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DOD Acquisition Programs: Status of Selected Systems
NSIAD-87-128: Published: Apr 2, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected major defense acquisition programs scheduled to reach either full-scale development or full-rate production during fiscal year 1988 or 1989.GAO found that: (1) all of the programs were candidates for designation as Defense Enterprise Programs; (2) 9 of the 19 programs had current cost estimates that increased their baseline cost estimates...
Defense Budget and Program Issues Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989
T-NSIAD-87-3: Published: Feb 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1987.
GAO testified on the allocation of resources for implementing the U.S. defense strategy. GAO found that: (1) between 1980 and 1986, the United States invested $1.6 trillion in defense and expects to invest $2.5 trillion by 1990; (2) the Department of Defense (DOD) increased budget allocations during the 1980's to improve sustainability, but not at the same relative rate as it has increased other c...
Defense Organization: Advantages and Disadvantages of a Centralized Civilian Acquisition Agency
NSIAD-87-36: Published: Nov 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1986.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO: (1) reviewed reports and studies of the organizational structure for defense procurement; and (2) identified the potential advantages and disadvantages of establishing a centralized civilian procurement agency, either within or outside of the Department of Defense (DOD).GAO found that the establishment of a centralized agency would: (1) reduce service pa...
Acquisition: DOD's Acquisition Improvement Program--Program Managers' Views
NSIAD-86-193FS: Published: Sep 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the results of a survey of government and industry managers of major weapon programs, regarding the effectiveness of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Defense Acquisition Improvement Program (DAIP).GAO found that program managers believe that the DAIP program has made little or no difference in the acquisition process, and that the government...
Acquisition: Status of the Defense Acquisition Improvement Program's 33 Initiatives
NSIAD-86-178BR: Published: Sep 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of the Defense Acquisition Improvement Program; and (2) provided details on the status of the program's 33 initiatives and highlighted program managers' views on the program's effect.GAO found that: (1) DOD did not fully implement 23 of the 33 program initiatives; (2) DOD needs to monitor progra...
Supply Management: Improving Marine Corps Procedures for Phasing Out Equipment
NSIAD-87-8: Published: Oct 9, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Marine Corps' procedures for planning and managing the phaseout of weapons systems and equipment, focusing on whether the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany, Georgia, was: (1) preparing adequate plans for items it was phasing out; (2) unnecessarily procuring or repairing phased-out items; and (3) coordinating phaseout plans with primary inventory control activities (PICA...
ICBM Modernization: Status, Survivable Basing Issues, and Need To Reestablish a National Consensus
NSIAD-86-200: Published: Sep 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1986.
GAO reported on the status of the land-based Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Modernization Program, specifically: (1) the deployment of 50 Peacekeeper missiles in existing Minuteman silos; (2) research to determine a survivable basing mode for 50 additional Peacekeeper missiles or other missiles; and (3) the development of a small, single-warhead ICBM.GAO found that: (1) the Department o...
DOD Acquisition: Case Study of the Air Force Advanced Fighter Engine Program
NSIAD-86-45S-13: Published: Aug 25, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1986.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on the defense acquisition work force. GAO examined the capabilities of the program manager and contracting officer in developing the Air Force's Advanced Tactical Fighter Engine program acquisition strategy.GAO found that: (1) the program manager and the contracting officer jointly assisted in the design and implementation of the program; (2) the program ma...
DOD Acquisition: Case Study of the Army Sense and Destroy Armor Projectile Program
NSIAD-86-45S-4: Published: Aug 25, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1986.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on the defense acquisition work force. GAO discussed the role of the program manager and contracting officer in developing the Army's Sense and Destroy Armor (SADARM) Projectile program's acquisition strategy.GAO found that: (1) after formulating the acquisition strategy, the Army appointed a second program manager and contracting officer who revised the str...
DOD Acquisition: Case Study of the Navy Minesweeper Hunter Program
NSIAD-86-45S-10: Published: Aug 25, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1986.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on the defense acquisition work force. GAO examined the capabilities of the program manager and contracting officer in developing the acquisition strategy for the Navy's Minesweeper Hunter program.GAO found that: (1) the project manager and contracting officer jointly developed the source selection plan, were involved in risk assessment, assisted in the esta...