Government procurement (41 - 50 of 219 items)
Defense ADP: A Coordinated Strategy Is Needed to Implement the CALS Initiative
IMTEC-91-54: Published: Sep 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistics Support (CALS) initiative to reduce the cost of maintenance and support by automating the millions of pages of technical data needed to support weapons systems.GAO found that: (1) the potential benefits of CALS could be significant, especially in the repair and maintenance o...
Army Maintenance: More Effective Implementation of Maintenance Expenditure Limits Needed
NSIAD-91-270: Published: Sep 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Army's policies and procedures for computing and using maintenance expenditure limits (MEL), to determine whether: (1) the Army Materiel Command (AMC) was applying MEL effectively in their repair-or-buy decisions; and (2) AMC was sufficiently overseeing the commands' use of MEL.GAO found that: (1) the three buying commands reviewed did not properly follow or consistently apply the...
Defense Management: DOD's Plans to Consolidate Printing
NSIAD-91-268: Published: Aug 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to consolidate the Army's, Air Force's, and the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) printing and duplicating functions into the Navy Publishing and Printing Service (NPPS).GAO found that: (1) the Navy estimated that NPPS consolidation will save about $41 million for the 338 activities included in its preliminary...
Army Reserve Components: Better Training Could Improve General Support Maintenance Capability
NSIAD-91-219: Published: Jul 9, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) examined how well the Army was preparing its reserve general support maintenance units to perform their wartime missions; and (2) assessed actions underway to improve their capability.GAO found that: (1) although 51 of 56 units GAO surveyed had received some missions guidance as of May 1990, 22 units had not received guidance identifying the specific e...
Air Force Requirements: Requirement Computations for Aircraft Consumable Items Can Be Improved
NSIAD-91-201: Published: Jul 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the accuracy of requirement computations for aircraft consumable items managed through the System Support Division of the Air Force stock fund, focusing on whether the Air Force could achieve procurement economies for such items by improving requirement computations.GAO found that: (1) the consumable item requirements computation process improperly...
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...
Communications Acquisition: Army Needs to Ensure Economy in SINCGARS Radio Procurement
NSIAD-91-119: Published: Jun 21, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Army's dual-source acquisition strategy for the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS); and (2) potential impact of emerging technologies on SINCGARS quantity requirements.GAO found that: (1) the Army plans to award a sole-source contract to prevent a break in production while another contractor completes its current co...
Army Training: Various Factors Create Uncertainty About Need for More Land
NSIAD-91-103: Published: Apr 22, 1991. Publicly Released: May 10, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's training land acquisition plans and procedures, focusing on: (1) existing maneuver training deficiencies, and the extent to which land shortfalls caused them; (2) how land shortages affected training and readiness; (3) the effects of the Army's future training plans on land needs; (4) whether the Army could develop a training land requir...
Industrial Base: Significance of DOD's Foreign Dependence
NSIAD-91-93: Published: Jan 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) dependency on foreign sources for critical components of its weapon systems, focusing on the M1 Abrams tank and the F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft.GAO found that: (1) DOD did not know the overall extent of foreign sourcing or dependency and their significance for national security; (2) DOD had limited information o...
Enlisted Force Management: Past Practices and Future Challenges
NSIAD-91-48: Published: Jan 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1991.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of enlisted forces, focusing on how the Army and Air Force: (1) managed the size and composition of their enlisted forces; (2) planned for enlisted force reductions; and (3) complied with enlisted force management requirements.GAO found that the Air Force and Army: (1) used a variety of tools to manage the size and composition of their enli...