Defense cost control (71 - 80 of 102 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...
Plant Modernization: DOD's Management of the Asset Capitalization Program Needs Improvement
NSIAD-89-147: Published: Aug 4, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Asset Capitalization Program (ACP), which Congress intended to finance DOD capital investment projects.GAO found that: (1) DOD has not provided the services with comprehensive guidance on permissible ACP expenditures, resulting in military activities spending ACP funds on such items as furniture and vehicles; (2) A...
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...
Federal Catalog System: Continuing Item Identification Problems
NSIAD-88-121: Published: May 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the nature and extent of deficiencies in the Department of Defense's (DOD) Federal Catalog System.GAO found that: (1) the system fell short of its mandate of ensuring unique identifiers for federal supply items; (2) 30 percent of all cataloged items did not have approved names, while another 29 percent lacked descriptive data; (3) numerous items...
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...
DOD Inventory Management: Revised Policies Needed
NSIAD-88-75: Published: Jan 14, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1988.
GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory management system.GAO found that DOD: (1) had inventory management problems throughout its supply systems; (2) lacked the necessary data to assess the problems facing it; (3) failed to identify and address the causes of its inventory inaccuracies; and (4) did not always correct the errors it found...
Air Force Computers: Development Risks of Logistics Modernization Program Can Be Reduced
IMTEC-87-19: Published: May 15, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Air Force's Logistics Management Systems (LMS) Modernization Program and the acquisition strategy it used in procuring the program.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) reduced the risk of overall developmental problems because the program is smaller in scope and less complex than an earlier system; (2) did not complete its ini...
Contract Pricing: Defense Contractor Cost Estimating Systems
NSIAD-87-140: Published: Jun 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1987.
GAO reviewed defense contractors' estimating systems to determine whether they produced accurate and reliable materiel cost estimates.GAO found that: (1) contractors were not providing Department of Defense (DOD) contracting officers with reliable materiel cost estimates; (2) contracting officers rely extensively on contractor estimates in awarding noncompetitive contracts; (3) current procurement...
Military Construction: The Letterkenny Army Depot Retrieval System
NSIAD-87-112BR: Published: May 21, 1987. Publicly Released: May 21, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the funding and acquisition of the Automated Storage and Retrieval System at the Letterkenny Army Depot to determine if the Army properly classified it as an equipment procurement, rather than a construction project.GAO found that the Army: (1) originally determined that the Department of Defense's definition of construction did not apply to the...
Navy Contracting: Improvements Needed in Contracting for Simulator Maintenance Services
NSIAD-87-6: Published: Oct 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Navy's Contractor Operation and Maintenance of Simulators (COMS) program to: (1) determine whether the Navy complied with statutory and regulatory requirements for contracting out the operation and maintenance of its simulators; (2) determine the support for the Navy's claims that the program is saving money and that simulators are more avai...