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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...
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...
ADP Acquisition: Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System
IMTEC-89-21FS: Published: Feb 23, 1989. Publicly Released: May 18, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's procurement of the Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System (NALCOMIS) and provided information on: (1) the Navy's acquisition approach; (2) the program's current status; (3) cost growth and a comparison of current cost estimates and budget estimates; (4) the reasons for cost increases; and (5) the Office of the...
Trainer Aircraft: Plans to Replace the Existing Fleet
NSIAD-89-94: Published: Mar 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's master training plan, focusing on the: (1) alternatives for meeting requirements for undergraduate pilot training into the next century; (2) validity of cost comparison data for those alternatives; and (3) soundness of the plan's recommendations.GAO found that: (1) under the current system, all students receive the same training...
Army Procurement: Allegations of Unfair Treatment at Fort Lee, Virginia, Found to Be Unmerited
NSIAD-89-46: Published: Dec 6, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a complaint from a firm concerning alleged unfair procurement practices at Fort Lee, Virginia, to determine whether the: (1) contracting personnel acted properly in not selecting for cost comparison the bid with the lowest proposed cost; and (2) Army consistently applied Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requirements and federal procurement...
Defense Inventory: Growth in Secondary Items
NSIAD-88-189BR: Published: Jul 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the Department of Defense's (DOD) secondary-item inventory growth.GAO found that: (1) DOD defines secondary items as replacement, spare, and repair components, as well as personnel support and consumable items; (2) the value of DOD secondary inventories increased by about $51 billion between 1980 and 1987; (3) Navy and Air Force inventories grew...
DOD Acquisition Programs: Status of Selected Systems
NSIAD-88-160: Published: Jun 30, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed 23 Department of Defense (DOD) acquisition programs, focusing on their: (1) requirements; (2) schedule; (3) performance; (4) cost; and (5) funding support.GAO found that: (1) DOD procedurally makes milestone decisions after review of each program's four phases of acquisition; (2) DOD could not nominate any of the programs for milestone authorizatio...
Air Force Contracting: Contracting for Maintenance of Training Aircraft at Columbus Air Force Base
NSIAD-88-136BR: Published: Apr 6, 1988. Publicly Released: May 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force's decision to award a contract for maintenance of training aircraft at one of its bases, focusing on the Air Force's comparison of contractor costs with in-house costs.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) complied with Office of Management and Budget and Air Force guidance in conducting its cost comparison; (2) used valid...
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,...