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Joint Strike Fighter: Implications of Program Restructuring and Other Recent Developments on Key Aspects of DOD's Prior Alternate Engine Analyses
GAO-11-903R: Published: Sep 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 2011.
After supporting a Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) acquisition strategy that called for a competitive engine development of the F135 and F136 engines, the Department of Defense (DOD) stopped requesting funding for the F136 alternate engine in its fiscal year 2007 budget request, but the Congress continued to fund it through the 2010 budget. In February 2010, DOD projected that it would cost an addition...
Joint Strike Fighter: Significant Challenges Remain as DOD Restructures Program
GAO-10-520T: Published: Mar 11, 2010. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2010.
This testimony discusses our work on the F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). The JSF is the Department of Defense's (DOD) most costly and ambitious aircraft acquisition. DOD is seeking to simultaneously develop and field three aircraft variants for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and eight international partners. The JSF program is to provide critical replacement ai...
Joint Strike Fighter: Strong Risk Management Essential as Program Enters Most Challenging Phase
GAO-09-711T: Published: May 20, 2009. Publicly Released: May 20, 2009.
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program is the Department of Defense's (DOD's) most costly acquisition, seeking to simultaneously develop, produce, and field three aircraft variants for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and eight international partners. The total expected U.S. investment is now more than $300 billion to develop and procure 2,456 aircraft over the next 25 years. GAO's most rec...
Opportunities for Oversight and Improved Use of Taxpayer Funds: Examples from Selected GAO Work
GAO-03-1006: Published: Aug 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2003.
This report is submitted pursuant to section 301(e) of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2004, which directs the Comptroller General to submit to the Committees on the Budget a comprehensive report identifying instances in which the committees of jurisdiction may make legislative changes to improve the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of federal programs within their j...
Fiscal Year 2000 Budget: DOD's Procurement and RDT&E Programs
NSIAD-99-233R: Published: Sep 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1999.
GAO examined the Department of Defense's fiscal year (FY) 2000 budget request and prior years' appropriations for selected weapon system procurement and research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) programs.GAO noted that: (1) opportunities to reduce the aggregate FY 2000 procurement and RDT&E requests by about $966.9 million and to rescind prior years' total procurement and RDT&E appropria...
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Progress Toward Meeting High Altitude Endurance Aircraft Price Goals
NSIAD-99-29: Published: Dec 15, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) High Altitude Endurance (HAE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) program to determine whether the average flyaway cost for the Global Hawk and Darkstar HAE air vehicles will be within DOD's cost goal of $10 million.GAO noted that: (1) DOD does not expect to be able to produce Darkstar or Global Hawk HAE vehicles withi...
DOD Budget: Substantial Risks in Weapons Modernization Plans
T-NSIAD-99-20: Published: Oct 8, 1998. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 1998.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) budgetary plans to modernize its forces, focusing on: (1) DOD's experience over the last few years in trying to shift funds from nonmission or infrastructure programs to acquisition programs; (2) the risks in DOD's ability to execute its Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) for fiscal years 1999 through 2003; and (3) the implications of current procur...
1999 DOD Budget: DOD's Procurement and RDT&E Programs
NSIAD-98-216R: Published: Aug 14, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1999 budget request and prior years' appropriations for selected procurement and research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) programs, focusing on potential: (1) reductions in the FY 1999 budget request; and (2) rescissions to prior years' appropriations.GAO noted that: (1) i...
Defense Aircraft Investments: Major Program Commitments Based on Optimistic Budget Projections
T-NSIAD-97-103: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) aircraft modernization plans.GAO noted that: (1) as the nation proceeds into the 21st century with the prospect of a flat budget, GAO believes that action needs to be taken to address DOD's problematic aircraft investment strategy; (2) action needs to be taken now because, if major commitments are made to procure the planned aircraft programs, such a...
Combat Air Power: Joint Mission Assessments Needed Before Making Program and Budget Decisions
T-NSIAD-96-196: Published: Jun 27, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) future combat air power capabilities. GAO noted that: (1) DOD has added many new aircraft to its fleet and has improved the capabilities of its remaining combat aircraft; (2) DOD has made more of its aircraft capable of delivering advanced munitions; (3) DOD does not believe that potential adversaries possess the capabilities needed to prevent U.S. f...