures ships, helicopters, and equipment; (2) the Navy replaced its 30-year-old minesweeping equipment with improved mine-hunt...
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...
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...
Additional Costs to Government: Reflagging Kuwaiti Ships and Protecting Them in the Persian Gulf
NSIAD-88-9FS: Published: Oct 8, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the additional costs to the United States of reflagging 11 Kuwaiti ships and protecting them in the Persian Gulf with military forces.GAO noted that the: (1) reflagging costs the Coast Guard, Federal Communications Commission, and Maritime Administration incurred were primarily personnel-related and were within their normal operation...
Carrier Landing Systems: Replacement of the Navy's Automatic Landing System May Be Premature
NSIAD-86-214BR: Published: Sep 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's plan to replace the AN/SPN-42 automatic carrier landing system (ACLS) with the AN/SPN-46 ACLS. ACLS allows pilots to control aircraft during their final approach and landing aboard a carrier.GAO found that: (1) the Navy has not been able to achieve its automatic landing goal of 70 percent for ACLS due to problems with aircraft-related su...
Navy Sealift: Observations on the Navy's Ready Reserve Force
NSIAD-86-168: Published: Aug 18, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Navy's and the Maritime Administration's (MARAD) efforts to ensure the readiness of the Ready Reserve Force (RRF), specifically, their efforts to: (1) ensure that they can activate RRF ships within required time periods; (2) activate numerous RRF ships concurrently; and (3) ensure the availability of key resources, such as shipyard berthing space and manpower, merchant marine crew...
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...