Engineering (41 - 50 of 83 items)
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...
Army's Handling of "Whistleblower's" Contract Allegations and the MSPB Investigation
AFMD-83-67: Published: May 23, 1983. Publicly Released: May 23, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Army actions against an employee, resulting from his allegations of improprieties in an Army contract and the Merit Systems Protection Board's (MSPB) investigation of possible harassment and the incidents that led the the employee's dismissal.GAO found that the Army had investigated the allegations three times and, although its auditors did not...
Survey of Procurement System Operated at Scott Air Force Base
120211: Jun 1, 1979
Local procurement by the 375th Aeromedical Airlift Wing at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois totaled $58.2 million in fiscal year 1978. Of that amount, approximately 69 percent was awarded noncompetitively. The base was included in an evaluation survey of base level procurement activities and controls.Work requirements on a $213,000 renovation contract did not clearly define the scope of work to be a...
Conditions at the James Knox Polk Building Leased by the General Services Administration for Use by the Navy
B-172611: Published: Jul 12, 1971. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Review of the System Engineering Study of the Army's Tactical Operations System Operable Segment
B-163074: Published: May 30, 1972. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Building Energy Analysis Computer Programs Developed by Federal Agencies--Cost, Use, and Need
PLRD-82-47: Published: Mar 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1982.
GAO was asked to examine: (1) the cost to the government to develop building energy analysis computer programs; the utilization of these programs; (2) the rationale for selecting a government-developed program as the Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) evaluation technique for calculating energy consumption in buildings; (3) the continuing need for the government to develop these types of...
The Consolidated Space Operations Center Is Not Supported by Adequate Defense Department Planning
B-205335: Published: Mar 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) comments on a prior GAO report. The comments were included in the report unevaluated because they were received after the 30-day period allowed for agency response, and the GAO reporting deadline precluded a detailed evaluation of the comments in the report.DOD agreed with the facts which GAO found during its r...
Status of the Navy's and Air Force's Implementation of the Guam Land Use Plan
LCD-80-73: Published: Jun 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Navy and Air Force efforts to release the land identified in the Navy's Guam Land Use Plan as releasable to the Government of Guam or to private parties. GAO also reviewed the current military landholdings on Guam to see if additional land could be released.GAO found that the Navy had released only 100 of the 2,517 acres of Navy-occupied land identified in the Plan as releasable....
Major Systems Acquisition Management Process
120596: Jan 29, 1982
A handbook was supplied containing reference material essential to the understanding of the major systems acquisition management process. The handbook provides the basic documents that pertain to the weapon system acquisition process. Although the book is geared to defense acquisitions, the management principles discussed having equal applicability to civil projects. A bibliography is also provide...