Government procurement (11 - 20 of 219 items)
Army Inventory: More Effective Review of Proposed Inventory Buys Could Reduce Unneeded Procurement
NSIAD-94-130: Published: Jun 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army Tank-Automotive Command's (TACOM) termination of planned procurements, focusing on whether TACOM terminated the procurements as early in the procurement process as possible.GAO found that: (1) TACOM is missing opportunities to terminate or reduce planned procurements because item managers and procurement specialists do not always confer before awarding contracts; (2) item man...
Army Inventory: Changes to Stock Funding Reparables Would Save Operations and Maintenance Funds
NSIAD-94-131: Published: May 31, 1994. Publicly Released: May 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's implementation of the stock funding of the depot level reparables (SFDLR) requirement, focusing on whether SFDLR has: (1) reduced demands on and procurements by the wholesale level supply system; and (2) affected the management of maintenance and inventory activities and the use of operation and maintenance (O&M) funds at the unit level...
Defense Production Act: Foreign Involvement and Materials Qualification in the Title III Program
NSIAD-94-74: Published: Mar 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed title III of the Defense Production Act, focusing on the: (1) extent and nature of foreign involvement in the title III program, Department of Defense (DOD) oversight of such involvement, and its impact on effectiveness; and (2) adequacy of DOD efforts to qualify materials for defense weapon systems.GAO found that: (1) four of the six title III pro...
Army National Guard: Officer Candidate Training Should Be Consolidated at One Site
NSIAD-94-1: Published: Mar 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army National Guard's (ARNG) officer candidate schools (OCS) to determine whether ARNG could meet its officer needs more economically and effectively.GAO found that: (1) ARNG officer requirements and the number of officers commissioned through state OCS programs have declined by one-third since 1988; (2) state OCS classes are frequently small and most programs graduate fewer than...
Air Force Logistics: Base Maintenance Inventories Can Be Reduced
NSIAD-94-8: Published: Dec 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's management of bench stocks at five bases, focusing on whether alternative stockage policies would provide similar support at lower costs and greater asset visibility.GAO found that: (1) Department of Defense (DOD) material management regulations require that inventory managers have timely and accurate information on the location, quantity, and status of supplies, but t...
Air Force Logistics: Some Progress, But Further Efforts Needed to Terminate Excess Orders
NSIAD-94-3: Published: Oct 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO followed up on an earlier report concerning the Air Force's failure to terminate excessive materiel orders, focusing on: (1) the Air Force's progress in terminating excessive materiel orders; and (2) additional opportunities for improvement and savings.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force has taken a number of actions to place greater management emphasis and o...
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...
Roles and Functions: Assessment of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Report
NSIAD-93-200: Published: Jul 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff's report on the armed forces' roles, missions, and functions, focusing on the: (1) methodology used; (2) potential for eliminations, reductions, consolidations, and realignments; and (3) obstacles to reductions in overlapping military capabilities.GAO found that: (1) the Chairman's report did not sufficient...
Military Sales to Israel and Egypt: DOD Needs Stronger Controls Over U.S.-Financed Procurements
NSIAD-93-184: Published: Jul 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Foreign Military Financing (FMF) programs for Israel and Egypt, focusing on: (1) why Israel and Egypt often purchase U.S.-funded goods and services directly from contractors rather than from the U.S. government; (2) potential program weaknesses; and (3) each countries' procurement procedures.GAO found that: (1) in 1992, Israel and Egypt allocat...
Air Force Supply: Improvements Needed in Management of Air Mobility Command's Forward Supply System
NSIAD-93-10: Published: Jul 21, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1993.
GAO provided information on how the Air Force can better manage its forward supply support system to reduce inventory requirements.GAO found that: (1) spare part inventory levels at overseas forward supply locations often exceed computed demand levels because the Air Force adds quantities during initial provisioning, which results in overstated budget estimates and unnecessary inventories; (2) the...