Defense procurement (71 - 80 of 110 items)
Defense Communications: Millions May Be Spent Unnecessarily to Expand Data Network
IMTEC-91-6: Published: Nov 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the: (1) cost-effectiveness of the Defense Data Network (DDN); and (2) Defense Communication Agency's (DCA) plans to spend $126 million over 7 years to expand DDN.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) established DDN to provide its users cost-effective long distance data communications; (2) even though DDN may not be the most cost-eff...
Defense Inventory: DOD Could Better Manage Parts With Limited Manufacturing Sources
NSIAD-90-126: Published: Aug 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) efforts to manage spare and repair parts with limited manufacturing sources, under the Department of Defense's (DOD) Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages Program.GAO found that: (1) the military services had not adequately implemented the DOD program policy to ensure that its objectives were...
Test and Evaluation: The Director, Operational Test and Evaluation's Role in Test Resources
NSIAD-90-128: Published: Aug 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the tasks of the Office of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E), focusing on the Director's: (1) role as chairman of the Test and Evaluation Committee; and (2) use of early operational assessments.GAO found that: (1) the Deputy Secretary of Defense appointed the director as chairman of the Test and Evaluation Committee to be respon...
Defense Inventory: Defense Logistics Agency Needs to Better Manage Procurement Leadtimes
NSIAD-90-124: Published: May 2, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) controls over procurement lead times, focusing on whether DLA had adequate management controls to ensure that lead-time estimates were appropriate to support mission requirements.GAO found that: (1) DLA did not implement adequate controls to manage and minimize procurement lead times as the Department of Defens...
Weapons Testing: DOD Needs to Plan and Conduct More Timely Operational Tests and Evaluation
NSIAD-90-107: Published: May 17, 1990. Publicly Released: May 17, 1990.
GAO reviewed how the Department of Defense (DOD) could better perform operational testing and evaluation (OT&E) before starting production of weapons systems.GAO found that: (1) DOD and the services made little progress in conducting OT&E before production because of a lack of prototypes, concurrent development and production, and the need to initiate production to obtain test articles; (2) those...
Test and Evaluation: An Assessment of DOD's Operational Test and Evaluation Capability Improvement Program
NSIAD-90-141: Published: Mar 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1990.
GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD) Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) Capability Improvement Program was within the jurisdiction of the Office of the Director, OT&E.GAO found that: (1) the OT&E Capability Improvement Program was not within the scope of the Director's mission, since the services had primary responsibility for planning, programming, and budgeting for adequate t...
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...
Budget Reprogramming: Opportunities to Improve DOD's Reprogramming Process
NSIAD-89-138: Published: Jul 24, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1987 reprogramming actions to determine the effectiveness of and ways to improve its budget reprogramming process.GAO found that: (1) during FY 1987, Congress reviewed 69 DOD reprogramming requests, representing about 0.5 percent of total DOD funds obligated for the affected appropriation accounts;...
Contract Pricing: Defense Contractor Contributions to the Software Productivity Consortium
NSIAD-89-74: Published: Jul 24, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected defense contractors' classification of independent research and development (IR&D) expenses, focusing on whether the contractors could classify an industry consortium's activities and member companies' contributions as IR&D expenses.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) allowed member companies to treat their contributions to...