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The B-2 Program: Procurement Decisions Should Be Based on Demonstrated Performance
T-NSIAD-91-45: Published: Jul 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1991.
GAO discussed the status of the Air Force's B-2 bomber aircraft program. GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) proposed increasing B-2 production rates although it would not be able to test critical B-2 capabilities for at least several years; (2) B-2 contractors are not generally meeting manufacturing goals and continue to experience significant problems in reducing labor hours, def...
Federal Office Space: Comparison of Construction Costs for New Judiciary and Navy Buildings
GGD-91-87BR: Published: May 30, 1991. Publicly Released: May 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the estimated construction costs of the proposed Judiciary office building and Naval Systems Command's office complex.GAO found that: (1) the Judiciary building would be more costly, since it used more costly land, used more expensive underground parking, and had more special features than the Navy office complex; (2) the estimated cost per gross s...
Navy Office Space: Cost Estimate for Consolidating the Naval Systems Commands May Be High
GGD-91-61: Published: Mar 8, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) cost estimates for consolidating Naval Systems Commands offices in a single facility in northern Virginia.GAO found that: (1) GSA estimated that it would cost $273.8 million to construct 1 million square feet of occupiable space; (2) the GAO construction cost estimate was $34.8 million lower than the GSA...
Strategic Weapons: Long-Term Costs Are Not Reported to the Congress
NSIAD-90-226: Published: Aug 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1990.
GAO discussed: (1) the long-term costs of 12 strategic weapons systems; and (2) the extent to which the Department of Defense (DOD) routinely provided Congress with estimates of system costs.GAO found that: (1) projected annual funding levels required to acquire, operate, and support the 12 systems were expected to peak at about $1.8 billion, due to acquisition costs; (2) by 2003, annual operation...
Agriculture ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information
IMTEC-90-62FS: Published: Jun 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) compatible computer procurements, focusing on: (1) the extent to which USDA procurements of mainframe computers and mainframe peripheral equipment required compatibility with certain computer manufacturers' equipment; and (2) USDA procurement methods.GAO found that: (1) from fiscal year (FY) 1987 through FY 19...
Navy Office Space: Consolidating Space in Northern Virginia for the Five Systems Commands
GGD-90-39FS: Published: Jun 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information concerning 5 Navy commands, focusing on: (1) where the commands were located; (2) the status of the building leases; and (3) the status of the General Services Administration's (GSA) efforts to negotiate a lease to consolidate the commands.GAO found that: (1) 20 GSA-managed buildings housed 5 Navy commands in 2.27 million square feet of...
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...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Basis for Reductions in Estimated Cost of Phase I
NSIAD-90-173: Published: May 9, 1990. Publicly Released: May 10, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) reasons for reducing its cost estimate for the Phase 1 Strategic Defense System, and the credibility of its October 1988 estimate of $69.1 billion.GAO found that: (1) SDIO appropriately prepared the October 1988 cost estimate, but made errors that understated the cost by $2.1 billion; (2) SDIO...
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...
Government Printing Costs and Printing Management at Five Selected Departments
T-GGD-89-34: Published: Jun 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1989.
GAO discussed five agencies' annual printing costs and printing management. GAO found that: (1) the five agencies managed about one-third of the $1.14-billion volume of printing procured through the Government Printing Office (GPO); (2) the federal printing cost reporting form focused on agency printing plant costs, but did not capture many printing overhead costs; (3) total federal printing costs...