Government procurement (11 - 20 of 151 items)
Army Acquisition: Javelin Is Not Ready for Multiyear Procurement
NSIAD-96-199: Published: Sep 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Army's procurement of the Javelin missile system, focusing on whether the: (1) system meets established criteria for multiyear production contracts; (2) Army adequately tested the system to determine its suitability for full-rate production; and (3) Army's purchase of command launch units during limited production is appropriate.GAO found that the Army: (1) has not demonstrated th...
C-17 Aircraft: Comments on Air Force Request for Approval of Multiyear Procurement Authority
T-NSIAD-96-137: Published: Mar 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1996.
GAO discussed the Air Force's proposed multiyear procurement of the C-17 aircraft. GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force's estimate that the multiyear procurement could save about $896 million is overstated; (2) the Air Force could save about $300 million without entering into the multiyear agreement and a portion of this savings could be invested in cost-reduction initiatives; (3) savings from the C-...
Aircraft Requirements: Air Force and Navy Need to Establish Realistic Criteria for Backup Aircraft
NSIAD-95-180: Published: Sep 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the trend in the number of backup aircraft maintained by the Air Force and Navy, focusing on the: (1) actions that the Department of Defense (DOD) and the services have taken in response to prior recommendations to validate backup aircraft requirements; and (2) opportunities to remove unneeded backup aircraft from the force to minimize the cost of...
Defense Inventory: Shortages Are Recurring, but Not a Problem
NSIAD-95-137: Published: Aug 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1995.
GAO reviewed inventory shortages in the Department of Defense's (DOD) secondary, nonweapon inventory, focusing on: (1) the size of the shortages; (2) inventory managers' actions in response to the shortages; (3) whether funding problems caused managers not to buy needed items; and (4) the need for revising DOD inventory reporting.GAO found that: (1) the September 1991 DOD secondary inventory short...
Comanche Helicopter: Testing Needs to Be Completed Prior to Production Decisions
NSIAD-95-112: Published: May 18, 1995. Publicly Released: May 18, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Army's Comanche helicopter program, focusing on cost and technical issues associated with the restructured program.GAO found that: (1) the past risks associated with the Comanche's development and production will continue under the Army's restructured program; (2) production decisions will be made before operational testing of the Comanche begins and the development phase will be...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: No More Hunter Systems Should Be Bought Until Problems Are Fixed
NSIAD-95-52: Published: Mar 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) acquisition of the Hunter Short-Range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), focusing on whether: (1) the system is logistically supportable; (2) previously identified performance deficiencies have been corrected; and (3) the system represents a valid joint-service effort.GAO found that: (1) the Hunter UAV system is not logistically supportable and has seriou...
C-17 Aircraft: Cost and Performance Issues
NSIAD-95-26: Published: Jan 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) C-17 program, focusing on: (1) the aircraft's ability to achieve its original program requirements; and (2) whether further procurement of C-17 aircraft is justified.GAO found that: (1) although the C-17 was intended to operate routinely in an intratheater shuttle role, perform direct delivery missions to forward...
Electronic Warfare: Most Air Force ALQ-135 Jammers Procured Without Operational Testing
NSIAD-95-47: Published: Nov 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's $2-billion program to acquire an upgraded version of the ALQ-135 jammer, focusing on whether the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Air Force took the necessary measures to ensure that the jammer demonstrated acceptable performance before production and deployment.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force has continued procurement of the A...
Future Years Defense Program: Optimistic Estimates Lead To Billions in Overprogramming
NSIAD-94-210: Published: Jul 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Future Years Defense Program (FYDP), focusing on: (1) major funding assumptions underlying FYDP; and (2) FYDP compliance with statutory requirements.GAO found that: (1) FYDP overprogramming could exceed $150 billion and does not comply with the presidential budget submission; (2) the current FYDP exceeds the Admini...
Army Inventory: More Effective Review of Proposed Inventory Buys Could Reduce Unneeded Procurement
NSIAD-94-130: Published: Jun 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army Tank-Automotive Command's (TACOM) termination of planned procurements, focusing on whether TACOM terminated the procurements as early in the procurement process as possible.GAO found that: (1) TACOM is missing opportunities to terminate or reduce planned procurements because item managers and procurement specialists do not always confer before awarding contracts; (2) item man...