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Contract Management: Taking a Strategic Approach to Improving Service Acquisitions
GAO-02-499T: Published: Mar 7, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2002.
The Service Acquisition Reform Act of 2002 seeks to strengthen the acquisition workforce by moving toward a performance-based contracting environment and improving service acquisitions management. During the past decade, federal agencies have substantially increased their purchases of services, particularly for information technology and professional, administrative, and management support. In fis...
General Services Administration: Information on Pricing Retail Packaging Products
GGD-99-116: Published: Jul 7, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO examined the General Services Administration's (GSA) retail packaging products program, focusing on whether: (1) GSA is required by law to set its prices for retail packaging products at levels sufficient to ensure that all selling costs are recovered on each item; and (2) GSA's selling prices for these items do recover all costs.GAO noted that: (1) GSA i...
Acquisition Reform: Implementation of Key Aspects of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994
NSIAD-98-81: Published: Mar 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of actions taken to implement the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA) of 1994, focusing on whether selected federal organizations were: (1) reducing unique purchasing requirements; (2) increasing the use of simplified acquisition procedures; and (3) obtaining goods and services faster while reducing in-house procedures.G...
GSA: Federal Communications Commission Planned Move to the Portals II Building
GGD-98-65R: Published: Feb 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) move into the Portals building would be in the best financial interest of the government compared to remaining in its current facilities.GAO noted that: (1) despite delays in completing the building, GAO believes that it is in the best interest of the government for FCC to move in...
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...
Government Printing: Comparison of DOD and GPO Prices for Printing and Duplicating Work
NSIAD-95-65: Published: Feb 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues relating to the costs, prices, services, and operations of the Government Printing Office (GPO) and the Defense Printing Service (DPS), focusing on the prices charged to customers for acquiring printing and duplicating services for a statistically representative sample of customer-requested requisitions produced between April and September 1...
White House: Follow-Up on Acquisition of Automated Resume Processing
GGD-94-127: Published: Aug 3, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the White House's acquisition of an automated resume processing system, focusing on whether it followed applicable procurement regulations.GAO found that the White House: (1) adequately documented and justified its decision to lease the system on a sole-source basis due to its urgent and compelling need; (2) omitted certain items from the requireme...
Cost of Products Sold to DOD
NSIAD-94-90R: Published: Jan 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) differences in the costs of products sold to the Department of Defense (DOD) and other federal agencies compared to the costs for similar products sold to commercial customers; and (2) extent that federal procurement laws and regulations contribute to cost differences between the federal government and commercial consumers. GAO found that:...
The B-2 Program: Procurement Decisions Should Be Based on Demonstrated Performance
T-NSIAD-91-45: Published: Jul 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1991.
GAO discussed the status of the Air Force's B-2 bomber aircraft program. GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) proposed increasing B-2 production rates although it would not be able to test critical B-2 capabilities for at least several years; (2) B-2 contractors are not generally meeting manufacturing goals and continue to experience significant problems in reducing labor hours, def...
Strategic Weapons: Long-Term Costs Are Not Reported to the Congress
NSIAD-90-226: Published: Aug 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1990.
GAO discussed: (1) the long-term costs of 12 strategic weapons systems; and (2) the extent to which the Department of Defense (DOD) routinely provided Congress with estimates of system costs.GAO found that: (1) projected annual funding levels required to acquire, operate, and support the 12 systems were expected to peak at about $1.8 billion, due to acquisition costs; (2) by 2003, annual operation...