Procurement (1 - 10 of 32 items)
Secure Border Initiative: DHS Needs to Follow Through on Plans to Reassess and Better Manage Key Technology Program
GAO-10-840T: Published: Jun 17, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2010.
The Secure Border Initiative (SBI) is intended to help secure the 6,000 miles of international borders that the contiguous United States shares with Canada and Mexico. The program, which began in November 2005, seeks to enhance border security and reduce illegal immigration by improving surveillance technologies, raising staffing levels, increasing domestic enforcement of immigration laws, and imp...
Secure Border Initiative: DHS Needs to Reconsider Its Proposed Investment in Key Technology Program
GAO-10-340: Published: May 5, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2010.
The technology component of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Secure Border Initiative (SBI), referred to as SBInet, is to put observing systems along our nation's borders and provide Border Patrol command centers with the imagery and related tools and information needed in deciding whether to deploy agents. SBInet is being acquired and deployed in incremental blocks of capability, with...
Joint Strike Fighter: Significant Challenges Remain as DOD Restructures Program
GAO-10-520T: Published: Mar 11, 2010. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2010.
This testimony discusses our work on the F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). The JSF is the Department of Defense's (DOD) most costly and ambitious aircraft acquisition. DOD is seeking to simultaneously develop and field three aircraft variants for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and eight international partners. The JSF program is to provide critical replacement ai...
Joint Strike Fighter: Strong Risk Management Essential as Program Enters Most Challenging Phase
GAO-09-711T: Published: May 20, 2009. Publicly Released: May 20, 2009.
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program is the Department of Defense's (DOD's) most costly acquisition, seeking to simultaneously develop, produce, and field three aircraft variants for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and eight international partners. The total expected U.S. investment is now more than $300 billion to develop and procure 2,456 aircraft over the next 25 years. GAO's most rec...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Procurement Budgets
NSIAD-88-227: Published: Sep 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's: (1) fiscal year (FY) 1989 budget for helicopter procurement to assess the adequacy of its justifications for certain programs; and (2) budgets for FY 1987 and 1988 to identify potential reductions.GAO found that there were potential budget reductions of $3.5 million for FY 1987, $24.5 million for FY 1988, and $63 million for FY 1989...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Budgets
NSIAD-86-143BR: Published: Jun 20, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) examined the Army's request for the procurement of six aircraft systems in its fiscal year (FY) 1987 budget; and (2) reviewed the Army's justification for its FY 1987 estimates and its use of funds in its previous years' programs.GAO found potential reductions of between $1.5 million and $31 million for the six programs for FY 1987 due to reduced or ov...
Selected Recommendations of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control
128615: Dec 12, 1985
GAO commented on the recommendations of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control (Grace Commission) which identified important actions Congress could pursue in the acquisition area. GAO noted that: (1) there are techniques to produce systems more economically, such as competition, economic production rates, and multiyear procurement; (2) priorities must be established in order to opti...
Review of Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center's Dekitting Policy
NSIAD-85-89: Published: Jul 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Air Force's dekitting program; (2) the justification for the program; and (3) the effect dekitting would have on government costs.GAO noted that: (1) the kit concept was adopted to overcome problems caused by parts shortages and the need to manage a multitude of small parts in a nonautomated environment; and (2) the Oklahoma City Air Logis...
Status of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Modernization Program
NSIAD-85-78: Published: Jul 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1985.
GAO reviewed various aspects of the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) modernization program, focusing on: (1) cost, performance, and system development issues pertaining to the Peacekeeper missile system; and (2) progress made by the Air Force in developing the small ICBM and its survivable basing modes.GAO found that the ICBM modernization program is progressing as planned with no major d...
The Recommendations of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control
126892: May 9, 1985
GAO discussed recommendations made by the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control for improving efficiency and effectiveness of federal operations and whether substantial savings have resulted by implementing these recommendations. GAO addressed the issues and recommendations which dealt primarily with management improvements and questioned the reasonableness of the associated savings es...