Acquisition (71 - 80 of 114 items)
Over-The-Horizon Radar: Better Justification Needed for DOD Systems' Expansion
NSIAD-91-61: Published: Jan 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to use the Air Force's Over-the-Horizon Backscatter (OTH-B) radar for counterdrug purposes; and (2) provided information on the cost, design, acquisition and deployment, missions, and interoperability of OTH-B and the Navy's Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar (ROTHR) programs.GAO found that DOD: (1) had...
T-45 Training System: Navy Should Reduce Risks Before Procuring More Aircraft
NSIAD-91-46: Published: Dec 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1990.
GAO reviewed the Navy's acquisition of the T-45 Training System to evaluate cost, schedule, and performance risks and to assess whether an additional production commitment in fiscal year (FY) 1991 was warranted.GAO found that: (1) the Navy did not schedule flight testing until after it made production commitments for 20 percent of the planned procurement; (2) tests, redesigns, and modifications ha...
Naval Aviation: The V-22 Osprey--Progress and Problems
NSIAD-91-45: Published: Oct 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, focusing on the: (1) status of program testing; (2) funding requirements to complete testing and development; and (3) readiness of the V-22 program for production funding in fiscal year (FY) 1991.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's V-22 program was in the full-scale development phase of the acquisition...
Test and Evaluation: The Director, Operational Test and Evaluation's Role in Test Resources
NSIAD-90-128: Published: Aug 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the tasks of the Office of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E), focusing on the Director's: (1) role as chairman of the Test and Evaluation Committee; and (2) use of early operational assessments.GAO found that: (1) the Deputy Secretary of Defense appointed the director as chairman of the Test and Evaluation Committee to be respon...
Defense Budget Issues: Uniform Definition of Management Support Agencies Needed
NSIAD-90-255: Published: Jul 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether the budget for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) properly reflected the funds applied to management support agencies and activities (MSA).GAO found that: (1) it could not determine whether MSA funds were properly accounted for in the OSD budget because the Department of Defense (DOD) did not have a uniform MSA definition; (2) t...
Weapons Testing: DOD Needs to Plan and Conduct More Timely Operational Tests and Evaluation
NSIAD-90-107: Published: May 17, 1990. Publicly Released: May 17, 1990.
GAO reviewed how the Department of Defense (DOD) could better perform operational testing and evaluation (OT&E) before starting production of weapons systems.GAO found that: (1) DOD and the services made little progress in conducting OT&E before production because of a lack of prototypes, concurrent development and production, and the need to initiate production to obtain test articles; (2) those...
Defense Acquisition: Air Force Prematurely Recommends ADP Acquisitions
IMTEC-90-7: Published: Mar 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's requirements definition process for automatic data processing (ADP) system acquisitions.GAO found that: (1) Air Force regulations require that it define system requirements and evaluate alternative solutions before recommending system acquisition, but it has repeatedly failed to do so; (2) independent commissions have stated for ove...
Test and Evaluation: An Assessment of DOD's Operational Test and Evaluation Capability Improvement Program
NSIAD-90-141: Published: Mar 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1990.
GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD) Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) Capability Improvement Program was within the jurisdiction of the Office of the Director, OT&E.GAO found that: (1) the OT&E Capability Improvement Program was not within the scope of the Director's mission, since the services had primary responsibility for planning, programming, and budgeting for adequate t...
Defense Inventory: Growth in Ship and Submarine Parts
NSIAD-90-111: Published: Mar 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's ship and submarine secondary item inventories, focusing on: (1) the reasons for unrequired inventory; (2) opportunities for minimizing the acquisition of unrequired stock; and (3) inactive inventory items.GAO found that: (1) requirement and demand changes resulted in about $900 million of unrequired inventory; (2) the Navy's fleet modern...
Abrams Tank: Block II Modifications Not Ready to Enter Production
NSIAD-90-57: Published: Feb 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Block II Abrams tank modification program.GAO found that: (1) proposed tank armor modifications may not have the anticipated impact on tank survivability; (2) the Army's tank weight-reduction program, designed to counteract the new armor's added stresses on the tank's suspension, may not achieve performance goals, since its effects will...