Procurement (31 - 40 of 123 items)
Army Procurement: Status of Commercial Activities Study at White Sands Missle Range
NSIAD-90-165: Published: May 3, 1990. Publicly Released: May 3, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the commercial activities study at the Army's White Sands Missile Range.GAO found that: (1) the study has been ongoing for over 6 years and in a test mode for the past 2 years; (2) the Army could not perform the work with the expected funding level or make a decision on whether to contract the sequenced services; (3) the Army was not...
Army ADP Procurement: Contracting and Market Share Information
IMTEC-90-28FS: Published: Mar 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Army's computer procurements during fiscal years 1985 through 1989, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the Army's procurements of mainframe computers and peripherals required compatibility with certain manufacturers' equipment; (2) Army's procurement methods; and (3) Army's Warner Amendment procurements.GAO found that: (1) the...
Communications Acquisition: Issues Involving Army's Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System
NSIAD-90-80BR: Published: Mar 20, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Army's Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) program, focusing on: (1) Army efforts to reduce ground and airborne radio production risks; and (2) the revised SINCGARS acquisition strategy.GAO found that the Army made changes which reduced acquisition risks, and: (1) slowed the production rate until successful operational t...
Army Procurement: Costs and Benefits of Electronic and Mechanical Time Fuzes
NSIAD-90-38: Published: Dec 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the costs and benefits of the Army's M762 electronic time fuze and M557 mechanical time fuze.GAO found that: (1) both fuzes were capable of satisfying the Army's artillery time fuze requirements; (2) the electronic time fuze could be set both manually and automatically and could be set manually without the use of a tool, but its autoset capability...
Reserve Training: FIREX 88 Achieved Its Objectives but Missed Other Training Opportunities
NSIAD-89-198BR: Published: Sep 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Army's FIREX 88 training exercise, focusing on: (1) whether the Army achieved exercise objectives at various command levels; and (2) what benefits the Army gained from the exercise, including whether it identified weaknesses in the Army's conventional capabilities.GAO found that: (1) the exercise successfully achieved its major objectives by br...
Army Procurement: The Selection of a Manufacturer for the 120-mm Mortar
NSIAD-89-178: Published: Jul 18, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's comparison of its and a private manufacturer's costs for producing its 120-millimeter mortar system.GAO found that: (1) in March 1988, after competitive testing, the Army selected one of three firms which responded to its November 1985 solicitation for the mortars; (2) after comparing the firm's total production costs with its arsenal's...
Defense Management: Streamlining the Acquisition Process
T-NSIAD-89-46: Published: Aug 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1989.
GAO discussed the extent to which the Department of Defense (DOD) has implemented the President's Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management's recommendation to establish within each service a three-tier acquisition management chain to manage major acquisition programs. GAO noted that: (1) the streamlined process required acquisition program managers to report to program executive officers (PEO)...
Army Ammunition: Acquisition of the M762 Electronic Time Fuze and the XM900E1 Tank Round
NSIAD-89-161: Published: May 31, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's testing problems with the XM900E1 tank round and differing cost estimates for the M762 electronic time fuze.GAO found that: (1) the Army's fiscal year 1990 budget request for procurement funds for the tank round was premature because testing revealed accuracy and armor penetration problems; (2) although the Army has type-classified the t...
Battlefield Automation: Field Artillery Data Systems Acquisition Problems and Budget Impacts
NSIAD-89-95BR: Published: Mar 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of Army and Marine Corps development of fire support command and control automation programs.GAO found that the Army: (1) developed the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) to replace its technically obsolete Tactical Fire Direction System (TACFIRE); (2) planned to field AFATDS to heavy divisions first an...
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...