Procurement (21 - 30 of 123 items)
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...
Defense Management: DOD's Estimated Savings for Printing Consolidation
NSIAD-92-66: Published: Dec 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to consolidate the printing and duplicating functions of the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) under the Navy Publishing and Printing Service (NPPS), focusing on the validity of DOD consolidation plans and savings estimate data.GAO found that: (1) although DOD adjusted its...
Defense Inventory: Information on Fiscal Year 1992 Secondary Item Funding
NSIAD-92-34FS: Published: Nov 21, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1992 appropriations request for secondary items.GAO found that: (1) in FY 1992, DOD estimated that its stock funds would obligate $25 billion to purchase secondary items and operate supply centers; (2) of the $25 million, DOD estimated that it would use $16.9 billion to procure secon...
Defense Budget and Program Issues Facing the 102nd Congress
T-NSIAD-91-21: Published: Apr 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) major defense budget, focusing on budget shortcomings Congress identified related to threat, money, strategy, force structure, and programs. GAO noted that: (1) DOD believed that the threat of massive conventional war in Europe had substantially declined, and that well-armed adversaries were the most immediate threat to U.S. interests; (2) the Presid...
Chemical Warfare: Soldiers Not Adequately Trained or Equipped to Conduct Operations on a Chemical Battlefield
T-NSIAD-91-18: Published: Apr 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1991.
GAO discussed the Army's active and reserve units' readiness to conduct warfare operations on a chemical battlefield, focusing on whether the Army adequately trained and equipped soldiers to survive and sustain operations in a chemical environment. GAO noted that: (1) contradictory to Army training policy, many soldiers had not trained in full chemical gear for 4 continuous hours, had never perfor...
Army Acquisition: Air Defense Antitank System Did Not Meet Operational Test Objectives
NSIAD-91-51: Published: Dec 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1991.
GAO evaluated the performance of the Army's line-of-sight forward heavy air defense system, trade-named the Air Defense Antitank System (ADATS), during operational testing to determine its operational availability and effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) ADATS failed to meet operational availability and reliability requirements; (2) the Army overstated ADATS operational availability by excluding some...
Army ADP: Prevalence of Fourth Quarter Obligations
IMTEC-91-12: Published: Dec 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's management of its automatic data processing (ADP) funds, focusing on: (1) the prevalence and cost-effectiveness of ADP yearend obligations; and (2) its Training and Doctrine Command's (TRADOC) compliance with procurement policies.GAO found that: (1) the Army's obligations from its operation and maintenance appropriation for ADP hardware...
Army Weapons: Status of the Sense and Destroy Armor System
NSIAD-91-44BR: Published: Dec 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Army's Sense and Destroy Armor (SADARM) program, focusing on: (1) Army compliance with congressional directives; (2) the current program schedule; (3) the Army's estimate of the program's total cost; (4) SADARM technical development and test results; and (5) SADARM ability to meet a counterfire mission requirement.GAO found that t...
Tactical Intelligence: Army's Mohawk Surveillance Radar Program Restructure
NSIAD-90-156: Published: May 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Army Mohawk surveillance system's cost, phase-out schedule, and planned upgrade and alternatives; and (2) status of other moving target surveillance systems.GAO found that in 1986, the Army initiated two programs to sustain Mohawk operations through the year 2005, consisting of: (1) an upgrade program, at an estimated cost of $224.4 millio...
Bradley Vehicle: Status of the Army's Survivability Enhancement Program
NSIAD-90-172: Published: May 21, 1990. Publicly Released: May 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Army's modification program for enhancing the Bradley Fighting Vehicle's survivability.GAO found that vehicle enhancements included: (1) the addition of armor to provide protection against 30-mm projectiles; (2) the addition of liners inside the turret to protect the crew from high-velocity debris; (3) the addition...