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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...
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...
Navy Ships: Information on Benefits and Costs of Establishing New Homeports
NSIAD-86-146: Published: Jun 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Navy's reasons for increasing the number of home ports, the scope and cost of developing the new home ports, and the cost of home-porting the ships in existing home ports versus the cost of home-porting them in new ports.GAO found that the Navy's strategic rationale for the new home ports is that: (1) dispersing ships to more ports will i...
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...
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: (...
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...
Observations on Ways the Navy Can Improve Curricula Development for Initial Skill Training
NSIAD-85-33: Published: Dec 18, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1984.
GAO reviewed selected Navy schools which provide initial skill training for entry-level sailors to determine whether the Navy's system for developing curricula adequately considers the diversity inherent in Navy occupations.In many cases, GAO found that the jobs required of sailors in the same occupations varied between shore duty and sea duty, as well as among ships. Without a thorough analysis o...
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...
Federal Agencies' Efforts To Control Their Discharges of Pollutants Into San Francisco Bay
B-166506: Published: Sep 9, 1974. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1983.
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