Naval procurement (21 - 30 of 50 items)
Navy Contracting: Allegations About Trident Submarine Program Matters
NSIAD-86-74BR: Published: Jun 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations concerning mismanagement and questionable practices in the Trident submarine construction program, specifically: (1) excessive progress payments in submarine construction; (2) advance procurement of long-lead-time material; (3) unwarranted cost escalation on the lead Trident; (4) destruction of Navy records; (5) inappropriate task au...
Contract Pricing: Material Prices Overstated on the Amphibious Assault Vehicle Contract
NSIAD-86-123: Published: May 16, 1986. Publicly Released: May 16, 1986.
GAO reviewed subcontract pricing on the Navy's 1984 option buy of amphibious assault vehicles to determine if the contractor complied with contract pricing laws in providing accurate, complete, and current pricing data in its prime contract.GAO found that the contractor: (1) overstated the proposed prices it gave the Navy for two of its eight subcontracted items; (2) in one case, received lower qu...
Navy Contracting: Status of the 1978 Shipbuilding Claim Settlement at Electric Boat
NSIAD-86-54: Published: Apr 23, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1986.
GAO reviewed the status of two SSN-688 submarine contracts to ensure that: (1) the funds authorized in a 1978 claims settlement were used in connection with the two contracts; and (2) the contractor did not use the funds to realize any profit on the contracts.GAO found that: (1) funds provided under the 1978 settlement were only being used in connection with the specified contracts; (2) the contra...
Allegations About Trident Submarine Program Matters
128860: Jan 14, 1986
GAO discussed its review of allegations concerning mismanagement and questionable practices in the Trident submarine construction program, specifically: (1) contract payments involving work progress and long leadtime materials; and (2) records destruction. GAO noted that the Navy had urged the contractor to cease practices that would cause early payment of work progress, including: (1) retroactive...
Information on Three Investigations by the Department of Justice Into Navy Shipbuilding Claims
GGD-85-70: Published: Aug 1, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's management of three investigations into allegedly false shipbuilding contract price adjustment claims. The Navy had submitted the allegations to Justice and, after investigating the claims, Justice declined prosecution.GAO found that Justice investigated the claims of one shipbuilding firm between February 1978 and Au...
The Navy's 1978 Shipbuilding Claims Settlement With General Dynamics Corporation
126248: Feb 20, 1985
Testimony was given concerning GAO work on the Navy's shipbuilding claims settlement with General Dynamics Corporation. The claims were in connection with two submarine contracts which were modified by the President in the interest of national defense. At the time of the proposed settlement, the firm had outstanding claims of $544 million against the Navy under two contracts. In addition, it had n...
Allegations of Contract Buy-In and Substantial Cost Increases in the Navy's Standard Automated Financial System
IMTEC-85-2: Published: Oct 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations made regarding the Navy's Standard Automated Financial System that: (1) the contractor "bought in" on the contract; (2) the Navy had decided to proceed with the project even though costs have substantially increased; and (3) project costs may increase to $200 million.GAO did not find sufficient evidence to conclude that the contracto...
Navy's F/A-18 Program Faces Budget Concerns and Performance Limitations as Aircraft Enter the Fleet
MASAD-83-28: Published: Jun 10, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Navy's F/A-18 strike-fighter program in connection with F/A-18 funding practices, performance problems, and fleet introduction. GAO was asked to determine: (1) the amount of F/A-18 support funds used to finance budget shortfalls and overruns and the operational effect of this financing practice on the Navy's ability to adequately support th...
Contractors' Use of Foreign Labor on Federal Contracts
PLRD-82-23: Published: Dec 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1981.
GAO responded to concerns about the Navy's use of small business contractors who allegedly employ foreign labor in the performance of Government contracts outside the United States.After reviewing pertinent laws, GAO concluded that none of the Navy procurements mentioned in constituent complaints violated these statutes. The Walsh-Healey Act is limited to supply contracts and would not prevent a c...
Two Contracts for Nuclear Attack Submarines Modified Under Authority of Public Law 85-804--Status as of December 20, 1980
PLRD-82-2: Published: Oct 20, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1981.
GAO reported on the status at the end of the December 20, 1980, fiscal year of two contracts for submarines modified in the interest of national defense. The Navy and the contractor agreed to a settlement based on an estimated cost at completion of $2,668 million. The settlement provided for the contractor to absorb a $359 million loss over the remaining construction period, the Navy to cover anot...