U.S. Navy (1 - 10 of 58 items)
Ship Self Defense: Program Priorities Are Questionable
NSIAD-97-195R: Published: Aug 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1997.
As part of GAO's review of the Navy's Ship Self-Defense Program, GAO: (1) reviewed annual Ship Self-Defense and Antiair Warfare Defense program progress reports to Congress; (2) analyzed the Navy's plans for improving ship self-defense capabilities; (3) determined the extent to which scheduled improvements on various ship classes are meeting indicated priorities; and (4) sought information on the...
Navy Aviation: F-14 Modernization Initiatives Should Enhance the Aircraft's Operational Performance
NSIAD-97-233R: Published: Aug 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1997.
GAO provided information on the Navy's efforts to modernize the F-14 fleet, focusing on the Navy's modernization initiatives.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy has upgraded the multirole capabilities of the F-14 by providing it with a precision-strike capability, a digital flight control system, and an enhanced reconnaissance capability; (2) in providing the F-14 with a precision-strike capability, the...
Navy's Evaluation Process in Ship Donation
NSIAD-97-171R: Published: Jun 3, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the facts surrounding the donation process for the U.S.S. Missouri, focusing on the: (1) process of applying for the ship; (2) evaluation criteria and weighting used to evaluate the applications, and (3) use of the criteria and weighting in the selection process.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy began the donation process for the Missouri in the same ma...
Nuclear Carrier Homeporting
NSIAD-95-146R: Published: Apr 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the possible homeporting of three nuclear aircraft carriers at two California naval shipyards. GAO noted that: (1) the Navy plans to concentrate a major portion of its Pacific fleet in San Diego and close the Long Beach Naval Air Station as a homeport; (2) although the Navy plans to have carriers at their homeports at least 50 percen...
Navy Ships: Plans and Anticipated Liabilities to Terminate SSN-21 Program Contracts
NSIAD-93-32BR: Published: Nov 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's plans and anticipated liabilities in terminating the Seawolf class nuclear-powered attack submarine program contracts.GAO found that: (1) Congress rejected the administration's proposal to cancel planned spending for the Seawolf submarines, and restored $1.6 billion in appropriated funds for some submarine construction and preservation o...
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...
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 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...
Aircraft Basing: Assessment of Navy's May 1988 Basing Study for the TACAMO Aircraft
NSIAD-88-242BR: Published: Sep 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's life-cycle cost study to determine the adequacy of its decision to base its new E-6A aircraft at Tinker Air Force Base.GAO found that the Navy: (1) projected life-cycle costs using constant fiscal year 1985 dollars; (2) did not consider the time value of money, although the expenditure rate over the 30-year period varied considerably acc...