Defense procurement (51 - 60 of 110 items)
Defense Acquisitions: Challenges Associated With Implementing the Joint Tactical Radio System
NSIAD-99-179: Published: Sep 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) acquisition strategy and management plans, focusing on the: (1) status of the JTRS program, including DOD development plans; and (2) challenges program officials will face in implementing the JTRS acquisition strategy.GAO noted that: (1) the JTRS program is in a sta...
DOD Competitive Sourcing: Lessons Learned System Could Enhance A-76 Study Process
NSIAD-99-152: Published: Jul 21, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) A-76 study process, focusing on efforts by DOD to: (1) improve performance work statements, including encouraging the use of standard templates; and (2) implement other efforts to improve the competitive sourcing process, as well as gather and disseminate lessons learned that could benefit the comp...
Satellite Control Systems: Opportunity for DOD to Implement Space Policy and Integrate Capabilities
NSIAD-99-81: Published: May 17, 1999. Publicly Released: May 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in integrating and improving its satellite control capabilities and in fostering integrated and interoperable satellite control within the government, as directed by the 1996 national space policy; and (2) determined whether opportunities exist for DOD to standardize its satellite control capabilities...
Defense Transportation: The Army's Hunter Pilot Project to Outsource Relocation Services
NSIAD-98-149: Published: Jun 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Army's Hunter pilot program, an alternative approach for providing relocation services for its personnel stationed at Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, Georgia, focusing on: (1) data collected to date; (2) GAO's observations on how the Army plans to evaluate the data; and (3) other pilot tests that are under way or planned in the...
Defense Industry Restructuring: Updated Cost and Savings Information
NSIAD-98-156: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on restructuring costs of defense contractors involved in business combinations since 1993, focusing on the: (1) specific costs associated with workforce reductions; (2) services provided to workers affected by business combinations; (3) savings reached from the business combinations relative to the restructuring costs paid by the Dep...
Defense Acquisition: Acquisition Plans for Training Aircraft Should Be Reevaluated
NSIAD-97-172: Published: Sep 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1997.
GAO reviewed: (1) the Air Force's and Navy's calculations of the quantity of Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS) aircraft needed to meet training requirements; (2) the impact of the Department of Defense's (DOD) procurement schedule on the aircraft's unit price; and (3) service efforts to design the JPATS cockpit to accommodate female pilots.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force and the Nav...
Defense Transportation: Reengineering the DOD Personal Property Program
NSIAD-97-49: Published: Nov 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Military Traffic Management Command's (MTMC) and the moving industry's proposals for reengineering the Department of Defense's (DOD) personal property program, focusing on the extent to which each proposal met DOD/industry goals for a reengineered personal property program.GAO found that: (1) GAO's assessment shows that MTMC's proposal meets...
Combat Air Power: Joint Mission Assessments Needed Before Making Program and Budget Decisions
NSIAD-96-177: Published: Sep 20, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to modernize its combat air capabilities, focusing on whether DOD has sufficient information from a joint perspective to: (1) prioritize its air power programs; (2) objectively weigh the merits of new program investments; and (3) decide whether existing programs should receive continued funding.GAO found that: (1) although DOD believes that its...
Defense Inventory: More Accurate Reporting Categories Are Needed
NSIAD-93-31: Published: Aug 12, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) on-hand approved acquisition objective inventory, focusing on whether its Supply System Inventory Report adequately disclosed the amount of: (1) secondary inventory needed to ensure uninterrupted supply; and (2) excess inventory.GAO found that: (1) of the $53.5 billion in the DOD acquisition objective inventory, on...
Tactical Intelligence: Joint STARS Needs Current Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis
NSIAD-93-117: Published: Apr 28, 1993. Publicly Released: May 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) acquisition program, focusing on whether the existing cost and operational effectiveness analysis was sufficient to permit an informed full-rate production decision.GAO found that: (1) to support a JSTARS full-rate production decision, the Department of Defense (DOD) needs to...