Procurement (51 - 60 of 114 items)
Contract Pricing: Reviews of Defense Contractor Compensation Costs
NSIAD-90-249FS: Published: Aug 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Defense Contract Audit Agency's (DCAA) reviews of contractor compensation costs, focusing on the: (1) number of compensation reviews DCAA conducted; (2) amount of unreasonable compensation DCAA identified; and (3) status of the government's efforts to reduce unreasonable compensation.GAO found that: (1) DCAA completed 361 compens...
Defense Budget: Potential Reductions to Air Force and Navy Missile and Other Budgets
NSIAD-90-272BR: Published: Sep 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1991 procurement budget request and past appropriations for the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) and three other advanced weapons systems to identify potential budget reductions; and (2) Navy's FY 1991 missile procurement budget request for AMRAAM.GAO found that the: (1) Air Force and the Navy...
Tactical Intelligence: Army's Mohawk Surveillance Radar Program Restructure
NSIAD-90-156: Published: May 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Army Mohawk surveillance system's cost, phase-out schedule, and planned upgrade and alternatives; and (2) status of other moving target surveillance systems.GAO found that in 1986, the Army initiated two programs to sustain Mohawk operations through the year 2005, consisting of: (1) an upgrade program, at an estimated cost of $224.4 millio...
Aircraft Development: Navy's Participation in Air Force's Advanced Tactical Fighter Program
NSIAD-90-54: Published: Mar 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the Navy's involvement and financial participation in the Air Force's Advanced Tactical Fighter Program (ATF); and (2) aircraft design considerations to accommodate the Navy's requirements.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's participation grew from monitoring early development efforts to establishing a program office and planning for contractor sel...
Communications Acquisition: Issues Involving Army's Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System
NSIAD-90-80BR: Published: Mar 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Army's Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) program, focusing on: (1) Army efforts to reduce ground and airborne radio production risks; and (2) the revised SINCGARS acquisition strategy.GAO found that the Army made changes which reduced acquisition risks, and: (1) slowed the production rate until successful operational t...
Strategic Defense Initiative: Funding Needs Through Completion of Phase I System
NSIAD-90-79FS: Published: Jan 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) funding requirements through completion of phase I of the Strategic Defense Initiative and for research and other programs not part of phase I.GAO found that SDIO estimated that beginning in 1990, it would need $87 billion to complete phase I development and deployment, $10.1 billion for operat...
Army Procurement: The Selection of a Manufacturer for the 120-mm Mortar
NSIAD-89-178: Published: Jul 18, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's comparison of its and a private manufacturer's costs for producing its 120-millimeter mortar system.GAO found that: (1) in March 1988, after competitive testing, the Army selected one of three firms which responded to its November 1985 solicitation for the mortars; (2) after comparing the firm's total production costs with its arsenal's...
Army Ammunition: Acquisition of the M762 Electronic Time Fuze and the XM900E1 Tank Round
NSIAD-89-161: Published: May 31, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's testing problems with the XM900E1 tank round and differing cost estimates for the M762 electronic time fuze.GAO found that: (1) the Army's fiscal year 1990 budget request for procurement funds for the tank round was premature because testing revealed accuracy and armor penetration problems; (2) although the Army has type-classified the t...
Air Force Procurement of C-5 Crash Damage Kits
T-NSIAD-89-11: Published: Mar 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1989.
GAO discussed the Air Force's acquisition of C-5 aircraft crash damage kits to: (1) examine whether the Air Force adequately justified the acquisition; (2) review the procurement process; and (3) review an allegation that a retired Air Force officer violated conflict-of-interest laws during the procurement process. GAO found that: (1) the Air Force did not have sufficient data to make a proper det...
Navy Contracting: Status of Plans To Second Source AEGIS Weapon System
NSIAD-88-62FS: Published: Dec 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's plans to establish a second source for the AEGIS weapon system, focusing on its procurement plans for system integration and testing.GAO found that the Navy plans to: (1) use a team approach to establish a competitive second source for manufacturing major AEGIS components; and (2) retain its sole-source agreement for system engineering,...