Procurement (1 - 10 of 123 items)
Federal Acquisitions and Contracting: Systemic Challenges Need Attention
GAO-07-1098T: Published: Jul 17, 2007. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2007.
In fiscal year 2006, the federal government spent over $400 billion for a wide variety of goods and services, with the Department of Defense (DOD) being the largest purchaser. Given the large and growing structural deficit, the government must get the best return it can on its investment in goods and services. For decades, GAO has reported on a number of systemic challenges in agencies' acquisitio...
Defense Planning: Opportunities to Improve Strategic Reviews
GAO-01-514R: Published: Mar 20, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 2001.
For several years, GAO has reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to strategically plan for the nation's defense needs and prepare related budgets. In particular, GAO evaluated DOD's methodology for conducting the 1993 Bottom-Up Review and the 1997 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), and its preparation of several Future Years Defense Programs (FYDP). As DOD began a new effort to review...
DOD's Rationale for Imposing Domestic Source Restrictions
NSIAD-98-144R: Published: Apr 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the criteria and processes used by the Department of Defense (DOD) to impose, retain, or rescind domestic source restrictions on procurement.GAO noted that: (1) the justification for imposing domestic source restrictions is generally based on national security concerns; (2) these concerns include the need to retain a unique domestic...
[Comments on Air Force and Army Corps of Engineers Failure To Comply With FAR Provisions]
B-277979: Published: Jan 26, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1998.
GAO commented on the Air Force and the Army Corps of Engineers failure to comply with certain Federal Acquisition Regulation provisions. GAO noted that the all-encompassing work statement contained in the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts did not reasonably describe the scope of the services, and therefore did not provide potential offerors notice of the work that would be within...
Defense Outsourcing: Challenges Facing DOD as It Attempts to Save Billions in Infrastructure Costs
T-NSIAD-97-110: Published: Mar 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) goal to save billions of dollars by outsourcing work to the private sector and through other initiatives for activities which DOD generally refers to as its support infrastructure, focusing on: (1) DOD's past experience in achieving infrastructure savings; (2) key infrastructure areas that offer the greatest potential for savings; and (3) challenges...
Combat Air Power: Joint Mission Assessments Needed Before Making Program and Budget Decisions
T-NSIAD-96-196: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) future combat air power capabilities. GAO noted that: (1) DOD has added many new aircraft to its fleet and has improved the capabilities of its remaining combat aircraft; (2) DOD has made more of its aircraft capable of delivering advanced munitions; (3) DOD does not believe that potential adversaries possess the capabilities needed to prevent U.S. f...
DOD's CALS Initiative
AIMD-94-197R: Published: Sep 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Continuous Acquisition and Life-Cycle Support (CALS) initiative, focusing on: (1) two key CALS programs; (2) the impact of the Automated Document Conversion System (ADCS) on the initiative; and (3) the justification for using noncompetitive procedures to expand the Army-specific CALS contract to a DOD-wide scope. G...
Budget Object Classification: Origins and Recent Trends
AIMD-94-147: Published: Sep 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on budget object classifications, focusing on: (1) their origins, development, and use; (2) present historical trend data; and (3) actual and proposed uses of object class data to reduce federal administrative expenses.GAO found that: (1) budget object classification defines budget outlays by the personal and contractual services obtain...
Advance Sheets: Volume 73, Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States
OGC-94-28: Published: Jun 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1994.
GAO published advance sheets of decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of June 1994...
DOD 'M' Accounts
AIMD-94-84R: Published: Feb 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1994.
GAO discussed regulations concerning merged (M) appropriation account balances within the Department of Defense (DOD) and requested information on actions that DOD is taking to reconcile the remaining M accounts...