Government procurement (31 - 40 of 219 items)
Air Force Requirements: Cost of Buying Aircraft Consumable Items Can Be Reduced by Millions
NSIAD-93-38: Published: Nov 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's system for computing requirements for aircraft consumable items, focusing on: (1) actions that the Air Force took to implement previous GAO recommendations to change its requirements computation system; and (2) the potential procurement savings that the Air Force could achieve by making those changes.GAO found that: (1) the Air Forc...
ADP Procurement: Prompt Navy Action Can Reduce Risks to SNAP III Implementation
IMTEC-92-69: Published: Sep 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Navy's upgrade of its Shipboard Non-Tactical Automated Data Processing (ADP) Program (SNAP), focusing on: (1) identifying potential risks related to SNAP III systems development; (2) the upgrading of SNAP I and SNAP II systems; and (3) Navy managers' roles in planning and implementing a new system.GAO found that: (1) the Navy has inadequate managerial oversight of SNAP development...
Military Airlift: Greater Use of Peacetime Airlift Cargo Capacity Would Reduce Costs
NSIAD-92-263: Published: Sep 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1992.
GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) TP-4 program to use Air Force cargo aircraft to supply overseas training missions, focusing on the: (1) efficiency of the overseas airlift capacity; and (2) potential for improved efficiency.GAO found that: (1) Air Force cargo aircraft routinely operate with underfilled cargo capacities, averaging 62 percent; (2) military air cargo term...
Air Force Logistics: Need to Improve Management Transfers of On-Order Items Which Can Be Terminated
NSIAD-92-262: Published: Aug 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1992.
GAO provided information on the Air Force's procedures for transferring management responsibilities over terminating excessive items on order to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), focusing on whether the Air Force: (1) completed required analyses before management transfers; and (2) provided accurate requirements data to DLA.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force lacks procedures for items with potent...
Operation Desert Storm: Army Had Difficulty Providing Adequate Active and Reserve Support Forces
NSIAD-92-67: Published: Mar 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's provision of support forces for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, focusing on the: (1) Army's processes for selecting support forces for the war; (2) procedures for readying such forces to deploy; and (3) adequacy of its force structure in meeting support force needs.GAO found that: (1) an incomplete operational plan and troop l...
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...
Operation Desert Storm: Improved Air Force Procedures Are Needed for Special Project Supply Orders
NSIAD-92-81: Published: Jan 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the reliability, maintainability, and supportability of Air Force weapon systems during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, focusing on supply backorders that the Air Force made in support of Operation Desert Storm that were still outstanding as of July 1991.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force did not always cancel outstanding backorders for O...
Army Inventory: Need to Improve Process for Establishing Economic Retention Requirements
NSIAD-92-84: Published: Feb 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the Army determines its economic retention requirements for inventory items, focusing on: (1) the methodology of the computer model the Army uses for calculating the economic retention requirements; (2) how the Army uses the computer model and the quality of the model's cost factors and rates inputs; and (3) the impact of model or data inaccura...
Mine Warfare: Ingleside, Texas, May Not Be the Best Location for Consolidation
NSIAD-92-63: Published: Dec 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 27, 1991.
GAO reviewed two major changes that the Navy proposed to correct long-standing deficiencies in its mine countermeasures operations, focusing on the: (1) centralization of operational control of mine countermeasures forces under the Commander, Mine Warfare Command; and (2) consolidation of mine warfare forces at a new strategic homeport in Ingleside, Texas.GAO found that: (1) Navy officials stated...
OMB Circular A-76: Flaws in Cherry Point Comparison Preclude Validation of Contracting Decision
NSIAD-92-38: Published: Oct 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed an 8-year Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76 cost study at the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina, which concluded in July 1990 that the station's facilities maintenance, utilities, and motor transportation functions could be performed more economically by a contractor.GAO could not clarify whether services co...