Government procurement (71 - 80 of 219 items)
Procurement: Navy Competition Advocate General and ADP Vendor Complaint Handling
NSIAD-90-39BR: Published: Nov 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Navy's Office of the Competition Advocate General (OCAG), focusing on a comparison of its contractor complaint handling process with similar Army processes.GAO found that: (1) OCAG had only a limited complaint recordkeeping system, while the Army had a more comprehensive system, which it used to periodically identify and address...
Depot Maintenance: Air Force Defines Backlog Better, but Additional Efforts Are Needed
NSIAD-89-211: Published: Sep 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's reported depot maintenance backlog for fiscal year (FY) 1988 and FY 1989 to determine whether the Air Force: (1) identified backlog estimates for specific repairs and overhauls; (2) measured the effects of backlogs on unit readiness and sustainability; and (3) planned any changes to improve its identification of its requirements and...
Army Procurement: Commercial Activity Study for Food Services at Fort Knox May Not Include All Costs
NSIAD-90-5: Published: Oct 6, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a proposed Army contract award for food services at Fort Knox, Kentucky, focusing on whether Fort Knox should have contracted for the required services.GAO found that Fort Knox did not consider the cost of providing additional personnel to supervise military trainees serving as dining hall attendants, which could cost up to $5.6 million over the 5-...
Computer Procurement: Hardware Upgrades for Navy Inventory Control System Should Be Delayed
IMTEC-89-67: Published: Sep 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1989.
GAO reviewed the Navy's plans for a $22.1-million upgrade to its Uniform Inventory Control Point System (UICP), focusing on the: (1) data the Navy used to justify the upgrade; and (2) Navy's thoroughness in evaluating ways to improve the performance of its existing UICP resources. UICP supports inventory management functions for the Navy Aviation Supply Office (ASO) and the Navy Ship Parts Control...
Attack Warning: Defense Acquisition Board Should Address NORAD's Computer Deficiencies
IMTEC-89-74: Published: Sep 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the: (1) Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to consolidate management and funding of the North American Aerospace Defense Command's (NORAD) Integrated Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment (TW/AA) system modernization programs; (2) Air Force's progress in correcting five critical program deficiencies; and (3) Air Force's implementation of reco...
Budget Reprogramming: Opportunities to Improve DOD's Reprogramming Process
NSIAD-89-138: Published: Jul 24, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1987 reprogramming actions to determine the effectiveness of and ways to improve its budget reprogramming process.GAO found that: (1) during FY 1987, Congress reviewed 69 DOD reprogramming requests, representing about 0.5 percent of total DOD funds obligated for the affected appropriation accounts;...
Contract Pricing: Defense Contractor Contributions to the Software Productivity Consortium
NSIAD-89-74: Published: Jul 24, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected defense contractors' classification of independent research and development (IR&D) expenses, focusing on whether the contractors could classify an industry consortium's activities and member companies' contributions as IR&D expenses.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) allowed member companies to treat their contributions to...
Army Maintenance: General Support Maintenance Units Not Prepared to Perform Wartime Missions
NSIAD-89-183: Published: Jul 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1989.
GAO evaluated the Army's general support maintenance activities to determine how well the Army was preparing general support units for their wartime missions.GAO found that: (1) most Army general support maintenance units did not know what combat units they would be supporting or what equipment they would be expected to repair in wartime; (2) the Army had maintenance units working on older or outm...
Air Force Logistics: Procurement of C-5 Crash Damage Kits
NSIAD-89-111: Published: Jun 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the San Antonio Air Logistics Center's purchase of C-5 crash damage repair kits.GAO found that the: (1) Air Force used data from three C-5A accidents to determine crash damage kit requirements, but those data were insufficient to accurately project the number, timing, and severity of future accidents; (2) Air Force did not make an economic analysis...
Attack Warning: Better Management Required to Resolve NORAD Integration Deficiencies
IMTEC-89-26: Published: Jul 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's development and integration of five modernization programs for the data processing and communications components of the North American Aerospace Defense Command's Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment (TW/AA) system.GAO found that: (1) after almost 8 years of development, no phase of the five modernization programs is operational;...