Procurement (61 - 70 of 129 items)
Defense Management: Efforts to Streamline Acquisition Management Structure
NSIAD-91-15: Published: Dec 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military services' efforts to streamline acquisition management structures as called for in the Secretary of Defense's July 1989 Defense Management Report (DMR).GAO found that: (1) the services' newly established service acquisition executive (SAE) positions conformed with DMR requirements; (2) each service revised its program executive officer...
Defense Reorganization: DOD's Efforts to Streamline the Transportation Command
NSIAD-91-36BR: Published: Oct 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Transportation Command's implementation of recommendations made in a February 1988 Department of Defense task force report.GAO found that: (1) the Secretary of Defense did not agree to eliminate the 1,015 positions recommended, and instead reduced Command headquarters and component staffs by 204 positions; (2) the military services retained pea...
Military Bases: Information on Air Logistics Centers
NSIAD-90-287FS: Published: Sep 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed five Air Force Air Logistics Centers' (ALC) performance and capacity for depot maintenance operations.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force assigned each ALC responsibility for maintaining, modifying, and repairing specific types of engines, aircraft, and parts; (2) according to the Air Force, ALC had different missions and facilities, therefore limiti...
Contract Pricing: Reviews of Defense Contractor Compensation Costs
NSIAD-90-249FS: Published: Aug 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Defense Contract Audit Agency's (DCAA) reviews of contractor compensation costs, focusing on the: (1) number of compensation reviews DCAA conducted; (2) amount of unreasonable compensation DCAA identified; and (3) status of the government's efforts to reduce unreasonable compensation.GAO found that: (1) DCAA completed 361 compens...
Defense Budget: Potential Reductions to Air Force and Navy Missile and Other Budgets
NSIAD-90-272BR: Published: Sep 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1991 procurement budget request and past appropriations for the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) and three other advanced weapons systems to identify potential budget reductions; and (2) Navy's FY 1991 missile procurement budget request for AMRAAM.GAO found that the: (1) Air Force and the Navy...
Defense Research: Information on Selected University Research Projects
NSIAD-90-223FS: Published: Aug 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed information on 17 selected defense research projects to determine: (1) how the projects were established; (2) the status of project funding; and (3) Department of Defense (D0D) project oversight.GAO found that: (1) DOD must award contracts and grants for university research and development activities using competitive procedures; (2) DOD selects re...
Defense Budget Issues: Effect of Civilian Hiring Freeze on Fiscal Year 1991 Budget
NSIAD-90-232BR: Published: Jun 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the effects of the Department of Defense's (DOD) civilian hiring freeze on its fiscal year (FY) 1991 budget.GAO found that: (1) DOD estimated that the freeze would result in potential savings of about $780 million, but believed that the savings might include about $300 million from initiatives that it had already incorporated in its FY 1991 budget,...
Tactical Intelligence: Army's Mohawk Surveillance Radar Program Restructure
NSIAD-90-156: Published: May 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Army Mohawk surveillance system's cost, phase-out schedule, and planned upgrade and alternatives; and (2) status of other moving target surveillance systems.GAO found that in 1986, the Army initiated two programs to sustain Mohawk operations through the year 2005, consisting of: (1) an upgrade program, at an estimated cost of $224.4 millio...
Bradley Vehicle: Status of the Army's Survivability Enhancement Program
NSIAD-90-172: Published: May 21, 1990. Publicly Released: May 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Army's modification program for enhancing the Bradley Fighting Vehicle's survivability.GAO found that vehicle enhancements included: (1) the addition of armor to provide protection against 30-mm projectiles; (2) the addition of liners inside the turret to protect the crew from high-velocity debris; (3) the addition...
Army Procurement: Status of Commercial Activities Study at White Sands Missle Range
NSIAD-90-165: Published: May 3, 1990. Publicly Released: May 3, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the commercial activities study at the Army's White Sands Missile Range.GAO found that: (1) the study has been ongoing for over 6 years and in a test mode for the past 2 years; (2) the Army could not perform the work with the expected funding level or make a decision on whether to contract the sequenced services; (3) the Army was not...