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[Comments on Proposed Changes to FAR]
B-217790.2,B-221716.2,B-233540: Published: Feb 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1989.
GAO commented on three proposals to change contract cost principles in the Federal Acquisition Regulation. GAO: (1) did not support the proposed revision of public relations and advertising cost principles, since the revision would not prevent the recovery of unallowable public relations and advertising costs under other cost principles; (2) supported the proposed revision of professional and cons...
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...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to M1 Tank and Bradley Fighting Vehicle Budgets
NSIAD-87-169BR: Published: Aug 6, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's fiscal year (FY) 1988 budget request for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and the M-1 Tank.GAO identified potential program reductions of $81.8 million for FY 1988, $84.7 million for FY 1987, and $31.6 million for FY 1986 by updating the Army's estimates and using more current contract information. GAO noted that, if the Army decides not...
ADP Workstations: SSA's Fiscal Year 1988 Furniture Request
IMTEC-87-14FS: Published: Mar 6, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report on the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Furniture Pilot Program.GAO found that the OIG report identified several problems with SSA furniture procurement plans, specifically that: (1) all SSA offices did not need new furniture; and (2) SSA had not expl...
The B-1B Aircraft Program
T-NSIAD-87-4A: Published: Feb 25, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1987.
GAO testified on the cost, schedule, performance, and logistics aspects of the B-1B aircraft program. GAO found that, despite production delivery successes, developmental and production problems in B-1B subsystems have limited testing, necessitated operational restrictions, and prevented some operational training, specifically: (1) the B-1B aircraft was restricted from using its full flight capabi...
Fire Support System: Status of the Fire Support Systems' Development
NSIAD-86-212FS: Published: Sep 15, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected Army fire support command and control efforts, specifically to: (1) obtain the projected cost and completion date of the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System's (AFATDS) concept evaluation phase contract; (2) identify any changes in contract scope and their impact on system capabilities; and (3) determine if the Light Field Artille...
Request for Comments
B-203348: Published: Sep 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO was asked to comment on a draft segment of the Federal Acquisition Regulation which sets out the factors which must be considered by the contracting officer in determining the competitive range. The proposed provision states that the contracting officer shall consider price and other factors, while the current Defense Acquisition Regulation provides that the competitive range shall be determin...
Analysis of FY 1984 Budget Requests for Approved Multiyear Procurements
NSIAD-83-57: Published: Sep 30, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed nine Department of Defense (DOD) multiyear procurements to determine whether fiscal year 1984 budget requests for these procurements were consistent with negotiated or proposed contract prices.The budget requests for four of the procurements exceeded negotiated or proposed contract amounts by a total of $197.2 million. DOD officials attributed the...
Review of Defense Supply Agency Contract Awarded to Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
089394: Nov 12, 1975
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Savings on the CVN-71 and Termination Cost of the CVN-72 and -73 Nuclear Aircraft Carriers
NSIAD-83-16: Published: Jul 21, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's programs to acquire the CVN-71, -72, and -73 nuclear aircraft carriers.GAO determined that the Navy's estimated savings of about $74 million on the CVN-71 appears reasonable if the incentive delivery date of December 31, 1986, is met. GAO noted that the CVN-71 is currently on schedule to meet that date. GAO found that the Navy has not...