Procurement (91 - 100 of 875 items)
DOD Procurement: Use and Administration of DOD's Voluntary Disclosure Program
NSIAD-96-21: Published: Feb 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) Voluntary Disclosure Program, focusing on the: (1) extent to which defense contractors participate in the program; (2) amount of money that has been recovered under the program; (3) time taken to close disclosure cases; (4) most common type of disclosures; and (5) extent of overlap between voluntary...
Energy and Science: Five-Year Bibliography 1990-1994
RCED-96-7W: Published: Dec 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1995.
GAO published a list and abstracts of its energy- and science-related products issued from January 1990 through December 1994. The products focus on: (1) the Department of Energy's property management and contract costs; (2) energy research and supplies; (3) uranium enrichment; (4) procurement; (5) nuclear safety and waste disposal; (6) nuclear nonproliferation; (7) environmental cleanups; (8) nuc...
[Comments on Army's Planned Procurement of Fragmentation Artillery Parts]
B-265884: Published: Nov 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's justification for procuring high fragmentation artillery ammunition under limited competition. GAO noted that: (1) although the Army's justification and approval document discussed in depth the need to prove-out the two ammunition plants' new manufacturing process, the Army did not clearly document the need for a mobilization base; (2) o...
Exempting FAA from Procurement and Personnel Rules
RCED-96-27R: Published: Oct 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on its previous work on the need for procurement and personnel reforms at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). GAO noted that: (1) FAA cost and schedule problems have not been due to federal procurement regulations, but rather to technical and managerial factors and the lack of continuity in top management; (2) the FAA modernizati...
1996 Defense Budget: Potential Reductions, Rescissions, and Restrictions in RDT&E and Procurement
NSIAD-95-218BR: Published: Sep 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1995.
GAO examined the Department of Defense's fiscal year (FY) 1996 budget request and prior years' appropriations for selected research, development, test, and evaluation and procurement programs focusing on identification of potential reductions in the FY 1996 budget request and potential rescissions to prior years' appropriations.GAO found that: (1) due to schedule delays, changes in program require...
Procurement Reform: Implementation of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994
T-NSIAD/AIMD-95-190: Published: Jul 20, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1995.
GAO discussed the implementation of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act, focusing on the government's progress in: (1) revising the regulations needed to implement the Act; (2) establishing the Federal Acquisition Computer Network (FACNET); and (3) using government purchase cards for federal procurements. GAO noted that: (1) although the Administration has tried to revise the regulations requ...
Comments on Deletion of FTS 2000 Provision from 1996 Appropriation Act
B-261944: Published: Jul 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided on opinion on the deletion of the FTS 2000 mandatory utilization provision from the fiscal year 1996 Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriation Act. GAO noted that the: (1) provision's deletion would not affect current FTS 2000 contracts, since the General Services Administration has adequate independent authority under current...
Procurement Reform: H.R. 1670, Federal Acquisition Reform Act of 1995
T-OGC-95-22: Published: May 25, 1995. Publicly Released: May 25, 1995.
GAO discussed H.R. 1670, the proposed Federal Acquisition Reform Act of 1995, focusing on its plans to improve the government's acquisition system. GAO noted that H.R. 1670 would: (1) replace the existing requirement that procuring agencies obtain full and open competition with a requirement for maximum practicable competition; (2) exempt all commercial items as defined by the Federal Acquisition...
Federal Downsizing: Observations on Agencies' Implementation of the Buyout Authority
T-GGD-95-164: Published: May 17, 1995. Publicly Released: May 17, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed federal agencies' use of their buyout authority to reduce staff levels. GAO noted that: (1) by fiscal year 1996, nonDefense agencies expect to perform about 37,000 buyouts and Department of Defense agencies expect 69,000 buyouts; (2) 43 nonDefense agencies have reported paying buyouts; (3) almost 40 percent of nonDefense buyouts have gone to emplo...
Acquisition Reform: Comparison of Army's Commercial Helicopter Buy and Private Sector Buys
NSIAD-95-54: Published: Mar 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1995.
GAO reviewed the procedures the Army used to procure its New Training Helicopter (NTH), focusing on: (1) the differences between the Army's and private sector's procurement procedures for similar helicopters; (2) Army efforts to streamline the NTH procurement; and (3) potential improvements that could be achieved from acquisition reform efforts.GAO found that: (1) the Army's acquisition of the NTH...