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Defense Contracting: Competition for Services and Recent Initiatives to Increase Competitive Procurements
GAO-12-384: Published: Mar 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2012.
In fiscal year 2011, the competition rate for DODs non-R&D services was almost twice the competition rate as that of products, and almost 20 percent higher than that of R&D services.From fiscal year 2007 through 2011, competition rates for non-R&D services have been nearly 80 percent and have not changed significantly across DOD, but have declined at the Air Force, dropping from 75 percent t...
Defense Acquisitions: Future Ground-Based Vehicles and Network Initiatives Face Development and Funding Challenges
GAO-12-181T: Published: Oct 26, 2011. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 2011.
After the Army canceled the Future Combat System in June of 2009, it began developing modernization plans, including developing a new Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) and additional network capability. At the same time, the Army was considering options on how to improve its light tactical vehicles. This statement addresses potential issues related to developing (1) the new GCV, (2) a common information...
Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Major Weapon Programs
GAO-06-391: Published: Mar 31, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2006.
In the last 5 years, the Department of Defense (DOD) has doubled its planned investments in new weapon systems from about $700 billion in 2001 to nearly $1.4 trillion in 2006. While the weapons that DOD develops have no rival in superiority, weapon systems acquisition remains a long-standing high risk area. GAO's reviews over the past 30 years have found consistent problems with weapon acquisition...
Future Years Defense Program: Risks in Operation and Maintenance and Procurement Programs
GAO-01-33: Published: Oct 5, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 2000.
This report summarizes GAO's findings on the Department of Defense's (DOD) Future Years Defense Program (FYDP). Although total funding in the 2001 FYDP is about $16 billion more than in the 2000 FYDP, DOD may not be able to implement its operation and maintenance and procurement programs as planned. GAO identified several areas in which costs may be understated or savings overstated, increasing th...
Defense Acquisitions: Howitzer Program Experiencing Cost Increases and Schedule Delays
NSIAD-00-182: Published: Jul 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Marine Corps' development of the 155mm lightweight howitzer, focusing on: (1) whether the program is on schedule; (2) whether costs have increased and if there is sufficient funding; (3) what the extent of design changes is and how these changes have affected system testing; and (4) what effect the exclusive production of the how...
Future Years Defense Program: Comparison of Planned Funding Levels for the 2000 and 2001 Programs
NSIAD-00-179: Published: Jun 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the planned funding levels for the common years of the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal years (FY) 2000 and 2001 Future Years Defense Program (FYDP).GAO noted that: (1) in constant dollars, there are only minor increases in the projected year-to-year funding totals over the common 5-year period, 2001-2005, from the 2000 FYDP to the 2001 FYDP; (...
Future Years Defense Program: Funding Increase and Planned Savings in Fiscal Year 2000 Program Are at Risk
NSIAD-00-11: Published: Nov 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) for fiscal year 2000, focusing on the: (1) major changes and adjustments in the 2000 FYDP as compared to the 1999 FYDP; and (2) risks that the 2000 FYDP faces that may prevent it from being implemented as planned.GAO noted that: (1) DOD plans to increase the fundin...
Defense Acquisitions: Reduced Threat Not Reflected in Antiarmor Weapon Acquisitions
NSIAD-99-105: Published: Jul 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) antiarmor master plan, focusing on: (1) changes in armored threats from 1990 to 1997; (2) comparing the number and makeup of the 1990 antiarmor weapon inventory with those of the 1998 inventory; and (3) funding trends of past and future antiarmor procurements.GAO noted that: (1) the number of potential enemy armore...
Defense Modernization Account: Operations and Benefits
NSIAD-99-134: Published: Jun 11, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the operations and benefits of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Defense Modernization Account, focusing on: (1) the status of funding and uses of the account; and (2) whether DOD has reported to the six congressional committees on the activities of the account as required by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1...
Defense Infrastructure: Funding Risks in Services' 1999 Central Training Programs
NSIAD-99-56: Published: Feb 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the significant differences in two Department of Defense training programs, focusing on the: (1) training categories and military services with the most significant funding changes from the 1998 to the 1999 Future Years Defense Program (FYDP); (2) bases for the changes; and (3) potential impact of the changes on the services' future training budget...