National security (11 - 20 of 52 items)
Navy Aviation: V-22 Development--Schedule Extended, Performance Reduced, and Costs Increased
NSIAD-94-44: Published: Jan 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) development status of the V-22 aircraft; (2) Institute for Defense Analyses' (IDA) 1990 report on the V-22 and helicopter alternatives; and (3) Navy's plans to concurrently develop and produce the V-22 variant.GAO found that: (1) V-22 development will take several years longer and cost billions more than planned; (2) the Navy expects devel...
NSIAD-94-66R: Published: Nov 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1993.
GAO reviewed freight traffic management practices in the Department of Defense's (DOD) European theater, focusing on DOD systems for reporting: (1) in-transit freight losses and damages; and (2) transportation charges. GAO found that: (1) the U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) is not required to analyze data on freight losses and damages caused by military and commercial carriers in the European thea...
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...
Army Logistics: Better Approach Needed to Identify Systemic Causes of Problem Parts
NSIAD-93-86: Published: Mar 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army Aviation Systems Command's efforts to identify systemic problems with the quality and availability of certain helicopter parts.GAO found that: (1) the Command's approach has been to resolve individual problems as they arise, instead of identifying the systemic causes of problems; (2) the Command collects information necessary to identify p...
Navy Carrier Battle Groups: The Structure and Affordability of the Future Force
NSIAD-93-74: Published: Feb 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1993.
GAO provided information on policy considerations, future requirements, and force structure of carrier battle groups, focusing on: (1) the size and makeup of future naval carrier forces in response to reduced defense spending; and (2) alternatives for meeting national security requirements with fewer carriers.GAO found that: (1) changes in the international security environment shifted the U.S. st...
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...
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...