Procurement (71 - 80 of 114 items)
DOD Personnel Retention Policies and Depot Maintenance Activities
123635: Mar 14, 1984
Testimony was given concerning: (1) the status of Department of Defense (DOD) efforts to ensure that, if there is an outbreak of hostilities, essential overseas civilians who support military weapons systems and equipment are retained; and (2) the process of determining what depot maintenance activities will be performed by commercial contractors and the high cost of acquiring these services. DOD...
Air Force Decision To Produce Liquid Oxygen In-House at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam
NSIAD-84-33: Published: Jan 17, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the question of whether the Air Force violated procurement policies in its decision to produce liquid oxygen in-house at an Air Force Base in Guam by not notifying a supplier of the results of the cost comparison in sufficient time for the company to appeal the results.GAO found that the Air Force complied with the provisions of OMB Circular A-7...
Analysis of the DOD Request for Multiyear Contract Authority for the B-1B Weapon System
PLRD-83-86: Published: Jun 16, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1983.
In response to congressional requests, GAO analyzed the Department of Defense's (DOD) request for multiyear procurement authority for the B-1B weapon system and the impact of economic order quantity buying.Sufficient data were not available to permit a firm conclusion on multiyear contracting, but GAO presented several observations concerning program costs and savings and the stability of its desi...
Evaluation of the Unit Cost Exception Reports on the High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile
MASAD-83-29: Published: Jun 6, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1983.
GAO reviewed four unit cost exception reports submitted by the Secretaries of the Navy and Air Force explaining increases in the High Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM) joint program.GAO found that, although the reports generally provided the required unit cost information, they did not present a complete picture of a joint Department of Defense (DOD) program. Each service based its program esti...
Followup on the December 1981 Dollar Threshold Change for Certified Cost or Pricing Data
PLRD-83-49: Published: Mar 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1983.
GAO was asked to review recent changes in the Truth-in-Negotiations Act, which increased the threshold for the mandatory submission and certification of the cost and pricing data for negotiated procurements from $100,000 to $500,000.GAO found that file reviews or audits of proposals in the $100,000 to $500,000 range have been cost effective and should be continued. However, GAO stated that it shou...
Department of Defense Acquisition Issues
120890: Mar 23, 1983
Testimony was given concerning GAO analyses of weapon systems development and acquisition. Department of Defense (DOD) data on 47 weapon systems indicate that the cost of these systems has increased about 160 percent over their refined estimates. GAO has found that recent cost growth has been due to the administration's efforts to build up defense capabilities by increasing the number of missiles...
Followup of the Navy's Estimated Cost Avoidance/Earlier Delivery for Nimitz Class Aircraft Carriers
PLRD-83-54: Published: Mar 1, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1983.
GAO was asked to review the Nimitz class aircraft carriers to determine whether events that have occurred since a previous GAO report influenced the projected earlier delivery and cost avoidance estimated by the Navy for the CVN-71, 72, and 73 aircraft carriers.GAO found that: (1) key events identified last year as being critical to the achievement of the CVN-72 and 73 earlier delivery and cost av...
Obtaining Navy Ships by Long-Term Charters (Rent-a-Navy)
122674: Feb 28, 1983
Testimony was given concerning prior GAO work on the Navy's program to lease rather than purchase nine tankers and a new GAO study on recent proposals to lease rather than purchase Government equipment. While the results of the new study have not been completed, the issues surrounding today's leases are similar to those reported on earlier. In 1973 GAO found that, by renting instead of purchasing...
Cost Information Presented to Congress on the C-5B Aircraft Program
MASAD-83-5: Published: Dec 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1983.
GAO was asked to determine whether the C-5B cost data provided by the Air Force to Congress during the fiscal year 1983 authorization process were the most current available.In the view of GAO, a revised cost estimate for the C-5B program could have been prepared and reported to Congress. However, GAO found no evidence that the Air Force or the Office of the Secretary of Defense consciously withhe...
Evaluation of MAVERICK Missile System Unit Cost Report Submitted Under Public Law 97-86, Section 917
MASAD-83-7: Published: Dec 14, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1982.
GAO was asked to examine unit cost reports submitted by the Secretary of Defense pursuant to P.L. 97-86. Accordingly, the most recent report on the Air Force AGM-65D imaging infrared Maverick missile program was reviewed.GAO found that the unit cost report in question appeared complete from the standpoint of including all costs comprising the program cost estimate. However, the description of cost...