Army procurement (31 - 40 of 106 items)
Battlefield Automation: Army Tactical Command and Control System's Cost and Schedule
NSIAD-90-28BR: Published: Feb 8, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided updated cost and schedule information on the Army Tactical Command and Control System (ATCCS), which consisted of five command and control systems linked by three communications systems and common hardware and software.GAO found that the program schedules for seven of the nine ATCCS components slipped because of: (1) software development and reliab...
Army Procurement: Costs and Benefits of Electronic and Mechanical Time Fuzes
NSIAD-90-38: Published: Dec 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the costs and benefits of the Army's M762 electronic time fuze and M557 mechanical time fuze.GAO found that: (1) both fuzes were capable of satisfying the Army's artillery time fuze requirements; (2) the electronic time fuze could be set both manually and automatically and could be set manually without the use of a tool, but its autoset capability...
Lease Refinancing: Observations on GSA's Proposed Master Leasing and Army's Lease Programs
AFMD-90-7: Published: Nov 24, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the General Services Administration's (GSA) proposed Master Installment Purchasing System (MIPS) and the Army's lease refinancing program, focusing on the extent to which the programs' separation of lease financing from equipment procurement could reduce costs to the government.GAO found that: (1) MIPS proposed to separate equipment procurement fr...
Army Procurement: Commercial Activity Study for Food Services at Fort Knox May Not Include All Costs
NSIAD-90-5: Published: Oct 6, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a proposed Army contract award for food services at Fort Knox, Kentucky, focusing on whether Fort Knox should have contracted for the required services.GAO found that Fort Knox did not consider the cost of providing additional personnel to supervise military trainees serving as dining hall attendants, which could cost up to $5.6 million over the 5-...
Army Procurement: Water Purification Equipment May Not Meet All Performance Requirements
NSIAD-89-200: Published: Sep 11, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1989.
GAO reviewed an Army procurement for design and development of a reverse osmosis water purification unit.GAO found that the Army: (1) awarded two full-scale engineering and development contracts to design, develop, and fabricate three prototype units; (2) awarded a production contract to one contractor but discovered during testing that the contractor's prototype design did not meet some critical...
Army Procurement: The Selection of a Manufacturer for the 120-mm Mortar
NSIAD-89-178: Published: Jul 18, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's comparison of its and a private manufacturer's costs for producing its 120-millimeter mortar system.GAO found that: (1) in March 1988, after competitive testing, the Army selected one of three firms which responded to its November 1985 solicitation for the mortars; (2) after comparing the firm's total production costs with its arsenal's...
Lease Refinancing: Observations on GSA's Proposed Master Leasing and Army's Lease Refinancing Programs
T-AFMD-89-9: Published: Aug 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1989.
GAO discussed the General Services Administration's (GSA) proposed Master Installment Purchase System and a related Army program to refinance equipment leases. GAO found that: (1) budget constraints frequently preclude federal agencies from purchasing sufficient computer equipment to meet their needs within a single year; (2) federal procurement regulations provide that leases with purchase option...
Army Procurement: Restriction on the Purchase of Alloy Steel to U.S. and Canadian Sources
NSIAD-89-126FS: Published: May 5, 1989. Publicly Released: May 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's rationale for restricting grenade procurements to manufacturers who purchased steel from U.S. or Canadian sources.GAO found that the Army: (1) had previously allowed contractors, upon request, to obtain steel for the manufacture of grenade bodies from various domestic and foreign sources; (2) in its fiscal year 1988 solicitation, require...
Procurement: Responses to Questions Posed by Beretta on the M9 Handgun
NSIAD-89-59: Published: Jan 4, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided answers to nine questions posed by the M9 9-millimeter handgun's contractor on M9 quality and performance.GAO found that: (1) field units have not reported any broken or cracked M9 frames; (2) as of October 18, 1988, 16 slides from M9 or military-owned civilian M9 versions broke during field use and laboratory testing; (3) five slide failures have...
Light Helicopter Program: Risks Facing the Program Raise Doubts About the Army's Acquisition Strategy
NSIAD-89-72: Published: Dec 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1988.
GAO reviewed the Army's Light Helicopter (LHX) Program to assess: (1) changes and risks in the program's cost estimates and technology development; (2) changes in the program's acquisition strategy; and (3) the Army's progress toward achieving program goals.GAO found that: (1) the Army believed that its original LHX performance requirement goals were too demanding; (2) to scale back the program, t...