Naval procurement (41 - 50 of 83 items)
Defense Budget: Contingency Funds in Three Aircraft Procurement Programs
NSIAD-88-17BR: Published: Oct 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) and the military services' policies on management reserves and other contingency funds and the amount of such funding in three aircraft programs.GAO identified two types of contingency funds the Navy and the Air Force use in their aircraft programs, including: (1) engineering change order funds for anticipated but...
Navy Contracting: Fiscal Year 1986 Contract Award for Construction of SSN 688 Submarines
NSIAD-87-120: Published: May 4, 1987. Publicly Released: May 29, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Navy's fiscal year (FY) 1986 contract award for the construction of four SSN-688 nuclear attack submarines, focusing on: (1) whether the proposed bid prices were realistic; (2) what the cost and national security consequences would be if the prices were not realistic; (3) what assurances, if any, the contractor gave the Navy that it would co...
Procurement Strategy for Acquiring Two Nuclear Aircraft Carriers
T-NSIAD-87-28: Published: Apr 7, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1987.
GAO discussed the Navy's request to begin procuring two new Nimitz-class aircraft carriers earlier than it had originally planned to. The Navy estimated that such a procurement strategy would save $3 billion. GAO noted that: (1) the Navy overestimated the savings that a multi-ship acquisition strategy would yield because the single-ship strategy that it had planned for the two carriers was inconsi...
Navy Contracting: Improving Management of Procurements for Computer-Aided Equipment
NSIAD-87-60: Published: Dec 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1986.
In response to an allegation concerning possible procurement violations, GAO reviewed the Navy's procurement of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) equipment and related services under seven contracts.GAO noted that the largest contract was for the Computer Aided Engineering Documentation System (CAEDOS). GAO found that: (1) the Navy failed to obtain required approvals...
Navy Contracting: Allegations About Trident Submarine Program Matters
NSIAD-86-74BR: Published: Jun 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations concerning mismanagement and questionable practices in the Trident submarine construction program, specifically: (1) excessive progress payments in submarine construction; (2) advance procurement of long-lead-time material; (3) unwarranted cost escalation on the lead Trident; (4) destruction of Navy records; (5) inappropriate task au...
Allegations About Trident Submarine Program Matters
128860: Jan 14, 1986
GAO discussed its review of allegations concerning mismanagement and questionable practices in the Trident submarine construction program, specifically: (1) contract payments involving work progress and long leadtime materials; and (2) records destruction. GAO noted that the Navy had urged the contractor to cease practices that would cause early payment of work progress, including: (1) retroactive...
Navy's Projected Cost and Schedule Savings in the Acquisition of Nuclear Aircraft Carriers
125771: Dec 5, 1984
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed its recent reviews of the Navy's projected cost and schedule savings in the acquisition of nuclear aircraft carriers. In fiscal year (FY) 1983, the Navy requested $6.8 billion to fully fund two nuclear aircraft carriers instead of incrementally funding one in FY 1984 and one in FY 1986. A 1982 report found that the Navy's estimated savings were...
Allegations of Contract Buy-In and Substantial Cost Increases in the Navy's Standard Automated Financial System
IMTEC-85-2: Published: Oct 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations made regarding the Navy's Standard Automated Financial System that: (1) the contractor "bought in" on the contract; (2) the Navy had decided to proceed with the project even though costs have substantially increased; and (3) project costs may increase to $200 million.GAO did not find sufficient evidence to conclude that the contracto...
Navy Did Not Adhere to Procurement Regulations in Acquiring a Computer for Its Ships Parts Control Center
IMTEC-84-16: Published: Jul 16, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Navy's acquisition and use of a computer installed at the Ships Parts Control Center. In 1979, the Corps of Engineers leased this computer under the foreign military sales program to support the Saudi Arabian Naval Expansion Program. Later the Navy acquired the computer for a project.GAO found that the Corps of Engineers followed establishe...
Contracting Out Under OMB Circular A-76 at Selected Army and Navy Activities in Virginia
NSIAD-84-122: Published: Aug 3, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the recent increase in the number of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76 cost studies being made at selected Army and Navy facilities in Virginia.GAO found that: (1) the executive branch has been putting increased emphasis on implementing OMB Circular A-76 to obtain goods and services in the most economical manner; (2) the potential...