Quick-Reaction Report on the Audit of the Target Holding Mechanism, Tank Gunnery, Procurement
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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This is the first in a series of reports in response to congressional concerns on the procurement of the target holding mechanism, tank gunnery, by the Army Tank-Automotive Command, Warren, Michigan. The Army uses the target holding mechanism to train tank gunners. The Army plans to award two contracts, one sole-source and one competitive, for production of additional target holding mechanisms, tank gunnery, and to continue to develop a prototype target holding mechanism, tank gunnery. We are issuing this as a quick-reaction report in an attempt to cancel the proposed solicitations and to suspend further development of the prototype. The audit objectives were to determine the adequacy of the contract award process for the target holding mechanism, tank gunnery, the Army responsiveness to requests for equitable price adjustments from target holding mechanism, tank gunnery, contractors, the impact on training and readiness of target holding mechanism, tank gunnery, shortages, and the adherence to DoD regulations by acquisition officials. An additional audit objective was to evaluate internal controls over procurement of target holding mechanisms, tank gunnery. This report addresses the contract award process for two solicitations for target holding mechanisms, tank gunnery. Subsequent reports will address the remaining objectives.