Procurement (71 - 80 of 89 items)
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to M1 Tank and Bradley Fighting Vehicle Budgets
NSIAD-86-136BR: Published: Jun 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the basis and justification for the Army's fiscal year (FY) 1987 budget requests for M1 tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles.GAO identified potential reductions in the Army's FY 1987 budget request for the M1 tank and the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and in its FY 1986 funds for this equipment. In the budget requests, potential reductions amounted to...
Weapon Systems: Issues Concerning the Army's Light Helicopter Family Program
NSIAD-86-121: Published: May 22, 1986. Publicly Released: May 22, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Light Helicopter Family (LHX) program, specifically: (1) acquisition costs; (2) affordability; (3) operation and support costs; (4) requirements; (5) technical risks; (6) acquisition strategy; and (7) program alternatives.GAO found that the LHX program's goals of replacing the aging helicopter fleet with aircraft that would outperform...
Fire Support System: Army's Plans To Improve Its Fire Support Capabilities
NSIAD-86-115BR: Published: May 5, 1986. Publicly Released: May 5, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Army's plan to provide interim automated fire support capabilities for its light and heavy divisions.GAO found that, in the early 1980's, the Army provided most heavy divisions and one light division with an automated artillery fire command and control (C2) system. The Army began development of a new system with improved mobility and capabi...
Support Aircraft: Analysis of Air Force Decision To Replace CT-39 Aircraft
NSIAD-86-92BR: Published: Apr 1, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's decision to retire the CT-30 aircraft fleet and replace it with a mix of C-12F and C-21A leased aircraft.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force used lease-versus-buy comparisons in its economic analysis of the options to replace the CT-39 aircraft and found that it was more economical to lease new aircraft than to continue operations of...
Procurement: An Assessment of the Air Force's F-16 Aircraft Multiyear Contract
NSIAD-86-38: Published: Feb 20, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's multiyear contract for F-16 aircraft for fiscal years 1982 to 1985 to assess: (1) potential savings from using a multiyear contract instead of a series of annual contracts; (2) the effect of foreign military sales on multiyear contract prices; (3) the effect of adding aircraft to the fiscal year 1984 budget; and (4) other benefits o...
Air Force Procurement of Certain F-16 Support Equipment From General Dynamics
127946: Sep 23, 1985
Testimony was given concerning the Air Force's procurement of certain F-16 support equipment from the General Dynamics Corporation. GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force's use of an unpriced contract modification resulted in excessive prices for support equipment; (2) approval of the unpriced contract modification committed the government to payment of incurred costs; (3) the final prices agreed to we...
Observations on the Air Force Acquisition of Certain F-16 Support Equipment From General Dynamics
NSIAD-85-155: Published: Sep 18, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed an Air Force procurement of F-16 aircraft support equipment and determined who was responsible for procuring the items.GAO found that the Air Force's use of an unpriced contract modification without timely price negotiation to obtain certain items of support equipment for the F-16 aircraft resulted in excessive prices for many of the items. The...
Evaluation of Army's Mobile Subscriber Equipment Program
NSIAD-85-117: Published: Jul 16, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's effort to acquire mobile subscriber equipment (MSE) for tactical communications, its cost and timetable, and the issue of system readiness for full-scale production.GAO noted that: (1) the Army expects to save considerable time and money over traditional procurement methods, which involve a lengthy development and test phase, by acquirin...
Air Force Efforts To Reduce Student Backlogs
FPCD-82-72: Published: Sep 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1982.
GAO reviewed Air Force efforts to reduce the delays experienced by Air Force recruits after the completion of orientation before they begin their technical training.GAO found that training backlogs delay recruits' skill development and cost the Air Force an estimated $11.4 million in fiscal year (FY) 1981. Although there are many causes of student backlogs, the one most commonly cited by Air Force...
Consolidation of Base Operating Support Services
118737: Jun 22, 1982
Military installations usually support themselves independently with various services similar to those provided by local governments, utility companies, and the service industry segment of the civilian economy. The Department of Defense (DOD) has attempted to achieve significant savings through the consolidation of these base operating support services, and GAO examined impediments to achieving th...