U.S. Air Force (71 - 80 of 96 items)
Information on B-747 and C-5B Aircraft Cost Comparisons
MASAD-82-48: Published: Sep 21, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1982.
GAO was asked to evaluate the cost of the B-747 and C-5B aircraft, competing alternatives for airlift enhancement.GAO found that the cost estimates for the B-747 aircraft prepared by the contractor and those prepared by the Air Force vary widely because of differing estimating methods and assumptions. Major differences between the estimates for the B-747 are in the costs associated with operating...
Evaluation of Unit Cost Reports Submitted Under Public Law 97-86, Section 917
MASAD-82-42: Published: Aug 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1982.
GAO reviewed unit cost reports for the HARM Missile and Ground Launched Cruise Missile weapon system programs.GAO stated that the information contained in the Air Force's unit cost exception report for the AGM-88A HARM appears to be reasonable and consistent with the Selected Acquisition Report (SAR). According to project officials, the primary reason for the Air Force breach in the unit cost was...
Cost Estimates for B-1B Aircraft Program
119026: Jul 22, 1982
The cost estimate for the B-1B aircraft program was reviewed by independent teams from the Air Force and the Department of Defense (DOD). The results of these independent estimates were available to DOD before a November 4, 1981, directive concerning the management of the B-1B program was issued. Despite the controversy surrounding the estimated cost of the B-1B program, GAO believes that the Air...
Deferrals of Budget Authority According to the Impoundment Control Act
OGC-82-12: Published: May 17, 1982. Publicly Released: May 17, 1982.
GAO reviewed the four deferrals of budget authority for the Department of Defense (DOD) totaling $320 million, which should have been reported to Congress pursuant to applicable legislation.GAO found that, based on a review of budget documents and discussions with DOD officials, it is clear that the primary reason for withholding the funds is the DOD concern over the disparity between the appropri...
DOD and Rand Corporation Studies Do Not Provide an Adequate Basis for Deciding on a Military Physician Assistant Grade Structure
FPCD-82-36: Published: Mar 17, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1982.
GAO was requested to review the use of physician assistants within the Department of Defense (DOD). Specifically, GAO analyzed the conflicting findings and recommendations of two independent studies of the physician assistant grade structure; one study was conducted by DOD, and the other was conducted for the Air Force by the Rand Corporation. It was pointed out that the Army, Navy, and Air Force...
Service Programs To Reduce Costly Attrition by Developing and Using Biodata Inventories
FPCD-82-27: Published: Mar 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1982.
GAO reviewed the ongoing personnel research and development efforts of the services to reduce costly first-term attrition by improving the recruit selection program.Each of the services is progressing in developing and validating similar screening instruments to supplement the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. These biodata inventories allow respondents to describe themselves and are use...
Pricing Data on the Proposed Sale of AWACS to Saudi Arabia
ID-81-65: Published: Sep 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1981.
GAO reviewed the pricing data associated with the proposed sale of E-3A Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) to decide whether the U.S. military would be charging Saudi Arabia a full pro rata share of nonrecurring costs.The Department of Defense stated that the estimated value of the sale, $5.8 billion, included: five aircraft worth $1,200 million, spare parts worth $500 million, support e...
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...
Significant Savings Resulting From GAO Accomplishments
B-198318: Published: Apr 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1980.
The investigations and work that GAO has undertaken have resulted in significant savings to the Government. The savings have far exceeded the costs to GAO. An example of such savings is the accomplishment resulting from the review of the Air Force Phase IV computer replacement program. GAO advised the Air Force and the House Government Operations Committee that a different plan using one computer...
Realignment of the Aerospace Defense Command
LCD-79-119: Published: Jun 25, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1979.
The results of an Air Force review supported the idea that certain mission responsibilities could be transferred from the Aerospace Defense Command to other major commands. The projected savings for the proposed realignment of the Air Force Aerospace Defense Command have decreased since the original estimate. In January 1978, the Air Force projected a net staff reduction of 1,084, a recurring net...