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Contracting Data Analysis: Assessment of Government-wide Trends
GAO-17-244SP: Published: Mar 9, 2017. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 2017.
Federal agencies spent over $430 billion on contracts for goods and services in 2015—almost 40 percent of all discretionary spending. To strengthen contracting practices and increase oversight of government spending, we analyzed contract data and identified overall trends in spending, competition, and contract type. From 2011 to 2015, we found that spending at defense agencies decreased by almo...
Contingency Operations: Army Should Do More to Control Contract Cost in the Balkans
NSIAD-00-225: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Army's efforts to control the costs of its Balkans Support Contract, focusing on whether: (1) the Army is taking effective actions to contain costs; and (2) improvements are needed in how the Army and other Department of Defense (DOD) agencies involved in Balkan operations manage activities under the primary Balkan contract.GAO noted that: (1) both...
Contingency Operations: Opportunities to Improve the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program
NSIAD-97-63: Published: Feb 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP), focusing on: (1) the extent to which the Army is using the program; (2) reasons for increases in the program's cost for the Bosnia peacekeeping mission; (3) opportunities to improve program implementation from a doctrine, cost control, and contract oversight standpoint; (4) the use of LOGCAP...
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...
Navy Shipbuilding: Allegations of Mischarging at Bath Iron Works
NSIAD-91-85: Published: Jul 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's efforts to address an anonymous source's allegations of improper charges and other contractual issues at the Bath Iron Works Corporation (BIW), a Navy shipbuilding contractor.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's oversight of BIW contracts was ineffective and contributed directly to the improper charges and problems found; (2) the Navy inadequa...
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...
Government Contracting: Review of Morton Thiokol Separation
NSIAD-90-220: Published: Aug 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the impact on the defense production base a major defense contractor's separation into two independent companies.GAO found that: (1) one of the newly created companies focused on commercial business, while the other conducted 98 percent of the government business previously performed by the firm; (2) the defense contractor was the federal governmen...
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...
Air Force Procurement: Accuracy of Commercial Activity Study for Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve Base
NSIAD-90-92: Published: Jan 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request and a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve Base's cost-effectiveness comparison of the costs of in-house versus contractor performance of base support services.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force conducted the cost comparison in accordance with Office of Management and Budget and Air Force regulations, determined that it would...
Navy Shipbuilding: Cost and Schedule Problems on the DDG-51 AEGIS Destroyer Program
T-NSIAD-90-14: Published: Jan 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1990.
GAO discussed the cost and schedule status of the DDG-51 class Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyer. GAO found that: (1) the contractor for the lead ship encountered design and construction problems which resulted in contract requirements changes and substantial cost increases, and delayed the expected delivery schedule by 17 months; (2) although the contractor estimated that about 50 percent of...