U.S. Navy (11 - 20 of 58 items)
Airspace Use: Status of Proposals To Expand Special Use Airspace in North Carolina
RCED-88-133FS: Published: Apr 29, 1988. Publicly Released: May 9, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) management of airspace set aside for military training, focusing on the proposed additional use of airspace in North Carolina.GAO found that: (1) the Navy proposed using the additional airspace to ensure proper training and flight safety when using its new missile system; (2) the Marine Corps required...
Navy Ship Construction Contracts
T-NSIAD-88-27: Published: Apr 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1988.
GAO discussed the Navy's ship construction contracts to determine the extent to which those contracts: (1) experienced cost overruns; (2) resulted in claims against the government; and (3) stayed within their appropriate limits. GAO found that: (1) more contracts experienced overruns and were at or close to their ceiling prices than a year ago; (2) as of February 1988, the Navy projected cost over...
Navy Ship Construction Contracts
T-NSIAD-88-9: Published: Dec 8, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1987.
GAO discussed selected Navy ship construction contracts, focusing on whether the: (1) Navy could actually execute the contracts within its funding limits; (2) awards would result in future claims against the government; (3) Navy planned to take any action to address current and future claims against it; and (4) Navy provided effective contract oversight. GAO found that: (1) although the Navy's com...
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...
Aircraft Basing: Decision To Base Navy TACAMO Aircraft at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
NSIAD-87-106FS: Published: Apr 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's decision to base its E-6A TACAMO aircraft at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.GAO noted that: (1) in January 1986, the Secretary of the Navy directed that the E-6A be based at a single Air Force base near the middle of the continental United States in order to reduce vulnerability to enemy attack; (2) the Air Force developed a list of...
Navy's RDT&E Reprogramming
T-NSIAD-87-16: Published: Mar 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1987.
GAO discussed the Navy's reprogramming actions on four of its research and development programs: (1) the RACER ship propulsion system for destroyers; (2) the MK-92 fire control system for frigates; (3) the ERASE system to eliminate electromagnetic radiation; and (4) the Satellite Laser Communication System. GAO found that: (1) the Navy allocated the amounts indicated in the appropriations conferen...
Navy Maintenance: Opportunities To Improve Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance
NSIAD-87-18: Published: Oct 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Navy's aircraft intermediate maintenance program, focusing on repair rates, turnaround times, and capabilities among intermediate maintenance facilities.GAO found that: (1) overall repair rates varied considerably among individual aircraft intermediate maintenance departments (AIMD) located at naval air stations; (2) repair turnaround times varied considerably between the Atlantic...
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...
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...