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Status of Peacekeeper (MX) Fiscal Year 1984 Procurement Funding
NSIAD-84-113: Published: May 9, 1984. Publicly Released: May 9, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided data concerning the Peacekeeper (MX) weapon system's fiscal year 1984 procurement budget authority.GAO found that as of March 31, 1984, the Air Force had obligated $486,463,000, or 23 percent, of the $2,102,200,000 appropriated for Peacekeeper procurement in fiscal year 1984. Air Force records showed no expenditures charged against the obligated fu...
Evaluation of Sole-Source Award for Ejection Unit Development
NSIAD-84-85: Published: Apr 6, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's requirements for, and actions related to, the sole-source award of a contract for the development of a low profile ejection unit.The requirement for the low profile ejector unit was based on the need for a new unit for the dual-role fighter aircraft currently being developed, according to Air Force Systems Command officials. The...
Summaries of Conclusions and Recommendations on Department of Defense Operations
OADPS-84-2: Published: Mar 20, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1984.
Summaries are provided of conclusions and recommendations resulting from GAO audits and other review work 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 1985...
Estimated Cost Data for Systems on the Selected Acquisition Reporting System
B-163058: Published: Aug 2, 1973. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Comments on Navy's Manpower, Personnel, and Training Planning Process
NSIAD-84-6: Published: Oct 7, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1983.
GAO examined two Navy weapons systems to determine how and when the Navy developed manpower, personnel, and training (MPT) requirements and whether they influenced the systems' design or maintenance and operational concepts to minimize life cycle costs.Because of the lack of available documentation and weapons system personnel changes, GAO was unable to determine the effectiveness of the Navy's pa...
Analysis of Multiyear Procurement Candidates Included in Defense's FY 1984 Budget Request
NSIAD-83-70: Published: Sep 30, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed fiscal year (FY) 1983 and 1984 multiyear procurement candidates included in the Department of Defense FY 1984 budget request.GAO believes that DOD estimated savings for its proposed multiyear candidates are disappointing when compared with its 10 to 20 percent savings projections when P.L. 97-86 was under consideration. The estimates may also be...
Analysis of HARM Procurement Strategies
NSIAD-83-59: Published: Sep 12, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed proposed Department of Defense (DOD) procurement strategies for the High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) program. GAO commented on a recently proposed DOD strategy which defers competition for the missile until a low-cost seeker is developed.GAO believes that the DOD proposal will have little impact on reducing the overall cost of the HARM p...
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...
Combined Procurement of Spare Parts and Production Components Will Reduce Defense Weapon System Costs
PLRD-83-17: Published: Dec 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense plans to buy spare parts concurrently with production components and the cost savings of doing so, with particular respect to the combined procurement procedure in the F/A-18 aircraft program and its effect on the budget.The combined procurement procedure is a technique whereby orders for spare parts are consolidated with orde...
Sale of Industrial Assets Owned by the Department of Defense
PLRD-82-114: Published: Sep 10, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed recent General Services Administration (GSA) sales of Department of Defense industrial assets. The report focused on the concern of small forging companies that such sales were negotiated rather than competitively bid and that sales prices may have been below market value.GAO found that GSA made five sales of Government-owned, contractor-operated f...