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F-22 Aircraft: Air Force Needs to Better Document Options Before Making Critical Decisions

GAO-24-106639
Jun 18, 2024
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3 Open Recommendations
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Congress Congress should consider requiring the Air Force to provide specific types of data and analyses to Congress before making determinations to divest tactical aircraft. These data and analyses should include: cost assessments inclusive of all relevant factors, gaps in capacity and capability created by the divested asset, and realistic strategies for mitigating those gaps as well as the cost of these strategies. (Matter for Consideration 1)
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Department of the Air Force Before making additional proposals to remove the prohibition on divesting F-22 aircraft, the Secretary of the Air Force should assess and document the cost, schedule, and risks associated with the divestment of these aircraft. (Recommendation 1)
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Department of the Air Force With regards to upgrading the F-22 Block 20, the Secretary of the Air Force should better assess and document the cost, schedule, and risks associated with upgrading the F-22 Block 20 aircraft before making additional proposals to remove the prohibition to divest them. (Recommendation 2)
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Weapon Systems Annual Assessment: DOD Is Not Yet Well-Positioned to Field Systems with Speed

GAO-24-106831
Jun 17, 2024
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should direct the USD(A&S) to issue policy calling for MTA program acquisition strategies to include how the program plans to implement leading practices for product development to deliver fieldable capability with speed, within 5 years. (Recommendation 1)
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure the USD(A&S) fully defines goals for DOD's software cadre, to include long-term outcomes and near-term measurable results with time frames. (Recommendation 2)
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure the USD(A&S) identifies strategies and resources needed to achieve DOD's goals for its software cadre, including assessing the internal and external factors that could affect achievement of DOD's goals for its software cadre and how to mitigate them. (Recommendation 3)
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Navy Frigate: Unstable Design Has Stalled Construction and Compromised Delivery Schedules

GAO-24-106546
May 29, 2024
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Department of the Navy The Secretary of the Navy should ensure that the frigate program's functional design review practices and metrics be restructured to measure progress that reflects the quality rather than the quantity of design deliverables received from the shipbuilder. (Recommendation 1)
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Department of the Navy The Secretary of the Navy should ensure that the restructured functional design review practices and metrics established under recommendation 1 be used to assess whether the functional design is complete prior to beginning construction of the second frigate (FFG 63). (Recommendation 2)
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Department of the Navy The Secretary of the Navy should ensure that the detail design for any given grand module of lead and follow-on frigates be completed prior to beginning construction of that grand module, consistent with leading ship design practices. (Recommendation 3)
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Department of the Navy The Secretary of the Navy, as part of the planned revision of the frigate Test and Evaluation Master Plan, should ensure that the plan incorporates additional land-based testing activities for the propulsion system and machinery centralized control system and schedules those activities on a timeline that realistically accounts for anticipated lead ship delivery delays. (Recommendation 4)
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Department of the Navy The Secretary of the Navy, prior to acquiring an 11th frigate, should ensure that the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition review the frigate program's acquisition strategy to identify opportunities to incorporate leading practices for product development and update that strategy, as appropriate. (Recommendation 5)
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Military Child Care: Services Should Assess Their Employee Retention Efforts

GAO-24-106524
May 14, 2024
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7 Open Recommendations
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Department of the Navy The Secretary of the Navy should direct the Commandant of the Marine Corps to develop and implement a Marine Corps Child and Youth Program strategic workforce plan to document its human capital goals and strategies. This plan should include strategies and activities to address staffing needs as well as elements to ensure the Marine Corps is able to monitor and evaluate progress toward its goals. (Recommendation 1)
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Department of the Navy The Secretary of the Navy should direct the Commandant of the Marine Corps to develop metrics to track the effectiveness of its child care program retention initiatives. (Recommendation 2)
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Department of the Navy The Secretary of the Navy should direct the Commandant of the Marine Corps to conduct a needs assessment of its child care workforce to inform future workforce planning. (Recommendation 3)
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Department of the Navy The Secretary of the Navy should ensure that the Navy improves upon its strategic workforce planning efforts by developing metrics to track the effectiveness of its child care program retention initiatives. (Recommendation 4)
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Department of the Air Force The Secretary of the Air Force should ensure that the Air Force improves upon its strategic workforce planning efforts by developing metrics to track the effectiveness of its child care program retention initiatives. (Recommendation 5)
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Department of the Air Force The Secretary of the Air Force should ensure that the Air Force improves upon its strategic workforce planning efforts by conducting a needs assessment of its child care workforce to inform future workforce planning. (Recommendation 6)
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When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.