U.S. Air Force (51 - 60 of 96 items)
Historians: Information on Historian Programs in the Department of Defense
NSIAD-86-139FS: Published: Jul 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the historian programs in the Department of Defense (DOD).GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1986, DOD employed 371 military personnel and 25 civilians in its historian programs at an estimated cost of $27,128,000; (2) the Air Force published approximately 48 major volumes with another 41 volumes in progress and 60 volumes planned; (3) the Ar...
U.S. Antisatellite Program: Responses to Questions on Program Funding
NSIAD-86-161BR: Published: Jun 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Air Force's Antisatellite (ASAT) program, specifically: (1) the total number of ASAT weapons procurements; (2) the impact of cancellation of test shots against targets in the research and development phase; (3) the cost to terminate ASAT; (4) the feasibility of mothballing and restarting ASAT; (5) the status of the ASAT production funds; and...
Review of Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center's Dekitting Policy
NSIAD-85-89: Published: Jul 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Air Force's dekitting program; (2) the justification for the program; and (3) the effect dekitting would have on government costs.GAO noted that: (1) the kit concept was adopted to overcome problems caused by parts shortages and the need to manage a multitude of small parts in a nonautomated environment; and (2) the Oklahoma City Air Logis...
Status of the U.S. Antisatellite Program
NSIAD-85-104: Published: Jun 14, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained cost, schedule, and testing information on the U.S. antisatellite program.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force estimates that the antisatellite program will cost $4.1 billion; (2) both the initial and the full operational capability dates have slipped by 1 year, partially because of adverse congressional appropriations action; (3) program costs will p...
Overseas Workload Program--Need To Assess Costs and Contributions
NSIAD-85-54: Published: Feb 28, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Air Force Logistics Command's (AFLC) management of its Overseas Workload Program to: (1) evaluate the program's contribution to enhanced aircraft readiness and sustainability; and (2) determine if items selected for overseas repair were improving aircraft availability, if shorter turnaround times were resulting in greater availability of parts, and if repair costs were reasonable...
Cost Projections for the B-1B Bomber Program
NSIAD-85-15: Published: Nov 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense report on B-1B cost projections that was made pursuant to the 1984 Department of Defense Authorization Act. GAO was also requested to submit periodic reports concerning the status of the B-1B program based on its review of contractor proposals and/or negotiated multiyear contracts.In July 1984, the Air Force awarded a $1.6...
Department of Defense's Space Laser Program Plan--Status and Issues
NSIAD-84-132: Published: Aug 9, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (D0D) Space Laser Program Plan to evaluate the plan's progress and potential.GAO found that: (1) the 6-year, $908.3 million effort presented in 1982 increased to 7 years and $1,558.3 million in 1983; and (2) DOD was not able to adequately monitor the plan's status because the management and funding structure is too diffuse to be effective. Further, no singl...
Concerns About the Air Force Approach to the Dual Role Fighter Comparison
NSIAD-84-49: Published: Jan 19, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1984.
GAO examined the Air Force's evaluation of the capabilities of the F-15 and F-16 aircraft derivatives to select one of them as the Air Force dual role fighter.GAO found that the Air Force has not completely defined its operational concepts and requirements for the dual role fighter, nor has it compared these aircraft against a set of criteria to determine whether they each meet minimum performance...
Air Force Progress in Implementing the Phase IV Base Level Computer Replacement Program
IMTEC-84-7: Published: Jan 18, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's Phase IV Base Level Computer Replacement Program which is designed to replace existing computers at 118 air bases worldwide. The Air Force's purchase of the computers is contingent upon successful demonstration of the hardware and the converted software.GAO found that the Air Force had selected a contractor before software conversio...
President's First Special Message for FY 1984
OGC-84-1: Published: Oct 31, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1983.
GAO reported on the President's first special message for fiscal year 1984 which proposed 20 deferrals of budget authority, totaling $1,924,778,000.The President currently proposes to terminate the Appalachian Regional Commission as of September 30, 1984. However, Congress has not approved this termination. A portion of the funds deferred in the Air Force military construction account was rescinde...