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Procurement: Assessment of DOD's Multiyear Contract Candidates
NSIAD-89-224BR: Published: Sep 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed eight multiyear contracts in the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal years 1990 through 1991 biennial budget, focusing on whether they satisfied the legislative criteria for multiyear contract approval.GAO found that: (1) seven of the eight systems did not clearly meet one or more of the legislative criteria; (2) DOD estimated that it would requir...
Reports Issued in September 1989
139852: Sep 1, 1989
GAO published its monthly digest of reports and testimonies issued in September 1989...
Army Procurement: The Selection of a Manufacturer for the 120-mm Mortar
NSIAD-89-178: Published: Jul 18, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's comparison of its and a private manufacturer's costs for producing its 120-millimeter mortar system.GAO found that: (1) in March 1988, after competitive testing, the Army selected one of three firms which responded to its November 1985 solicitation for the mortars; (2) after comparing the firm's total production costs with its arsenal's...
DOD Acquisition: Information on Joint Major Programs
NSIAD-89-158: Published: Jul 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) joint major defense acquisition programs, focusing on the: (1) status of joint major programs; (2) questions concerning memoranda of agreement (MOA); and (3) the Office of the Secretary of Defense's (OSD) role in joint efforts and whether that role should be strengthened.GAO found that: (1) at the end of fiscal yea...
Computer Procurement: Navy Decision to Terminate Its Standard Automated Financial System
IMTEC-89-37: Published: Mar 30, 1989. Publicly Released: May 1, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's decision to terminate its Standard Automated Financial System (STAFS).GAO found that the Navy evaluated four alternatives to identify the most economical means of satisfying its financial management information needs, including: (1) continuing with STAFS after correcting deficiencies, testing the system, and successfully operating STA...
Air Force Logistics: Conflict of Interest in Procurement of C-5 Crash Damage Kits
NSIAD-89-109: Published: Apr 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the San Antonio Air Logistics Center's purchase of C-5 aircraft crash damage kits, focusing on an allegation that an Air Force officer violated conflict-of-interest laws during the procurement process.GAO found that: (1) although the officer had contacts with the contractor about future employment before he retired, there was no evidence that hi...
Air Force Procurement of C-5 Crash Damage Kits
T-NSIAD-89-11: Published: Mar 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1989.
GAO discussed the Air Force's acquisition of C-5 aircraft crash damage kits to: (1) examine whether the Air Force adequately justified the acquisition; (2) review the procurement process; and (3) review an allegation that a retired Air Force officer violated conflict-of-interest laws during the procurement process. GAO found that: (1) the Air Force did not have sufficient data to make a proper det...
Status of Open Recommendations: Improving Operations of Federal Departments and Agencies
OP-89-1: Published: Mar 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1989.
GAO reported on the conclusions and recommendations resulting from its audits and other reviews of federal departments and agencies. The summaries presented are those on which no satisfactory legislative or administrative actions have been taken or are being taken. They are submitted for use in congressional review of budget requests for fiscal year 1990...
Procurement: Responses to Questions Posed by Beretta on the M9 Handgun
NSIAD-89-59: Published: Jan 4, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided answers to nine questions posed by the M9 9-millimeter handgun's contractor on M9 quality and performance.GAO found that: (1) field units have not reported any broken or cracked M9 frames; (2) as of October 18, 1988, 16 slides from M9 or military-owned civilian M9 versions broke during field use and laboratory testing; (3) five slide failures have...
Torpedo Procurement: Issues Related to the Navy's MK-50 Torpedo Propulsion System
NSIAD-89-8: Published: Jan 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's procurement of MK-50 torpedo propulsion components, to determine: (1) whether the Navy would save money if it procured the propulsion components separately and provided them to the prime contractor as government-furnished equipment (GFE); (2) when the Navy should implement such a strategy; and (3) whether providing prime contractors w...