Aircraft acquisition program (1 - 10 of 58 items)
Information on Former High-Ranking Coast Guard Officials' Employment with Major Contractors
GAO-13-153R: Published: Dec 20, 2012. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 2012.
A total of 22 of the 39 former high-ranking officials (admiral-level and SES officials) who separated from the Coast Guard from 2006 through 2010 were compensated at some point from 2006 through 2011 by contractors that received obligations from the Coast Guard in calendar year 2011. We found that 12 of these former officials were compensated in calendar year 2011 by major Coast Guard contractors-...
Joint Strike Fighter: Significant Challenges and Decisions Ahead
GAO-10-478T: Published: Mar 24, 2010. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 2010.
The F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), is the Department of Defense's (DOD) most costly and ambitious aircraft acquisition, seeking to simultaneously develop and field three aircraft variants for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and eight international partners. The JSF is critical for recapitalizing tactical air forces and will require a long-term commitment to ver...
Responses to Questions for the Record: March 18, 2009, Hearing on ATC Modernization: Near-Term Achievable Goals
GAO-09-718R: Published: May 20, 2009. Publicly Released: May 20, 2009.
This letter responds to a congressional request that we address questions submitted for the record related to the March 18, 2009, hearing entitled ATC Modernization: Near-Term Achievable Goals. Our attached responses to these questions are based on a review of literature on avionics and equipage incentives, interviews with Federal Aviation Administration officials, interviews with stakeholders and...
National Airspace System: Observations on the Wide Area Augmentation System
T-RCED-98-12: Published: Oct 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1997.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) program, focusing on: (1) the likelihood of WAAS satisfying key performance requirements within current program cost and schedule estimates; (2) the importance of avoiding delays in FAA's timetable for shutting down (decommissioning) ground-based navigation aids; and (3) the potential impact of cost incr...
Air Force Rationale for JDAM Production Decision
NSIAD-97-176R: Published: Jun 13, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's response to its letter expressing concern that the Air Force might be making a premature commitment to significant production of Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) before demonstrating through operational testing that the JDAM could meet key performance parameters.GAO noted that: (1) its review indicates that, although the initial production decision was made in Apri...
National Security Analysis Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-95-1(3): Published: Jul 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the National Security Analysis issue area as of July 6, 1995...
Navy's Aircraft Carrier Program: Investment Strategy Options
NSIAD-95-17: Published: Jan 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Navy's aircraft carrier program, focusing on: (1) the budget implications of the options for meeting the Department of Defense's Bottom-Up Review (BUR) force structure requirement for 12 carriers; and (2) each option's effect on the shipbuilding contractor's employment levels.GAO found that: (1) there are several available options for maintaining the 12-carrier force at less cost...
NSIAD-93-253R: Published: Jul 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified the net costs associated with the procurement, support, and operation and maintenance of the last five B-2 bombers. GAO noted that: (1) the procurement of 15 instead of 20 B-2 bombers could save the government $1.2 billion; (2) the procurement of certain aircraft support items may be avoidable in future years, since less support equipment is need...
Alleged Materiel Disposal
NSIAD-93-139R: Published: Mar 11, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations that serviceable equipment and supplies provided for use in Operation Desert Shield were improperly disposed of in Saudi Arabia. GAO noted that: (1) seven soldiers reported seeing serviceable equipment and supplies burned and buried in Saudi Arabia, but other personnel were not aware of any instances; (2) Army documents showed no eviden...
B-2 Bomber: Acquisition Cost Estimates
NSIAD-93-48BR: Published: Feb 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated cost estimates and the status of funding for the Air Force's B-2 bomber, focusing on the differences in B-2 acquisition cost estimates for different quantities of aircraft.GAO found that: (1) estimated costs for B-2 acquisition were difficult to determine due to development schedule delays, procurement schedule delays, funding restrictions, and in...