Procurement (1 - 10 of 30 items)
Acquisition Workforce: DOD Can Improve Its Management and Oversight by Tracking Data on Contractor Personnel and Taking Additional Actions
GAO-09-616T: Published: Apr 28, 2009. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2009.
Since 2001, Department of Defense's (DOD) spending on goods and services has more than doubled to $388 billion in 2008, while the number of civilian and military acquisition personnel has remained relatively stable. To supplement its in-house workforce, DOD relies heavily on contractor personnel. If it does not maintain an adequate workforce, DOD places its billion-dollar acquisitions at an increa...
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...
Department of Defense: Additional Actions and Data Are Needed to Effectively Manage and Oversee DOD's Acquisition Workforce
GAO-09-342: Published: Mar 25, 2009. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 2009.
Since 2001, the Department of Defense's (DOD) spending on goods and services has more than doubled to $388 billion in 2008, while the number of civilian and military acquisition personnel has remained relatively stable. To augment its in-house workforce, DOD relies heavily on contractor personnel. If it does not maintain an adequate workforce, DOD places its billion-dollar acquisitions at an incre...
Defense Acquisition Organizations: Linking Workforce Reductions with Better Program Outcomes
T-NSIAD-97-140: Published: Apr 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1997.
GAO discussed issues associated with the acquisition workforce and acquisition process of the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on: (1) the reasons why reducing infrastructure will be a complex and challenging undertaking; and (2) DOD's plan to reduce and restructure its acquisition workforce.GAO noted that: (1) there is no agreed-upon definition of what constitutes the acquisition workforce;...
Navy's Aircraft Carrier Program: Investment Strategy Options
NSIAD-95-17: Published: Jan 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Navy's aircraft carrier program, focusing on: (1) the budget implications of the options for meeting the Department of Defense's Bottom-Up Review (BUR) force structure requirement for 12 carriers; and (2) each option's effect on the shipbuilding contractor's employment levels.GAO found that: (1) there are several available options for maintaining the 12-carrier force at less cost...
Advance Sheets: Volume 73, Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States
OGC-94-29: Published: Jul 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1994.
GAO published advance sheets of decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of July 1994...
NSIAD-93-253R: Published: Jul 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified the net costs associated with the procurement, support, and operation and maintenance of the last five B-2 bombers. GAO noted that: (1) the procurement of 15 instead of 20 B-2 bombers could save the government $1.2 billion; (2) the procurement of certain aircraft support items may be avoidable in future years, since less support equipment is need...
Acquisition Management: Waivers to Acquisition Work Force Training, Education, and Experience Requirements
NSIAD-93-128: Published: Mar 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on the Department of Defense's (DOD) compliance with the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act's provisions for waiving qualification requirements for acquisition personnel.GAO found that: (1) DOD issued 33 waivers during fiscal year 1992, of which 30 were due to the individuals not having completed a required program management course or...
Defense Management: Implementation of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act
NSIAD-92-97: Published: Jan 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) compliance with Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act provisions that permit DOD to waive specific qualification requirements pertaining to program managers and other acquisition personnel.GAO found that: (1) the act requires newly appointed program managers of major and significant nonmajor defense acqui...
Trends in the Number of Strikes and Use of Permanent Strike Replacements in the 1980s
T-HRD-90-41: Published: Jun 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1990.
GAO discussed the practice of hiring permanent employees to replace striking workers, based on data it obtained from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and on information it obtained through interviews with employers and union representatives. GAO noted that: (1) the number of strikes in the United States from 1980 through 1989 annually averaged 1,250, about half the annual average num...