Acquisition (81 - 90 of 114 items)
Acquisition Reform: DOD's Efforts to Streamline Its Acquisition System and Reduce Personnel
NSIAD-90-21: Published: Nov 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to implement the Packard Commission's recommendations for streamlining defense acquisition organizations, focusing on: (1) a comparison of the services' current acquisition organizations; (2) whether the services achieved the Commission's streamlining objectives, particularly in reducing acquisition personn...
Air Force ADP: Evaluations Needed to Substantiate Modernization Program Benefits
IMTEC-89-29: Published: May 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force Logistics Command's (AFLC) Logistics Management System (LMS) Modernization Program, focusing on cost savings and system evaluations.GAO analyzed 1988 Air Force evaluations of the LMS program and found that AFLC: (1) could adequately support only $1.9 billion of the $12.2 billion in cost savings it originally expected in 1984; and (2)...
Contract Pricing: Contractors Should Provide Historical Vendor Prices to DOD
NSIAD-89-68: Published: Feb 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) policies for estimating material costs for fixed-price noncompetitive contracts valued at $10 million or more, to determine whether the contractors provided accurate and reliable material estimates.GAO found that: (1) contractors often estimated material purchases of less than $1 million based on vendor quotatio...
DOD Inflation: Budgeting and Monitoring Inflation Funding in the Department of Defense
NSIAD-88-79: Published: Apr 26, 1988. Publicly Released: May 26, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense (DOD) budgeting procedures to determine the feasibility of: (1) budgeting separately for inflation; (2) restricting the use of inflation funds specifically for inflation costs; (3) requiring that funds appropriated for inflation, but not spent, lapse at the end of the fiscal year; and (4) providing inflation estimates for...
Test and Evaluation: An Assessment of Navy's Long-Term Underwater Test Resources Plan
NSIAD-88-80: Published: Mar 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's Long-Term Underwater Support Resources Plan, to determine its comprehensiveness and usefulness as a management tool.GAO found that, although the plan covers tracking ranges, ship noise measurement facilities, targets, and real-time simulators, it does not: (1) consolidate and prioritize test resource development and acquisition progra...
Electronic Warfare: Multiple Developments of Costly Threat Simulators
NSIAD-88-93: Published: Feb 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1988.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) simulator program, specifically the: (1) need for the armed services to avoid paying for the development of duplicate simulators; and (2) acquisition of simulators which misrepresent Soviet threat systems.GAO found that: (1) the armed services are paying for multiple development of simulators for emitter-receiver processors (ERP) and emitters; (2) tot...
Army Procurement: Defense Logistics Agency's Administration of Contracts for Canteen Cups
NSIAD-88-16: Published: Nov 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) practices and procedures for awarding and administering two contracts for canteen cups, to determine the contractor's: (1) capability to perform the contracts; and (2) compliance with the contract terms and conditions.GAO found that: (1) the preaward survey showed that, although the contractor did not have al...
Battlefield Automation: Army Air Defense Command and Control System Acquisition and Budget Issues
NSIAD-87-208: Published: Sep 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Forward Area Air Defense Command, Control and Intelligence System (FAAD C2I) focusing on the system's cost, schedule and performance, and the Army's 1988 budget request.GAO found that: (1) the Army underestimated program costs by about $3.2 billion because it did not include costs related to the Army National Guard, corps missile batt...
ADP Acquisition: Navy Has Not Justified an Additional PERSPAY Computer
IMTEC-87-29: Published: Aug 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1987.
GAO reviewed the Department of the Navy's decision to purchase an additional mainframe computer for its Personnel and Pay Systems Consolidated Computer Center Project (PERSPAY).GAO found that the: (1) estimated total cost for the additional computer is over $6 million; (2) Navy did not consider other, more cost-effective alternatives; (3) Navy did not comply with federal regulations mandating a co...
Electronic Warfare: Navy/Air Force Still Developing Separate, Costly Radar Warning Receivers
NSIAD-87-167: Published: Jul 1, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1987.
GAO reviewed Air Force and Navy radar warning receiver (RWR) programs, focusing on the: (1) Department of Defense's (DOD) lack of response to prior recommendations for achieving commonality in RWR acquisition programs; and (2) Air Force's and Navy's continued acquisition of separate receivers and the adverse effects resulting from this acquisition.GAO found that: (1) DOD did not implement the reco...