Accession Number : ADA317641

Title :   Acquisition Reform: Implementation of Title V of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA317641

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The report reviews the Department of Defense's (DOD) and civilian agencies' implementation of the performance-based acquisition management provisions of title V of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA) of 1994 (P.L. 103-355). Specifically, the report determined (1) the status of DOD'S and civilian agencies' implementation of title V requirements, (2) the agencies' progress in implementing title V in the required time frames, and (3) significant obstacles and barriers to effective implementation. Congress has long been concerned that federal agencies' acquisition practices are wasteful and add billions to acquisition costs. For example, cost overruns of more than 100 percent have been reported in DOD and Federal Aviation Administration programs. FASA, signed into law on October 13,1994, contained more than 200 sections changing the laws that govern how agencies acquire almost $200 billion of goods and services annually. Title V of FASA is designed to foster the development of (1) measurable cost, schedule, and performance goals and (2) incentives for acquisition personnel to reach these goals. Title V performance-based management provisions are detailed in subtitle A for DOD and subtitle B for civilian agencies.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *ACQUISITION, *MODIFICATION, *LEGISLATION, REQUIREMENTS, TIME INTERVALS, MEASUREMENT, CONGRESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), COSTS, SCHEDULING, BARRIERS, PERSONNEL, FEDERAL BUDGETS, AWARDS, COST OVERRUNS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE