Defense cost control (61 - 70 of 99 items)
Household Goods: Implications of Increasing Moving Companies' Liability for DOD Shipments
NSIAD-88-103: Published: Mar 24, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Military Traffic Management Command's (MTMC) proposed increase of carrier liability for the shipment of military members' household goods, to determine a fair and adequate carrier compensation rate.GAO found that it could not determine fair and adequate carrier compensation, since: (1) it was too early to determine the impact of the increase...
Procurement Budget: Defense Contract Provisions Affecting Congressional Controllability
NSIAD-88-110BR: Published: Feb 12, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined whether certain provisions in Department of Defense (DOD) contracts limit congressional control of the DOD procurement budget.GAO found that: (1) while some contract provisions could reduce congressional controllability of the DOD procurement budget, these provisions did not concern significant dollar amounts; and (2) DOD and the military services...
Strategic Forces: Justification for the Short Range Attack Missile II
NSIAD-88-81BR: Published: Dec 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Air Force's justifications for replacing its Short Range Attack Missile (SRAM) A with SRAM II; (2) Department of Defense's (DOD) SRAM II reports to Congress; and (3) potential impact of a 4- to 5-year SRAM II program delay.GAO found that the Air Force justified the SRAM replacement based on: (1) declining inventory; (2) effects of aging on...
Incentive Contracts: Examination of Fixed-Price Incentive Contracts
NSIAD-88-36BR: Published: Nov 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the federal government's practice of using fixed-price incentive (FPI) contracts to share cost risks with its contractors, to determine its cost-effectiveness.GAO reviewed 573 FPI contracts at 6 Department of Defense (DOD) purchasing offices and found that: (1) DOD had given final pricing to 62 contracts; (2) of the 62 contracts, 2 achieved the...
Battlefield Automation: Army Efforts To Automate Combat Service Support
NSIAD-87-178FS: Published: Jul 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Army's effort to automate combat service support (CSS) activities.GAO found that the: (1) Army plans to spend about $600 million to modernize its six CSS components at the corps and theater levels and to automate manual systems at lower command levels; (2) systems will collect, summarize, and organize the most important logisti...
Material Management: Repair of Defective Government-Furnished Material
NSIAD-87-85BR: Published: Apr 9, 1987. Publicly Released: May 19, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the repair of defective government-furnished material (GFM) for several naval aircraft to determine: (1) how often contractors repaired defective GFM; (2) the reasons for the repairs; and (3) the cost to the federal government.GAO found that, of 1,366 contractor requests for Navy approval to repair defective GFM: (1) 61 percent involved material...
GAO's Review of Contractor Cost Estimating Systems
T-NSIAD-87-25: Published: Apr 8, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1987.
GAO discussed its evaluation of defense contractor cost-estimating systems to determine whether defense contractors were developing and proposing accurate and reliable estimates for negotiating Department of Defense (DOD) contracts. GAO noted that, although DOD relies on price proposals that contractors' estimating systems generate, there is no requirement for contractors to maintain adequate syst...
Productivity: Selected DOD Capital Investment Projects
GGD-87-18FS: Published: Dec 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided an overview of the three funding strategies which make up the Department of Defense (DOD) Productivity Enhancing Capital Investment (PECI) Program.GAO found that PECI, which is one of a series of productivity initiatives DOD has used to improve operating efficiency, consists of three funding strategies. The Productivity Enhancing Incentive Funds...
Industrial Base: DOD Efforts To Correct Deficiencies in the Ammunition Production Base
NSIAD-87-29BR: Published: Nov 26, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) examined ammunition production base problems; and (2) identified actions that the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Army could initiate to establish an industrial-base capability to meet peacetime and mobilization requirements for conventional ammunition.GAO found that, although the Army has identified numerous ammunition production-base deficienc...
Selected Recommendations of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control
128615: Dec 12, 1985
GAO commented on the recommendations of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control (Grace Commission) which identified important actions Congress could pursue in the acquisition area. GAO noted that: (1) there are techniques to produce systems more economically, such as competition, economic production rates, and multiyear procurement; (2) priorities must be established in order to opti...