Procurement (41 - 50 of 146 items)
Carrier Landing Systems: Replacement of the Navy's Automatic Landing System May Be Premature
NSIAD-86-214BR: Published: Sep 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's plan to replace the AN/SPN-42 automatic carrier landing system (ACLS) with the AN/SPN-46 ACLS. ACLS allows pilots to control aircraft during their final approach and landing aboard a carrier.GAO found that: (1) the Navy has not been able to achieve its automatic landing goal of 70 percent for ACLS due to problems with aircraft-related su...
Improprieties in the Award of an Army/GPO Contract for Printing-Related Services (Project 600-S)
131113: Sep 25, 1986
GAO discussed its investigation of a procurement that the Army and the Government Printing Office (GPO) conducted for electronic publishing services. GAO noted that: (1) GPO terminated the awarded contract due to an unspecified technical error in the procurement process; (2) GPO and the Army did not conduct the procurement in accordance with the Automatic Data Processing Equipment Act, which requi...
Budget Reprogramming: Department of Defense Process for Reprogramming Funds
NSIAD-86-164BR: Published: Jul 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) compared the reprogramming process for the Department of Defense (DOD) budget with the same process at civilian agencies; (2) examined DOD reprogramming activities involving its appropriated funds; (3) reviewed congressional committee oversight of DOD reprogramming actions; and (4) examined the number of members who serve on the responsible committees...
Handicapped Workers: Commission Fees Paid to Central Nonprofit Agencies
HRD-86-82BR: Published: Jun 6, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1986.
GAO reviewed the payment of commission fees to the National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and to the National Industries for the Severely Handicapped (NISH), specifically: (1) the procedures that the Committee for Purchase from the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped established to review the adequacy of the commission fee; (2) the reasonableness of the 4-percent fee; and (3) NIB and NISH use of...
Review of Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center's Dekitting Policy
NSIAD-85-89: Published: Jul 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Air Force's dekitting program; (2) the justification for the program; and (3) the effect dekitting would have on government costs.GAO noted that: (1) the kit concept was adopted to overcome problems caused by parts shortages and the need to manage a multitude of small parts in a nonautomated environment; and (2) the Oklahoma City Air Logis...
Status of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Modernization Program
NSIAD-85-78: Published: Jul 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1985.
GAO reviewed various aspects of the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) modernization program, focusing on: (1) cost, performance, and system development issues pertaining to the Peacekeeper missile system; and (2) progress made by the Air Force in developing the small ICBM and its survivable basing modes.GAO found that the ICBM modernization program is progressing as planned with no major d...
Limited Survey of the Need To Delay Implementation of the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984
OGC-85-5: Published: Apr 8, 1985. Publicly Released: May 9, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO performed a survey of selected federal organizations to determine: (1) their level of readiness to begin implementing the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984; (2) whether there were any anticipated problems in meeting the act's implementation date; and (3) whether there was a need for the implementation date to be delayed or extended.Officials at 9 of...
Analysis of the Implementation of DOD's Resources Management Public Affairs Plan
NSIAD-85-53: Published: Feb 15, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Defense (DOD) Public Affairs Plan which was designed to enhance media and public understanding of and support for the DOD management improvement program.GAO was unable to determine the full extent of the plan's activities and their associated costs; however, based on an examination of available speeches and transcripts, GAO did...
Improving the Management of the Federal Government
125264: Sep 19, 1984
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed current government management improvement efforts and past management reforms, and it focused on two key management areas: human resources and management support systems. The administration has devoted substantial energies to improve management by various means and has recently broadened its efforts to by initiating a long-range program aimed at i...
Analysis of Selected Sections of DOD Revised Breakout Regulation
NSIAD-84-138: Published: Jun 19, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain parts of the Department of Defense's (DOD) parts breakout regulation to determine whether they inhibit or promote competition. GAO also examined issues associated with DOD breakout efforts. Parts breakout refers to the practice of acquiring a part directly from the manufacturer that is not the prime contractor.GAO found that DOD has experie...