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Air Force Procurement of C-5 Crash Damage Kits
T-NSIAD-89-11: Published: Mar 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1989.
GAO discussed the Air Force's acquisition of C-5 aircraft crash damage kits to: (1) examine whether the Air Force adequately justified the acquisition; (2) review the procurement process; and (3) review an allegation that a retired Air Force officer violated conflict-of-interest laws during the procurement process. GAO found that: (1) the Air Force did not have sufficient data to make a proper det...
Federal Productivity: DOD's Experience in Contracting Out Commercially Available Activities
GGD-89-6: Published: Nov 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76 Program, which requires agencies to assess the relative costs of contracting for the performance of agency operations.GAO found that: (1) DOD estimated $613 million in annual savings and also attributed increased competition...
Army Procurement: Allegations of Unfair Treatment at Fort Lee, Virginia, Found to Be Unmerited
NSIAD-89-46: Published: Dec 6, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a complaint from a firm concerning alleged unfair procurement practices at Fort Lee, Virginia, to determine whether the: (1) contracting personnel acted properly in not selecting for cost comparison the bid with the lowest proposed cost; and (2) Army consistently applied Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requirements and federal procurement...
Strategic Bombers: B-1B Maintenance Problems Impede Its Operations
NSIAD-89-15: Published: Oct 24, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Air Force B-1B bomber's maintenance, specifically the: (1) aircraft's test system; (2) delivery of support equipment and repair instructions; (3) contractor engineering support requirements; and (4) effect on aircraft availability.GAO found that: (1) developmental and operational problems with the on-board test system limited t...
Army Procurement: Procurement of a Newly Designed Steam Cleaner Is Premature
NSIAD-89-1: Published: Oct 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's plan to purchase new, military-designed, standard steam cleaners for military vehicles and heavy equipment to determine whether the: (1) Army needed the equipment; (2) cleaners' capabilities exceeded the Army's needs; and (3) Army sufficiently tested the equipment.GAO found that the: (1) Army failed to adequately justify its purchase...
Military Travel: Differences in Military Services' Temporary Duty Travel Budgets
NSIAD-88-139: Published: Jun 17, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military services' fiscal year 1987 temporary duty travel budget requests to determine why the Army and Air Force budgeted more on a per capita basis than the Navy and Marine Corps.GAO found that the Army and Air Force had higher per capita bases because: (1) their personnel were more widely dispersed within the continental United States; (2) t...
Contract Pricing: Defense Contractor Cost Estimating Systems
NSIAD-88-7: Published: Jan 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected contractors' practices to determine whether they were developing and proposing accurate and reliable estimates for negotiating noncompetitive Department of Defense (DOD) contracts.GAO found that: (1) 13 percent of the 247 major defense contractors did not have written estimating policies or procedures; (2) 25 percent of those with writt...
Merit Systems Protection Board: Costs Considered in Awarding Court Reporting Contracts
GGD-87-9BR: Published: Oct 20, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) court reporting contracts to determine: (1) whether a contract award the MSPB San Francisco Regional Office made for these services without considering the transcript costs that other government agencies or individuals purchased was an isolated incident, or whether other MSPB units regularly followed this pr...
Procurement: Selected Civilian Agencies' Cost Estimating Processes for Large Projects
GGD-86-137BR: Published: Sep 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed six civilian agencies' cost-estimating processes applicable to large, complex procurement projects to determine: (1) the types of regulations that guide the cost-estimating processes; (2) how civilian agencies develop their cost estimates for large projects; and (3) how agencies decide which cost estimate to select to obtain project funding from...
Navy Supply Systems: Status of Two Projects for Improving Stock Point Operations
IMTEC-87-1FS: Published: Oct 9, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Navy's Stock Point Logistic Integrated Communications Environment (SPLICE) project and Stock Point Automatic Data Processing Replacement (SPAR) project, providing information on: (1) the planning process for each project; (2) each project's progression through the various phases of the automated information system life-cycle management process...