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Defense Contracting: Competition for Services and Recent Initiatives to Increase Competitive Procurements
GAO-12-384: Published: Mar 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2012.
In fiscal year 2011, the competition rate for DODs non-R&D services was almost twice the competition rate as that of products, and almost 20 percent higher than that of R&D services.From fiscal year 2007 through 2011, competition rates for non-R&D services have been nearly 80 percent and have not changed significantly across DOD, but have declined at the Air Force, dropping from 75 percent t...
Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Major Weapon Programs
GAO-05-301: Published: Mar 31, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2005.
The Department of Defense (DOD) is embarking on a number of efforts to enhance warfighting and the way the department conducts business. Major investments are being made to develop improved weapon systems to combat various threats to U.S. security. While the weapons that DOD ultimately develops have no rival in superiority, weapon systems acquisition remains a long-standing high-risk area. GAO's r...
Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Major Weapon Programs
GAO-04-248: Published: Mar 31, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2004.
Although the weapons that the Department of Defense (DOD) develops have no rival in superiority, there still remain ways in which they can be improved. GAO's reviews over the past 20 years have found consistent problems with weapon acquisitions--cost increases, schedule delays, and performance shortfalls--along with underlying causes, such as pressure on managers to promise more than they can deli...
Opportunities for Oversight and Improved Use of Taxpayer Funds: Examples from Selected GAO Work
GAO-03-1006: Published: Aug 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2003.
This report is submitted pursuant to section 301(e) of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2004, which directs the Comptroller General to submit to the Committees on the Budget a comprehensive report identifying instances in which the committees of jurisdiction may make legislative changes to improve the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of federal programs within their j...
Tactical Aircraft: Continuing Difficulty Keeping F-22 Production Costs Within the Congressional Limitation
GAO-01-782: Published: Jul 16, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2001.
The Air Force F-22 Raptor, an air superiority aircraft with an air-to-ground attack capability is set for completion in September 2003. However, contracts to begin 10 low-rate initial production aircraft for fiscal year 2001 have been delayed until after completion of the President's review of Department of Defense (DOD) programs. The Air Force plans to procure 333 production aircraft through 2013...
Future Years Defense Program: Risks in Operation and Maintenance and Procurement Programs
GAO-01-33: Published: Oct 5, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 2000.
This report summarizes GAO's findings on the Department of Defense's (DOD) Future Years Defense Program (FYDP). Although total funding in the 2001 FYDP is about $16 billion more than in the 2000 FYDP, DOD may not be able to implement its operation and maintenance and procurement programs as planned. GAO identified several areas in which costs may be understated or savings overstated, increasing th...
Defense Acquisitions: Use of Cost Reduction Plans in Estimating F-22 Total Production Costs
T-NSIAD-00-200: Published: Jun 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Air Force's F-22 Raptor Program and its impact on production cost reduction plans, focusing on the: (1) status of cost reduction plans, including some plans not yet implemented, and identifying Air Force procedures for reporting on the plans; and (2) comparison of 1999 cost estimates developed by the Air Force and the Office of the Secretary o...
Future Years Defense Program: Comparison of Planned Funding Levels for the 2000 and 2001 Programs
NSIAD-00-179: Published: Jun 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the planned funding levels for the common years of the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal years (FY) 2000 and 2001 Future Years Defense Program (FYDP).GAO noted that: (1) in constant dollars, there are only minor increases in the projected year-to-year funding totals over the common 5-year period, 2001-2005, from the 2000 FYDP to the 2001 FYDP; (...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Progress of the Global Hawk Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration
NSIAD-00-78: Published: Apr 25, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Global Hawk Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration, focusing on: (1) whether the average unit flyaway price for the 10 Global Hawk production aircraft numbered 11 through 20 will be within the Department of Defense's (DOD) price goal of $10 million each in fiscal year 1994 dollars; (2) the status of the military user demonstration, includi...
Defense Acquisitions: Progress in Meeting F-22 Cost and Schedule Goals
T-NSIAD-00-58: Published: Dec 7, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Air Force's F-22 aircraft development and procurement program.GAO noted that: (1) in March 1999 GAO reported that it was unlikely the Air Force would be able to keep the F-22 engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) program, as planned, within the cost limit established by Congress; (2) in addition, GAO expressed concern about the signi...