Naval procurement (11 - 20 of 50 items)
Deferment Actions Associated With the A-12 Aircraft
T-NSIAD-91-50: Published: Jul 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) decision to defer repayment of progress payments to former Navy A-12 contractors pending a settlement, focusing on the impact analysis, data used, and the reasonableness of the deferment decision. GAO found that: (1) DOD did not document its analysis; (2) DOD based its deferment decision on early information indicating that the contractor was in a we...
Navy Shipbuilding: Allegations of Mischarging at Bath Iron Works
NSIAD-91-85: Published: Jul 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's efforts to address an anonymous source's allegations of improper charges and other contractual issues at the Bath Iron Works Corporation (BIW), a Navy shipbuilding contractor.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's oversight of BIW contracts was ineffective and contributed directly to the improper charges and problems found; (2) the Navy inadequa...
Information on the A-12 Default Termination
T-NSIAD-91-15: Published: Apr 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) termination of the Navy's A-12 aircraft program. GAO noted that: (1) total A-12 program appropriations totalled approximately $6.7 billion; (2) at termination, DOD had spent approximately $3 billion on the program; (3) the Navy demanded that the contractors return $1.35 billion, which represented Navy progress payments for uncompleted work at the tim...
A-12 Default Termination Issues
T-NSIAD-91-14: Published: Apr 9, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1991.
GAO discussed the termination of the Navy's A-12 aircraft development and procurement program, focusing on: (1) potential government liability; and (2) alternatives to the A-12 aircraft. GAO noted that: (1) the Navy demanded that the contractor reimburse it for $1.35 billion of the $2.69 billion it paid to the contractor for the full-scale development effort and design and management reviews; (2)...
Navy Ship Defense: Concerns About the Strategy for Procuring the Rolling Airframe Missile
NSIAD-90-208: Published: Aug 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1990.
GAO and the German Federal Court of Audit (BRH) reviewed the U.S.-German Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) program.GAO found that: (1) since development of RAM began, the number and capability of various antiship missiles has significantly increased, and most will surpass RAM capabilities; (2) due to test limitations, the Navy will not be able to fully and realistically test the missile before the pl...
Homeporting: Status of Continuing Construction and Development
NSIAD-90-231: Published: Jun 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Navy's strategic homeporting program and the legal status of limitations on the disposal of land if the new homeports were terminated.GAO found that: (1) the Navy had not taken any action to stop ongoing construction on projects at new homeports requested by the Secretary of Defense; (2) written agreements pertaining to homepo...
Navy Competition Advocate General and ADP Vendor Complaint Handling
T-NSIAD-90-9: Published: Nov 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1989.
GAO discussed the Navy's automated data processing procurement practices, focusing on the: (1) Competition Advocate General's process for handling complaints; and (2) ADP Acquisition Assessment Panel's efforts to improve competitiveness in ADP procurement. GAO found that: (1) the Advocate Office had no written complaint-handling procedures, did not have a comprehensive recordkeeping system for com...
Missile Development: AMRAAM's Combat Effectiveness at Production Not Fully Tested
NSIAD-88-186: Published: Jul 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Air Force and Navy developmental and operational testing of the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) to assess the: (1) test plan's adequacy; (2) Air Force's implementation of the plan; and (3) test results.GAO found that: (1) the AMRAAM test plan was comprehensive and addressed each performance requirement; (2) the Air Force comple...
Quality Assurance: Concerns About Four Navy Missile Systems
NSIAD-88-104: Published: Mar 24, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed quality assurance problems on four missile systems, the Phoenix, the Harpoon, the Sparrow, and the High-Speed Anti-Radiation (HARM) missiles, to determine the causes and potential effects of the problems.GAO found that: (1) all the missiles it examined had defects, since they did not completely conform to contract specifications; (2) some defect...
Navy Contracting: Award of a Contract at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station
NSIAD-88-10BR: Published: Oct 7, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a Navy contract award for base operating support, specifically the: (1) calculation of specific cost comparison items, such as contract administration cost; (2) amount of indefinite quantity work and related labor hours; (3) qualifications of the contractor as a small business; and (4) allegations a labor union raised concerning a conflict of inter...