Procurement (51 - 60 of 542 items)
[Comments on Air Force and Army Corps of Engineers Procurement Violations]
B-277979: Published: Jan 26, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1998.
GAO commented on the Air Force and Army contract award for operation and maintenance services. GAO noted that: (1) two statutory violations occurred during the procurement; (2) the Air Force failed to coordinate with the Small Business Administration the removal of this requirement from the small business program and failed to consider this requirement for a possible small business set-aside; (3)...
Defense Acquisition Organizations: Linking Workforce Reductions with Better Program Outcomes
T-NSIAD-97-140: Published: Apr 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1997.
GAO discussed issues associated with the acquisition workforce and acquisition process of the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on: (1) the reasons why reducing infrastructure will be a complex and challenging undertaking; and (2) DOD's plan to reduce and restructure its acquisition workforce.GAO noted that: (1) there is no agreed-upon definition of what constitutes the acquisition workforce;...
Defense Outsourcing: Challenges Facing DOD as It Attempts to Save Billions in Infrastructure Costs
T-NSIAD-97-110: Published: Mar 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) goal to save billions of dollars by outsourcing work to the private sector and through other initiatives for activities which DOD generally refers to as its support infrastructure, focusing on: (1) DOD's past experience in achieving infrastructure savings; (2) key infrastructure areas that offer the greatest potential for savings; and (3) challenges...
Defense Aircraft Investments: Major Program Commitments Based on Optimistic Budget Projections
T-NSIAD-97-103: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) aircraft modernization plans.GAO noted that: (1) as the nation proceeds into the 21st century with the prospect of a flat budget, GAO believes that action needs to be taken to address DOD's problematic aircraft investment strategy; (2) action needs to be taken now because, if major commitments are made to procure the planned aircraft programs, such a...
F/A-18E/F Aircraft Production Decision Should Be Postponed
NSIAD-97-106R: Published: Mar 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1997.
GAO suggested that the Department of Defense (DOD) postpone the low-rate initial production decision on the F/A-18E/F, currently scheduled for March 28, 1997, until the Quadrennial Defense Review and a congressionally-mandated study comparing the cost and combat operational effectiveness of the F/A-18E/F with those of the F/A-18C/D aircraft have been completed and fully evaluated.GAO noted that: (...
Longbow Apache Fire Control Radar
NSIAD-97-79R: Published: Jan 27, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Army's Longbow Apache modification program, focusing on the pending Longbow Apache fire control radar (FCR) lot II contract. GAO noted that: (1) it has several concerns about the performance of the FCR and planned award of the lot II contract; (2) GAO's work to date indicates that: (a) as currently configured, the transmitter in the FCR lot I and planned lot II procurements does n...
Combat Air Power: Joint Mission Assessments Needed Before Making Program and Budget Decisions
T-NSIAD-96-196: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) future combat air power capabilities. GAO noted that: (1) DOD has added many new aircraft to its fleet and has improved the capabilities of its remaining combat aircraft; (2) DOD has made more of its aircraft capable of delivering advanced munitions; (3) DOD does not believe that potential adversaries possess the capabilities needed to prevent U.S. f...
Marine Corps: Improving Amphibious Capability Would Require Larger Share of Budget Than Previously Provided
NSIAD-96-47: Published: Feb 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Marine Corps' and Navy's capability to conduct amphibious assaults, focusing on the: (1) status of the amphibious fleet; (2) Marine Corps' and Navy's plans to better conduct amphibious operations; and (3) cost of planned changes and how they will affect future defense budgets.GAO found that: (1) the Marine Corps and the Navy currently have the...
Navy Negative Undelivered Orders
AIMD-96-37R: Published: Feb 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1996.
GAO examined the Navy's appropriation balances for undelivered orders and related balances for accounts payable as of September 30, 1994. GAO noted that: (1) Defense and Finance Accounting Service (DFAS)-Cleveland reduced two appropriation balances for undelivered orders by $72 million; (2) negative balances for undelivered orders could indicate that orders were not properly recorded, disbursement...