Defense procurement (81 - 90 of 198 items)
Acquisition Reform: DOD Acquisition Law Advisory Panel's Operations and Report
NSIAD-94-5: Published: Dec 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Acquisition Law Advisory Panel and its final report, focusing on: (1) whether the selection of Panel members and the Panel's operations complied with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and its authorizing legislation; (2) the Panel's information-gathering and analytical approaches; and (3) whether the Panel'...
Weapons Acquisition: A Rare Opportunity for Lasting Change
NSIAD-93-15: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) major weapons acquisition issues, focusing on the cultural aspects of acquisition problems.GAO found that: (1) despite attempts to improve the acquisition process, weapons still cost more, take longer to field, often encounter performance problems, and are difficult to produce or support; (2) cost growth, schedule delays, and performance shortfalls ca...
Defense Inventory: Procurement Transaction During Operations Desert Shield and Storm
NSIAD-92-268: Published: Aug 19, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed changes in procurement of supplies and equipment reported by the Department of Defense (DOD) during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.GAO found that: (1) DOD procurements in fiscal year (FY) 1991 increased over FY 1990 but were slightly lower than in FY 1989; (2) DOD-wide procurements for supply and equipment items fell from $73.1 billion i...
Operation Desert Storm: Comparing Peacetime and Wartime Unit Price Change Patterns
NSIAD-92-196: Published: Jun 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined unit prices of certain Department of Defense (DOD) purchases made to support Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, to determine whether contractors took advantage of a wartime environment to inflate prices.GAO found that: (1) of the estimated $4.6 billion in Desert Storm purchases it evaluated, about $2.7 billion, or 60 percent, represented pu...
Electronic Warfare: DOD Did Not Meet Test Criteria Before Production of the Airborne Self-Protection Jammer
T-NSIAD-92-22: Published: Mar 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1992.
GAO discussed the Navy's Airborne Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ) Program, focusing on the Department of Defense's (DOD) compliance with recommendations allowing further ASPJ procurement only if it meets its reliability growth criterion. GAO noted that: (1) the ASPJ reliability growth criterion specifies that the system must achieve a minimum mean time of 75 hours between failures; (2) ASPJ reliabil...
Defense Inventory: DOD Needs to Continue Efforts to Improve Its Requirements Determination and Ordering Processes
T-NSIAD-92-16: Published: Mar 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1992.
GAO discussed: (1) inventory management issues at the Department of Defense (DOD); and (2) its conclusion that Congress needs to encourage DOD to stop buying items it does not need. GAO noted that: (1) it has identified defense inventory management as 1 of 16 areas of government activities that are highly vulnerable to mismanagement, fraud, and abuse; (2) problems with the requirements determinati...
Defense Management: Implementation of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act
NSIAD-92-97: Published: Jan 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) compliance with Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act provisions that permit DOD to waive specific qualification requirements pertaining to program managers and other acquisition personnel.GAO found that: (1) the act requires newly appointed program managers of major and significant nonmajor defense acqui...
Defense Inventory: Information on Fiscal Year 1992 Secondary Item Funding
NSIAD-92-34FS: Published: Nov 21, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1992 appropriations request for secondary items.GAO found that: (1) in FY 1992, DOD estimated that its stock funds would obligate $25 billion to purchase secondary items and operate supply centers; (2) of the $25 million, DOD estimated that it would use $16.9 billion to procure secon...
Defense Inventory: Shortcomings in Requirements Determination Processes
NSIAD-91-176: Published: May 10, 1991. Publicly Released: May 12, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized deficiencies in the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory requirements determination processes for secondary items.GAO found that the DOD inventory requirements determination process had such serious problems as: (1) inaccurate or unsupported data leading to misstated inventory requirements; (2) management overrides of computational models with...
DOD Budget: Observations on the Future Years Defense Program
NSIAD-91-204: Published: Apr 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Future Years Defense Program (FYDP), which represented the DOD 6-year plan of estimated expenditures and anticipated appropriation needs, focusing on: (1) whether DOD complied with legislation requiring the annual submission of a FYDP consistent with the President's annual budget submission; and (2) DOD advance pro...