Procurement (61 - 70 of 89 items)
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,...
Strategic Bombers: Estimated Costs To Deploy the B-1B
NSIAD-88-12: Published: Oct 7, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the eventual costs of deploying the baseline B-1B bomber.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) has not identified all tasks needed to complete development, procurement, and deployment of the baseline system, nor has it estimated the costs of all the tasks it has identified; (2) will exceed the B-1B cost cap of $20.5 billion by $90.8 million; (3) id...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Procurement Budgets
NSIAD-87-204BR: Published: Sep 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected helicopter procurement line items in the Army's fiscal year (FY) 1988 budget request to identify any excess funds.GAO found that: (1) there were potential reductions of $66.7 million for FY 1988, $116.6 million for FY 1987, and $31.4 million for FY 1986 in all of the helicopter programs; and (2) the Army believes that Congress should no...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to M1 Tank and Bradley Fighting Vehicle Budgets
NSIAD-87-169BR: Published: Aug 6, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's fiscal year (FY) 1988 budget request for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and the M-1 Tank.GAO identified potential program reductions of $81.8 million for FY 1988, $84.7 million for FY 1987, and $31.6 million for FY 1986 by updating the Army's estimates and using more current contract information. GAO noted that, if the Army decides not...
DOD Acquisition Programs: Status of Selected Systems
NSIAD-87-128: Published: Apr 2, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected major defense acquisition programs scheduled to reach either full-scale development or full-rate production during fiscal year 1988 or 1989.GAO found that: (1) all of the programs were candidates for designation as Defense Enterprise Programs; (2) 9 of the 19 programs had current cost estimates that increased their baseline cost estimates...
Acquisition of the C-17 Aircraft
T-NSIAD-87-20: Published: Mar 26, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1987.
GAO testified on its evaluation of the Air Force's decision to continue developing and procuring the C-17 aircraft, rather than the C-5 aircraft, to meet its long-range airlift goals. The Air Force analysis concluded that: (1) the C-17 would be operationally superior to the C-5 because of its projected capability to deliver all types of military materiel directly to battle locations; (2) the C-17...
DOD's Acquisition of the Composite Health Care System
T-IMTEC-87-3: Published: Mar 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1987.
GAO testified on the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to modernize its medical information systems through the Composite Health Care System (CHCS) after Congress directed it to implement measures aimed at reducing development risk and controlling costs. Although DOD has more clearly defined its requirements and recently awarded four contracts for system development, GAO was concerned over whe...
Acquisition: DOD's Acquisition Improvement Program--Program Managers' Views
NSIAD-86-193FS: Published: Sep 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the results of a survey of government and industry managers of major weapon programs, regarding the effectiveness of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Defense Acquisition Improvement Program (DAIP).GAO found that program managers believe that the DAIP program has made little or no difference in the acquisition process, and that the government...
ICBM Modernization: Status, Survivable Basing Issues, and Need To Reestablish a National Consensus
NSIAD-86-200: Published: Sep 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1986.
GAO reported on the status of the land-based Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Modernization Program, specifically: (1) the deployment of 50 Peacekeeper missiles in existing Minuteman silos; (2) research to determine a survivable basing mode for 50 additional Peacekeeper missiles or other missiles; and (3) the development of a small, single-warhead ICBM.GAO found that: (1) the Department o...
Aircraft Procurement: Air Force Air Defense Fighter Competition
NSIAD-86-170BR: Published: Jul 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Air Force's planned competitive acquisition of 270 fighter aircraft for the strategic air defense forces.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force had not identified a requirement for new aircraft until two firms submitted unsolicited proposals offering the F-20 and the F-16(SC) aircraft at substantially lower prices than models the Air Force was...