Army procurement (11 - 20 of 106 items)
Army Acquisition: Javelin Is Not Ready for Multiyear Procurement
NSIAD-96-199: Published: Sep 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Army's procurement of the Javelin missile system, focusing on whether the: (1) system meets established criteria for multiyear production contracts; (2) Army adequately tested the system to determine its suitability for full-rate production; and (3) Army's purchase of command launch units during limited production is appropriate.GAO found that the Army: (1) has not demonstrated th...
Battlefield Automation: Army Land Warrior Program Acquisition Strategy May Be Too Ambitious
NSIAD-96-190: Published: Sep 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Army's Land Warrior System, focusing on: (1) various technology and human factor problems associated with system development; (2) the Army's acquisition strategy; and (3) the Army's plans to integrate the system with the digital battlefield.GAO found that: (1) the Army has not adequately addressed several technical and human factor problems identified during system development, wh...
Tactical Intelligence: Accelerated Joint STARS Ground Station Acquisition Strategy Is Risky
NSIAD-96-71: Published: May 23, 1996. Publicly Released: May 23, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Department of the Army's test and acquisition plans for the Common Ground Station (CGS), the fifth version of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) ground station modules (GSM).GAO found that: (1) the Army planned to purchase 22 CGS in two years of low-rate initial production (LRIP) at a cost of $138 million, but it now plans to procure 34 CGS systems; (2...
[Comments on Army's Planned Procurement of Fragmentation Artillery Parts]
B-265884: Published: Nov 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's justification for procuring high fragmentation artillery ammunition under limited competition. GAO noted that: (1) although the Army's justification and approval document discussed in depth the need to prove-out the two ammunition plants' new manufacturing process, the Army did not clearly document the need for a mobilization base; (2) o...
Longbow Apache Helicopter: System Procurement Issues Need to Be Resolved
NSIAD-95-159: Published: Aug 24, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of the Army's Longbow Apache weapon system, focusing on whether: (1) the Army has conducted a thorough cost-effectiveness study of the weapon system; (2) critical issues related to the production of the aircraft and the producibility of the missiles have been addressed; and (3) the Army has adequately developed its Longbow Hellfire missile procurement plan.GAO found tha...
Acquisition Reform: Comparison of Army's Commercial Helicopter Buy and Private Sector Buys
NSIAD-95-54: Published: Mar 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1995.
GAO reviewed the procedures the Army used to procure its New Training Helicopter (NTH), focusing on: (1) the differences between the Army's and private sector's procurement procedures for similar helicopters; (2) Army efforts to streamline the NTH procurement; and (3) potential improvements that could be achieved from acquisition reform efforts.GAO found that: (1) the Army's acquisition of the NTH...
Army Inventory: More Effective Review of Proposed Inventory Buys Could Reduce Unneeded Procurement
NSIAD-94-130: Published: Jun 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army Tank-Automotive Command's (TACOM) termination of planned procurements, focusing on whether TACOM terminated the procurements as early in the procurement process as possible.GAO found that: (1) TACOM is missing opportunities to terminate or reduce planned procurements because item managers and procurement specialists do not always confer before awarding contracts; (2) item man...
Army Inventory: Changes to Stock Funding Reparables Would Save Operations and Maintenance Funds
NSIAD-94-131: Published: May 31, 1994. Publicly Released: May 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's implementation of the stock funding of the depot level reparables (SFDLR) requirement, focusing on whether SFDLR has: (1) reduced demands on and procurements by the wholesale level supply system; and (2) affected the management of maintenance and inventory activities and the use of operation and maintenance (O&M) funds at the unit level...
U.S. Special Operations Forces: Helicopter Cost Is Understated and Reliability Measures Are Inadequate
NSIAD-94-46: Published: Jan 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army Special Operations Forces Helicopter Program, focusing on whether the: (1) U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has provided Congress with appropriate program cost information; and (2) Army's reliability measures for the MH-47E and MH-60K helicopters are adequate.GAO found that: (1) the $1.2 billion estimate reported to Congress does not reflect the total costs to develo...
U.S. Army and Marine Corps: Allegations of Contracting Irregularities and Conflicts of Interest
OSI-94-3: Published: Nov 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated allegations of contracting irregularities and conflicts of interest involving the Army and the Marine Corps, focusing on: (1) the Army's abuse of contract offloads and circumvention of the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA); and (2) program management controls and oversight.GAO found that: (1) the Army has placed orders for subtasks under an...