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Presidential Helicopter Acquisition: Program Established Knowledge-Based Business Case and Entered System Development with Plans for Managing Challenges
GAO-15-392R: Published: Apr 14, 2015. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2015.
In the past year the acquisition program for a new presidential helicopter, known as VH-92A, continued to make progress by establishing a knowledge-based business case for entry into system development that included an approved cost, schedule and performance baseline. GAO found that the program's actions were substantively in line with acquisition best practices. The Navy, which is responsible for...
GAO'S 2015 High-Risk Series: An Update
GAO-15-371T: Published: Feb 11, 2015. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 2015.
Solid, steady progress has been made in the vast majority of the high-risk areas. Eighteen of the 30 areas on the 2013 list at least partially met all of the criteria for removal from the high risk list. Of those, 11 met at least one of the criteria for removal and partially met all others. Sufficient progress was made to narrow the scope of two high-risk issues—Protecting Public Health through...
High-Risk Series: An Update
GAO-15-290: Published: Feb 11, 2015. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 2015.
Solid, steady progress has been made in the vast majority of the high-risk areas. Eighteen of the 30 areas on the 2013 list at least partially met all of the criteria for removal from the High Risk List. Of those, 11 met at least one of the criteria for removal and partially met all others. Sufficient progress was made to narrow the scope of two high-risk issues—Protecting Public Health through...
Missile Defense: Cost Estimating Practices Have Improved, and Continued Evaluation Will Determine Effectiveness
GAO-15-210R: Published: Dec 12, 2014. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2014.
The Department of Defense's Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has taken steps in-line with GAO best practices to improve its cost estimating practices including:releasing an internal cost estimating handbook,performing internal cost reviews,assembling an independent cost assessment team, andreceiving independent cost estimates from the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Cost Assessment and Program...
Defense Contract Audit Agency: Additional Guidance Needed Regarding DCAA's Use of Companies' Internal Audit Reports
GAO-15-44: Published: Nov 12, 2014. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 2014.
The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) revised its guidance in the Contract Audit Manual to address the documentation requirements mandated by section 832 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013, but implementation has been inconsistent. The revisions include provisions for DCAA auditors to document (1) that access to company internal audit reports is necessary to a...
Missile Defense: DOD's Report Provides Limited Insight on Improvements to Homeland Missile Defense and Acquisition Plans
GAO-14-626R: Published: Jul 17, 2014. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2014.
The Department of Defense (DOD) was directed to report to the congressional defense committees on the status of efforts to improve the homeland ballistic missile defense capability of the United States and a description of the results of two planned flight tests. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is developing the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system to defend the United States against a lim...
DOD Financial Management: The Defense Finance and Accounting Service Needs to Fully Implement Financial Improvements for Contract Pay
GAO-14-10: Published: Jun 23, 2014. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2014.
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) is responsible for processing and disbursing nearly $200 billion annually in contract payments (contract pay) for the Department of Defense (DOD). DFAS recognized the importance of implementing a Financial Improvement Plan (FIP) to improve its contract pay processes, systems, and controls, and performed steps required by DOD's Financial Improvement...
Defense Inventory: Actions Needed to Improve the Defense Logistics Agency's Inventory Management
GAO-14-495: Published: Jun 19, 2014. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2014.
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) developed and met goals for reducing on-hand inventory and on-order excess inventory (i.e., already purchased items that may be excess due to subsequent changes in the services' requirements) and has made progress towards its goals for reducing backorders (shortages of spare parts), but challenges remain. DLA disposed of $4 billion in items for a net reduction of...
Defense Contracting: Early Attention in the Acquisition Process Needed to Enhance Competition
GAO-14-395: Published: May 5, 2014. Publicly Released: May 5, 2014.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) competition rate for all contract obligations declined over the past 5 fiscal years from 62 percent in fiscal year 2009 to 57 percent in fiscal year 2013, but remained flat for the past 2 years. In fiscal year 2013, the Army had the highest competition rate, 66 percent, while the Missile Defense Agency had the lowest competition rate, 29 percent. The 14 justificat...
Missile Defense: DOD's Report Provides Limited Insight on Testing Options for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense System
GAO-14-350R: Published: Apr 30, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2014.
DOD was directed to report to the congressional defense committees on the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system's test program, including: an explanation of testing options if planned tests do not demonstrate the successful correction to a problem that caused a flight test failure in December 2010; and an assessment of the feasibility, advisability, and cost effectiveness of accelerating GMD...