Procurement (81 - 90 of 114 items)
The Air Force Has Not Compared Costs of Alternative Ways To Replace CT-39 Aircraft
PLRD-83-18: Published: Nov 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO attempted to verify: (1) the projected cost savings associated with the lease of replacements for CT-39 aircraft, (2) the cost to phase out the existing CT-39 fleet, and (3) the personnel savings from converting to contract maintenance. Further, GAO commented on the prudence of leasing replacement aircraft in lieu of purchase.GAO found that the Air Force ha...
Information on B-747 and C-5B Aircraft Cost Comparisons
MASAD-82-48: Published: Sep 21, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1982.
GAO was asked to evaluate the cost of the B-747 and C-5B aircraft, competing alternatives for airlift enhancement.GAO found that the cost estimates for the B-747 aircraft prepared by the contractor and those prepared by the Air Force vary widely because of differing estimating methods and assumptions. Major differences between the estimates for the B-747 are in the costs associated with operating...
Evaluation of Unit Cost Reports Submitted Under Public Law 97-86, Section 917
MASAD-82-36: Published: May 10, 1982. Publicly Released: May 10, 1982.
GAO reviewed 19 unit cost reports submitted to Congress by the Department of Defense (DOD) to determine the completeness, currentness, and accuracy of the data presented. GAO also inquired into problems which precluded the accurate and timely reporting of the data and suggested possible improvements.Overall, DOD has made a reasonably successful effort to comply with the requirements of Public Law...
Review of Prices Paid by Military Commissaries on Brand Name Vendor Supply Bulletin Contracts
PLRD-82-55: Published: Mar 19, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1982.
GAO was asked to assist in auditing annual indefinite quantity contracts negotiated by the Defense Personnel Support Center for military commissaries. The commissaries use these contracts to purchase grocery items from vendors at prices that are supposed to be as advantageous as those offered to commercial customers. GAO was asked to determine whether the vendors were complying with a price reduct...
Inspection of Unserviceable .45 Caliber Pistols in Storage
PLRD-82-60: Published: Mar 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO inspected a sample of .45 caliber pistols in storage, classified as unserviceable, and determined the number of pistols rehabilitated over the past 5 fiscal years.GAO found that Department of Defense (DOD) inventories contain about 109,900 unserviceable pistols, most of which could be rebuilt. About 53,700 unserviceable pistols in the DOD inventory were in...
Air Force Purchase of 30mm Gun Pod System
MASAD-82-9: Published: Dec 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1981.
The Air Force has entered into a highly concurrent development and production program for a 30mm gun pod; the urgent need for this equipment is questionable. The 30mm gun pod is a self-contained pneumatic driven fourbarrel gun system to be externally mounted on high performance aircraft. The weapon system is to provide the Tactical Air Force with an increased capability to attack numerous and vari...
DOD Major Weapon Systems Acquisition Procedures
090829: Oct 21, 1981
No summary is currently available...
Need To Maximize RPV Use Where Suited To Save Lives and Dollars
115901: Jul 22, 1981
A GAO survey showed that the state-of-the-art was not a major barrier to using remotely piloted vehicles (RPV's) as an alternative to manned aircraft in many situations. Recovery technology was found to be the most significant technical barrier. Non-technical matters, such as airspace safety and Government regulations on RPV operations, were also viewed as moderately severe barriers. The technical...
Matters Relating to the M1 Tank
115861: Jul 21, 1981
While the M1 tank is impressive in meeting its three major combat requirements of firepower, mobility, and armor protection, these advantages are offset to a considerable degree by shortcomings in reliability, availability, durability, maintainability, and by the tank's rising cost. The tests conducted by the Army were not as stressful as operational tests, and the tanks received maintenance which...
Army's Contracting Out of Installation Support Functions at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mt. Clemens, Michigan
PSAD-80-79: Published: Sep 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1980.
GAO examined the Army's tentative decision to contract out the installation support functions at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. GAO evaluated an Army cost comparison which showed that the Army could save about $3.1 million over a 3-year period if the functions were contracted out as opposed to being done in-house.GAO believes the potential savings of contracting out the installation support fu...