Army procurement (1 - 10 of 197 items)
Defense Acquisitions: Future Ground-Based Vehicles and Network Initiatives Face Development and Funding Challenges
GAO-12-181T: Published: Oct 26, 2011. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 2011.
After the Army canceled the Future Combat System in June of 2009, it began developing modernization plans, including developing a new Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) and additional network capability. At the same time, the Army was considering options on how to improve its light tactical vehicles. This statement addresses potential issues related to developing (1) the new GCV, (2) a common information...
Military Transformation: Army Has a Comprehensive Plan for Managing Its Transformation but Faces Major Challenges
GAO-02-96: Published: Nov 16, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 2001.
The Army has begun to transform itself into a more rapidly deployable and responsive force better able to meet the diverse defense challenges of the future. These far-reaching organizational and operational changes, which will affect virtually every aspect of the Army, will take decades to implement. Funding the transformation, from developing future combat systems to modernizing aging equipment,...
Army Inventory: Parts Shortages Are Impacting Operations and Maintenance Effectiveness
GAO-01-772: Published: Jul 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2001.
The military's ability to carry out its mission depends on its having adequate supplies of spare parts on hand for maintenance and repairs. Shortages are a key indicator that the billions of dollars being spent on these parts are not being used effectively, efficiently, and economically. Despite additional funding from Congress, the Army still has concerns about spare parts shortages. Spare parts...
Defense Acquisition: Army Transformation Faces Weapon Systems Challenges
GAO-01-311: Published: May 21, 2001. Publicly Released: May 21, 2001.
Changes in the character and the conduct of warfighting and in the range and the nature of missions call for an Army force that is more responsive and dominant across the full spectrum of operations and requires much less in-theater logistics support. To meet these new demands, the Army is using the latest technology to develop a series of weapon systems that will be lighter than today's heavy for...
Defense Logistics: New 120-mm Tank Training Round Procurement Will Result in Savings
NSIAD-00-34: Published: Nov 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Army's 1999 multiyear contracts for the procurement of 120-mm tank training rounds, focusing on: (1) whether the Army's actions in 1999 resulted in savings on the purchase of 120-mm tank training rounds; (2) the effect the Army's decision to no longer direct that propellant be purchased from the Radford Army Ammunition Plant had...
Electronic Warfare: Army Special Operations Acquisition Strategy for Improved Equipment Is Sound
NSIAD-99-189: Published: Aug 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. Special Operations Command's (USSCOM) acquisition strategy for aircraft electronic warfare systems, focusing on the soundness of USSCOM's electronic warfare acquisition strategy in terms of correcting deficiencies and maximizing commonality in its aircraft survivability equipment.GAO noted that: (1) the Army Special Operatio...
Depot Maintenance: Maintenance of T700 Series Engines for U.S. Forces in Korea
NSIAD-99-234R: Published: Aug 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a proposal to have a Korean contractor perform depot-level maintenance of U.S. Forces Korea helicopter engines on the Korean peninsula, focusing on the Army's plans to: (1) increase U.S. Forces Korea engine war reserve stocks and improve their management within the Korean theater; (2) increase aviation repair and maintenance capabilities on the Kor...
Army Logistics: Status of Proposed Support Plan for Apache Helicopter
NSIAD-99-140: Published: Jul 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Army's proposed logistics support plan, called Prime Vendor Support (PVS), for the Apache Helicopter.GAO noted that: (1) the Apache PVS concept began as an unsolicited contractor proposal whose scope has evolved over time; (2) as would be expected when a new concept of this magnitude is introduced, there are signifi...
Army Medium Trucks: Information on Delivery Delays and Corrosion Problems
NSIAD-99-26: Published: Jan 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) program, focusing on: (1) the causes and effects of the contractor's delays in delivering acceptable trucks; and (2) the Army's actions to mitigate corrosion problems on FMTV trucks.GAO noted that: (1) a combination of factors caused lengthy delays in delivering FMTV trucks; (2) the Army did not...
Defense Transportation: Army's Personal Property Pilot Project
NSIAD-97-145R: Published: Aug 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed correspondence stating that the cost of the Army's Personal Property Pilot Project to outsource personal property transportation services at Hunter Army Airfield would greatly exceed the current cost for commercial moving services. GAO focused on the: (1) estimated costs of an average shipment under the pilot project and current program; and (2) ba...