Procurement (81 - 89 of 89 items)
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...
Need To Reexamine JTIDS Requirements and Architecture
MASAD-82-28: Published: Apr 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) class 2 terminal because of the proposed service antijam communications architectures.GAO found several issues requiring immediate attention: (1) the utility and cost effectiveness of JTIDS class 2 terminals may be questionable since the Air Force and the Navy have continued to reduce their total number...
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...
Air Force "Phase IV" Computer System Acquisition Program
110553: Oct 10, 1979
The Air Force's overall objective in the Phase IV program is to provide cost effective, responsive, and reliable computer support for a variety of its base-level administrative and operating functions. The Phase IV request for proposals calls for two separate computer systems to be located in most cases in two different facilities at major air bases. The Air Force's stated requirement for two comp...
Claims of Savings and Improved Service in DOD's Competitive Rate Program for Shipments of Household Goods Overseas
LCD-78-232: Published: Mar 20, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1979.
Claims made by the Department of Defense (DOD) concerning improved materials transport service and savings being achieved under its Competitive Rate Program (CRP) were reviewed.The methodology DOD used to calculate savings resulting from CRP was acceptable, and its estimate of dollar savings was as accurate as possible considering the information available at the time of preparation. Claims by DOD...
Inquiry Into Proposal That Military Personnel Replace Civilian Field Buyers in Procuring Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for the Department of Defense
FPCD-75-157: Published: Jun 23, 1975. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1975.
No summary is currently available...
Summaries Of Conclusions And Recommendations On Department Of Defense Operations
PSAD-75-36: Published: Feb 3, 1975. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1975.
GAO provided a summary of its findings, conclusions, and recommendations on Department of Defense (DOD) operations.GAO noted that: (1) no single organization in DOD has responsibility and authority for total planning and operating of the AUTODIN system; (2) problems associated with this fragmented managerial responsibility are exemplified in two Defense communications programs--a 6-year-old progra...
Comments on Protests of Air Force Cancellation of Solicitation for Drive Assembly Couplers
B-168259,B-168259(3): Published: Oct 20, 1970. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1970.
No summary is currently available...
Need for Improvement in the Management of Equipment for the Military Assistance Program
B-162479: Published: Nov 14, 1967. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1967.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's and Department of the Army's management of selected major items of equipment for the military assistance program (MAP).GAO noted that: (1) improvements were needed in the management of the MAP-owned equipment; (2) certain unassigned MAP-owned equipment in Army storage was not being used to satisfy requirements; (3) consequently, significant amounts of MAP f...