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Review of Bidding Procedures Alleging Unfair Requirements
PLRD-81-63: Published: Sep 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1981.
GAO was asked to examine certain bidding procedures at Griffiss Air Force Base because of allegations raised that bidding practices at Griffiss prevented small businesses from adequately competing because of a requirement for a 20-percent cash deposit.GAO found that the procedures followed by Griffiss complied with existing Defense Acquisition Regulations which require a performance bond for any f...
Air Force Justification for Storing Its Advanced Medium Short Takeoff and Landing Prototype Aircraft
PSAD-80-56: Published: Jun 16, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1980.
The Air force has decided to store its four advanced medium short takeoff and landing (STOL) transport prototype aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. The advanced medium STOL transport (AMST) prototype program was developed to provide a potential replacement for other military transports and to demonstrate that a tactical airlift aircraft could be built at a reasonable cost to delive...
Opportunity for Improving Military Courier Operations
111852: Mar 18, 1980
The Armed Forces Courier Service (ARFCOS) was surveyed in Japan, the Philippines, and Hawaii to identify opportunities for improving operations and reducing costs. ARFCOS operates three courier stations in Japan, two in the Philippines, and one in Hawaii.Savings could be effected on runs from the Yokota Air Base ARFCOS station to Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station and the U.S. Naval Ordnance Facilit...
Need for Reevaluation of Defense Separation Travel Policy
FPCD-80-24: Published: Oct 23, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1979.
At least $1 million annually can be saved by paying separating service members only for travel actually performed. Currently, separating service members are paid an amount not to exceed the cost to the member's home of record or place from which he was ordered to active duty. In an earlier review, GAO suggested that separation mileage allowances be paid to the intended future residence of the memb...
Separation Travel Pay Entitlements for Uniformed Personnel
FPCD-79-2: Published: Nov 15, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1978.
Under regulations prescribed by the military services, travel allowances may be paid upon a serviceman's separation or release from active duty; the amount paid is not to exceed travel costs from his last duty station to his home of record or the place from which he was called or ordered to active duty. Joint Travel Regulations entitle military members to receive additional separation travel allow...
DOD Foreign-Source Procurement at Prime Contract Level for Selected Products and Procurement Centers
ID-78-42: Published: May 18, 1978. Publicly Released: May 18, 1978.
A review of Department of Defense (DOD) prime contract awards of $10,000 and over from fiscal years 1975 to 1977 was conducted to determine the amount of foreign purchases and the extent to which purchases were exempt from provisions of the Buy American Act. There was an increase of about $322.5 million in DOD procurement of foreign-source supplies and equipment in 1977 over 1975. Foreign purchase...
The Space Transportation System
105609: Mar 9, 1978
In 1972, the two expected principal users of the Space Transportation System, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Department of Defense (DOD), agreed that the program would require two launch sites, Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. NASA budget requests include additonal orbiters which would bring the total to five. The...
Procurement Practices at the Defense Fuel Supply Center
PSAD-77-146: Published: Jul 25, 1977. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1977.
There have been allegations of poor procurement practices at the Defense Fuel Supply Center. Parker Solvents Company, Inc., claimed that it was not notified when the procurement responsibility for solvents was switched from the Little Rock Air Force Base to the Fuel Supply Center and that it had bid a lower price than the firm that was awarded a contract.The contract award at the higher price occu...
Constituents' Reactions to Report Entitled, "Proposed Relocation of Air Force Communications Service Headquarters from Missouri to Illinois"
LCD-77-342: Published: Apr 22, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1977.
A reply was made to the Office of the County Counselor of Jackson County concerning their analysis of a GAO report on relocation of the Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base. In the analysis, it was claimed that the report did not address itself to Air Force estimates contained in an environmental impact statement.Since this information was not available to GAO when the report was prepared, the review wa...
Consolidation of the Air Force's Environmental and Radiological Health Laboratories
LCD-77-323: Published: Apr 6, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1977.
The Secretary of the Air Force announced the consolidation at Brooks Air Force Base, Texas, of the environmental health laboratories located at Kelly Air Force Base, Texas, and the McClellan Air Force Base, California, and the radiological health laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. GAO believes the Air Force's proposed use of minor military construction funds to finance building m...