Defense procurement (81 - 90 of 130 items)
Department of Defense Spare Parts Procurement Practices
122681: Oct 26, 1983
GAO discussed the Department of Defense spare parts procurement practices, focusing on the use of computer-generated information to identify unwarranted spare parts price increases. GAO conducted reviews of procurement practices at several locations and concluded that: (1) computers are or will be technically current; (2) the software is generally outdated; (3) the computer-generated products and...
Analysis of Multiyear Procurement Candidates Included in Defense's FY 1984 Budget Request
NSIAD-83-70: Published: Sep 30, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed fiscal year (FY) 1983 and 1984 multiyear procurement candidates included in the Department of Defense FY 1984 budget request.GAO believes that DOD estimated savings for its proposed multiyear candidates are disappointing when compared with its 10 to 20 percent savings projections when P.L. 97-86 was under consideration. The estimates may also be...
Analysis of HARM Procurement Strategies
NSIAD-83-59: Published: Sep 12, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed proposed Department of Defense (DOD) procurement strategies for the High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) program. GAO commented on a recently proposed DOD strategy which defers competition for the missile until a low-cost seeker is developed.GAO believes that the DOD proposal will have little impact on reducing the overall cost of the HARM p...
122627: Jun 9, 1983
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the proposed fiscal year (FY) 1984 weapon system multiyear procurement candidates for compliance with the prescribed criteria and procedures. GAO stated that estimates of savings achievable from multiyear contracting have been disappointing. Multiyear contracting should result in significant avoidable costs. However, if a multiyear contract were...
Summaries of Conclusions and Recommendations on Department of Defense Operations
OISS-83-2: Published: Mar 4, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1983.
This annual report presents summaries of GAO conclusions and recommendations resulting from its audits and other review work in the Department of Defense on which satisfactory legislative or administrative actions have not been taken. Information for this report was provided by an automated, centrally operated system, which was implemented by GAO in 1982 to allow regular followups of its recommend...
Assessment of Admiral Rickover's Recommendations To Improve Defense Procurement
PLRD-83-37: Published: Jan 27, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed recommendations by Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, USN, retired, to improve Department of Defense (DOD) operations.Admiral Rickover's recommendations are in three areas: (1) the utilization of resources, (2) the conduct of procurements, and (3) the resolution of contractual conflicts. His recommendations for resource utilization cover three topics: avoi...
Procurement of Light Strike Aircraft for the Needs of Our Southeast Asia Allies
B-176719: Published: Dec 15, 1972. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Financial and Legal Aspects of the Agreement on the Availability of Certain Indian Ocean Islands for Defense Purposes
ID-76-30: Published: Jan 7, 1976. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Evaluation of NASA Comments on Consolidated Space Operations Center
MASAD-82-43: Published: Aug 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1982.
GAO was requested to evaluate the unsolicited comments of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on a prior report. The review dealt specifically with Department of Defense activities and its interrelationship with the NASA-managed Space Transportation System.GAO believes that the NASA comments concerning: (1) the Johnson Space Center are welcomed; and (2) its plans and capabilit...
Improving the Effectiveness and Acquisition Management of Selected Weapon Systems: A Summary of Major Issues and Recommended Actions
MASAD-82-34: Published: May 14, 1982. Publicly Released: May 14, 1982.
GAO summarized its reports on 24 major defense systems, the principal issues found to be common among the weapon programs, and its recommendations on those programs.The planned growth in defense expenditures over the next few years makes it imperative that the Department of Defense (DOD) exercise tight control over the development and acquisition of weapon systems. Two general types of issues were...