National security (41 - 50 of 96 items)
Procurement: Navy Competition Advocate General and ADP Vendor Complaint Handling
NSIAD-90-39BR: Published: Nov 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Navy's Office of the Competition Advocate General (OCAG), focusing on a comparison of its contractor complaint handling process with similar Army processes.GAO found that: (1) OCAG had only a limited complaint recordkeeping system, while the Army had a more comprehensive system, which it used to periodically identify and address...
Army Procurement: Commercial Activity Study for Food Services at Fort Knox May Not Include All Costs
NSIAD-90-5: Published: Oct 6, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a proposed Army contract award for food services at Fort Knox, Kentucky, focusing on whether Fort Knox should have contracted for the required services.GAO found that Fort Knox did not consider the cost of providing additional personnel to supervise military trainees serving as dining hall attendants, which could cost up to $5.6 million over the 5-...
Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Procurement Budgets
NSIAD-90-15: Published: Oct 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1990 aircraft procurement budget and past procurement appropriations to identify potential budget reductions.GAO found that the Air Force could reduce its FY 1990 aircraft procurement budget request by $308.1 million, and its FY 1989, 1988, and 1987 appropriations by $431.6 million, $30.7 million, and $46.6 million,...
Acquisition Reform: Military Departments' Response to the Reorganization Act
NSIAD-89-70: Published: Jun 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed: (1) whether the military departments' reorganizations satisfied the requirements and objectives of the Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986; (2) the roles of the military staffs in the acquisition process; and (3) the changes in the civilian/military balance within the acquisition organizations.GAO found that: (1) although the act w...
Computer Procurement: Navy Decision to Terminate Its Standard Automated Financial System
IMTEC-89-37: Published: Mar 30, 1989. Publicly Released: May 1, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's decision to terminate its Standard Automated Financial System (STAFS).GAO found that the Navy evaluated four alternatives to identify the most economical means of satisfying its financial management information needs, including: (1) continuing with STAFS after correcting deficiencies, testing the system, and successfully operating STA...
Procurement: Responses to Questions Posed by Beretta on the M9 Handgun
NSIAD-89-59: Published: Jan 4, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided answers to nine questions posed by the M9 9-millimeter handgun's contractor on M9 quality and performance.GAO found that: (1) field units have not reported any broken or cracked M9 frames; (2) as of October 18, 1988, 16 slides from M9 or military-owned civilian M9 versions broke during field use and laboratory testing; (3) five slide failures have...
Navy Procurement: Option for EA-6B Aircraft Parts Should Be Reexamined
NSIAD-89-88: Published: Jan 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1989.
GAO examined the Navy's procurement of universal exciters, a jamming pod component for its EA-6B aircraft.GAO found that the Navy: (1) initially ordered 503 universal exciters with an option to procure about 70 additional units at a cost of $471,000 each, totalling about $33 million; (2) planned to exercise the option before it expired on January 31, 1989; and (3) established an inventory objectiv...
Light Helicopter Program: Risks Facing the Program Raise Doubts About the Army's Acquisition Strategy
NSIAD-89-72: Published: Dec 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1988.
GAO reviewed the Army's Light Helicopter (LHX) Program to assess: (1) changes and risks in the program's cost estimates and technology development; (2) changes in the program's acquisition strategy; and (3) the Army's progress toward achieving program goals.GAO found that: (1) the Army believed that its original LHX performance requirement goals were too demanding; (2) to scale back the program, t...
Air Force Contracting: Allegations Concerning Procurement of a Centrifuge Trainer
NSIAD-89-50: Published: Dec 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a firm's allegations concerning the Air Force's reprocurement of a centrifuge trainer to determine: (1) whether the awardee's sale to the Air Force of the trainer originally manufactured for the government of Turkey and financed with Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program credits was consistent with the FMS program; (2) whether the Air Force assis...
Navy Contracting: Alleged Improprieties of a Contractor Operating Navy Ships
NSIAD-89-11FS: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain allegations concerning a contractor's operation of a Military Sealift Command (MSC) oceanographic ship to determine whether the contractor: (1) provided the required number of crew members and certain crew specialties; and (2) misused a government travel request.GAO found that: (1) crew shortages resulted from unexpected resignations or...