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Secure Border Initiative: DHS Needs to Strengthen Management and Oversight of Its Prime Contractor
GAO-11-6: Published: Oct 18, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 2010.
The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Secure Border Initiative Network (SBInet) is to place surveillance systems along our nation's borders and provide Border Patrol command centers with the imagery and related tools and information needed to detect breaches and make agent deployment decisions. To deliver SBInet, DHS has relied heavily on its prime contractor. Because of the importance of ef...
Defense Budget: Trends in Operation and Maintenance Costs and Support Services Contracting
GAO-07-631: Published: May 18, 2007. Publicly Released: May 18, 2007.
The Department of Defense (DOD) spent about 40 percent of the total defense budget to operate and maintain the nation's military forces in fiscal year 2005. Operation and maintenance (O&M) funding is considered one of the major components of funding for readiness. O&M appropriations fund the training, supply, and equipment maintenance of military units as well as the infrastructure of military bas...
Navy Shipbuilding Programs: Nuclear Attack Submarine Issues
T-NSIAD-95-162: Published: May 16, 1995. Publicly Released: May 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the continuing production of nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSN). GAO noted that: (1) there are less costly alternatives for maintaining the Navy's required SSN force structure; (2) the Navy could maintain low-rate production of the submarines or defer production until after year 2000; (3) the cost savings from deferring production would be offset by reconstitution costs for exis...
Navy Shipbuilding Programs: Nuclear Attack Submarine Requirements
T-NSIAD-95-120: Published: Mar 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the requirements for continued production of nuclear attack submarines, focusing on: (1) less costly alternatives for maintaining the required submarine force structure; and (2) the adequacy of the Department of Defense's (DOD) justification for building the SSN-23 submarine. GAO noted that: (1) there is currently no competition to build nuclear attack submarines and DOD has not clar...
Contractor Overhead Costs: Money Saving Reviews Are Not Being Done As Directed
NSIAD-94-205: Published: Aug 3, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) actions in response to a March 1992 DOD directive to increase its should-cost reviews.GAO found that: (1) should-cost reviews are cost-effective and save hundreds of millions of dollars; (2) DOD has performed only 4 should-cost reviews, and all have been initiated by the Air Force; (3) the Defense Contract Management Command (DCMC) has not initiated a...
Navy Contracting: Cost Growth Continues on Ship Construction Contracts
NSIAD-92-218: Published: Aug 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1992.
GAO provided information on the cost growth of Navy ship construction contracts, focusing on the: (1) status of the cost growth; (2) cost growth trends; and (3) recent actions to finance additional costs and implications of future cost growth.GAO found that: (1) the 1991 projected cost for completing 165 ships in the Navy's remaining 54 construction contracts is $6.4 billion higher than the initia...
Navy Maintenance: Public/Private Competition for F-14 Aircraft Maintenance
NSIAD-92-143: Published: May 20, 1992. Publicly Released: May 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Naval Aviation Depots' (NADEP) airframe repair program, focusing on the: (1) effects of introducing private-sector competition for depot maintenance on F-14 aircraft overhaul costs; (2) Naval Air Systems Command's (NAVAIR) post-award administration of the F-14 competition program; and (3) costs of competed and noncompeted overhauls during the s...
Contract Pricing: Opportunities to Reduce Dual-Source Contract Prices
NSIAD-91-159: Published: Mar 28, 1991. Publicly Released: May 22, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed six Department of Defense (DOD) dual-source contracts, focusing on contracting officers' bases for negotiating prices.GAO found that: (1) the contracting officers relied on price analysis techniques to ensure the fairness of proposed prices; (2) the contracting officers could have reduced the prices of four of the contracts by about $6 million if t...
Aircraft Development: Reasons for Recent Cost Growth in the Advanced Tactical Fighter Program
NSIAD-91-138: Published: Feb 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed key factors that contributed to the $24.2-billion increase in the total estimated cost for the Air Force's advanced tactical fighter (ATF) program.GAO held that: (1) inflation accounted for approximately $16 billion, or 66 percent, of the increase; (2) such program costs as the addition of two-seat aircraft to the development and production program...
Weapons Production: Impacts of Production Rate Changes on Aircraft Unit Costs
NSIAD-91-12: Published: Dec 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the sensitivity of estimated procurement costs for military aircraft to reductions in the quantity of aircraft purchased.GAO found that: (1) aircraft procurement unit costs generally increased as their procurement rates decreased, but some mature Air Force and Navy procurement programs did not show a significant unit cost increase compared to other...