Army procurement (21 - 30 of 197 items)
Ballistic Missile Defense: Records Indicate Deception Program Did Not Affect 1984 Test Results
NSIAD-94-219: Published: Jul 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated allegations concerning deception in the Army's Homing Overlay Experiment (HOE), focusing on: (1) the nature of any deception plan for HOE; (2) whether the interceptor and target collided as claimed; (3) whether the interceptor had an undisclosed guidance subsystem; (4) whether the target and its infrared emissions were appropriate for the demon...
Army Inventory: Opportunities Exist for Additional Reductions to Retail Level Inventories
NSIAD-94-129: Published: Jun 6, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Army's progress toward reducing its inventory levels for infrequently requested items and whether additional actions are required to streamline the Army's inventory systems.GAO found that: (1) between 1992 and 1993, five Army divisions reduced their authorized inventory levels by about $30 million; (2) about $108 million of the five divisions' authorized inventory did not meet the...
Army Acquisition: Information on the Status and Performance of the Javelin Antitank Weapon
NSIAD-94-122BR: Published: Mar 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Army's Javelin antitank weapon system, focusing on its: (1) cost and acquisition plan; (2) projected effectiveness in certain countermeasure environments; (3) threat recognition capability; and (4) target recognition training plan.GAO found that: (1) although the Army's acquisition cost for the Javelin is estimated to be $4.2 bil...
Army Acquisition: Problems With the Sense and Destroy Armor Munition
NSIAD-94-59: Published: Nov 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 23, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Army's Sense and Destroy Armor (SADARM) program to determine: (1) whether the SADARM projectile will be ready for low-rate initial production in fiscal year 1994; (2) the Army's current schedule and cost projections for SADARM; (3) whether the Army has fully justified its need for SADARM; and (4) whether other weapon systems exist that could satisfy the Army's mission.GAO found th...
Army Force Structure: Attention Needed to Ensure an Ample Supply of Ready Support Forces
T-NSIAD-93-1: Published: Apr 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1993.
GAO discussed the Army National Guard's and Army Reserve's combat service support forces, focusing on: (1) the need to maintain reserve support forces; (2) combat support forces' readiness problems resulting from equipment policy difficulties during the Gulf war; and (3) Army options that could strengthen its support forces during current defense downsizing and restructuring. GAO noted that: (1) t...
Army Acquisition: Contract for the Reserve Component Automation System
NSIAD-93-5: Published: Nov 5, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's award of the Reserve Component Automation System (RCAS) contract, focusing on: (1) whether the Army complied with applicable acquisition laws and regulations; and (2) the Army's justification for awarding the contract to a higher bidder.GAO found that the: (1) Army properly followed applicable laws and regulations and performed a proper...
Army's Acquisition of M60 Roadwheels
NSIAD-92-341R: Published: Sep 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's 1991 solicitation for M60/M88 steel roadwheels, focusing on whether the Army: (1) complied with applicable laws and regulations in not restricting the competition to domestic sources; (2) was required to give any consideration to the economic consequences of its procurement decisions on domestic firms and communities; and (3) planned any...
Chemical Agent Detection
NSIAD-92-241R: Published: Jun 15, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's chemical and biological detection program. GAO noted that: (1) the Army had planned to procure chemical agent monitors (CAM) from a contractor for requirements associated with Operation Desert Storm, but the final delivery of the monitors slipped since the awardee could not pass first-article testing; (2) a second contra...
Infantry Antitank Weapons Tests: Assessment of the Army's Test and Evaluation of the Dragon II and BILL
NSIAD-92-170: Published: Mar 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the Army's evaluation of the Dragon II, the Bofors Infantry Light and Lethal (BILL), and the Milan antitank weapons, focusing on: (1) which system the Army selected as the interim system until the Army Javelin system is fielded; (2) whether additional tests were needed; and (3) potential Dragon II improvements.GAO found that: (1) the Army conduct...
Abrams Tank: Operating Costs More Than Expected
NSIAD-91-114: Published: Feb 28, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the operating cost and the readiness of the Army's M1 Abrams tank, focusing on: (1) whether the Army expected the M1 tank to be cheaper to operate and support than the M60 tank; (2) the comparison between the costs to operate and support the M1 tank and the M60 tank; and (3) whether the M1 tank was meeting its field operational readiness goals.GAO...