Procurement (11 - 20 of 129 items)
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 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...
B-2 Bomber: Status of Efforts to Acquire 21 Operational Aircraft
NSIAD-97-11: Published: Oct 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Air Force's progress in acquiring B-2 aircraft, focusing on: (1) recent B-2 bomber program changes; (2) program funding and current cost estimates; and (3) progress achieved in the flight test program, production, and modification efforts.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force is confident that the program, as currently defined, can...
Defense Acquisition Infrastructure: Changes in RDT&E Laboratories and Centers
NSIAD-96-221BR: Published: Sep 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) infrastructure, focusing on: (1) actions DOD took to implement previous recommendations made about its infrastructure; and (2) RDT&E infrastructure funding, workforce composition, and operating costs.GAO found that: (1) studies of DOD's laboratories and centers ha...
1997 Defense Budget: Potential Reductions and Rescissions to DOD's Procurement and RDT&E Programs
NSIAD-96-193BR: Published: Sep 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1996.
GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1997 budget request and prior years' appropriations for selected procurement and research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) programs, focusing on potential reductions in the FY 1997 budget request and potential rescissions to prior years' appropriations.GAO found that: (1) GAO identified opportunities to reduce FY 1997 procur...
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...
Weapon Systems Procurement
NSIAD-96-152R: Published: Apr 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) study on weapon systems procurement, focusing on the accuracy of the data and methodologies used in the study. GAO found that: (1) because DOD is generally optimistic in its weapon system procurement planning, DOD procurement programs are vulnerable to instability and unit costs could be higher than originally plan...