Military facility construction (1 - 10 of 29 items)
B-2 Bomber: Logistics Cost Issues and Construction Planning
NSIAD-92-22: Published: Dec 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1991.
GAO reviewed: (1) the logistics costs for the B-2 bomber; and (2) Air Force planning for the construction of B-2 facilities.GAO found that: (1) the cost to logistically support the B-2 depends on the reliability of its subsystems, components, and parts; (2) the Air Force estimates for logistics cost for the B-2 may be optimistic; (3) the Air Force has had difficulty synchronizing construction proj...
Homeporting: Status of Continuing Construction and Development
NSIAD-90-231: Published: Jun 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Navy's strategic homeporting program and the legal status of limitations on the disposal of land if the new homeports were terminated.GAO found that: (1) the Navy had not taken any action to stop ongoing construction on projects at new homeports requested by the Secretary of Defense; (2) written agreements pertaining to homepo...
Navy Relocation: Transfer of the Naval Explosives Development Engineering Department
NSIAD-89-176BR: Published: Aug 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's studies supporting the proposed transfer of the Naval Explosives Development Engineering Department (NEDED) from the Naval Weapons Station in Yorktown, Virginia, to the Naval Ordnance Station in Indian Head, Maryland.GAO found that the Navy: (1) cited business consolidation and improved leadership and supervision as the primary reasons f...
The Davis-Bacon Act: Applicability to Supply Contract at Defense Depot, Tracy, California
HRD-89-13: Published: Jan 24, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) complied with the Davis-Bacon Act in awarding a $4.2-million contract in August 1986 for the supply and installation of a material handling system at the Defense Depot in Tracy, California.GAO found that: (1) DLA considered the contract to be a supply contract, rather than a construction contract, and used...
Navy Strategic Forces: Trident II Proceeding Toward Deployment
NSIAD-89-40: Published: Nov 21, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the acquisition status of the Navy's Trident II system.GAO found that the: (1) Trident II system development is on schedule; (2) Navy will need to continue testing the system after the December 1989 initial operational capability date to obtain sufficient data to verify missile performance; (3) Department of Defense's December 31, 1987, estimated p...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: National Test Bed Acquisition Has Not Proceeded as Planned
NSIAD-88-180FS: Published: Jun 9, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) progress in acquiring simulation and testing capabilities for its National Test Bed (NTB) Program.GAO found that SDIO: (1) designed NTB to provide a computer-based simulation capability to assess strategic defense systems without actually building or deploying such systems; (2) initiated NTB ac...
Military Construction: The Letterkenny Army Depot Retrieval System
NSIAD-87-112BR: Published: May 21, 1987. Publicly Released: May 21, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the funding and acquisition of the Automated Storage and Retrieval System at the Letterkenny Army Depot to determine if the Army properly classified it as an equipment procurement, rather than a construction project.GAO found that the Army: (1) originally determined that the Department of Defense's definition of construction did not apply to the...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Controls Needed Over Construction and Operational Support Funds
NSIAD-86-145: Published: Jul 24, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1986.
GAO studied the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) plans for constructing facilities for the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program, specifically whether SDIO had adequate management controls in place to identify, plan, review, approve, and notify Congress of SDIO-funded construction projects.GAO found that: (1) SDIO failed to notify Congress in advance of funds it spent on a c...
The Army's Construction of Dependent Classrooms at Fort Irwin, CA
NSIAD-85-29: Published: Dec 13, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's construction of temporary classrooms at Ft. Irwin, California, using operation and maintenance funding which had been appropriated to the Department of Defense (DOD) Dependent School Program.GAO found that relevant legislation authorizes DOD to construct educational facilities on military bases and that appropriations were available to D...
Further Improvements Needed in Navy's Oversight of Contracting for Facilities Construction on Diego Garcia
NSIAD-84-62: Published: May 23, 1984. Publicly Released: May 23, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Navy's oversight and management of the acquisition of facilities for its base on the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. The Navy awarded a cost plus award fee contract for various improvements to the island.GAO believes that, under a cost plus award fee contract, strong contract administration is vital to protect the Government's interests. GAO found that: (1) the Navy di...