Acquisition (41 - 50 of 114 items)
Combat Air Power: Assessment of Joint Close Support Requirements and Capabilities Is Needed
NSIAD-96-45: Published: Jun 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1996.
GAO reviewed the military services' plans to upgrade their close support weapons capabilities, focusing on the processes the Department of Defense (DOD) uses to assess mission needs, capabilities, and modernization proposals for the close support mission.GAO found that: (1) over the next 6 years, the Army plans to spend nearly $5.5 billion to develop and field more modern target acquisition system...
Combat Air Power: Funding Priority for Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses May Be Too Low
NSIAD-96-128: Published: Apr 10, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1996.
GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) requirements, capabilities, and plans for conducting the suppression of enemy air defenses mission (SEAD).GAO found that: (1) since the Vietnam War, DOD has recognized that SEAD is a critical component of air operations, and it used extensive SEAD support during the Persian Gulf War; (2) SEAD is expected to remain a critical component o...
Battlefield Automation: Army's Digital Battlefield Plan Lacks Specific Measurable Goals
NSIAD-96-25: Published: Nov 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Army's plans to digitize its battlefield operations.GAO found that: (1) as part of its battlefield digitization plan, the Army plans to conduct a series of costly experiments from 1995 to 1997 to demonstrate the utility of a digitized force; (2) risks that the Army faces in implementing its digitization plan include integration, software deve...
Enhanced Fiber Optic Guided Missile: Need to Define Requirements and Establish Criteria to Assess Performance
NSIAD-96-7: Published: Oct 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Army's plans for acquiring the Enhanced Fiber Optic Guided Missile (EFOG-M) system.GAO found that: (1) the Army lacks a formal requirement for EFOG-M and has not prepared comprehensive comparative cost studies because requirements documents and analyses are not normally required for Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD) programs; (2) the Army should develop the requirem...
Comanche Helicopter: Testing Needs to Be Completed Prior to Production Decisions
NSIAD-95-112: Published: May 18, 1995. Publicly Released: May 18, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Army's Comanche helicopter program, focusing on cost and technical issues associated with the restructured program.GAO found that: (1) the past risks associated with the Comanche's development and production will continue under the Army's restructured program; (2) production decisions will be made before operational testing of the Comanche begins and the development phase will be...
Defense Supply: Controls Over Hand Tools Can Be Improved
NSIAD-95-44: Published: Jan 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military services' controls over hand tools, focusing on: (1) whether the services' policies and procedures for preventing the loss or unnecessary purchase of hand tools are adequate; (2) whether information is available on the costs associated with missing, lost, and stolen hand tools; and (3) the extent to which military installations control...
C-17 Aircraft: Cost and Performance Issues
NSIAD-95-26: Published: Jan 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) C-17 program, focusing on: (1) the aircraft's ability to achieve its original program requirements; and (2) whether further procurement of C-17 aircraft is justified.GAO found that: (1) although the C-17 was intended to operate routinely in an intratheater shuttle role, perform direct delivery missions to forward...
Army Armored Systems: Advanced Field Artillery System Experiences Problems with Liquid Propellant
NSIAD-95-25: Published: Nov 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army's Advance Field Artillery System (AFAS) program, focusing on the: (1) status of the AFAS liquid propellant (LP) gun; (2) nature and extent of any problems experienced during testing; and (3) Army's plans for proceeding with the development of the system.GAO found that: (1) the Army's most advanced LP gun was severely damaged by an explosion during test firing; (2) the Army ha...
Military Airlift: C-17 Settlement Is Not a Good Deal
NSIAD-94-141: Published: Apr 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) C-17 aircraft program, focusing on: (1) whether the proposed settlement with the contractor is in the government's best interest; and (2) alternatives to the C-17 program.GAO found that: (1) significant doubts remain about the C-17 program's cost-effectiveness and credibility because of cost increases, poor contr...
Security Assistance: Need for Improved Reporting on Excess Defense Article Transfers
NSIAD-94-27: Published: Jan 18, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of the excess defense articles (EDA) program, focusing on: (1) the scope and size of the EDA program; (2) the types of EDA transferred; (3) the EDA congressional reporting process; (4) the accuracy of EDA pricing and valuing procedures; and (5) EDA program management.GAO found that: (1) between 1990...