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Presidential Helicopter Acquisition: Program Makes Progress in Balancing Requirements, Costs, and Schedule
GAO-13-257: Published: Apr 9, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2013.
The Navy made progress in the past year in establishing a sound VXX business case that reflects a rational balance between requirements, costs and schedule. In 2012, the Navy completed an updated Analysis of Alternatives (AOA) based on refined requirements and an acquisition approach that would leverage mature technologies from outside the program onto an in-production commercial or military airfr...
Major Automated Information Systems: Selected Defense Programs Need to Implement Key Acquisition Practices
GAO-13-311: Published: Mar 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2013.
Of the 14 selected Department of Defense (DOD) major automated information system (MAIS) programs, 9 had stayed within their planned cost estimates, while 5 did not (with cost increases ranging from 3 to 578 percent); 5 programs remained on schedule, while 9 experienced delays (ranging from 6 months to 10 years); and 8 programs met their system performance targets, while 5 did not fully meet their...
Warfighter Support: Army's and Defense Logistics Agency's Approach for Awarding Contracts for the Army Combat Shirt
GAO-13-57R: Published: Feb 14, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2013.
During the fiscal year 2007-12 timeframe, the Army applied statutory and regulatory requirements related to procurement for supplies to award contracts for the Army Combat Shirt. The Army applied these requirements, including those in the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Small Business Regulations, to award the following groups of contracts and to respond to demand for the combat shirt and the s...
Suspension and Debarment: DOD Has Active Referral Processes, but Action Needed to Promote Transparency
GAO-12-932: Published: Sep 19, 2012. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 2012.
The four Department of Defense (DOD) components GAO examined have active processes for referring identified cases of contractor misconduct for appropriate action, including suspension or debarment. The components identify numerous cases of actual or alleged contractor misconduct each year from various internal and external sources. The figure below shows the process for identifying and referring c...
Federal Fleets: Overall Increase in Number of Vehicles Masks That Some Agencies Decreased Their Fleets
GAO-12-780: Published: Aug 2, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2012.
Since fiscal year 2005, the number of federal non-postal civilian and non-tactical military vehicles has increased about 7 percent, from about 420,000 to 449,000 vehicles. However, from fiscal year 2005 to 2011, some agencies decreased their fleets, and the change in fleet size from agency to agency varied considerably. For example, one-third of the agencies (8 of 24) with the largest number of ve...
Border Security: Opportunities Exist to Ensure More Effective Use of DHS's Air and Marine Assets
GAO-12-518: Published: Mar 30, 2012. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2012.
GAOs analysis of the Office of Air and Marine (OAM) data found that OAM met 73 percent of the 38,662 air support requests and 88 percent of the 9,913 marine support requests received in fiscal year 2010. The level of support differed by location, customers, and type of mission. For example, in its northern region OAM met air support requests 77 percent of the time and in its southeast region...
Interagency Collaboration: State and Army Personnel Rotation Programs Can Build on Positive Results with Additional Preparation and Evaluation
GAO-12-386: Published: Mar 9, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 2012.
Effective interagency rotational assignments can achieve collaboration-related resultssuch as developing participants collaboration skills and building interagency networksbut programs must be a win-win for the individuals and organizations involved in order to be effective.GAO found policies and practices that help interagency rotation programs achieve collaboration-...
Air Force and Interior Can Benefit from Additional Guidance When Deciding Whether to Lease or Purchase Equipment
GAO-12-281R: Published: Feb 7, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2012.
Contracting officials from Air Force and Interior generally did not perform lease versus purchase analyses for selected contracts. Based on contract file reviews and discussions with contracting officials, we found that analyses were not performed and that contracting officials had not considered the alternative acquisition method for 24 of the 32 selected contracts. For the 8 contracts with lease...
Arlington National Cemetery: Actions Needed to Ensure Lasting, Positive Changes in Contracting and Management
GAO-12-436T: Published: Feb 3, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 2012.
GAO identified 56 contracts and task orders that were active during fiscal year 2010 and the first three quarters of fiscal year 2011 under which contracting offices obligated roughly $35.2 million on Arlingtons behalf. These contracts supported cemetery operations, construction and facility maintenance, and new efforts to enhance information-technology systems for the automation of burial o...
Arlington National Cemetery: Actions Taken and Steps Remaining to Address Contracting and Management Challenges
GAO-12-374T: Published: Jan 25, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 2012.
GAO identified 56 contracts and task orders that were active during fiscal year 2010 and the first three quarters of fiscal year 2011 under which contracting offices obligated roughly $35.2 million on Arlingtons behalf. These contracts supported cemetery operations, construction and facility maintenance, and new efforts to enhance information technology systems for the automation of burial o...