Procurement (51 - 60 of 89 items)
Defense Inventory: Problems in Managing Secondary Items
T-NSIAD-90-19: Published: Mar 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1990.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of its inventories of secondary items. GAO noted that: (1) the total value of DOD inventory increased by $60 billion from 1980 through 1988, to a total of $103 billion; (2) over 90 percent of the increase occurred in DOD inventories of aircraft components, ship and submarine parts, and construction, industrial, and general supplies; (3) DO...
Army Procurement: Costs and Benefits of Electronic and Mechanical Time Fuzes
NSIAD-90-38: Published: Dec 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the costs and benefits of the Army's M762 electronic time fuze and M557 mechanical time fuze.GAO found that: (1) both fuzes were capable of satisfying the Army's artillery time fuze requirements; (2) the electronic time fuze could be set both manually and automatically and could be set manually without the use of a tool, but its autoset capability...
Defense Acquisition Programs: Status of Selected Systems
NSIAD-90-30: Published: Dec 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the requirements, schedules, performance, cost and funding support for 13 defense acquisition programs.GAO found that: (1) although the Department of Defense (DOD) developed all 13 programs to satisfy military requirements within budget constraints, there was disagreement within DOD that some programs represented the most cost-effective solutions t...
Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Procurement Budgets
NSIAD-90-15: Published: Oct 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1990 aircraft procurement budget and past procurement appropriations to identify potential budget reductions.GAO found that the Air Force could reduce its FY 1990 aircraft procurement budget request by $308.1 million, and its FY 1989, 1988, and 1987 appropriations by $431.6 million, $30.7 million, and $46.6 million,...
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...
Battlefield Automation: Field Artillery Data Systems Acquisition Problems and Budget Impacts
NSIAD-89-95BR: Published: Mar 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of Army and Marine Corps development of fire support command and control automation programs.GAO found that the Army: (1) developed the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) to replace its technically obsolete Tactical Fire Direction System (TACFIRE); (2) planned to field AFATDS to heavy divisions first an...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Procurement Budgets
NSIAD-88-227: Published: Sep 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's: (1) fiscal year (FY) 1989 budget for helicopter procurement to assess the adequacy of its justifications for certain programs; and (2) budgets for FY 1987 and 1988 to identify potential reductions.GAO found that there were potential budget reductions of $3.5 million for FY 1987, $24.5 million for FY 1988, and $63 million for FY 1989...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to Selected Procurement Budgets
NSIAD-88-212: Published: Aug 17, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's: (1) justification for its fiscal year (FY) 1989 budget estimates for its procurement of weapons and tracked combat vehicles; and (2) budgets for FY 1987 and 1988 appropriations.GAO found potential reductions of: (1) $373.4 million in the weapons and tracked combat vehicles appropriation, including $161.8 million for FY 1989, $131.5 f...
Department of Defense Inventory Growth and Management Problems Continue
T-NSIAD-88-14: Published: Mar 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1988.
GAO discussed inventory growth and management problems in the Department of Defense (DOD), specifically the: (1) accuracy of inventory records; (2) effectiveness of research to identify the causes of inventory discrepancies; and (3) physical security of DOD inventories. GAO found that: (1) the DOD inventory of secondary items, such as spare parts and supplies, grew almost 200 percent, from $48 bil...
Army Procurement: Allegations Regarding Contract Awards for Water Purification Equipment
NSIAD-88-40: Published: Dec 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's procedures in awarding and administering contracts for 600-gallon-per-hour reverse osmosis water purification units (ROWPU).GAO found that the Army: (1) complied with existing regulations in competitively awarding the contract; (2) saved about $15.4 million by competitively awarding the contract; (3) did not deliberately try to injure...