Procurement (71 - 80 of 181 items)
DOD Acquisition: Information on Joint Major Programs
NSIAD-89-158: Published: Jul 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) joint major defense acquisition programs, focusing on the: (1) status of joint major programs; (2) questions concerning memoranda of agreement (MOA); and (3) the Office of the Secretary of Defense's (OSD) role in joint efforts and whether that role should be strengthened.GAO found that: (1) at the end of fiscal yea...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Zenith Star Space-Based Chemical Laser Experiment
NSIAD-89-118: Published: Apr 14, 1989. Publicly Released: May 15, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected aspects of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) Space-Based Chemical Laser (SBCL) Research Program, specifically: (1) SDIO progress and changes in SBCL research; (2) whether changes in SBCL research priorities were detrimental to other laser research; and (3) Department of Defense (DOD) and SDIO actions to determine SB...
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...
ICBM Modernization: Availability Problems and Flight Test Delays in Peacekeeper Program
NSIAD-89-105: Published: Mar 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1989.
GAO provided information regarding the Air Force's progress in achieving and sustaining full operational capability for the Peacekeeper missile force.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) delayed its plans to start full operational capability testing, citing congressional directions, basing mode redirections, gaps between developmental and operational flight testing, and production delays; (2) believe...
Torpedo Procurement: Issues Related to the Navy's MK-50 Torpedo Propulsion System
NSIAD-89-8: Published: Jan 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's procurement of MK-50 torpedo propulsion components, to determine: (1) whether the Navy would save money if it procured the propulsion components separately and provided them to the prime contractor as government-furnished equipment (GFE); (2) when the Navy should implement such a strategy; and (3) whether providing prime contractors w...
Navy Strategic Forces: Trident II Proceeding Toward Deployment
NSIAD-89-40: Published: Nov 21, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the acquisition status of the Navy's Trident II system.GAO found that the: (1) Trident II system development is on schedule; (2) Navy will need to continue testing the system after the December 1989 initial operational capability date to obtain sufficient data to verify missile performance; (3) Department of Defense's December 31, 1987, estimated p...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Accuracy of Statements Concerning DOE's X-Ray Laser Research Program
NSIAD-88-181BR: Published: Jun 30, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a former Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) employee's allegations that two LLNL scientists misrepresented technical information regarding the Department of Energy's X-ray laser research program.GAO found that: (1) LLNL X-ray laser program and LLNL management personnel, including the employee, had made statements concerning the X-ray las...
Department of Defense Inventory Growth and Management Problems Continue
T-NSIAD-88-14: Published: Mar 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1988.
GAO discussed inventory growth and management problems in the Department of Defense (DOD), specifically the: (1) accuracy of inventory records; (2) effectiveness of research to identify the causes of inventory discrepancies; and (3) physical security of DOD inventories. GAO found that: (1) the DOD inventory of secondary items, such as spare parts and supplies, grew almost 200 percent, from $48 bil...
Navy Contracting: Status of Plans To Second Source AEGIS Weapon System
NSIAD-88-62FS: Published: Dec 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's plans to establish a second source for the AEGIS weapon system, focusing on its procurement plans for system integration and testing.GAO found that the Navy plans to: (1) use a team approach to establish a competitive second source for manufacturing major AEGIS components; and (2) retain its sole-source agreement for system engineering,...
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...