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Defense Contracting: Actions Needed to Increase Competition
GAO-13-325: Published: Mar 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2013.
The Department of Defenses (DOD) competition rate for all contract obligations declined over the past five fiscal years, from 62.6 percent in fiscal year 2008 to 57.1 percent in fiscal year 2012. GAO also found that the competition rate in fiscal year 2012 varied by specific DOD component with the Air Force having the lowest at 37.1 percent and the Defense Logistics Agency the highest at 83...
Defense Logistics: A Completed Comprehensive Strategy is Needed to Guide DOD's In-Transit Visibility Efforts
GAO-13-201: Published: Feb 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2013.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has taken steps to improve in-transit visibility of its assets through efforts developed by several of the defense components, but no one DOD organization is fully aware of all such efforts across the department, because they are not centrally tracked. In-transit visibility is the ability to track the identity, status, and location of DOD assets and personnel from o...
Warfighter Support: Army's and Defense Logistics Agency's Approach for Awarding Contracts for the Army Combat Shirt
GAO-13-57R: Published: Feb 14, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2013.
During the fiscal year 2007-12 timeframe, the Army applied statutory and regulatory requirements related to procurement for supplies to award contracts for the Army Combat Shirt. The Army applied these requirements, including those in the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Small Business Regulations, to award the following groups of contracts and to respond to demand for the combat shirt and the s...
High-Risk Series: An Update
GAO-13-283: Published: Feb 14, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2013.
In February 2011, GAO detailed 30 high-risk areas. Sufficient progress has been made to remove the high-risk designation from two areas.Management of Interagency Contracting. Improvements include (1) continued progress made by agencies in addressing identified deficiencies, (2) establishment of additional management controls, (3) creation of a policy framework for establishing new interagency cont...
Protecting Defense Technologies: DOD Assessment Needed to Determine Requirement for Critical Technologies List
GAO-13-157: Published: Jan 23, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2013.
While the Department of Defense (DOD) took steps to address previously identified weaknesses in updating and maintaining the Militarily Critical Technologies List (MCTL), the list remains outdated and updates have ceased. For example, DOD has solicited users' requirements and feedback on the MCTL, and added a search engine capability to improve navigation of the list and updated each technology se...
Defense Contracting: DOD Initiative to Address Audit Backlog Shows Promise, but Additional Management Attention Needed to Close Aging Contracts
GAO-13-131: Published: Dec 18, 2012. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 2012.
To reduce the backlog of incurred cost audits, the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) implemented an initiative to focus its resources on auditing contractors' incurred costs that involve high dollar values or are otherwise determined to be high risk. Incurred cost audits are conducted on a contractor's annual proposal that includes all costs incurred on certain types of contracts in that fiscal...
DOD Financial Management: Actions Needed to Address Deficiencies in Controls over Army Active Duty Military Payroll
GAO-13-28: Published: Dec 12, 2012. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2012.
GAO identified deficiencies in the design of key control procedures relied on by the Army and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service-Indianapolis (DFAS-IN) to detect errors in payroll disbursements to active duty Army military personnel. Specifically, GAO found that the Army's procedures for reviewing Unit Commander Finance Reports (UCFR) do not (1) provide for monitoring of required UCFR revi...
Suspension and Debarment: DOD Has Active Referral Processes, but Action Needed to Promote Transparency
GAO-12-932: Published: Sep 19, 2012. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 2012.
The four Department of Defense (DOD) components GAO examined have active processes for referring identified cases of contractor misconduct for appropriate action, including suspension or debarment. The components identify numerous cases of actual or alleged contractor misconduct each year from various internal and external sources. The figure below shows the process for identifying and referring c...
Defense Logistics: Space-Available Travel Challenges May Be Exacerbated If Eligibility Expands
GAO-12-924R: Published: Sep 10, 2012. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 2012.
According to DOD data, over 500,000 passengers used the space-available travel program from fiscal years 2009 through 2011. DOD data show that the five most-used air terminals have limited seats available. Specifically, seats for the three most-traveled destinations from each terminal were near capacity in Fiscal Year 2011. While there were some unused seats for space-available travel, these may b...
Defense Logistics: DOD Has Taken Actions to Improve Some Segments of the Materiel Distribution System
GAO-12-883R: Published: Aug 3, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 2012.
DOD incorporated results-oriented management practices into the planning and development of the four ongoing DSO improvement efforts. Additionally, it appears that DOD is incorporating those practices into its planning for the fifth effortstrategic network optimizationwhich is still under development. On the basis of our assessment of DODs key planning documents and other informa...