Engineering (21 - 30 of 56 items)
Army Can Benefit From Lessons Learned in Developing a New Facilities Management Information System
AFMD-83-85: Published: Jul 21, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Army's automated facilities engineer management information system, known as the Integrated Facilities Systems (IFS).The IFS has not fulfilled one of the Army's major goals of providing accurate and timely data on Army real property facilities, including the backlog of maintenance and repairs. The system was intended to be used by (1) installation managers for conducting facilitie...
Questionable Costs Included in Prices Negotiated for M-16 Rifles
B-164313: Published: Nov 18, 1970. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Consolidated List of Persons or Firms Currently Debarred
B-3368: Published: Jan 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1981.
No summary is currently available...
Review of the Battlefield Exploitation and Target Acquisition System
LCD-80-38: Published: Mar 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1980.
The Subcommittee on Defense requested that GAO provide information on the Battlefield Exploitation and Target Acquisition (BETA) project for forthcoming hearings on the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year 1981 budget. The BETA project is a high risk, joint service effort to develop an experimental test bed for automated collection, analysis, correlation, and dissemination of tactical intelli...
Evaluation of the Decision To Begin Production of the Roland Missile System
PSAD-79-100: Published: Aug 17, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1979.
In June 1979, following the 4.5-year period of fabricate and test, the Secretary of Defense approved limited production of the Roland Missile system. Roland is a European-developed missile system being acquired to strengthen the Army's defenses against low-flying aircraft. The system is required to be capable of defending critical corps and rear-area targets in clear or adverse weather.The decisio...
Pricing of Two Army AN/APR 39 Contracts Awarded to E-Systems, Inc.
PSAD-79-77: Published: May 30, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1979.
Several contracts awarded to E-Systems, Inc. for an Army AN/APR 39 were reviewed. The sources of materials used by E-Systems and other bidders were examined as well as vendor quote information to determine whether vendors were quoting different prices for the same items and why.On the sole-source modification the contracting officer did not require the contractor to fully support or explain the ba...
Trends in A/E Contracting
107243: Jul 21, 1978
A preliminary examination was performed of trends with respect to the participation of small, new, and minority firms in the Corps of Engineers' A/E contracts.Data are not available on the extent of contracting with minorities but, beginning in 1978, the Corps of Engineers has established goals of 5 percent of contracts and 5 percent of dollar value. With respect to small businesses, the majority...
Review of Contract for Painting at Marine Corps Air Stations
PSAD-78-73: Published: Jan 31, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1978.
A review was conducted of a pending award of a contract for painting at the Marine Corps Air Stations at El Toro and Santa Ana, California. The Government estimate should have been about 24 cents per square foot rather than the initial estimate prepared of 17 cents per square foot. No indications were found of significant problems in the quality control of contractors' performance. Some minor defi...
Questionable Management Practices at the Facilities Engineer Support Agency, Fort Belvoir
LCD-77-445: Published: Oct 19, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1977.
Alleged mismanagement practices at the Facilities Engineering Support Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, involved: decommissioning of a nuclear power barge, contractor employees, and contract acceptances.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is decommissioning the nuclear power barge Sturgis after it spent more than $1 million to install an emergency core cooling system as alleged. When the system was ins...
Disestablishment Of The Air Force Special Weapons Center
LCD-76-323: Published: Mar 17, 1976. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1976.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the savings and costs related to the disestablishment of the Air Force Special Weapons Center at Kirtland Air Forces Base, New Mexico.GAO noted that: (1) 111 base realignment actions are to be completed by 1977; (2) these actions are part of the Department of Defense's (DOD) continuing effort to divert resources from support and overhead activities...