U.S. Air Force (61 - 70 of 96 items)
Air Force Global Weather Central Initiates Positive Action To Assess Adequacy of Software Inventory
IMTEC-84-4: Published: Oct 21, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1983.
GAO reviewed the response to its recommendations in a previous report that the Air Force be required to assess the technical, economic, and operational value of application software over its remaining life cycle before upgrading its general-purpose computers.The substance of the earlier report was that a bias in the cost-benefit studies for procuring new computers for the Air Force Global Weather...
The Air Force and Navy Should Have Coordinated and Better Managed Their Hush House Programs
NSIAD-83-27: Published: Jul 19, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1983.
GAO had expressed concern because the Air Force planned to spend more than $223 million to buy hush houses which suppress noise generated in testing aircraft jet engines without having firmly established its requirements or coordinated its program with the Navy's.GAO has found that few such houses can be justified as being needed to comply with environmental regulations. The Air Force requires noi...
Examination of Prices Proposed and Negotiated for Fixed Price
089592: May 20, 1976
No summary is currently available...
Cost To Maintain Idle Capacity at Air Force Plant Number 4
089600: May 11, 1976
No summary is currently available...
Evaluation of the Unit Cost Exception Reports on the High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile
MASAD-83-29: Published: Jun 6, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1983.
GAO reviewed four unit cost exception reports submitted by the Secretaries of the Navy and Air Force explaining increases in the High Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM) joint program.GAO found that, although the reports generally provided the required unit cost information, they did not present a complete picture of a joint Department of Defense (DOD) program. Each service based its program esti...
Status of the Phase IV Base Level Computer Replacement Program
AFMD-83-58: Published: Mar 16, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's Phase IV base-level computer replacement program to determine what corrective actions should be taken to remedy its serious deficiencies. The program is designed to provide various computer support functions and to assist in the transition of computer software.GAO provided an interim report to review the acquisition program ratio...
Cost and Savings Estimates the Air Force Used To Decide Against Relocating the Electromagnetic Compatibility Analysis Center From Annapolis, Maryland, to Duluth, Minnesota
PLRD-83-48: Published: Mar 9, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the cost and savings estimates used by the Air Force to decide against relocating the Electromagnetic Compatibility Analysis Center from Government-owned and leased space in Annapolis, Maryland, to Government-owned space at the Duluth International Airport, Minnesota.The Air Force estimated in September 1980 that relocation would, over a 10-year...
Evaluation of MAVERICK Missile System Unit Cost Report Submitted Under Public Law 97-86, Section 917
MASAD-83-7: Published: Dec 14, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1982.
GAO was asked to examine unit cost reports submitted by the Secretary of Defense pursuant to P.L. 97-86. Accordingly, the most recent report on the Air Force AGM-65D imaging infrared Maverick missile program was reviewed.GAO found that the unit cost report in question appeared complete from the standpoint of including all costs comprising the program cost estimate. However, the description of cost...
The Air Force Has Not Compared Costs of Alternative Ways To Replace CT-39 Aircraft
PLRD-83-18: Published: Nov 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO attempted to verify: (1) the projected cost savings associated with the lease of replacements for CT-39 aircraft, (2) the cost to phase out the existing CT-39 fleet, and (3) the personnel savings from converting to contract maintenance. Further, GAO commented on the prudence of leasing replacement aircraft in lieu of purchase.GAO found that the Air Force ha...
Lack of Full Disclosure of EF-111A Program Cost
PSAD-80-16: Published: Dec 4, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1982.
The Air Force is converting 42 F-111A aircraft into EF-111A tactical jamming systems, requiring the purchase of one modification kit for each aircraft. The Air Force planned to buy these kits over a 4-year period, starting with a contract for six kits in fiscal year (FY) 1979. Based on its budget request to buy one kit during FY 1980, the Air Force estimated a total program cost of $990.4 million...