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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's upgrade of its surface ships' guns to determine whether the Navy has chosen the most cost-effective system for improving naval surface fire support (NSFS).

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Matter for Congressional Consideration

Matter Status Comments
Congress may wish to consider not authorizing or appropriating FY 1996 funds for NSFS until the Navy has: (1) determined and validated NSFS requirements; and (2) conducted a comprehensive supplemental analysis to the cost and operational effectiveness analysis that includes all available gun and missile alternatives.
Closed - Not Implemented
Congress appropriated $32.958 million for this program in FY 1996, effectively rejecting the GAO recommendation.

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