Procurement (71 - 80 of 542 items)
Navy's Aircraft Carrier Program: Investment Strategy Options
NSIAD-95-17: Published: Jan 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Navy's aircraft carrier program, focusing on: (1) the budget implications of the options for meeting the Department of Defense's Bottom-Up Review (BUR) force structure requirement for 12 carriers; and (2) each option's effect on the shipbuilding contractor's employment levels.GAO found that: (1) there are several available options for maintaining the 12-carrier force at less cost...
DOD's CALS Initiative
AIMD-94-197R: Published: Sep 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Continuous Acquisition and Life-Cycle Support (CALS) initiative, focusing on: (1) two key CALS programs; (2) the impact of the Automated Document Conversion System (ADCS) on the initiative; and (3) the justification for using noncompetitive procedures to expand the Army-specific CALS contract to a DOD-wide scope. G...
Foreign Military Sales: Use of FMS in Proposed Commercial Sale of Airborne Self Protection Jammer
NSIAD-94-202: Published: Jun 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on proposed commercial sales of the Airborne Self Protection Jammer (ASPJ) to foreign governments, focusing on: (1) whether the Department of Defense (DOD) violated its foreign military sales (FMS) approval policy when it authorized the sale of ASPJ system software; (2) whether DOD accurately portrayed its decision to provide FMS suppor...
Military Airlift: The C-17 Proposed Settlement and Program Update
T-NSIAD-94-172: Published: Apr 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1994.
GAO discussed the status of the Department of Defense's (DOD) C-17 aircraft program, focusing on: (1) C-17 cost, schedule, and performance issues; and (2) the proposed settlement agreement between DOD and the prime contractor. GAO noted that: (1) total program costs for the C-17 continue to increase; (2) the average unit price negotiated with the C-17 contractor continues to increase; (3) although...
Navy Modernization: Alternatives for Achieving a More Affordable Force
T-NSIAD-94-171: Published: Apr 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1994.
GAO discussed the Navy's recapitalization program, focusing on: (1) the program's affordability; and (2) alternatives that would reduce Navy costs. GAO noted that: (1) the Navy's request to recapitalize its fleet and maintain the defense industrial base may be difficult to justify given its growing affordability problem; (2) the Navy's ability to procure weapons and systems over the next 5 years i...
Military Airlift: The C-17 Program Update and Proposed Settlement
T-NSIAD-94-166: Published: Apr 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1994.
GAO discussed the status of the Department of Defense's (DOD) C-17 program, focusing on: (1) C-17 cost, schedule, and performance issues; and (2) the proposed settlement agreement with the prime contractor. GAO noted that: (1) the C-17 program continues to experience cost, schedule, and performance problems; (2) the current estimate for the C-17 program now exceeds the $43 billion estimate; (3) de...
Depot Maintenance: Issues in Allocating Workload Between the Public and Private Sectors
T-NSIAD-94-161: Published: Apr 12, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1994.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) depot maintenance program, focusing on: (1) the share of DOD depot maintenance funds spent in the public and private sectors; (2) the use of public-private competition as a tool for allocating depot maintenance workloads; (3) observations on the Defense Science Board Depot Maintenance Task Force's findings and recommendations; and (4) DOD transfer of...
Navy's TAC-4 Procurement
AIMD-94-65R: Published: Dec 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Navy's Tactical Advanced Computer-4 (TAC-4) procurement which allows other Department of Defense and civilian agencies to purchase equipment without full competition and oversight. GAO found that the Navy: (1) has not completed its systems requirements planning and analyses and has not studied the feasibility and costs of proc...
Defense Inventory: Changes in DOD's Inventory Reporting, 1989-1992
NSIAD-94-112: Published: Feb 10, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed changes in the Department of Defense's (DOD) secondary item inventory since fiscal year (FY) 1989, focusing on the: (1) total value of the inventory; (2) value of potential excess stock; (3) impact of inventory revaluations; and (4) annual funding levels for secondary item inventory acquisitions.GAO found that: (1) the nominal value of DOD secondar...
DOD 'M' Accounts
AIMD-94-84R: Published: Feb 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1994.
GAO discussed regulations concerning merged (M) appropriation account balances within the Department of Defense (DOD) and requested information on actions that DOD is taking to reconcile the remaining M accounts...