Defense procurement (61 - 70 of 110 items)
Acquisition Management: Implementation of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act
NSIAD-93-129: Published: Apr 26, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO determined whether the Department of Defense (DOD) has effectively implemented the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act.GAO found that: (1) DOD has established an acquisition workforce management structure and issued implementing policies and regulations as required by the act; (2) DOD has identified and designated 127,000 acquisition workforce p...
DOD's Mobility Requirements: Alternative Assumptions Could Affect Recommended Acquisition Plan
NSIAD-93-103: Published: Apr 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) requirements for its sealift and airlift mobility operations, focusing on whether key assumptions in the DOD mobility requirements study were reasonable.GAO found that: (1) DOD ability to move U.S. forces abroad is dependent upon key assumptions regarding the extent of the enemy threat and the amount of advanced warning;...
International Air and Trade Shows: DOD Increased Participation, but Its Policies Are Not Well-Defined
NSIAD-93-96: Published: Mar 11, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) participation in international air and trade shows, focusing on: (1) participation in selected shows since May 1991; (2) changes in DOD policies on participating in these shows and leasing equipment to contractors who participate; and (3) policies of other leading industrialized nations regarding their participatio...
Defense Industrial Base: DOD's Manufacturing Technology Program Needs Systematic Evaluation
NSIAD-92-74: Published: Mar 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD) systematically tracks benefits from its Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program, focusing on the Office of the Secretary of Defense's (OSD) efforts to ensure that the: (1) ManTech Program is effectively implemented; and (2) benefits from ManTech projects are appropriately compiled and reported.GAO found th...
Defense Inventory: DOD's Efforts to Improve Management and Reduce Stocks Need to Continue
T-NSIAD-92-13: Published: Feb 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1992.
GAO discussed: (1) inventory management issues in the Department of Defense (DOD); and (2) its conclusion that the amount for DOD secondary items in fiscal year (FY) 1993 should be at least $5 billion less than the amount appropriated in FY 1992. GAO noted that: (1) between 1980 and 1990, the DOD reported secondary income inventory grew from $43.4 billion to $101.9 billion; (2) DOD classified $8.1...
Defense Acquisition: U.S.-German Examinations of the MLRS Terminal Guidance Warhead Program
NSIAD-92-7: Published: Oct 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1991.
GAO and the German Federal Court of Audit examined the Army's Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Terminal Guidance Warhead (TGW) Program, focusing on the program's requirements, schedule, performance, and cost.GAO found that: (1) the Army selected a different missile system for full-scale development, but program executives and the MLRS TGW project office reported they might seek to continue the...
Defense Management: Stronger Oversight of Joint Service Imagery Processing System Needed
NSIAD-91-164: Published: Jul 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of the Joint Service Imagery Processing System (JSIPS), focusing on whether: (1) the JSIPS program kept to original cost, schedule, and performance estimates; (2) DOD and the services fully considered user requirements in JSIPS design, development, and planned testing; (3) JSIPS program decisions were appropriately coordinated with closely...
Defense Inventory: Reports Need Comparable and Comprehensive Data
NSIAD-91-266: Published: Jul 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory reports for: (1) comparability over time and across organizations; (2) inclusion of appropriate items; and (3) trends in inventory size.GAO found that: (1) in its September 1990 Supply System Inventory Report, DOD reported that its secondary item inventory decreased from $109.5 billion in September 1989 t...
ADP Acquisition: Defense Logistics Agency Has Not Justified Need for Additional Computer
IMTEC-91-33: Published: May 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) efforts to procure a large mainframe computer, costing about $7.8 million, for its Columbus, Ohio, information processing center.GAO found that DLA overestimated its required computer capacity by about 50 percent, since: (1) it improperly assumed that the Columbus processing center computers would process Depart...
Defense Inventory: Defense Logistics Agency Customers Order Supplies Uneconomically
NSIAD-91-39: Published: Feb 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the military services requisitioned supplies from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), to determine whether DLA customers appropriately used: (1) economical methods to order supplies; and (2) supply requisition priorities.GAO found that: (1) customers routinely placed numerous low-value requisitions that cost DLA more to fill than the value of t...