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Tactical Aircraft: Impact of F-22 Production Cost Reduction Plans on Cost Estimates
GAO-01-636T: Published: Aug 2, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2001.
The Air Force started developing the F-22 aircraft in 1991, and plans to complete development in September 2003. The Air Force plans to procure 333 production aircraft at a cost now capped at $37.6 billion. The law does not specify the total number of aircraft to be procured. This testimony discusses (1) potential cost reduction plans, (2) production cost estimates by the Air Force and the Office...
Contingency Operations: Army Should Do More to Control Contract Cost in the Balkans
NSIAD-00-225: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Army's efforts to control the costs of its Balkans Support Contract, focusing on whether: (1) the Army is taking effective actions to contain costs; and (2) improvements are needed in how the Army and other Department of Defense (DOD) agencies involved in Balkan operations manage activities under the primary Balkan contract.GAO noted that: (1) both...
Defense Acquisitions: Air Force Operating and Support Cost Reductions Need Higher Priority
NSIAD-00-165: Published: Aug 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to reduce the Air Force's operating and support costs, focusing on: (1) operating and support cost trends; (2) cost reduction initiatives; and (3) factors influencing the success of cost reduction efforts.GAO noted that: (1) Air Force operating and support costs are growing at about 4 percent per year, even...
Air Force Depot Maintenance: Budgeting Difficulties and Operational Inefficiencies
AIMD/NSIAD-00-185: Published: Aug 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the financial and management issues related to the depot maintenance activity group of the Air Force Working Capital Fund.GAO noted that: (1) for years the depot maintenance activity group has experienced difficulties in accurately budgeting for material costs, workforce productivity, and savings to be achieved through productivity...
Defense Inventory: Process for Canceling Inventory Orders Needs Improvement
NSIAD-00-160: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory management, focusing on the: (1) extent to which orders exceeded requirements when the orders were placed; and (2) processes for cancelling orders that exceeded requirements.GAO noted that: (1) for the 490 items reviewed, GAO found no evidence that inventory orders exceeded requirements whe...
Defense Acquisitions: Use of Cost Reduction Plans in Estimating F-22 Total Production Costs
T-NSIAD-00-200: Published: Jun 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Air Force's F-22 Raptor Program and its impact on production cost reduction plans, focusing on the: (1) status of cost reduction plans, including some plans not yet implemented, and identifying Air Force procedures for reporting on the plans; and (2) comparison of 1999 cost estimates developed by the Air Force and the Office of the Secretary o...
Defense Acquisitions: Progress in Meeting F-22 Cost and Schedule Goals
T-NSIAD-00-58: Published: Dec 7, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Air Force's F-22 aircraft development and procurement program.GAO noted that: (1) in March 1999 GAO reported that it was unlikely the Air Force would be able to keep the F-22 engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) program, as planned, within the cost limit established by Congress; (2) in addition, GAO expressed concern about the signi...
Defense Inventory: Improvements Needed to Prevent Excess Purchases by the Air Force
NSIAD-00-5: Published: Nov 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed inventory the Air Force had on contract that was excess to current operating requirements.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force did not always cancel purchases that exceeded current operating requirements; (2) the Air Force cancelled contracts for $5.5 million of the $162.4 million excess inventory that GAO reviewed, but it could have cancelled more; (...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: Air Force Reserve Command A-76 Competitions
NSIAD-99-235R: Published: Sep 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force Reserve Command's completed competitions for contracts recently won by the private sector for functions at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, and Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York, focusing on the: (1) Command's process for conducting the competitions, including the development of the performance work statemen...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: Questions About Goals, Pace, and Risks of Key Reform Initiative
NSIAD-99-46: Published: Feb 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) use Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76 as a means of realizing an estimated $6 billion savings in support costs between fiscal years (FY) 1997 and 2003, focusing on: (1) identifying the competition and savings goals; (2) assessing the accuracy of the savings estimates provided to Congress; and (3) evalua...