Acquisition (51 - 60 of 114 items)
Army Acquisition: Medium Truck Program Is Not Practical and Needs Reassessment
NSIAD-93-232: Published: Aug 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's family of medium tactical vehicles (FMTV) acquisition program, focusing on: (1) the feasibility of meeting program and fleet management goals under the Army's 30-year acquisition strategy; (2) the Army's consideration of other medium truck alternatives; and (3) possible cost-effective alternatives.GAO found that: (1) the Army will have d...
Electronic Warfare: Inadequate Testing Led to Faulty SLQ-32s on Ships
NSIAD-93-272: Published: Aug 19, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the capability of the Navy's SLQ-32 shipboard electronic countermeasures system.GAO found that: (1) the Navy approved production of the SLQ-32 system before correcting problems disclosed in the system's initial operational tests and verifying the system's satisfactory performance; (2) the Navy has deployed the defective SLQ-32 system while attempti...
Defense Inventory: More Accurate Reporting Categories Are Needed
NSIAD-93-31: Published: Aug 12, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) on-hand approved acquisition objective inventory, focusing on whether its Supply System Inventory Report adequately disclosed the amount of: (1) secondary inventory needed to ensure uninterrupted supply; and (2) excess inventory.GAO found that: (1) of the $53.5 billion in the DOD acquisition objective inventory, on...
U.S.-Israel Arrow/Aces Program: Cost, Technical, Proliferation, and Management Concerns
NSIAD-93-254: Published: Aug 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S.-Israel Arrow/Arrow Continuation Experiments (ACES) missile program, focusing on: (1) whether Israel's ballistic missile defense needs will be met considering the program's cost, schedule, and technical risks; (2) whether Israel's unauthorized sales of U.S.-origin defense articles and technologies and involvement in missile proliferation ac...
Army Acquisition: More Testing Needed to Solve Heavy Equipment Transporter System Problems
NSIAD-93-228: Published: Jul 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's acquisition of a new Heavy Equipment Transporter System (HETS), focusing on whether the: (1) Army adequately justified the expanded HETS mission and increased HETS quantity requirement; (2) new HETS has demonstrated a capability to meet its mission requirements; and (3) Army's HETS acquisition complied with the Department of Defense's (D...
Ballistic Missile Defense: Information on Directed Energy Programs for Fiscal Years 1985 Through 1993
NSIAD-93-182: Published: Jun 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) recommendations for transferring or retaining management responsibility for directed energy technologies in the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) and for determining the future direction of directed energy development.GAO found that: (1) the $4.9 billion allocated by the Strategic Defense Initiative Organizat...
Simulation Training: Management Framework Improved, but Challenges Remain
NSIAD-93-122: Published: May 10, 1993. Publicly Released: May 10, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to coordinate the use of simulation technology; and (2) the Army's Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) acquisition plan.GAO found that: (1) in June 1991, the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office (DMSO) was created to coordinate and provide guidance for simulation issues throughout DOD; (2) DMSO has made p...
Tactical Intelligence: Joint STARS Needs Current Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis
NSIAD-93-117: Published: Apr 28, 1993. Publicly Released: May 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) acquisition program, focusing on whether the existing cost and operational effectiveness analysis was sufficient to permit an informed full-rate production decision.GAO found that: (1) to support a JSTARS full-rate production decision, the Department of Defense (DOD) needs to...
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...
DOD's Mobility Requirements: Alternative Assumptions Could Affect Recommended Acquisition Plan
NSIAD-93-103: Published: Apr 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) requirements for its sealift and airlift mobility operations, focusing on whether key assumptions in the DOD mobility requirements study were reasonable.GAO found that: (1) DOD ability to move U.S. forces abroad is dependent upon key assumptions regarding the extent of the enemy threat and the amount of advanced warning;...