U.S. Air Force (81 - 90 of 96 items)
Pricing of F-100 Engines for the F-15 and F-16 Aircraft Programs
PSAD-79-50: Published: Mar 9, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1979.
A review of the reasonableness of contract modifications and prices negotiated between the Air Force and Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Group was made.The modification is a comprehensive amendment which sets definite prices, terms, and conditions for domestic and European participating industry coproduced F-100 aircraft engines and exercises production options. Analysis of the work performed by the va...
Concurrent Development and Production of MK-12A Reentry Vehicle
PSAD-79-2: Published: Oct 23, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1978.
A review of the development test and evaluation program for the MK-12A reentry vehicle system intended for deployment on Minuteman 111 missiles indicated that the MK-12A was not subjected to the Defense Systems Acquisition Council purview although significant design changes were required and estimated program costs were substantial. The decision to produce MK-12A systems for operational deployment...
Potential Savings Through Consolidated Development of Computer Flight Plan System
LCD-78-437: Published: Oct 10, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1978.
The potential exists for incurring unnecessary costs through the duplicative development by the Air Force and the Navy of computer flight plan (CFP) systems to take advantage of or to avoid weather conditions. The CFP systems are being designed to optimize aircraft routing and reduce fuel consumption.The two services are developing CFP systems independently of each other, and, as a result, two sep...
Alleged Contractor Deficiencies in Modifying Minuteman Missile System
PSAD-78-124: Published: Jul 7, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1978.
Quality assurance deficiencies were alleged in the Air Force program to modify Minuteman silos at Malmstrom Air Force Base. The principal Air Force contract is with the Boeing Company. The allegations relate mainly to work performed by the subcontractor, H.C. Smith Construction, and involve substandard welds, routine acceptance of work not meeting specifications, inadequate testing and use of test...
Need for Full Cost Reporting and Participating Agreement on SEASAT-A Project
PSAD-78-76: Published: Jun 19, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1978.
Two issues discussed in previous reports on the SEASAT-A Project continue to be of concern: (1) the need to report full project costs to the Congress; and (2) the need to develop a top-level agreement between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) regarding project participation. Semiannaul SEASAT-A reports show that...
Improvements Needed in the Air Force's Logistical Planning for the Coproduction of the F-16 Aircraft
106103: Jun 1, 1978
Limited information is available concerning logistical planning for the coproduction of the F-16 aircraft. The Multinational Transportation Plan issued by the contractor, General Dynamics, in April 1976, was not clear in specific responsibility for bearing the costs of moving equipment from Air Force facilities to coproduction manufacturers or between various manufacturers. A review of freight doc...
The Department of Defense's Application of the Design-to-Cost Concept
PSAD-78-79: Published: Mar 20, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1978.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) use of the design-to-cost concept as applied to the following programs was reviewed: (1) A-10-Close Air Support Aircraft (Air Force); AMTS--Advanced Medium Short Takeoff and Landing Transport (Air Force); (2) UTTAS--Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System (Army); (3) CH-47 MOD--Modernization of Chinook Medium Lift Helicopter Fleet (Army); and (4) FFG-7--Guided...
Reaction to Air Force Secretary's Comments on GAO Report on Consolidating Laboratories at Brooks Air Force Base, Texas
LCD-77-357: Published: Jul 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1977.
No new information has been adduced by the Secretary of the Air Force that provides a basis to reanalyze the GAO report on the consolidation of laboratories at the Brooks Air Force Base, Texas, or to challenge its conclusions and recommendations.The only significant change in the Air Force's current estimate of costs and savings is the inclusion of $482,600 annual recurring savings, which includes...
Constituents' Reactions to Report Entitled, "Proposed Relocation of Air Force Communications Service Headquarters from Missouri to Illinois"
LCD-77-342: Published: Apr 22, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1977.
A reply was made to the Office of the County Counselor of Jackson County concerning their analysis of a GAO report on relocation of the Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base. In the analysis, it was claimed that the report did not address itself to Air Force estimates contained in an environmental impact statement.Since this information was not available to GAO when the report was prepared, the review wa...
Proposed Relocation of the Air Force Communications Service Headquarters from Missouri to Illinois
LCD-77-312: Published: Dec 29, 1976. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1976.
The proposed relocation of the Air Force Communications Service (AFCS) from Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, Missouri, to Scott Air Force Base, Illinois was studied. The Air Force estimated the proposed changes would save about $23.9 million annually, result in one-time costs of about $34.5 million, and avoid-time costs of about $5.8 million.GAO estimated the proposed AFCS move would result in annu...