Weapons systems (71 - 80 of 111 items)
Contract Pricing: Material Prices Overstated on Standard Missile and Phalanx Systems
NSIAD-87-31: Published: Feb 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1987.
As part of a nationwide review, GAO examined subcontract pricing on five prime contracts for the production of the Standard Missile System and the Phalanx Weapon System to: (1) determine whether the contractor complied with the Truth in Negotiations Act in providing accurate, complete, and current pricing data; and (2) assess whether Navy contracting officers implemented subcontract pricing requir...
Military Logistics: Improvements Needed in Managing Air Force Special Stock Levels
NSIAD-87-34: Published: Dec 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1986.
GAO evaluated the reasonableness and accuracy of the Air Force's procedures and practices for establishing and managing special stock-level requirements for recoverable aircraft and missile spare parts.GAO found that the Air Force Logistics Command (AFLC) has taken actions to revise its methodology for establishing special stock levels based on the D041 system requirements, which will result in mo...
Acquisition: DOD's Defense Acquisition Improvement Program: A Status Report
NSIAD-86-148: Published: Jul 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of the Defense Acquisition Improvement Program to provide an overview of the status and results DOD has achieved since it focused high-level management attention on program initiatives.GAO found that, although the initiatives have not fully achieved the intended results, there have been improvements...
Aircraft Identification: Improved Aircraft Identification Capabilities: A Critical Need
NSIAD-86-181: Published: Aug 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1986.
GAO examined whether current capabilities for identifying aircraft allow the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) air defense forces to effectively use their weapons under all combat conditions and whether the United States and NATO could take steps to better use existing identification capabilities.GAO found that: (1) the United States and NATO have difficulty in iden...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Controls Needed Over Construction and Operational Support Funds
NSIAD-86-145: Published: Jul 24, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1986.
GAO studied the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) plans for constructing facilities for the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program, specifically whether SDIO had adequate management controls in place to identify, plan, review, approve, and notify Congress of SDIO-funded construction projects.GAO found that: (1) SDIO failed to notify Congress in advance of funds it spent on a c...
Sergeant York: Concerns About the Army's Accelerated Acquisition Strategy
NSIAD-86-89: Published: May 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the Army's unique accelerated acquisition strategy for the Sergeant York weapon and its suitability for use in future programs; (2) the protection against cost growth offered in the warranty contract's provision, particularly regarding technical performance problems; and (3) the weapon's achievements in specific areas during tes...
Nonrecurring Costs: Improvements Needed in DOD Cost Recovery Efforts
NSIAD-86-95: Published: Apr 18, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1986.
GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to recover nonrecurring costs of major defense equipment sold abroad and reported on: (1) problems with the current pro rata system of cost recovery; and (2) an alternative flat rate method for improving cost recovery.The Arms Export Control Act requires DOD to charge major defense equipment buyers a proportionate share of nonrecurring research, dev...
Management Review: Progress and Challenges at the Defense Logistics Agency
NSIAD-86-64: Published: Apr 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) management functions in order to: (1) examine its mission, resources, organization, policies, and management objectives, and the various mechanisms it uses to direct, control, and evaluate its operations; (2) identify problems DLA experienced in carrying out some of its major activities; (3) determine how DLA responded to these challenges; and (4)...
Support Services: Actions To Gain Management Control Over DOD's Contract Support Services
NSIAD-86-8: Published: Nov 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) contract support services (CSS) practices and cost trends for federal contract research centers for fiscal years (FY) 1984 through 1987.GAO found that it has been difficult for Congress and DOD to gain control of CSS expenditures because: (1) no uniform definition exists for what constitutes a CSS expenditure; (2)...
Potential for Excess Funds in DOD
NSIAD-85-145: Published: Sep 3, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Secretary of Defense's offer to reapply $4 billion from fiscal years (FY) 1984 and 1985 appropriations to the 1986 defense budget to determine whether there were: (1) excess funds in the Department of Defense's (DOD) budget; (2) reprogramming actions and lapsing balances; and (3) possible alternatives to the current inflation compensation syste...