U.S. Air Force (41 - 50 of 96 items)
ICBM Modernization: Selected Funding Options for the Small ICBM
NSIAD-88-193: Published: Jul 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed four funding options for the Air Force's Small Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) program for fiscal year (FY) 1989.GAO found that the Air Force estimated that in FY 1989 it would require: (1) $500 million to continue the ICBM program without regard to lead time necessary to requalify program contractors; (2) $600 million to continue both...
Air Force Budget: Potential for Reducing Requirements and Funding for Aircraft Spares
NSIAD-88-90BR: Published: Feb 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed potential reductions to the Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1988 funding request for aircraft replenishment spares.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force over $2.4 million for aircraft replenishment spares in its FY 1988 budget request; (2) the Department of Defense (DOD) reduced the funding request by $348.7 million for peacetime spares and $453.6 mill...
Strategic Forces: Justification for the Short Range Attack Missile II
NSIAD-88-81BR: Published: Dec 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) Air Force's justifications for replacing its Short Range Attack Missile (SRAM) A with SRAM II; (2) Department of Defense's (DOD) SRAM II reports to Congress; and (3) potential impact of a 4- to 5-year SRAM II program delay.GAO found that the Air Force justified the SRAM replacement based on: (1) declining inventory; (2) effects of aging on...
Contract Pricing: Overpricing of AWACS Aircraft Color Monitor Subcontracts
NSIAD-88-28: Published: Oct 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1987.
GAO reviewed a subcontractor's pricing for an Air Force contract for aircraft color monitors.GAO found that the subcontractor did not provide the primary contractor with accurate, complete, and current cost or pricing data, since the: (1) primary contractor overstated its proposed price by $192,222 after negotiating with the subcontractor; (2) subcontractor withheld information regarding historica...
Additional Costs to Government: Reflagging Kuwaiti Ships and Protecting Them in the Persian Gulf
NSIAD-88-9FS: Published: Oct 8, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the additional costs to the United States of reflagging 11 Kuwaiti ships and protecting them in the Persian Gulf with military forces.GAO noted that the: (1) reflagging costs the Coast Guard, Federal Communications Commission, and Maritime Administration incurred were primarily personnel-related and were within their normal operation...
Air Force and Navy Radar Warning Receiver Programs
T-NSIAD-87-31: Published: Apr 28, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1987.
GAO discussed the Air Force and Navy Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) Programs to determine whether the Air Force and the Navy structured the programs for common-service use and practiced concurrent testing and production on these programs. Congress emphasized the need to avoid duplication in service programs, improve military readiness, and reduce costs by developing systems that could meet interserv...
Aircraft Basing: Decision To Base Navy TACAMO Aircraft at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
NSIAD-87-106FS: Published: Apr 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's decision to base its E-6A TACAMO aircraft at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.GAO noted that: (1) in January 1986, the Secretary of the Navy directed that the E-6A be based at a single Air Force base near the middle of the continental United States in order to reduce vulnerability to enemy attack; (2) the Air Force developed a list of...
GAO's Review of Contractor Cost Estimating Systems
T-NSIAD-87-25: Published: Apr 8, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1987.
GAO discussed its evaluation of defense contractor cost-estimating systems to determine whether defense contractors were developing and proposing accurate and reliable estimates for negotiating Department of Defense (DOD) contracts. GAO noted that, although DOD relies on price proposals that contractors' estimating systems generate, there is no requirement for contractors to maintain adequate syst...
The B-1B Aircraft Program
T-NSIAD-87-4A: Published: Feb 25, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1987.
GAO testified on the cost, schedule, performance, and logistics aspects of the B-1B aircraft program. GAO found that, despite production delivery successes, developmental and production problems in B-1B subsystems have limited testing, necessitated operational restrictions, and prevented some operational training, specifically: (1) the B-1B aircraft was restricted from using its full flight capabi...
The Air Force's C-5B Should Cost Study
T-NSIAD-87-1: Published: Dec 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1986.
GAO testified on the Air Force's should-cost study on the final option for 21 C-5B aircraft under a fixed-price contract, specifically: (1) the events which led to the Air Force's decision to conduct a cost study; and (2) the methodology upon which the Air Force based the study. GAO found that the Air Force: (1) was concerned that the contractor might substantially underrun the expected costs of p...