Army procurement (1 - 10 of 98 items)
Defense Acquisitions: Future Ground-Based Vehicles and Network Initiatives Face Development and Funding Challenges
GAO-12-181T: Published: Oct 26, 2011. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 2011.
After the Army canceled the Future Combat System in June of 2009, it began developing modernization plans, including developing a new Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) and additional network capability. At the same time, the Army was considering options on how to improve its light tactical vehicles. This statement addresses potential issues related to developing (1) the new GCV, (2) a common information...
Defense Acquisitions: Opportunities and Challenges for Army Ground Force Modernization Efforts
GAO-10-603T: Published: Apr 15, 2010. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 2010.
Since 2003, the Future Combat System (FCS) program has been the centerpiece of the Army's efforts to transition to a lighter, more agile, and more capable combat force. In 2009, however, concerns over the program's performance led to the Secretary of Defense's decision to significantly restructure and ultimately cancel the acquisition program. As a result, the Army is outlining a new approach to g...
Defense Acquisitions: Issues to be Considered for Army's Modernization of Combat Systems
GAO-09-793T: Published: Jun 16, 2009. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 2009.
Future Combat System (FCS) has been at the center of the Army's efforts to become a lighter, more agile, and more capable combat force by replacing existing combat systems with a family of manned and unmanned vehicles and systems, linked by an advanced information network. To meet the challenges of FCS's scope and schedule, the Army contracted with Boeing to be lead systems integrator (LSI), to he...
[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)...
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...
Defense Procurement: E-Systems' Reporting of Alleged Wrongdoing to Army's Fraud Division
OSI-96-6: Published: May 16, 1996. Publicly Released: May 24, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a defense contractor's reporting of alleged wrongdoing to the Army's fraud division, focusing on: (1) whether federal laws, regulations, or its administrative settlement agreement required the contractor to disclose suspected violations of procurement law; (2) how many and what types of hotline violations were lodged against the contractor; (3) whe...
[Comments on Army's Planned Procurement of Fragmentation Artillery Parts]
B-265884: Published: Nov 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's justification for procuring high fragmentation artillery ammunition under limited competition. GAO noted that: (1) although the Army's justification and approval document discussed in depth the need to prove-out the two ammunition plants' new manufacturing process, the Army did not clearly document the need for a mobilization base; (2) o...
Acquisition Reform: Comparison of Army's Commercial Helicopter Buy and Private Sector Buys
NSIAD-95-54: Published: Mar 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1995.
GAO reviewed the procedures the Army used to procure its New Training Helicopter (NTH), focusing on: (1) the differences between the Army's and private sector's procurement procedures for similar helicopters; (2) Army efforts to streamline the NTH procurement; and (3) potential improvements that could be achieved from acquisition reform efforts.GAO found that: (1) the Army's acquisition of the NTH...
Army's Acquisition of M60 Roadwheels
NSIAD-92-341R: Published: Sep 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's 1991 solicitation for M60/M88 steel roadwheels, focusing on whether the Army: (1) complied with applicable laws and regulations in not restricting the competition to domestic sources; (2) was required to give any consideration to the economic consequences of its procurement decisions on domestic firms and communities; and (3) planned any...
Chemical Agent Detection
NSIAD-92-241R: Published: Jun 15, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's chemical and biological detection program. GAO noted that: (1) the Army had planned to procure chemical agent monitors (CAM) from a contractor for requirements associated with Operation Desert Storm, but the final delivery of the monitors slipped since the awardee could not pass first-article testing; (2) a second contra...