U.S. Air Force (31 - 40 of 96 items)
Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to the Minuteman II Weapon System Budget
NSIAD-90-196BR: Published: Jun 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's funding requirements for fiscal year (FY) 1990 and FY 1991 for the Minuteman weapon system, focusing on opportunities for budget reductions associated with the anticipated retirement of the Minuteman II missile force.GAO found that: (1) the retirement of Minuteman II would create potential missile procurement budget reductions total...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Basis for Reductions in Estimated Cost of Phase I
NSIAD-90-173: Published: May 9, 1990. Publicly Released: May 10, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) reasons for reducing its cost estimate for the Phase 1 Strategic Defense System, and the credibility of its October 1988 estimate of $69.1 billion.GAO found that: (1) SDIO appropriately prepared the October 1988 cost estimate, but made errors that understated the cost by $2.1 billion; (2) SDIO...
Review of the Cost and Operations of DOD's Service Academies
T-NSIAD-90-28: Published: Apr 4, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1990.
GAO discussed the cost and operations of the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy. GAO found that: (1) despite the academies' similar organizational structures, personnel requirements, and education and training philosophies, they still had differences; (2) accreditation boards questioned the effectiveness of the predominantly military faculties at the Mili...
ADP Budget: Potential Reductions to the Department of Defense's Budget Request
IMTEC-90-12: Published: Jan 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1990 budget request for automatic data processing (ADP) resources.GAO found that: (1) DOD components based their budget requests for the Worldwide Military Command and Control ADP Modernization Program on the structure of the program it replaced and had not finalized requirements for the restructur...
Air Force Budget: Potential for Reducing Funding for Aircraft Spares
NSIAD-90-18: Published: Nov 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1990 funding request for aircraft spares to identify potential reductions.GAO found a total of $743.1 million in potential reductions and rescissions, resulting from: (1) an unjustified $70.4-million add-on to funding request; (2) a reduction of $113.8 million in additive requirements; (3) a decrease of $56.5 millio...
Munitions Development: Status of the Direct Airfield Attack Combined Munitions
NSIAD-90-16: Published: Oct 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the development status of the Air Force's Direct Attack Combined Munitions (DAACM); (2) the Air Force's DAACM requirement; (3) Air Force DAACM development completion plans; and (4) actual and future DAACM program costs.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force suspended full-scale DAACM development because intelligence estimates questioned DAACM effec...
Close Air Support: Comparison of Air Force and Marine Corps Requirements and Aircraft
NSIAD-89-218: Published: Sep 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Army's and Marine Corps' close air support mission requirements, focusing on: (1) how the Army and the Marine Corps use mission requirements to determine aircraft operational requirements; (2) how the Air Force and the Marine Corps meet mission requirements; and (3) procedures for requesting and executing close air support missions during comba...
Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Procurement Budgets
NSIAD-90-15: Published: Oct 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1990 aircraft procurement budget and past procurement appropriations to identify potential budget reductions.GAO found that the Air Force could reduce its FY 1990 aircraft procurement budget request by $308.1 million, and its FY 1989, 1988, and 1987 appropriations by $431.6 million, $30.7 million, and $46.6 million,...
Military Space Operations: Use of Mobile Ground Stations in Satellite Control
IMTEC-89-53: Published: Jul 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined: (1) how mobile ground stations fit into the Air Force's overall satellite control architecture; (2) how many stations exist and are planned; (3) station costs by program element and appropriation account; and (4) how much the Department of Defense (DOD) budgeted in fiscal year (FY) 1990 for mobile ground stations.GAO found that: (1) the network...
ADP Budget: Department of the Air Force's Information Technology Systems Obligations
IMTEC-89-49FS: Published: May 22, 1989. Publicly Released: May 22, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force's information technology obligations for fiscal years (FY) 1986 through 1990.GAO found that: (1) information technology obligations ranged from about $2.43 billion in FY 1986 to an estimated $2.77 billion for FY 1990; (2) the Air Force's operation and maintenance appropriation account received most information technolog...