U.S. Navy (31 - 40 of 58 items)
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...
Questionable Funding Computation for the Ship Intermediate Maintenance Commercial Industrial Services Program
PLRD-83-23: Published: Dec 20, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1982.
GAO reported on a recent followup survey of intermediate maintenance management for Navy ships.GAO found that the problems that it had reported 5 years ago concerning the intermediate maintenance activities (IMA) and the Commercial Industrial Services (CIS) program are still occurring. GAO found that, as a result of inaccurate historical data used as a base by some IMA's, the Navy is overstating i...
Evaluation of the Navy's Decision To Replace Waste Heat Boilers on the DD-963 Class Ships
PLRD-82-102: Published: Aug 9, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's decision to convert the waste heat boiler system on DD-963 Class ships to an all-electric system. The review was requested because of allegations that such replacements would: (1) create even greater problems than those being experienced, (2) be significantly more expensive than the $500 million estimated for the conversion, and (3) be m...
Navy and Marine Corps' Use of the Aviation Officer Continuation Bonus Program
118386: May 19, 1982
Comments were presented on the implementation of the Aviation Officer Continuation Bonus Program. GAO found that the Navy and Marine Corps are not judiciously managing the program. Both services continue to pay bonuses to aviators who are not in aviation specialties where there are critical shortages or who are beyond the point in their career where retention historically has been a problem. GAO b...
Need To Reexamine JTIDS Requirements and Architecture
MASAD-82-28: Published: Apr 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) class 2 terminal because of the proposed service antijam communications architectures.GAO found several issues requiring immediate attention: (1) the utility and cost effectiveness of JTIDS class 2 terminals may be questionable since the Air Force and the Navy have continued to reduce their total number...
The Aviation Supply Office Continues To Have Problems With the Accuracy of Its Requirements Determinations
PLRD-82-26: Published: Dec 22, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1981.
GAO completed a review of Navy requirements determinations for aeronautical repair and spare parts at the Naval Aviation Supply Office. GAO also reviewed the Navy's techniques for forecasting leadtimes and demands.The Navy has used some innovative techniques to identify data trends and to forecast leadtime and demands which could be adaptable to other Department of Defense requirements determinati...
Navy's Berthing Facilities for Ships Undergoing Overhaul
PLRD-81-41: Published: Jun 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Navy's use of berthing facilities for ships undergoing overhaul. Each year the Navy overhauls approximately 65 ships in 50 different locations. Since many of these locations do not have adequate nearby berthing and messing facilities for the crews of the ships being overhauled, the Navy must find housing for the crews. When barracks are not available, the Navy prefers to house cre...
Navy's Service Life Extension Program
108624: Feb 16, 1979
GAO analyzed the Department of the Navy's cost study on the proposed service life extension work, and the relative advantages in awarding it either to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard or Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, a private yard. The Navy is embarking on a service life extension program for four of its older carriers, with potential follow-on ships beyond the four. The initial...
Navy's Service Life Extension Program (SLEP)
108611: Feb 9, 1979
The Navy's case study on the proposed service life extension work, and the relative advantages in awarding it to either a Naval shipyard or a private shipyard were analyzed. The Navy considered splitting the work, but felt the advantages in learning curve and work force management clearly pointed to doing all four carriers at one yard over a specified period of time. The Navy's original cost study...
Navy's FFG-7 Class Frigate Shipbuilding Program and Other Ship Program Issues
108301: Jan 3, 1979
The FFG-7 Guided Missile Frigate is to become the backbone of the Navy's sea control fleet. The 1973 estimate for a total program of 50 ships was $3.2 billion. By 1978, however, the cost of a 52-ship FFG-7 program was estimated at $10.1 billion because of additional equipment and increased shipbuilding costs. A stern redesign for helicopter landing is planned for ships not already under contrac...