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U.S. Army and Marine Corps: Allegations of Contracting Irregularities and Conflicts of Interest
OSI-94-3: Published: Nov 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated allegations of contracting irregularities and conflicts of interest involving the Army and the Marine Corps, focusing on: (1) the Army's abuse of contract offloads and circumvention of the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA); and (2) program management controls and oversight.GAO found that: (1) the Army has placed orders for subtasks under an...
Navy Ships: Problems Continue to Plague the Seawolf Submarine Program
NSIAD-93-171: Published: Aug 4, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Navy's Seawolf (SSN-21) Class Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine construction program, focusing on: (1) the change in the status of the class design and SSN-21 construction since December 1991; (2) the effectiveness of technical and management actions to resolve lead submarine welding problems and guard against a recurrence of a similar problem in the future; and (3) Navy efforts to...
Federal Contracting: Cost-effective Contract Management Requires Sustained Commitment
T-RCED-93-2: Published: Dec 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1992.
GAO discussed civilian agency contracting practices and steps which could be taken to improve contractor management and oversight. GAO noted that: (1) civil agency contracting problems included agency reliance on contractors to carry out agency missions, ineffective contract administration, insufficient contract auditing oversight, and a lack of high-level management attention to contract manageme...
Federal Procurements: Comments on Proposed Legislation Affecting Federal Procurements
T-OGC-92-3: Published: Jun 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1992.
GAO discussed the effects of two legislative proposals on federal procurement. GAO noted that the proposed Federal Property and Administrative Services Authorization Act of 1992 would: (1) improve legislative oversight of the General Services Administration (GSA) by providing for periodic reauthorization of GSA appropriations; (2) make statutory provisions governing civilian agency procurements co...
NASA Procurement: Opportunities to Improve Contract Management
T-NSIAD-92-33: Published: May 7, 1992. Publicly Released: May 7, 1992.
GAO discussed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) management oversight of contract: (1) cost increases and time extensions; (2) modifications; and (3) administration activities performed by other government organizations. GAO noted that: (1) at the four largest NASA procurement centers 1 in every 3 of over 1,800 contracts sampled had cost increases, and more than 2 of every...
NASA Procurement: Approach to Sharing Risk Under Certain Research and Development Contracts Is Starting to Change
T-NSIAD-92-12: Published: Mar 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1992.
GAO discussed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) distribution of contract risk, focusing on: (1) how NASA allocates risk for research and development contracts; (2) how the Department of Defense (DOD) uses warranties; (3) how NASA uses defect warranties; and (4) the availability of insurance to cover contractors' materials and workmanship defects. GAO noted that: (1) althou...
Nuclear Waste: Weak DOE Contract Management Invited TRUPACT-II Setbacks
RCED-92-26: Published: Jan 14, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) procurement of nuclear waste shipping containers for its Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico, focusing on: (1) container defects; (2) why DOE purchased the containers; (3) the effectiveness of the DOE contracting strategy; and (4) subcontract oversight.GAO found that: (1) in the process of building 24 s...
Acquisition Reform: Defense Management Report Savings Initiatives
NSIAD-91-11: Published: Dec 4, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of Defense Management Report (DMR) savings initiatives, focusing on: (1) the status of the initiatives; (2) the estimated savings of major initiatives; and (3) whether DOD reduced the number of acquisition personnel.GAO found that: (1) DOD implemented a number of DMR initiatives, but the larger, mor...
Defense Management: Efforts to Streamline Acquisition Management Structure
NSIAD-91-15: Published: Dec 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military services' efforts to streamline acquisition management structures as called for in the Secretary of Defense's July 1989 Defense Management Report (DMR).GAO found that: (1) the services' newly established service acquisition executive (SAE) positions conformed with DMR requirements; (2) each service revised its program executive officer...
Procurement: Assessment of DOD's Multiyear Contract Candidates for Fiscal Year 1991
NSIAD-90-270BR: Published: Aug 31, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed six systems that the Department of Defense (DOD) proposed for multiyear procurement in its fiscal year (FY) 1991 budget request to determine whether the systems met the legislative criteria for multiyear contracts.GAO found that none of the six systems met all of the multiyear procurement criteria requiring: (1) realistic estimated contract costs a...