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Navy Manpower: Improved Ship Manpower Document Program Could Reduce Requirements
NSIAD-86-49: Published: Mar 27, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's Ship Manpower Document (SMD) program, which the Navy uses to estimate work-force requirements for its fleet.GAO found that: (1) the requirements that the Navy has established through the SMD program are questionable because the methodology it uses in the program is not rigorous enough; and (2) the net effect of the lack of rigor is that...
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...
Navy Maintenance: Costs To Overhaul Navy Ships at Private Shipyards
NSIAD-86-27: Published: Jan 9, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the estimated and actual costs to overhaul Navy ships at private shipyards; (2) selected contract modifications to determine their effect on contract costs; (3) the size of price increases in fixed-priced contracts in contrast with those in cost-type contracts; and (4) Navy policies for geographically distributing the work.GAO found that: (...
Navy Contracting: Navy's Plan to Second Source Aegis Shipyard Integration and Testing
NSIAD-86-20FS: Published: Dec 2, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's plans to establish a second source for the Aegis combat system shipyard test and integration function. Specifically GAO reviewed the: (1) cost-effectiveness of second sourcing this function; (2) selection and role of the second source contractor; (3) effects second sourcing will have on the quality of the system; and (4) ability of ot...
The Navy's Fleet Expansion
127879: Sep 6, 1985
GAO discussed the Navy's ability to effectively plan and manage its fleet expansion program, specifically: (1) the Navy's ability to reach its 600-ship force goal; (2) operating and support aspects of the expanded fleet; and (3) areas in which decisions will have to be made concerning the optimum use of available resources. GAO found that, although the Navy will numerically reach a 600-ship force...
Navy Actions To Improve Overhaul Work at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
NSIAD-85-51: Published: Mar 1, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined alleged deficiencies in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard's (PNSY) Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) for the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Saratoga, focusing on actions the Navy took to: (1) improve overall performance at the shipyard; and (2) preclude a recurrence of the type of technical problems experienced by SLEP.GAO found that, as part of a strat...
Excess Navy Ships Sold to Foreign Countries at Understated Prices
NSIAD-84-7: Published: Apr 12, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1984.
GAO reviewed Navy policies and procedures for selling excess ships to foreign countries.GAO found that the 11 ships sold during 1981 and 1982 were not priced in accordance with Navy guidelines which require that ships be sold at the higher of fair or scrap value. By using scrap value to set prices for eight of the sales, the Navy did not: (1) include the amount spent to upgrade the ships while the...
Time Required and the Costs Incurred, by Type of Navy Ship, for Making Round Trips From Selected Homeports to Various European Mission Areas
B-168700: Published: Apr 8, 1974. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1983.
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Status of the CG-47 Cruiser and DDG-51 Destroyer Shipbuilding Programs
C-MASAD-83-11: Published: Feb 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the status of the Navy's CG-47 cruiser and DDG-51 destroyer shipbuilding programs and commented on issues raised in prior GAO reports.GAO found that: (1) operational testing of the CG-47 Aegis combat system was not adequately completed before it was commissioned; (2) the Navy plans to install SPS-49 radar systems on the CG-47 class against cong...
Depot Operations Improvement Program
PLRD-83-33: Published: Jan 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Navy's current effort to improve ship overhaul performance. The effort, which is referred to as the Depot Operations Improvement Program, consists of over 100 different improvement actions in areas ranging from ship overhaul policy to the physical condition of the Naval shipyards.In general, GAO was impressed with the commitment made by the Navy to improve ship overhaul performanc...