Procurement (61 - 70 of 123 items)
The Army's Safety Level Requirements for Secondary Items May Be Inaccurate and Excessive
NSIAD-85-160: Published: Sep 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Army's safety level requirements for its wholesale supply system to assess where safety level requirements exceeded procurement leadtime requirements.GAO noted that instructions for determining variable safety levels provide that the services constrain safety level requirements to equal no more than the average procurement leadtime demand or allow up to three standard deviations o...
Army's Procurement of Batteries: Magnesium vs. Lithium
NSIAD-85-124: Published: Sep 26, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's decision to use the lithium sulfur dioxide battery rather than the magnesium battery, particularly addressing concerns about the cost-effectiveness and safety of the lithium battery.GAO found that neither the magnesium nor the lithium battery constituted a safety hazard. Although the lithium battery had three failures and one personal...
Evaluation of Army's Mobile Subscriber Equipment Program
NSIAD-85-117: Published: Jul 16, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's effort to acquire mobile subscriber equipment (MSE) for tactical communications, its cost and timetable, and the issue of system readiness for full-scale production.GAO noted that: (1) the Army expects to save considerable time and money over traditional procurement methods, which involve a lengthy development and test phase, by acquirin...
The Army Was Justified in Negotiating a Supplemental Agreement for Part of a Barracks Complex at Fort Irwin, California
NSIAD-85-22: Published: Apr 3, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the contracting arrangements for construction of the final 2 buildings of an 11-building complex at the National Center for Combat Training, Fort Irwin, California, and the Army's justification in negotiating a supplemental agreement to an existing contract rather than awarding a new contract on the basis of competitive bidding.GAO found that, a...
[Questions Concerning Protest of Army Handgun Procurement]
B-216484: Published: Feb 14, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1985.
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GAO Concerns Relating to Additional EQUATE Procurements and Improvements
NSIAD-84-152: Published: Aug 17, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1984.
While GAO has not completed a survey of the Army's Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Program, GAO identified several concerns that should be considered before awarding contracts for additional Electronic Quality Assurance Test Equipment (EQUATE) procurements and improvements.GAO believes that additional EQUATE procurements and planned improvements need to be reassessed because: (1) a new g...
Army's Contracting of Activities at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base and the Tank-Automotive Command in Michigan
NSIAD-84-97: Published: Aug 2, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations that: (1) modifications to an Air Force maintenance contract had increased the amount of the overall contract and the cost to the government; (2) government personnel were used to perform some of the contract work; and (3) government equipment was used for contracted activities. GAO also reviewed the procedures used by the Army to mo...
Department of the Army's Competitive Test and Evaluation of Alternative Light Antiarmor Weapons
NSIAD-84-57: Published: Feb 14, 1984. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's competitive test and evaluation of alternative light antiarmor weapons (LAW's).After testing six types of LAW's and evaluating the test results and the price proposals provided by the weapon system's contractors, the Army informed Congress that it had selected a weapon developed in Sweden for further testing. The Marine Corps chose th...
Opportunities for Savings Through Using MAP Excesses To Meet U.S. Rebuild Needs
088972: Mar 19, 1973
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