Naval procurement (1 - 10 of 83 items)
Navy's Proposed Dual Award Acquisition Strategy for the Littoral Combat Ship Program
GAO-11-249R: Published: Dec 8, 2010. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 2010.
The Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is envisioned as a vessel able to be reconfigured to meet three different mission areas: mine countermeasures, surface warfare, and antisubmarine warfare. Its design concept consists of two distinct parts--the ship itself (seaframe) and the mission package it carries and deploys. The Navy is procuring the first four ships in two different designs from shipbuil...
Multiyear Procurement Authority for the Virginia Class Submarine Program
GAO-03-895R: Published: Jun 23, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2003.
On May 29, 2003 GAO briefed the Subcommittee on Defense, House Committee on Appropriations' staff on the fiscal year 2004 budget request for the Virginia class submarine program. This letter summarizes the information we provided in that briefing on the advantages that multiyear procurement authority offers the Virginia class submarine program as well as the risks of actually realizing these advan...
Defense Acquisitions: F/A-18E/F Aircraft Does Not Meet All Criteria for Multiyear Procurement
NSIAD-00-158: Published: May 26, 2000. Publicly Released: May 26, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Navy's F/A-18E/F aircraft program, focusing on whether the operational tests: (1) validated the Department of Defense's (DOD) statements that the F/A-18E/F will provide performance capabilities that are superior to existing F/A-18 aircraft; and (2) raised issues that could impact aircraft cost or the upcoming decision on whether the Navy shou...
Defense Acquisitions: Observations on the Procurement of the Navy/Marine Corps Intranet
T-NSIAD/AIMD-00-116: Published: Mar 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Navy and Marine Corps Intranet effort, focusing on whether the: (1) the Navy acquisition approach and implementation plan are based on appropriate analyses, resolution of key issues, and adequate risk management activities; and (2) Office of the Secretary of Defense is overseeing that effort with adequate review of relevant Navy analyses and o...
Military Sealift Command Contracts: Contract Abuses Resulted in Poorly Maintained Ships, Unqualified Crews, and Increased Cost to Government
T-OSI-95-3: Published: Oct 12, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1994.
GAO discussed the operation of nine tankers leased by the Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) to transport jet fuel and other petroleum products to ports worldwide in support of U.S. military efforts. GAO noted that: (1) the contractor's inadequate maintenance has caused the ships to deteriorate and has eroded mission capability; (2) MSC has not enforced the contract's preventative maintenance r...
Naval Aviation: F/A-18 E/F Acquisition Strategy
NSIAD-94-194: Published: Aug 18, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's plans for acquiring tactical aircraft, focusing on whether Department of Defense (DOD) acquisition regulations permitted classification of the F/A-18E/F program as a major modification rather than a new program.GAO found that: (1) DOD based its decision to classify F/A-18E/F development as a major modification of existing aircraft on a N...
Navy Ships: Seawolf Cost Increases and Schedule Delays Continue
NSIAD-94-201BR: Published: Jun 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the detail design and construction status of the Navy's Seawolf nuclear-powered attack submarine.GAO found that: (1) during 1993, Seawolf design costs increased by about $17 million, SSN-21 lead ship construction costs increased by about $39 million, and both programs continued to experience schedule delays; (2) the increases in deta...
Navy's TAC-4 Procurement
AIMD-94-65R: Published: Dec 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Navy's Tactical Advanced Computer-4 (TAC-4) procurement which allows other Department of Defense and civilian agencies to purchase equipment without full competition and oversight. GAO found that the Navy: (1) has not completed its systems requirements planning and analyses and has not studied the feasibility and costs of proc...
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...
AV-8B Program: Aircraft Sales to Foreign Government to Fund Radar Procurement
NSIAD-93-24: Published: Oct 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO discussed the methods the Navy used to fund the addition of radar to its AV-8B aircraft.GAO found that the Navy: (1) purchased no additional aircraft as replacements for the two TAV-8B aircraft and three AV-8B aircraft that it sold to Italy; (2) used the sale proceeds from the TAV-8B aircraft to finance its acquisition of radar for AV-8B aircraft; (3) rep...