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Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle: Navy Needs to Employ Better Management Practices to Ensure Swift Delivery to the Fleet

GAO-22-105974
Sep 28, 2022
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2 Open Recommendations
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Department of the Navy The Secretary of the Navy should ensure that the office acquiring the XLUUV include a production readiness review as part of its acquisition strategy for any additional purchases of XLUUVs beyond the five prototype XLUUVs and the test vehicle it already purchased. (Recommendation 1)
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Department of the Navy The Secretary of the Navy should ensure that the office acquiring the XLUUV develop more complete cost and schedule estimates that follow leading practices, such that the Navy can determine whether the contractor's planned timelines for the 5 prototype XLUUVs are achievable within planned costs. (Recommendation 2)
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Base Realignment and Closure: DOD Should Provide Congress More Complete and Transparent Information

GAO-22-105207
Sep 28, 2022
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment, when reporting to Congress on the status of BRAC rounds, clearly identifies when sites are estimated to reach the site closeout milestone, the number of sites that are estimated to remain in long-term management, and the estimated costs associated with long-term management of these sites. (Recommendation 1)
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment, when reporting to Congress on BRAC savings, explicitly states caveats and limitations of DOD's savings estimates, such as by documenting that the assumptions used in developing the initial estimates have not changed and that no additional work has been done to adjust estimates based on changing cost data. (Recommendation 2)
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Defense Logistics: DOD Can Better Manage Demilitarization Coding and Disposition Decisions

GAO-22-105251
Sep 27, 2022
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, in coordination with the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency and the military services, establishes a process to review and reconcile inconsistent demilitarization codes and document changes, including pending changes, in the Federal Logistics Information System to ensure that major end items' demilitarization codes are up to date and consistent across DOD and the military services. (Recommendation 1)
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, in coordination with the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency, develops guidance on how the military services should assess potential risks to national security, avoid the unnecessary destruction of government property, and optimize monetary returns to the U.S. government when making disposition decisions on unneeded major end items. (Recommendation 2)
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Other Transaction Agreements: DOD Can Improve Planning for Consortia Awards

GAO-22-105357
Sep 20, 2022
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6 Open Recommendations
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should develop and implement a systematic approach to track the obligated dollars each consortium has received from consortia-based other transaction agreements. (Recommendation 1)
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Department of Defense Until a systematic approach to track obligations each consortium has received from consortia-based other transaction agreements is implemented, the Secretary of Defense should direct the Director of Defense Pricing and Contracting to provide information to the public and congressional decision makers on the dollars awarded to consortia using consortia-based other transaction agreements, such as by updating Department of Defense guidance to require contracting personnel to manually report this information. (Recommendation 2)
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should direct the Director of Defense Pricing and Contracting to collect, document, and share information on ways to structure consortia-based other transaction agreements and the related benefits and risks for contracting personnel to consider when planning to award consortia-based other transaction agreements. (Recommendation 3)
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should direct the Director of Defense Pricing and Contracting to collect, document, and share information on negotiating consortium management organization compensation for contracting personnel to consider when planning to award consortia-based other transaction agreements, such as methods for determining the compensation and frequency of renegotiation. (Recommendation 4)
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should direct the Director of Defense Pricing and Contracting to collect, document, and share information on creating new consortia and using existing consortia for contracting personnel to consider when planning to award consortia-based other transaction agreements. (Recommendation 5)
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Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense should direct the Director of Defense Pricing and Contracting to maintain and share a list of current consortia that have DOD other transaction agreements with contracting personnel, and include information on associated consortium management organizations, consortia technology focus areas, other transaction agreement unique award numbers, and contracting and program offices' contact information. (Recommendation 6)
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