Defense procurement (41 - 50 of 130 items)
Defense Procurement: Acquiring Technical Data for Spare Parts Reprocurement
NSIAD-91-313: Published: Sep 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in implementing a provision of the Defense Procurement Reform Act of 1984, which requires that an agency head consider acquiring technical data and the right to use it for competitive reprocurements when preparing a solicitation for a development or production contract for a major system, focusing on: (1)...
Acquisition Reform: Implementing Defense Management Review Initiatives
NSIAD-91-269: Published: Aug 8, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to establish a new management structure and make changes to its major weapons acquisition systems, focusing on: (1) DOD progress in implementing a presidential advisory commission's recommendations to establish clear accountability over its weapons acquisitions and provide unambiguous authority over its acq...
Defense's Planned Implementation of the $77 Billion Defense Business Operations Fund
T-AFMD-91-5: Published: Apr 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) planned implementation of the Defense Business Operations Fund to determine the total cost of support operations. GAO noted that: (1) DOD lacked the policies, procedures, and systems to implement and operate the Fund in a businesslike manner; (2) existing component systems were not capable of providing accurate and reliable cost information and had s...
Defense Procurement: DOD Purchases of Foreign-Made Machine Tools
NSIAD-91-70: Published: Feb 15, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the Department of Defense's (DOD): (1) procurement of foreign-made machine tools during fiscal years (FY) 1987 through 1989; and (2) use of waivers of the legislative restriction on purchasing machine tools not manufactured in the United States or Canada.GAO found that: (1) between FY 1987 and 1989, DOD procured $29 million in foreign-made restrict...
Acquisition Reform: Defense Management Report Savings Initiatives
NSIAD-91-11: Published: Dec 4, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of Defense Management Report (DMR) savings initiatives, focusing on: (1) the status of the initiatives; (2) the estimated savings of major initiatives; and (3) whether DOD reduced the number of acquisition personnel.GAO found that: (1) DOD implemented a number of DMR initiatives, but the larger, mor...
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...
Defense ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information
IMTEC-90-60FS: Published: Jun 8, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) compatible computer procurements.GAO found that: (1) DOD information showed that during the 3.5-year period ending in March 1989, defense agencies had a total of 155 procurements for mainframes and mainframe peripherals, and 85 percent of those required some type of compatibility; (2) defense agencies obligated $82.1 mil...
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...
Chemical Protective Suits: No Basis to Question Procuring Agency's Acquisition Strategy
NSIAD-90-162: Published: May 1, 1990. Publicly Released: May 1, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) procurement of chemical protective suits, focusing on its: (1) exclusion of an incumbent contractor from participation; and (2) calculation of its suit requirements.GAO found that DLA: (1) reasonably selected an acquisition strategy that restricted all current contractors from competition, in order to expand its...
Thomas D. Morris, 1970-1975, 1980-1982
OP-13-OH: Published: Jan 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1990.
GAO presented a transcript of a videotape interview of Thomas D. Morris, a senior GAO official from 1970 to 1975 and 1980 to 1982, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events are systematically recorded for posterity...