Further Improvements Needed in Navy's Oversight and Management of Contracting for Facilities Construction on Diego Garcia.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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To support an increase of the governments presence in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf area, the Department of Defense in 1980 began a program to increase the number and types of its facilities on Diego Garcia. Defense plans to spend more than 685 million for the program through fiscal year 1986. In July 1981, the Navy awarded a cost reimbursable contract to a joint venture to construct facility projects for fiscal year 1981 and 1982 with an estimated cost of 285 million. Although the contractor was required to establish management information and materials control systems before proceeding with construction, the Navy permitted the contractor to proceed before that requirement was met. Without effective management information and materials control systems, unnecessary costs were incurred and construction delays were exacerbated. Recently, the Navy has taken a more aggressive management role and the contractor has begun corrective actions. GAO is making several recommendations for further strengthening management of this program.
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