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Federal Acquisitions and Contracting: Systemic Challenges Need Attention
GAO-07-1098T: Published: Jul 17, 2007. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2007.
In fiscal year 2006, the federal government spent over $400 billion for a wide variety of goods and services, with the Department of Defense (DOD) being the largest purchaser. Given the large and growing structural deficit, the government must get the best return it can on its investment in goods and services. For decades, GAO has reported on a number of systemic challenges in agencies' acquisitio...
Defense Contracting: Questions for the Record
GAO-07-217R: Published: Dec 21, 2006. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 2006.
On September 7, 2006, GAO testified before the Subcommittee on Defense, Committee on Appropriations, on recent trends in Department of Defense (DOD) contracting. Specifically, GAO testified about practices that undermine DOD's ability to establish sound business arrangements, particularly those involving the selection and oversight of DOD's contractors and their performance. This correspondence re...
[Comments on Air Force and Army Corps of Engineers Failure To Comply With FAR Provisions]
B-277979: Published: Jan 26, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1998.
GAO commented on the Air Force and the Army Corps of Engineers failure to comply with certain Federal Acquisition Regulation provisions. GAO noted that the all-encompassing work statement contained in the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts did not reasonably describe the scope of the services, and therefore did not provide potential offerors notice of the work that would be within...
Systems Development and Production Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-4(3): Published: Jul 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in its Systems Development and Production issue area as of July 6, 1995...
Navy Shipbuilding Programs: Nuclear Attack Submarine Issues
T-NSIAD-95-162: Published: May 16, 1995. Publicly Released: May 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the continuing production of nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSN). GAO noted that: (1) there are less costly alternatives for maintaining the Navy's required SSN force structure; (2) the Navy could maintain low-rate production of the submarines or defer production until after year 2000; (3) the cost savings from deferring production would be offset by reconstitution costs for exis...
Navy Shipbuilding Programs: Nuclear Attack Submarine Requirements
T-NSIAD-95-120: Published: Mar 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the requirements for continued production of nuclear attack submarines, focusing on: (1) less costly alternatives for maintaining the required submarine force structure; and (2) the adequacy of the Department of Defense's (DOD) justification for building the SSN-23 submarine. GAO noted that: (1) there is currently no competition to build nuclear attack submarines and DOD has not clar...
Digests of Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. VI, No. 3
155526: Dec 1, 1994
GAO published its monthly digest of decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States for the month of December 1994. These decisions involved financial management, civilian personnel, military personnel, and procurement issues...
Navy Ships: Problems Continue to Plague the Seawolf Submarine Program
NSIAD-93-171: Published: Aug 4, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Navy's Seawolf (SSN-21) Class Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine construction program, focusing on: (1) the change in the status of the class design and SSN-21 construction since December 1991; (2) the effectiveness of technical and management actions to resolve lead submarine welding problems and guard against a recurrence of a similar problem in the future; and (3) Navy efforts to...
Digests of Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Vol. IV, No. 9
150432: Jun 1, 1993
GAO published its monthly digest of decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of June 1993. These decisions involved appropriations, financial management, civilian personnel, military personnel, and procurement...
Navy Ships: Plans and Anticipated Liabilities to Terminate SSN-21 Program Contracts
NSIAD-93-32BR: Published: Nov 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's plans and anticipated liabilities in terminating the Seawolf class nuclear-powered attack submarine program contracts.GAO found that: (1) Congress rejected the administration's proposal to cancel planned spending for the Seawolf submarines, and restored $1.6 billion in appropriated funds for some submarine construction and preservation o...