Acquisition (61 - 70 of 114 items)
Navy Acquisition: AN/BSY-1 Combat System Operational Evaluation
NSIAD-93-81: Published: Nov 19, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed results of the AN/BSY-1 submarine combat system's operational evaluation, focusing on: (1) testing limitations and their impact on the evaluation; and (2) whether the evaluation was conducted independent of the AN/BSY-1 program office.GAO found that: (1) the Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) Commander concluded that AN/BSY-1 was operationally...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: More Testing Needed Before Production of Short-Range System
NSIAD-92-311: Published: Sep 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Short-Range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program to determine whether: (1) it represents a valid joint-service effort that will minimize duplication among UAV programs; and (2) test results justify the imminent commitment to system production.GAO found that: (1) the UAV Joint Project Office plans to exercise two system production options befor...
Air Force Logistics: Need to Improve Management Transfers of On-Order Items Which Can Be Terminated
NSIAD-92-262: Published: Aug 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1992.
GAO provided information on the Air Force's procedures for transferring management responsibilities over terminating excessive items on order to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), focusing on whether the Air Force: (1) completed required analyses before management transfers; and (2) provided accurate requirements data to DLA.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force lacks procedures for items with potent...
Shipbuilding: Navy's Plan to Acquire Additional Strategic Sealift
NSIAD-92-224: Published: Jul 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's Mobility Requirements Study, focusing on the Navy's planned acquisition of 20 strategic sealift ships.GAO found that: (1) the Navy has eliminated two of four options for acquiring the needed ships due to unfeasibility; (2) in September 1991, the Navy awarded nine 90-day initial design contracts for two ships, has since s...
Military Aircraft: C-17 Wing Flap Requires Additional Testing
NSIAD-92-160: Published: Jul 8, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1992.
GAO reviewed results of temperature and acoustic testing on the C-17 aircraft's flap to determine whether the contractor had demonstrated that the flap would achieve the required 30,000-hour life expectancy.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force's review of the contractor's test results raised serious concerns about whether the current flap design could meet the contract performance requirement of 30,0...
Defense Industrial Base: DOD's Manufacturing Technology Program Needs Systematic Evaluation
NSIAD-92-74: Published: Mar 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD) systematically tracks benefits from its Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program, focusing on the Office of the Secretary of Defense's (OSD) efforts to ensure that the: (1) ManTech Program is effectively implemented; and (2) benefits from ManTech projects are appropriately compiled and reported.GAO found th...
Defense ADP: A Coordinated Strategy Is Needed to Implement the CALS Initiative
IMTEC-91-54: Published: Sep 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistics Support (CALS) initiative to reduce the cost of maintenance and support by automating the millions of pages of technical data needed to support weapons systems.GAO found that: (1) the potential benefits of CALS could be significant, especially in the repair and maintenance o...
Defense Management: DOD's Plans to Consolidate Printing
NSIAD-91-268: Published: Aug 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to consolidate the Army's, Air Force's, and the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) printing and duplicating functions into the Navy Publishing and Printing Service (NPPS).GAO found that: (1) the Navy estimated that NPPS consolidation will save about $41 million for the 338 activities included in its preliminary...
Defense Inventory: Reports Need Comparable and Comprehensive Data
NSIAD-91-266: Published: Jul 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory reports for: (1) comparability over time and across organizations; (2) inclusion of appropriate items; and (3) trends in inventory size.GAO found that: (1) in its September 1990 Supply System Inventory Report, DOD reported that its secondary item inventory decreased from $109.5 billion in September 1989 t...
Industrial Base: Significance of DOD's Foreign Dependence
NSIAD-91-93: Published: Jan 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) dependency on foreign sources for critical components of its weapon systems, focusing on the M1 Abrams tank and the F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft.GAO found that: (1) DOD did not know the overall extent of foreign sourcing or dependency and their significance for national security; (2) DOD had limited information o...