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Military Airlift: C-17 Wing Competition Fair, but Savings Lower Than Air Force Estimates
NSIAD-88-3: Published: Nov 13, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed an Air Force prime contractor's decision to subcontract a major portion of a C-17 wing components procurement rather than make them itself, to determine the: (1) fairness of the competition; and (2) Air Force's analysis of the resulting cost savings.GAO found that the: (1) prime contractor held a fair and adequate competition using Air Force-app...
Acquisition: DOD's Defense Acquisition Improvement Program: A Status Report
NSIAD-86-148: Published: Jul 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of the Defense Acquisition Improvement Program to provide an overview of the status and results DOD has achieved since it focused high-level management attention on program initiatives.GAO found that, although the initiatives have not fully achieved the intended results, there have been improvements...
Routing Small Shipments of Hazardous or Sensitive Cargo
NSIAD-86-34: Published: Dec 20, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1985.
GAO evaluated the Military Traffic Management Command's (MTMC) actions in response to previous GAO recommendations concerning the routing of small shipments of hazardous or sensitive cargo.GAO found that MTMC has attempted to comply with earlier report recommendations by: (1) obtaining and issuing additional installation shipping and receiving data; (2) making and documenting cost comparisons; (3)...
Requirements for Munitions Lift Trailers To Support Strategic Bombers
NSIAD-85-83: Published: May 21, 1985. Publicly Released: May 21, 1985.
GAO reviewed several issues surrounding the Air Force's acquisition and modification of MHU-173 munitions lift trailers for B-52 and B-1B bombers.The Air Force has identified the need for 245 trailers and, to date, 82 have been acquired and 71 have been ordered. The Air Force is also considering remanufacturing trailers acquired for B-52's to incorporate recent design improvements which would make...
Army Contracts Overpriced Due to Misapplication of Spares Formula Pricing Factor
NSIAD-85-27: Published: Mar 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1985.
GAO examined selected pricing aspects of five Army contracts for the production of spares for the UH-60 helicopter. Specifically, GAO determined the reasons for any price differences and the reasonableness of the prices the Army paid.GAO found that the contracts were overpriced by about $872,000 because the contractor did not give Army contracting officials information relative to the use of a spa...
The Navy Can Increase Cancellations of Procurements for Unneeded Material
NSIAD-85-55: Published: Mar 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Navy's procedures and practices for cancelling procurements of unneeded material to determine the controls established by the Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) for monitoring and evaluating the performance of the inventory control points.The review indicated that the number of procurement cancellations can be increased, thereby reducing unnecessary procurement and inventory in...
Separate Army and Air Force Airborne SINCGARS Programs May Be Uneconomical
NSIAD-85-50: Published: Jan 31, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Army's and the Air Force's Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) development programs to determine: (1) why the original joint program was discontinued; and (2) if cost savings could be achieved by reestablishing a joint program. During its evaluation, GAO compared both services' airborne radio requirements, cost and schedule estimates, and acquisition plans.I...
The Navy Can Reduce Its Stated Requirements for F/A-18 Weapons Tactics Trainers
NSIAD-84-84: Published: Apr 11, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Navy's requirements for the F/A-18 weapon tactics trainers (WTT's).GAO interviewed program officials at several training sites to determine how requirements for WTT's were established and the extent to which the Navy has supported and documented them. GAO believes that Navy planning documents show that WTT requirements at the sites are not adequately justified. GAO found that the...
Department of the Army's Program To Modify 155-mm. M109 Self-Propelled Howitzers to an M109A5 Configuration
NSIAD-84-60: Published: Mar 26, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Army's program for modifying some of its self-propelled howitzers, a program estimated to cost $1.5 billion.The Army has deferred approving the full-scale development of the improved howitzers because a cost and operational effectiveness analysis is still in progress, more definitive information on the number of howitzers that should be modified is needed, and the cost estimate ne...
Air Force and Navy Trainer Aircraft Acquisition Programs
MASAD-83-22: Published: Jul 5, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1983.
GAO reviewed three proposed Navy and Air Force programs to acquire 1,184 trainer aircraft at a cost of about $10.8 billion during the next 20 to 25 years.The Navy has changed its plan to buy 282 T-45 trainer aircraft which can operate from aircraft carriers. To reduce costs in the early program years, it plans to buy a mixed fleet of 305 aircraft, of which 251 would be carrier-capable. GAO found t...