Army procurement (71 - 80 of 106 items)
Procurement, Modification, and Use of the OH-58 Helicopter
MASAD-82-44: Published: Aug 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the benefits of the Army's continued investment in modernizing the light observation OH-58 helicopter and determined why the Army purchased the helicopter before testing it to ensure that it would meet the Army's needs.The records indicate that the Army tested the helicopter and concluded that it did meet its requirements and that it was capable...
Procurement of the Army's AH-64 Helicopter
MASAD-82-40: Published: Aug 3, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1982.
In December 1981, GAO cautioned the Secretary of Defense against making a production decision on the AH-64 helicopter program, because some important tests and evaluations had not been completed and sufficient information on which to base a production decision was lacking. In the present report, GAO gave its general observations on the current status of the AH-64 program for the use of the House a...
Army's Contracting Out of Laundry and Educational Testing Services at Fort Carson, Colorado
PLRD-82-66: Published: Apr 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1982.
GAO was requested to evaluate the Army's decision to contract out for laundry and educational testing services at Fort Carson, Colorado. Specifically, GAO was asked to determine: (1) whether the Army followed the policies and procedures outlined in Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76; (2) the sources of contract funding; and (3) whether the contractors have performed satisfactorily...
Potentially Wasteful Procurements of Army Calibration and Support Equipment
PLRD-82-37: Published: Jan 28, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1982.
GAO examined the methods and procedures followed by the U.S. Army Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Support Group in validating requirements for the procurement of calibration and repair sets and associated supporting equipment.The TMDE Support Group has not efficiently and effectively managed the way it determines requirements for and purchases calibration and repair equipment. Whi...
Allegations of an Inappropriate Army Sole-Source Award for Commercial Construction Equipment
PLRD-82-13: Published: Oct 15, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1981.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's decision to buy commercial construction equipment on a sole-source basis. The proposed procurement is designed to replace outdated earth moving equipment because the present equipment, purchased between 1962 and 1969, had an expected life ranging from 8 to 10 years. Because of the age of this equipment, maintenance is hampered due to the...
DOD Procurement Plan for a New Semi-Automatic 9mm Pistol as the Standard Military Sidearm
115923: Jul 27, 1981
The primary focus of current GAO work concerning the Joint Services Small Arms Program is to determine whether appropriate consideration was being given to other, possibly more cost-effective alternatives to replacing the .45 and .38 caliber pistols with a new 9 mm semi-automatic pistol. The Department of Defense (DOD) decision to standardize on one caliber is significant because all pistols, and...
Fort Monmouth Procurement Activities: Inappropriate Contract Actions May Increase Government Costs
PLRD-81-14: Published: May 12, 1981. Publicly Released: May 12, 1981.
GAO was asked to review a contract awarded by the Army Communications Research and Development Command (CORADCOM), Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, for the Joint Interface Test System and the entire scope of the Army Communications and Electronics Material Readiness Command (CERCOM) acquisition activity at Fort Monmouth. GAO restricted the review to: (1) assessing whether CERCOM took followup actions de...
Army's Contracting Out of Installation Support Functions at Fort Gordon, Georgia
PLRD-81-9: Published: Apr 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1981.
GAO was requested to review the Army's contracting practices at Fort Gordon, Georgia. Specifically, GAO reviewed the Army's comparison of the cost of doing work in-house with the cost of contracting out. GAO was instructed to identify any significant errors in the development of estimated in-house costs, giving primary attention to direct labor costs.Although GAO identified the need for several ad...
Problems Affecting the Procurement and Operation of the Army's AH-64 Attack Helicopter and Associated Systems
C-MASAD-81-1: Published: Feb 12, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1981.
The Army's newest attack helicopter, the AH-64, will carry the new laser-guided HELLFIRE missile. A production decision for each is due late in calendar year 1981. In addition to these new acquisitions, the Army has plans to continue upgrading its current fleet of attack helicopters. It also plans to improve a different helicopter to support the attack helicopters in a scouting role.Due to the ste...
Army's Decision Not To Contract for Penetrator Production at the Feed Materials Production Center, Fernald, Ohio, Was Justified
PSAD-81-6: Published: Oct 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1980.
GAO reviewed the appropriateness of the Army's decision not to contract for production of depleted uranium core penetrators at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Feed Materials Production Center.A cost comparison between the proposal submitted by Nuclear Metals, Inc. (NMI) and a cost estimate submitted by DOE for its Center shows that the NMI proposed costs were lower. DOE stated that its cost estim...