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Rebuilding Iraq: Continued Progress Requires Overcoming Contract Management Challenges
GAO-06-1130T: Published: Sep 28, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2006.
The United States, along with its coalition partners and various international organizations, has undertaken a challenging, complex, and costly effort to stabilize and rebuild Iraq. The Department of Defense (DOD) has responsibility for a significant portion of the reconstruction effort. Amid signs of progress, the coalition faces numerous political, security, and economic challenges in rebuilding...
Contract Management: Service Contract Approach to Aircraft Simulator Training Has Room for Improvement
GAO-06-830: Published: Sep 22, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2006.
The Air Force has turned to service contracts for the F-15C, F-16, Airborne Warning and Control System, and F-15E, and the Army has done the same for helicopter simulator training at its Flight School XXI. The contractors own, operate, and maintain the simulator hardware and software. The military services rely on industry to capitalize the required up-front investment, with the understanding that...
Global War on Terrorism: Observations on Funding, Costs, and Future Commitments
GAO-06-885T: Published: Jul 18, 2006. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2006.
After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the President announced a Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), requiring the collective instruments of the entire federal government to counter the threat of terrorism. Ongoing military and diplomatic operations overseas, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan, constitute a key part of GWOT. These operations involve a wide variety of activities such as com...
DOD's High-Risk Areas: Successful Business Transformation Requires Sound Strategic Planning and Sustained Leadership
GAO-05-520T: Published: Apr 13, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2005.
In January 2005, GAO released its 2005 high-risk series update report for the 109th Congress. GAO's high-risk series has increasingly focused on major government programs and operations that need urgent attention and transformation to ensure that the U.S. government functions in the most economical, efficient, and effective manner possible. GAO also emphasizes those federal programs and operations...
DOD's Standard Procurement System: Continued Investment Has Yet to Be Justified
GAO-02-392T: Published: Feb 7, 2002. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2002.
The Department of Defense (DOD) lacks management control of the Standard Procurement System (SPS). DOD has not (1) ensured that accountability and responsibility for measuring progress against commitments are clearly understood, performed, and reported; (2) demonstrated, on the basis of reliable data and credible analysis, that the proposed system solution will produce economic benefits commensura...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: A-76 Program Has Been Augmented by Broader Reinvention Options
GAO-01-907T: Published: Jun 28, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2001.
This testimony discusses the Department of Defense's (DOD) use of the Office of Management and Budget's Circular A-76, which establishes federal policy for the performance of recurring commercial activities. DOD has been a leader among federal agencies in the use of the A-76 process and at one point planned to use the process to study more than 200,000 positions over several years. However, the nu...
Contract Management: Purchase of Army Black Berets
GAO-01-695T: Published: May 2, 2001. Publicly Released: May 2, 2001.
The Army's decision to issue black berets to all of its forces in just eight months placed enormous demands on the military's procurement system. To meet this challenge, the Department of Defense (DOD) increased the domestic supplier's production, awarded contracts to known foreign sources, and procured berets from additional sources. This testimony discusses DOD's contracting strategy, including...
Observations on the Department of Defense's Fiscal Year 1999 Performance Report and Fiscal Year 2001 Performance Plan
NSIAD-00-188R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1999 performance report and FY 2001 performance plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act.GAO noted that: (1) the extent to which DOD has achieved the key program outcomes is not completely clear in its FY 1999 performance report and FY 2001 performance plan; (2) maintaining techn...
Contract Management: Selected DOD Consulting Services
NSIAD-00-183R: Published: Jun 23, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) contract management, focusing on contracts for advisory and assistance services and other services.GAO noted that: (1) GAO reviewed 30 contracts associated with the largest fiscal year 1999 obligations for advisory and assistance and other services and described these services obtained by: (a) the Office of the S...
Fiscal Year 2000 Budget: DOD's Procurement and RDT&E Programs
NSIAD-99-233R: Published: Sep 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1999.
GAO examined the Department of Defense's fiscal year (FY) 2000 budget request and prior years' appropriations for selected weapon system procurement and research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) programs.GAO noted that: (1) opportunities to reduce the aggregate FY 2000 procurement and RDT&E requests by about $966.9 million and to rescind prior years' total procurement and RDT&E appropria...