Army procurement (21 - 30 of 106 items)
U.S. Army and Marine Corps: Allegation of Contracting Irregularities and Conflicts of Interest
T-OSI-93-2: Published: Jul 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1993.
GAO discussed its investigation into allegations of Army and Marine Corps contracting irregularities and conflicts of interest. GAO noted that: (1) an Army directorate placed orders under a Marine Corps contract for automated data processing equipment that were outside that contract's scope, in amounts exceeding the contract maximum, and after the contract expired; (2) the directorate violated the...
Major Acquisitions: DOD's Process Does Not Ensure Proper Weapons Mix for Close Support Mission
NSIAD-92-180: Published: Apr 17, 1992. Publicly Released: May 19, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) close support major acquisition process, focusing on whether the: (1) process identifies the proper mix of weapons systems needed for current and future missions; (2) increased involvement of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) has broadened DOD analyses to include consideration of the expected contribu...
Army Contract Adjustment Board: Decision to Grant Contract Relief to Action Manufacturing Company
NSIAD-91-230: Published: Jul 15, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the contractual relief the Army Contract Adjustment Board (ACAB) granted to a defense contractor which had ceased operations due to financial problems.GAO found that: (1) ACAB authorized greater debt relief than the contractor requested to cover the contractor's bank debt and to provide adequate working capital to enable the contract...
Communications Acquisition: Army Needs to Ensure Economy in SINCGARS Radio Procurement
NSIAD-91-119: Published: Jun 21, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Army's dual-source acquisition strategy for the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS); and (2) potential impact of emerging technologies on SINCGARS quantity requirements.GAO found that: (1) the Army plans to award a sole-source contract to prevent a break in production while another contractor completes its current co...
OMB Circular A-76: Expected Savings Are Not Being Realized in Ft. Sill's Logistics Contract
GGD-91-33: Published: Feb 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed an Army contract for logistics support services at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, focusing on: (1) whether the Army realized the estimated savings from contracting its requirements; and (2) contractor performance.GAO found that: (1) the Army initially estimated a $2.7-million savings over 5 years based on estimated contract costs of $53.2 million; (2) a more...
Special Operations Forces: Army Plans Highly Concurrent Acquisition Strategy for Costly Helicopters
NSIAD-90-267: Published: Sep 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated cost, schedule, and test plans for the Army's special operations forces (SOF) helicopter program, focusing on: (1) the Army's planned concurrency of developmental and operational testing with actual production; and (2) current cost estimates for the program.GAO found that: (1) although current acquisition policies and procedures called for develop...
Major Acquisition Programs: Selected Aspects of the Army's Forward Area Air Defense System
NSIAD-90-191: Published: Jun 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Forward Area Air Defense System (FAADS) program, focusing on: (1) the Army's requirements for FAADS; (2) the Army's expected use of each component in performing its ground-based air defense mission; (3) the cost and schedule of each component; and (4) the Army's reliance on its current air defense systems.GAO found that: (1) the Army was...
Army Procurement: Status of Commercial Activities Study at White Sands Missle Range
NSIAD-90-165: Published: May 3, 1990. Publicly Released: May 3, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the commercial activities study at the Army's White Sands Missile Range.GAO found that: (1) the study has been ongoing for over 6 years and in a test mode for the past 2 years; (2) the Army could not perform the work with the expected funding level or make a decision on whether to contract the sequenced services; (3) the Army was not...
Army ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information
IMTEC-90-28FS: Published: Mar 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Army's computer procurements during fiscal years 1985 through 1989, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the Army's procurements of mainframe computers and peripherals required compatibility with certain manufacturers' equipment; (2) Army's procurement methods; and (3) Army's Warner Amendment procurements.GAO found that: (1) the...
Army Procurement: FMC's Quality Controls and Pricing Practices on the Bradley Fighting Vehicle
NSIAD-90-86: Published: Mar 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed former employees' allegations regarding the spare parts pricing practices and the deliberate use of defective parts by the Army contractor responsible for the production of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.GAO found that: (1) the spare parts prices that the contractor developed and entered into the Army's Master Data File were often estimates that had...