Procurement (81 - 90 of 123 items)
Procurement of the Army's AH-64 Helicopter
MASAD-82-40: Published: Aug 3, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1982.
In December 1981, GAO cautioned the Secretary of Defense against making a production decision on the AH-64 helicopter program, because some important tests and evaluations had not been completed and sufficient information on which to base a production decision was lacking. In the present report, GAO gave its general observations on the current status of the AH-64 program for the use of the House a...
Use of New and Minority-Owned Architectural and Engineering Firms by Selected Army and Navy Activities
PLRD-82-7: Published: Oct 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Navy and Army contract award processes for architectural and engineering services. The review was made as a result of allegations from new and minority-owned firms that: (1) architectural and engineering contract awards were confined to a relatively small group of contractors; and (2) new and minority-owned firms had little or no success in being seriously considered for architect...
Planned Realignment of Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania
PLRD-82-11: Published: Oct 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1981.
GAO was requested to review the Army's current proposal to realine Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. Concerns were expressed about the differences between the Army's initial and current studies supporting the realinement decision and a GAO report which questioned the Army's use of the initial study as a basis for its realinement decision.The Army's current study compares two realinement alternati...
Logistics Planning for the M1 Tank
115863: Jul 21, 1981
The pressures to attain specific performance goals such as survivability, speed, range, and fire power within timeframe and acquisition cost restraints led Army management to give inadequate consideration to the development of M1 logistics support and long-term ownership costs. As a result, the development of logistics support lags behind the tank's development. This is critical because current M1...
Matters Relating to the M1 Tank
115861: Jul 21, 1981
While the M1 tank is impressive in meeting its three major combat requirements of firepower, mobility, and armor protection, these advantages are offset to a considerable degree by shortcomings in reliability, availability, durability, maintainability, and by the tank's rising cost. The tests conducted by the Army were not as stressful as operational tests, and the tanks received maintenance which...
Army's Contracting Out of Installation Support Functions at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mt. Clemens, Michigan
PSAD-80-79: Published: Sep 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1980.
GAO examined the Army's tentative decision to contract out the installation support functions at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. GAO evaluated an Army cost comparison which showed that the Army could save about $3.1 million over a 3-year period if the functions were contracted out as opposed to being done in-house.GAO believes the potential savings of contracting out the installation support fu...
Recruiting Management in the Armed Services
FPCD-80-78: Published: Aug 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1980.
GAO conducted a limited review of recruiting management practices of the armed services. GAO found some service-unique problems which were reported to the services in question. Many of the problems have either already been corrected or are now being corrected.Problem areas noted in the Navy included: recruiters' quality of life, treatment of urban versus rural recruiters, control operations, delay...
Recruiting Management in the United States Army Recruiting Command
FPCD-80-61: Published: Aug 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1980.
GAO reviewed recruiting management in the U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC). The audit was conducted at USAREC headquarters and Midwest Region Recruiting Command, and the Army Recruiting Districts. GAO reviewed pertinent records, interviewed management and recruiting officials, and observed the organizational structure.The Army recently completed the most massive investigation of recruiter mal...
Late Fire Control System Deliveries for Army's M60A3 Tanks Jeopardize Combat Readiness Improvements
LCD-80-79: Published: Jun 30, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1980.
GAO reviewed the impact of late deliveries of fire control systems on the Army's M60A3 tank production and conversion program. Late deliveries have delayed improvements in the combat readiness of U.S. forces, caused the Army to store hundreds of tanks at additional costs, and reduced the work load of Army depots, especially Anniston Army depot. The Army has taken actions to minimize the impact of...
Concerns About the Army's Infantry Fighting Vehicle
PSAD-80-27: Published: Feb 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1980.
A review was made of the Army's Fighting Vehicle Systems Program which focused primarily on the Infantry Fighting Vehicle's (IFV) performance in operational and development testing. The IFV is intended to provide the infantry with a vehicle which would move rapidly in a hostile environment with better armor and greater firepower than is currently available in the M113.A principal concern about the...