Accession Number : ADA267330


Title :   DoD Procurement: Changes To Military Specifications for Testing Industrial Fasteners


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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267330.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : The Air Force, which has the responsibility for class 3 fastener specifications, followed applicable Department of Defense (DOD) regulations when it initiated changes to the fasteners' testing specifications. The purpose of the changes was to make fastener testing more stringent. The Air Force justified the changes because they believed some military aircraft accidents were caused by poor quality fasteners. To implement these more stringent testing specifications, the Air Force and the Navy have procured a specific gage-called an indicating type gage-which analyzes deviations in fastener threads. When procuring these gages, the Air Force and Navy have followed competitive procurement practices as specified in DOD regulations and the Competition in Contracting Act.


Descriptors :   *SPECIFICATIONS , *MILITARY PROCUREMENT , *LOCKING FASTENER DEVICES , TEST AND EVALUATION , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , MILITARY APPLICATIONS , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE