U.S. Air Force (21 - 30 of 96 items)
DOD's Plans to Consolidate Printing
T-NSIAD-91-54: Published: Sep 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to consolidate the Army's, Air Force's, Defense Logistic Agency's, and Marine Corps' printing functions under the Navy Publishing and Printing Service (NPPS), focusing on: (1) issues regarding the savings that DOD estimates will result from the consolidation; and (2) the possible impact of the consolidation on commercial printing procured throu...
Defense Research: Funding of the U.S./U.S.S.R. Joint Seismic Program
NSIAD-91-256: Published: Jul 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO determined whether funding for the Joint Seismic Program (JSP) for fiscal year (FY) 1988 through FY 1990 was consistent with congressional intent.GAO found that: (1) although some funds were appropriated for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Nuclear Monitoring Program, the appropriation and authorization acts did not earmark or speci...
Military Exchanges: Exchange Service Management of Army and Air Force Package Stores
NSIAD-91-77: Published: Feb 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army and Air Force transfer of their wholesale and retail alcoholic beverage operations to the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, focusing on: (1) whether the Exchange performed an appropriate economic analysis to justify its delivery, storage, and distribution of distilled spirits; (2) the reliability of the Exchange's estimated per-case fre...
Aircraft Development: Reasons for Recent Cost Growth in the Advanced Tactical Fighter Program
NSIAD-91-138: Published: Feb 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed key factors that contributed to the $24.2-billion increase in the total estimated cost for the Air Force's advanced tactical fighter (ATF) program.GAO held that: (1) inflation accounted for approximately $16 billion, or 66 percent, of the increase; (2) such program costs as the addition of two-seat aircraft to the development and production program...
DOD Budget: Air Force's Ability to Track F-15 Operating and Support Costs
NSIAD-91-81: Published: Jan 2, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) Department of Defense (DOD) and Air Force initiatives to restructure future budget submissions on a forces and mission basis, as the Secretary of Defense recommended; and (2) Air Force accounting systems for accumulating and tracking operating and support (O&S) costs for the F-15 aircraft.GAO found that: (1) DOD and the Air Force did not initi...
Weapons Production: Impacts of Production Rate Changes on Aircraft Unit Costs
NSIAD-91-12: Published: Dec 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the sensitivity of estimated procurement costs for military aircraft to reductions in the quantity of aircraft purchased.GAO found that: (1) aircraft procurement unit costs generally increased as their procurement rates decreased, but some mature Air Force and Navy procurement programs did not show a significant unit cost increase compared to other...
Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to the Strategic Missile Systems Budget
NSIAD-91-66BR: Published: Dec 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's funding requirements for fiscal years 1989, 1990, and 1991 for the Peacekeeper Rail Garrison, Minuteman, Peacekeeper missile, and Advanced Cruise Missile weapons systems and the Rapid Execution and Combat Targeting (REACT) program to identify potential budget reductions.GAO found that total potential budget reductions and rescission...
Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Procurement Budgets
NSIAD-91-17BR: Published: Nov 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1991 aircraft procurement budget request and prior-year appropriations for the C-17, B-2, and F-16 aircraft procurement programs and the C/KC-135, B-52, and B-1B aircraft modification programs.GAO found that: (1) C-17 aircraft schedule delays could reduce the Air Force's FY 1991 budget request by about $2.15 billion...
B-2 Bomber: Proposed Revision to Fiscal Year 1991 Budget Request
NSIAD-90-301BR: Published: Sep 24, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Air Force's revised fiscal year (FY) 1991 budget request for B-2 aircraft with the congressionally approved FY 1990 B-2 procurement plan.GAO found that: (1) after conducting a major aircraft review in April 1990, the Department of Defense (DOD) proposed reducing the B-2 aircraft production quantity from 127 to 70 and the request for procurement...
B-2 Bomber: Contract Structure and Selected Provisions
NSIAD-90-230FS: Published: Aug 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the contract structure and selected provisions affecting contractor and government risks under the B-2 Bomber low-rate initial production contract.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force's prime contractor was responsible for ensuring that B-2 met specifications and for managing major subcontracts; (2) federal legislation required that contracts include...