Logistics (1 - 10 of 64 items)
Status of Selected Aspects of the Coast Guard's Deepwater Program
GAO-08-270R: Published: Mar 11, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2008.
The Coast Guard is in the midst of the largest acquisition program in its history--one that has experienced serious performance and management problems. The Deepwater program is intended to replace or modernize the Coast Guard's fleet of vessels, aircraft, and information management capabilities in order to carry out its missions along our coastlines and farther out at sea. Deepwater incorporates...
Contract Management: DOD Vulnerabilities to Contracting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
GAO-06-838R: Published: Jul 7, 2006. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 2006.
In recent years, the Department of Defense (DOD) has increasingly relied on goods and services provided by the private sector under contract. Since fiscal year 2000, DOD's contracting for goods and services has nearly doubled, and this trend is expected to continue. In fiscal year 2005 alone, DOD obligated nearly $270 billion on contracts for goods and services. Given the magnitude of the dollar a...
Military Aircraft: Cannibalizations Adversely Affect Personnel and Maintenance
GAO-01-693T: Published: May 22, 2001. Publicly Released: May 22, 2001.
All the military services extensively use cannibalization--the removal of a working component from one aircraft to install it on another--as a routine aircraft maintenance strategy. However, neither the Department of Defense nor the services know the overall magnitude of this practice. Cannibalizations increase maintenance costs by increasing workloads, may affect morale and the retention of pers...
Defense Outsourcing: Challenges Facing DOD as It Attempts to Save Billions in Infrastructure Costs
T-NSIAD-97-110: Published: Mar 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) goal to save billions of dollars by outsourcing work to the private sector and through other initiatives for activities which DOD generally refers to as its support infrastructure, focusing on: (1) DOD's past experience in achieving infrastructure savings; (2) key infrastructure areas that offer the greatest potential for savings; and (3) challenges...
Reengineering Organizations: Results of a GAO Symposium
NSIAD-95-34: Published: Dec 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the framework for reorganizing the Department of Defense's (DOD) business practices, focusing on the results of a GAO symposium on private-sector reengineering practices.GAO noted that: (1) five principles for effective reengineering emerged from the GAO-sponsored symposium; (2) while these principles are not intended to be an all-inclusive list on...
Air Force ADP: Status of Logistics Modernization Projects and CIM Impacts
IMTEC-92-66: Published: Jul 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force Materiel Command's (AFMC) 14 major logistics system modernization projects, focusing on: (1) the status of those projects; (2) whether the Air Force has evaluated any benefits derived from the completed systems; and (3) the impact that the Department of Defense's Corporate Information Management Initiative (CIM) has had on those proje...
B-2 Bomber: Logistics Cost Issues and Construction Planning
NSIAD-92-22: Published: Dec 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1991.
GAO reviewed: (1) the logistics costs for the B-2 bomber; and (2) Air Force planning for the construction of B-2 facilities.GAO found that: (1) the cost to logistically support the B-2 depends on the reliability of its subsystems, components, and parts; (2) the Air Force estimates for logistics cost for the B-2 may be optimistic; (3) the Air Force has had difficulty synchronizing construction proj...
Apache Helicopter: Reliability of Key Components Yet to Be Fully Demonstrated
NSIAD-92-19: Published: Oct 3, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's efforts to address logistical support problems underlying the low availability rates associated with the Apache helicopter, focusing on the: (1) status of the Army's efforts to improve the reliability of seven hardware components and the Apache's maintenance capabilities; and (2) performance of the Apache's FM antenna.GAO found that: (1)...
The San Francisco Regional Office, 1954-1987: Interview With Harold J. D'Ambrogia, Kenneth A. Pollock, Richard A. Sheldon, and Charles F. Vincent
OP-20-OH: Published: Sep 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1991.
GAO presented a transcript of an interview with Harold J. D'Ambrogia, Kenneth A. Pollock, Richard A. Sheldon, and Charles F. Vincent, who served as officials in the San Francisco Regional Office during the period between 1954 and 1987, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events ar...
U.S.-NATO Burden Sharing: Allies' Contributions to Common Defense During the 1980s
NSIAD-91-32: Published: Oct 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the efforts of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies in defense burden sharing, focusing on the: (1) status of proposed U.S. burden-sharing initiatives and allies' responsiveness to those initiatives; (2) allies' record of meeting their military commitments; and (3) effect of future force reductions on defense burden sharing.GAO found th...