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Needed Improvements in the Army's Inventory Management System
T-NSIAD-89-19: Published: Mar 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1989.
GAO discussed the Army's inventory management practices, focusing on its two-level supply system consisting of a: (1) wholesale level, responsible for computing wholesale-level requirements, buying and storing items, and issuing them to Army installations; and (2) retail level, responsible for computing requirements, requisitioning items from the wholesale level, and issuing them to users. GAO not...
Time for Some New Thinking: An Interview With James R. Ambrose
140063: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 7, Fall 1989, presents a round-table discussion with a former Army undersecretary about the Department of Defense's (DOD) acquisition strategies, focusing on how DOD determines its weapon system requirements. DOD needs to review its entire defense strategy, since it would be unimaginably expensive to fund, and make choices among mission and nati...
Quality and Safety Problems With the Beretta M9 Handgun
T-NSIAD-88-46: Published: Sep 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1988.
GAO discussed the military's M9 9-millimeter (mm) handguns, focusing on: (1) M9 safety and quality problems; (2) allegations that the Army attempted to cover up the problems; (3) similarities and differences between M9 tested in 1984 and current M9; and (4) the status of recompetition for award of a follow-on procurement contract. GAO found that: (1) the Army contracted to buy 321,260 M9 valued at...
Army Vehicles: Procurement of 2-1/2-Ton Truck Engines
NSIAD-88-215FS: Published: Aug 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's purchase of engines for its 2-1/2-ton truck, specifically the: (1) Army's plans for a new family of medium tactical vehicles; (2) Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) position on the Army's adherence to federal pollution standards for the engines; and (3) status of the Army's plans to replace the current engines.GAO found that the:...
Bradley Vehicle: Status of Transmission's Reliability
NSIAD-88-149FS: Published: May 4, 1988. Publicly Released: May 18, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the Army's Bradley Fighting Vehicle, focusing on its: (1) transmission reliability problems; (2) modified transmission's performance; and (3) transmission modification costs.GAO found that the vehicle: (1) met the only reliability requirement, achievement of 240 mean miles between combat mission failures, during development an...
U.S.-Korea M-16 Rifle Coproduction Program
T-NSIAD-88-29A: Published: May 5, 1988. Publicly Released: May 5, 1988.
GAO discussed South Korea's compliance with and U.S. monitoring of the memorandum of understanding regarding coproduction of U.S. M-16 rifles. GAO noted that Korea violated the understanding by: (1) exceeding authorized production quantities; and (2) entering into third-party sales agreements without U.S. permission. GAO also noted that: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) assigned Army liaison of...
Department of Defense Needs To Strengthen Its Controls Over the Payment of Maneuver Damage Claims in Germany
T-NSIAD-88-22: Published: Mar 31, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1988.
GAO discussed U.S. involvement in processing and verification procedures for settling damage claims resulting from Army maneuvers in the Federal Republic of Germany. GAO noted that the United States and Germany agreed that: (1) the United States would pay 75 percent of property damage costs; and (2) Germany had the exclusive right to adjudicate damage claims. GAO also noted that the Army Claims Se...
Modification Programs: Proposed Changes to the Army's Approval Process
NSIAD-88-126BR: Published: Mar 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Army's proposed changes to its approval process for equipment modification.GAO found that under the proposed plan: (1) modifications exceeding $25 million would require approval by the Army acquisition executive; (2) the program executive officer, a new position in the acquisition management hierarchy, would approve modifications costing fr...
Army Procurement: Unnecessary Restriction on Competition for New Chemical Protective Masks
NSIAD-88-66: Published: Mar 2, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's decision to limit competition for the initial production of a new chemical and biological field protection mask to the mask's developers.GAO found that the Army limited competition to: (1) validate technical data packages; (2) ensure early delivery to meet operational requirements; (3) ensure accurate price information in order to sel...
Army's Ability To Support Initial Combat Operations in Europe
T-NSIAD-88-11A: Published: Mar 9, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1988.
GAO discussed the Army's ability to support its essential force in initial combat operations in Europe. GAO found that the force requires: (1) European-based U.S. forces; (2) forces in the United States for deployment to Europe during mobilization; (3) European host-nation support forces; (4) prepositioned equipment and supplies in Europe; and (5) strategic lift capabilities. GAO also found that:...