Acquisition (1 - 7 of 7 items)
Coast Guard: Update on Deepwater Program Management, Cost, and Acquisition Workforce
GAO-09-620T: Published: Apr 22, 2009. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2009.
The Deepwater Program is intended to recapitalize the Coast Guard's fleet and includes efforts to build or modernize five classes each of ships and aircraft, and procure other key capabilities. In 2002, the Coast Guard contracted with Integrated Coast Guard Systems (ICGS) to manage the acquisition as systems integrator. After the program experienced a series of failures, the Coast Guard announced...
NOAA: Next Steps to Strengthen Its Acquisition Function
GAO-06-594: Published: Jun 7, 2006. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 2006.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) accounts for about half of the Department of Commerce's (Commerce) acquisition spending, over $851 million in fiscal year 2005 alone. In recent years however, NOAA has experienced instances of poor contract management. GAO was asked to determine if NOAA is positioned to effectively carry out its acquisition function. Specifically, GAO asse...
Acquisition Workforce: Status of Agency Efforts to Address Future Needs
GAO-03-55: Published: Dec 18, 2002. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2003.
The federal government is dramatically changing the way it purchases goods and services--by relying more on judgment and initiative versus rigid rules to make purchasing decisions. At the same time, agencies are dealing with reductions in the civilian acquisition workforce. GAO was asked to determine what efforts federal civilian agencies are making to address their future acquisition workforce ne...
Acquisition Workforce: Agencies Need to Better Define and Track the Training of Their Employees
GAO-02-737: Published: Jul 29, 2002. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 2002.
GAO's continuing reviews of the acquisition workforce, focusing on the Department of Defense (DOD); the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force; the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Energy, and Health and Human Services; the General Services Administration; and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, indicate that some of the government's largest procurement operations are not run...
Acquisition Management: Implementation of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act
NSIAD-93-129: Published: Apr 26, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO determined whether the Department of Defense (DOD) has effectively implemented the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act.GAO found that: (1) DOD has established an acquisition workforce management structure and issued implementing policies and regulations as required by the act; (2) DOD has identified and designated 127,000 acquisition workforce p...
Defense Production Act: Offsets in Military Exports and Proposed Amendments to the Act
NSIAD-90-164: Published: Apr 19, 1990. Publicly Released: May 24, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the interagency process used to prepare the 1988 report on offsets in military exports; (2) the use of economic models to measure the impact of offsets; and (3) information on proposed amendments to the Defense Production Act.GAO found that: (1) agencies used an informal process to prepare the 1988 offsets report because they had no guidelines...
Energy Impacted Area Development Assistance Program's Designation Criteria
EMD-81-103: Published: Jun 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1981.
GAO reviewed the designation criteria for the Energy Impacted Area Development Program which was established under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978. The objective of the program is to help areas impacted by coal or uranium production, processing, or transportation. Funded through the Department of Energy (DOE) and administered by the Farmers Home Administration, the program provi...