Procurement (41 - 50 of 123 items)
Reorganization of the Military Departments' Acquisition Management Structures
T-NSIAD-88-48: Published: Sep 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1988.
GAO discussed the military services' reorganization of their acquisition functions to determine whether their efforts achieved certain legislative objectives, particularly the goal of strengthening civilian control over the acquisition process. GAO found that: (1) all of the services reorganized their acquisition staffs and appointed service acquisition executives; (2) although the Marine Corps es...
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:...
Procurement Irregularities at the U.S. Army Missile Command and the U.S. Army Strategic Defense Command, Huntsville, Alabama
T-OSI-88-5: Published: Jul 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1988.
GAO discussed irregularities that occurred in three Army procurements. GAO found that the first procurement's irregularities included: (1) criminal activity; (2) procedures that allowed a contract specification preparer to also evaluate bids; and (3) either unauthorized release or corporate preparation of government estimates. GAO found that the second procurement's irregularities included: (1) fa...
Depot Maintenance: Problems in Procuring Helicopter Parts Result in Shortages and Added Costs
GGD-88-20: Published: Dec 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the impact of and circumstances surrounding repair parts shortages at the Corpus Christi Army Depot, focusing on: (1) helicopter maintenance; (2) reasons for the shortages; and (3) actions the Army is taking to overcome the problems.GAO found that: (1) due to increasing shortages of repair parts, aircraft maintenance and labor cos...
Army's Modifications To Improve the Bradley Fighting Vehicle's Survivability, Reliability, and Performance
T-NSIAD-88-10: Published: Dec 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1987.
GAO discussed the Army's proposed modifications to the Bradley Fighting Vehicle to improve its survivability, reliability, and performance. GAO found that: (1) based on test results, the Army decided to restow the vehicle's ammunition internally; (2) since the Army's installation of new locking device mechanisms, about 1,000 vehicles have participated in swimming exercises with no sinking problems...
Army Procurement: Compliance With Restriction on Foreign Products
NSIAD-87-191: Published: Sep 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army Troop Support Command's compliance with an appropriation amendment which prohibited the purchase of specified products from foreign sources.GAO found that the: (1) Army had not complied with the amendment on two contracts; (2) amendment permitted waiver of the restriction if the Army could not procure the satisfactory quality or suffici...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to M1 Tank and Bradley Fighting Vehicle Budgets
NSIAD-87-169BR: Published: Aug 6, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's fiscal year (FY) 1988 budget request for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and the M-1 Tank.GAO identified potential program reductions of $81.8 million for FY 1988, $84.7 million for FY 1987, and $31.6 million for FY 1986 by updating the Army's estimates and using more current contract information. GAO noted that, if the Army decides not...
Fire Support System: Status of the Fire Support Systems' Development
NSIAD-86-212FS: Published: Sep 15, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected Army fire support command and control efforts, specifically to: (1) obtain the projected cost and completion date of the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System's (AFATDS) concept evaluation phase contract; (2) identify any changes in contract scope and their impact on system capabilities; and (3) determine if the Light Field Artille...
Improprieties in the Award of an Army/GPO Contract for Printing-Related Services (Project 600-S)
131113: Sep 25, 1986
GAO discussed its investigation of a procurement that the Army and the Government Printing Office (GPO) conducted for electronic publishing services. GAO noted that: (1) GPO terminated the awarded contract due to an unspecified technical error in the procurement process; (2) GPO and the Army did not conduct the procurement in accordance with the Automatic Data Processing Equipment Act, which requi...