Government procurement (61 - 70 of 219 items)
Army Reserve Components: Minimum Essential Equipment for Training Has Not Been Effectively Managed
NSIAD-90-136: Published: May 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Army's Minimum Essential Equipment for Training (MEET) program, focusing on: (1) the Army's accuracy in reporting minimum equipment requirements; (2) the extent to which the Army met its requirements; and (3) factors that impeded the Army's ability to meet requirements.GAO found that the Army: (1) had not adequately identified MEET program requ...
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...
Navy Supply: Procurement Leadtime Forecasting Needs Improvement
NSIAD-90-78: Published: May 18, 1990. Publicly Released: May 18, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's process for determining procurement lead-time requirements.GAO found that: (1) the Navy Aviation Supply Office (ASO) either overstated or understated lead-time requirements in over 35 percent of the cases GAO analyzed; (2) ASO did not always base lead-time requirements on actual experience; (3) ASO arbitrarily added 9 months to its lead-...
Army's Apache Helicopter Has Proven Difficult to Support
T-NSIAD-90-33: Published: Apr 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1990.
GAO discussed the performance of the Army's AH-64 Apache helicopter, focusing on the helicopter's availability, Army procurement practices, and helicopter maintenance and upgrade plans. GAO noted that: (1) the Army planned to procure 271 Apaches in addition to its initial planned procurement of 536 helicopters, at a total cost of nearly $12 billion; (2) the Army developed its Longbow Program to eq...
Defense Acquisition: Air Force Prematurely Recommends ADP Acquisitions
IMTEC-90-7: Published: Mar 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's requirements definition process for automatic data processing (ADP) system acquisitions.GAO found that: (1) Air Force regulations require that it define system requirements and evaluate alternative solutions before recommending system acquisition, but it has repeatedly failed to do so; (2) independent commissions have stated for ove...
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...
Army Inventory: Growth in Inventories That Exceed Requirements
NSIAD-90-68: Published: Mar 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the growth of the Army Aviation Systems Command's (AVSCOM) inventories beyond military requirements, focusing on: (1) causes for excessive stock increases; and (2) actions needed to limit inventory growth without affecting military capabilities.GAO found that: (1) unrequired AVSCOM inventories increased from $207 million to $804 million, or 289 per...
Air Force ADP: The Personnel Concept III System Is Not Ready for Deployment
IMTEC-90-22: Published: Feb 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's development of the Personnel Concept III (PC-III) system, focusing on whether: (1) the Air Force will fully develop and adequately test PC-III before deployment; (2) the Air Force chose the most cost-effective PC-III hardware option; and (3) projected personnel reductions the Air Force used to justify PC-III were valid.GAO found tha...
Individual Ready Reserve: Army Needs to Make More Effective Use of Limited Training Funds
NSIAD-90-55: Published: Feb 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Army's Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) training program, intended to train soldiers with previous Army service for swift mobilization and deployment in combat situations, to determine whether the Army focused training funds on skills that required refresher training and were most needed in the early days of conflict.GAO found that the Army: (1)...
Army Inventory: A Single Supply System Would Enhance Inventory Management and Readiness
NSIAD-90-53: Published: Jan 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed 13 Army retail-level activities' inventory management, focusing on the extent to which the activities identified and reported inventory excesses to the wholesale level for return to the supply system.GAO found that: (1) the retail activities generally did not comply with Army regulations that they report excess inventory; (2) the 13 retail activiti...