Weapons systems (51 - 60 of 107 items)
Procurement: Assessment of DOD's Current Multiyear Candidates
NSIAD-86-176BR: Published: Sep 8, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the seven multiyear procurement candidates proposed in the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year 1987 budget request and two candidates proposed by the Army in 1985, to determine if they met the established criteria to ensure a reasonable balance of benefits and risks.GAO found that, although DOD projections of annual and multi-year contract...
Aircraft Procurement: Air Force Air Defense Fighter Competition
NSIAD-86-170BR: Published: Jul 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Air Force's planned competitive acquisition of 270 fighter aircraft for the strategic air defense forces.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force had not identified a requirement for new aircraft until two firms submitted unsolicited proposals offering the F-20 and the F-16(SC) aircraft at substantially lower prices than models the Air Force was...
Procurement: Selected Acquisition Report--Suggested Approaches for Improvement
NSIAD-86-118: Published: Jul 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1986.
GAO commented on ways to improve the Department of Defense's (DOD) Selected Acquisition Reports (SAR), used to report the status of major weapon system acquisitions to Congress.To make SAR more useful, GAO suggested that DOD: (1) provide a general discussion of cost and/or quantity changes under consideration; (2) use graphs to display SAR program costs, program unit costs, and program quantity to...
Sergeant York: Concerns About the Army's Accelerated Acquisition Strategy
NSIAD-86-89: Published: May 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the Army's unique accelerated acquisition strategy for the Sergeant York weapon and its suitability for use in future programs; (2) the protection against cost growth offered in the warranty contract's provision, particularly regarding technical performance problems; and (3) the weapon's achievements in specific areas during tes...
Multiyear Procurement Candidates: Analysis of DOD's Fiscal Year 1986 Multiyear Candidates
NSIAD-86-1: Published: Nov 6, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the 10 multiyear candidates proposed in the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year 1986 budget request to determine if they met the established criteria.GAO found that DOD identified multiyear procurement as a key for improving the weapons systems acquisition process, and Congress enacted legislation which: (1) establishes the conditions that mu...
An Opportunity To Reduce Proliferation and Improve Acquisition Strategy for Electronic Combat Jammers
C-NSIAD-86-1: Published: Oct 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 1985.
GAO conducted a review to: (1) determine whether Air Force/Navy interservice common use of the Airborne Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ) was being achieved; and (2) evaluate the Air Force acquisition strategy for the ALQ-131.GAO found that the Air Force has not taken advantage of the opportunity to reduce proliferation of electronic combat systems as intended by Congress. Instead of vigorously pursui...
DOD Guidance on the Combined Procurement Procedure Needs Provisions for Audit Verification
NSIAD-85-112: Published: Jul 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1985.
GAO reviewed existing and proposed Department of Defense (DOD) guidance, DOD and contractor audit reports, and Navy and contractor procurement records on the use of the combined procurement procedure to order spare parts and production components for weapon systems to determine whether DOD guidance was adequate to ensure that savings from the procedure were being realized.GAO noted that DOD drafte...
Summaries of Conclusions and Recommendations on Department of Defense Operations
OIRM-85-2: Published: Feb 28, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1985.
Summaries are provided of conclusions and recommendations resulting from GAO audits and other reviews of the Department of Defense. The summaries presented are those on which no satisfactory legislative or administrative actions have been taken. They are submitted for use in congressional review of budget requests for fiscal year 1986...
Cost Effectiveness of Dual Sourcing for Production Price Competition Is Uncertain
NSIAD-84-111: Published: Aug 31, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO studied dual-source procurement as a method of obtaining competition in the production of supplies and equipment in the Department of Defense (DOD) and six civil agencies during fiscal year 1981. This method of procurement involves two or more sources concurrently producing the same product for the same buying office, with award of the larger share of qu...
Analysis of Benefits Realized From Multiyear Contracting for the Black Hawk Helicopter
NSIAD-84-74: Published: May 9, 1984. Publicly Released: May 9, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the potential monetary savings and other benefits attributed to the Army's multiyear contract for Black Hawk helicopters.GAO noted that this 3-year $950 million Army contract was one of the first multiyear awards for a major weapon system under the Department of Defense's (DOD) enhanced multiyear contracting authority. GAO estimated that the net...