Government procurement (51 - 60 of 219 items)
Over-The-Horizon Radar: Better Justification Needed for DOD Systems' Expansion
NSIAD-91-61: Published: Jan 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to use the Air Force's Over-the-Horizon Backscatter (OTH-B) radar for counterdrug purposes; and (2) provided information on the cost, design, acquisition and deployment, missions, and interoperability of OTH-B and the Navy's Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar (ROTHR) programs.GAO found that DOD: (1) had...
T-45 Training System: Navy Should Reduce Risks Before Procuring More Aircraft
NSIAD-91-46: Published: Dec 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1990.
GAO reviewed the Navy's acquisition of the T-45 Training System to evaluate cost, schedule, and performance risks and to assess whether an additional production commitment in fiscal year (FY) 1991 was warranted.GAO found that: (1) the Navy did not schedule flight testing until after it made production commitments for 20 percent of the planned procurement; (2) tests, redesigns, and modifications ha...
Military Training: Its Effectiveness for Technical Specialties Is Unknown
PEMD-91-4: Published: Oct 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1990.
GAO reviewed the information on which the military services based their evaluations of the effectiveness of their technical training programs, recruit selection, and position classification decisions.GAO found that: (1) mean Armed Forces Qualifications Test (AFQT) scores rose by approximately eight points between 1981 and 1989 for both men and women recruits; (2) in 1980, white recruits scored app...
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...
Air Force Logistics: Increased Costs for Spare Parts Safety Levels Are Not Justified
NSIAD-90-148: Published: Aug 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Air Force's justification for and implementation of a new model for computing safety-level requirements for aircraft spare parts.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force Logistics Command's (AFLC) prediction that the new model could achieve higher aircraft availability rates at little or no increased cost did not appear to be valid, since requirements...
Army Battlefield Automation: Oversight Needed to Assure Integrated System
IMTEC-90-78: Published: Jul 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the technical and integration challenges that the Army will confront when it integrates five battlefield command and control systems and three communications systems into the Army Tactical Command and Control System (ATCCS).GAO found that: (1) the Army took steps to manage ATCCS as a system of systems in various phases of development...
Defense Budget Issues: Uniform Definition of Management Support Agencies Needed
NSIAD-90-255: Published: Jul 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether the budget for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) properly reflected the funds applied to management support agencies and activities (MSA).GAO found that: (1) it could not determine whether MSA funds were properly accounted for in the OSD budget because the Department of Defense (DOD) did not have a uniform MSA definition; (2) t...
Army Maintenance: Clearer Guidance Needed to Ensure Programs Reflect Current Requirements
NSIAD-90-229: Published: Aug 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's process for determining depot maintenance requirements, specifically at the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (TACOM) and the U.S. Army Aviation Systems Command (AVSCOM).GAO found that: (1) TACOM and AVSCOM lacked effective controls to ensure that repair programs established at Army depots were based on current requirements data; (2) TAC...
Strategic Defense System: Stable Design and Adequate Testing Must Precede Decision to Deploy
IMTEC-90-61: Published: Jul 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed why the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) will not be able to support currently scheduled full-scale development or deployment decisions on any part of Phase I of the Strategic Defense System.GAO found that: (1) SDIO cost estimates range from $69.6 billion to $87 billion for completion of Phase I development and deployment; (2) the s...
Status of the Air Force's C-17 Aircraft Program
T-NSIAD-90-48: Published: Jun 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1990.
GAO discussed the C-17 aircraft program, focusing on cost increases, schedule problems, and the risks of concurrency. GAO found that: (1) the Secretary of Defense restructured the C-17 program significantly by reducing the program from 210 to 120 production aircraft, the fiscal year (FY) 1991 budget request from 6 to 2 aircraft, and advanced procurement funds from 12 to 6 aircraft for FY 1992; (2)...