Engineering (41 - 50 of 94 items)
GAO Concerns Relating to Additional EQUATE Procurements and Improvements
NSIAD-84-152: Published: Aug 17, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1984.
While GAO has not completed a survey of the Army's Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Program, GAO identified several concerns that should be considered before awarding contracts for additional Electronic Quality Assurance Test Equipment (EQUATE) procurements and improvements.GAO believes that additional EQUATE procurements and planned improvements need to be reassessed because: (1) a new g...
Analysis of Selected Sections of DOD Revised Breakout Regulation
NSIAD-84-138: Published: Jun 19, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain parts of the Department of Defense's (DOD) parts breakout regulation to determine whether they inhibit or promote competition. GAO also examined issues associated with DOD breakout efforts. Parts breakout refers to the practice of acquiring a part directly from the manufacturer that is not the prime contractor.GAO found that DOD has experie...
Prices Paid for Supply Items Purchased by Contractors That Operate and Maintain Tankers for the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command
NSIAD-84-90: Published: Apr 13, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the procedures used by the Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) to reimburse 2 contractors for maintaining and operating tankers. GAO also investigated allegations that MSC was overbilled for maintenance and repair items for the tankers.GAO found no instances of overpricing or purchases of unneeded items. In addition, GAO found that MSC review pro...
Planning for Mobilization Facilities Needs Can Be Improved Through Increased Staff Continuity and Authority
PLRD-83-39: Published: Feb 17, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1983.
As a result of a GAO survey of the Army's process for determining facility needs associated with mobilization, GAO had two observations relating to its work at Fort Stewart which warranted attention.GAO found that there has been a lack of continuity of officials responsible for maintaining the facilities portion of Fort Stewart's mobilization plan. GAO examined a revised version of the Fort Stewar...
Survey of Procurement System Operated at Scott Air Force Base
120211: Jun 1, 1979
Local procurement by the 375th Aeromedical Airlift Wing at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois totaled $58.2 million in fiscal year 1978. Of that amount, approximately 69 percent was awarded noncompetitively. The base was included in an evaluation survey of base level procurement activities and controls.Work requirements on a $213,000 renovation contract did not clearly define the scope of work to be a...
Data on Cost Growth on Construction Contract for Safeguard Anti-Ballistic Missile Facilities at Grand Forks, North Dakota
B-164250: Published: Sep 7, 1973. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Review of Five Department of Defense Major Weapon Systems Developed Under Competitive Prototype Contracts
B-167034: Published: Mar 15, 1974. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Evaluation of the Navy's Decision To Replace Waste Heat Boilers on the DD-963 Class Ships
PLRD-82-102: Published: Aug 9, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's decision to convert the waste heat boiler system on DD-963 Class ships to an all-electric system. The review was requested because of allegations that such replacements would: (1) create even greater problems than those being experienced, (2) be significantly more expensive than the $500 million estimated for the conversion, and (3) be m...
Air Force Purchase of 30mm Gun Pod System
MASAD-82-9: Published: Dec 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1981.
The Air Force has entered into a highly concurrent development and production program for a 30mm gun pod; the urgent need for this equipment is questionable. The 30mm gun pod is a self-contained pneumatic driven fourbarrel gun system to be externally mounted on high performance aircraft. The weapon system is to provide the Tactical Air Force with an increased capability to attack numerous and vari...
Use of New and Minority-Owned Architectural and Engineering Firms by Selected Army and Navy Activities
PLRD-82-7: Published: Oct 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Navy and Army contract award processes for architectural and engineering services. The review was made as a result of allegations from new and minority-owned firms that: (1) architectural and engineering contract awards were confined to a relatively small group of contractors; and (2) new and minority-owned firms had little or no success in being seriously considered for architect...