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Implementation of the Certification Requirements of the Procurement Integrity Law
T-NSIAD-91-5: Published: Feb 21, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1991.
GAO discussed 17 federal agencies' implementation of the procurement integrity certification requirements for federal contracts. GAO noted that: (1) between July 16 and November 30, 1989, federal contracting officers and contractor officials signed an estimated 103,000 contract-by-contract certifications, with Department of Defense (DOD) agencies and contractors accounting for more than half of th...
DOD Procurement: Changes to Military Specifications for Testing Industrial Fasteners
NSIAD-91-84: Published: Dec 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed proposed changes to the military specifications for testing the quality of class-3 threaded fasteners, focusing on whether the: (1) Air Force followed proper procedures for changing the specifications; and (2) military services followed appropriate competitive procedures for purchasing the gages required to implement the proposed changes.GAO found...
Navy Budget: Potential Reductions in Aircraft Procurement Budget
NSIAD-91-65: Published: Jan 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's fiscal year (FY) 1991 aircraft procurement budget request and appropriations for the preceding 2 years to identify potential budget reductions and rescissions, including amounts that the Navy did not use for their appropriated purposes.GAO found that: (1) potential reductions and rescissions to the Navy's FY 1991 aircraft procurement bud...
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...
Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Procurement Budgets
NSIAD-91-17BR: Published: Nov 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1991 aircraft procurement budget request and prior-year appropriations for the C-17, B-2, and F-16 aircraft procurement programs and the C/KC-135, B-52, and B-1B aircraft modification programs.GAO found that: (1) C-17 aircraft schedule delays could reduce the Air Force's FY 1991 budget request by about $2.15 billion...
Competitiveness of Federal Computer Procurements
T-IMTEC-90-12: Published: Sep 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1990.
GAO discussed federal agencies' use of competitive procedures in their automated data processing (ADP) procurements. GAO noted that: (1) factors affecting procurement competitiveness included improper review of alternatives, poorly defined requirements, improper bias, and poorly trained or inexperienced contracting staff; (2) agencies did not ensure adequate and appropriate competition in the less...
Government Contracting: Review of Morton Thiokol Separation
NSIAD-90-220: Published: Aug 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the impact on the defense production base a major defense contractor's separation into two independent companies.GAO found that: (1) one of the newly created companies focused on commercial business, while the other conducted 98 percent of the government business previously performed by the firm; (2) the defense contractor was the federal governmen...
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...
Agriculture ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information
IMTEC-90-62FS: Published: Jun 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) compatible computer procurements, focusing on: (1) the extent to which USDA procurements of mainframe computers and mainframe peripheral equipment required compatibility with certain computer manufacturers' equipment; and (2) USDA procurement methods.GAO found that: (1) from fiscal year (FY) 1987 through FY 19...
Defense ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information
IMTEC-90-60FS: Published: Jun 8, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) compatible computer procurements.GAO found that: (1) DOD information showed that during the 3.5-year period ending in March 1989, defense agencies had a total of 155 procurements for mainframes and mainframe peripherals, and 85 percent of those required some type of compatibility; (2) defense agencies obligated $82.1 mil...