Army procurement (41 - 50 of 98 items)
Pistol Procurement: Allegations on Army Selection of Beretta 9-mm. as DOD Standard Sidearm
NSIAD-86-122: Published: Jun 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed an Army contract award for 9-mm pistols to a subsidiary of an Italian firm to determine whether: (1) U.S. firms had a chance to compete for the award; (2) the Army conducted covert testing to ensure the outcome of the procurement; (3) the Army gave the awardee a competitor's bid; and (4) a secret agreement between the United States and Italian gove...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to M1 Tank and Bradley Fighting Vehicle Budgets
NSIAD-86-136BR: Published: Jun 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the basis and justification for the Army's fiscal year (FY) 1987 budget requests for M1 tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles.GAO identified potential reductions in the Army's FY 1987 budget request for the M1 tank and the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and in its FY 1986 funds for this equipment. In the budget requests, potential reductions amounted to...
Army Procurement of Beretta's 9mm Semiautomatic Pistol as the Standard Military Sidearm
130045: Jun 5, 1986
GAO discussed the Army's procurement of a standard 9-mm handgun. GAO attributed the Army's problems in selecting a 9-mm handgun to: (1) conflicting Air Force and Army goals and contradictory congressional guidance; and (2) overly restrictive product specifications. GAO also noted that: (1) while the Army did not display bias toward the eventual awardee, it did unfairly eliminate one firm from comp...
Tactical Computers: Army's Maneuver Control System Procurement and Distribution Plan
IMTEC-86-21FS: Published: May 23, 1986. Publicly Released: May 23, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Army's computer equipment procurement and distribution plan for the Maneuver Control System to determine whether it complied with congressional guidelines to meet the system's requirements.GAO found that the Army plan: (1) deletes its previous plans to acquire militarized Tactical Computer Systems and does not provide computer...
Fire Support System: Army's Plans To Improve Its Fire Support Capabilities
NSIAD-86-115BR: Published: May 5, 1986. Publicly Released: May 5, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Army's plan to provide interim automated fire support capabilities for its light and heavy divisions.GAO found that, in the early 1980's, the Army provided most heavy divisions and one light division with an automated artillery fire command and control (C2) system. The Army began development of a new system with improved mobility and capabi...
Army Budget: Selected Analyses of M1 Tank Budgets for Fiscal Years 1980-1985
NSIAD-86-75FS: Published: Feb 25, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's budget for the M1 tank program for fiscal years 1980 through 1985.GAO summarized: (1) the budgeted quantities and dollars for each fiscal year as they appeared in the President's budget request; (2) what Congress appropriated; (3) obligated and unobligated funds; and (4) the budget line increases and decreases that have occurred since th...
The Army's Safety Level Requirements for Secondary Items May Be Inaccurate and Excessive
NSIAD-85-160: Published: Sep 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Army's safety level requirements for its wholesale supply system to assess where safety level requirements exceeded procurement leadtime requirements.GAO noted that instructions for determining variable safety levels provide that the services constrain safety level requirements to equal no more than the average procurement leadtime demand or allow up to three standard deviations o...
Army's Procurement of Batteries: Magnesium vs. Lithium
NSIAD-85-124: Published: Sep 26, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's decision to use the lithium sulfur dioxide battery rather than the magnesium battery, particularly addressing concerns about the cost-effectiveness and safety of the lithium battery.GAO found that neither the magnesium nor the lithium battery constituted a safety hazard. Although the lithium battery had three failures and one personal...
Evaluation of Army's Mobile Subscriber Equipment Program
NSIAD-85-117: Published: Jul 16, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's effort to acquire mobile subscriber equipment (MSE) for tactical communications, its cost and timetable, and the issue of system readiness for full-scale production.GAO noted that: (1) the Army expects to save considerable time and money over traditional procurement methods, which involve a lengthy development and test phase, by acquirin...