Aircraft acquisition program (41 - 50 of 113 items)
DOD Acquisition: Information on Joint Major Programs
NSIAD-89-158: Published: Jul 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) joint major defense acquisition programs, focusing on the: (1) status of joint major programs; (2) questions concerning memoranda of agreement (MOA); and (3) the Office of the Secretary of Defense's (OSD) role in joint efforts and whether that role should be strengthened.GAO found that: (1) at the end of fiscal yea...
Air Force Logistics: Conflict of Interest in Procurement of C-5 Crash Damage Kits
NSIAD-89-109: Published: Apr 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the San Antonio Air Logistics Center's purchase of C-5 aircraft crash damage kits, focusing on an allegation that an Air Force officer violated conflict-of-interest laws during the procurement process.GAO found that: (1) although the officer had contacts with the contractor about future employment before he retired, there was no evidence that hi...
Air Force Procurement of C-5 Crash Damage Kits
T-NSIAD-89-11: Published: Mar 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1989.
GAO discussed the Air Force's acquisition of C-5 aircraft crash damage kits to: (1) examine whether the Air Force adequately justified the acquisition; (2) review the procurement process; and (3) review an allegation that a retired Air Force officer violated conflict-of-interest laws during the procurement process. GAO found that: (1) the Air Force did not have sufficient data to make a proper det...
Navy Procurement: Option for EA-6B Aircraft Parts Should Be Reexamined
NSIAD-89-88: Published: Jan 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1989.
GAO examined the Navy's procurement of universal exciters, a jamming pod component for its EA-6B aircraft.GAO found that the Navy: (1) initially ordered 503 universal exciters with an option to procure about 70 additional units at a cost of $471,000 each, totalling about $33 million; (2) planned to exercise the option before it expired on January 31, 1989; and (3) established an inventory objectiv...
Light Helicopter Program: Risks Facing the Program Raise Doubts About the Army's Acquisition Strategy
NSIAD-89-72: Published: Dec 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1988.
GAO reviewed the Army's Light Helicopter (LHX) Program to assess: (1) changes and risks in the program's cost estimates and technology development; (2) changes in the program's acquisition strategy; and (3) the Army's progress toward achieving program goals.GAO found that: (1) the Army believed that its original LHX performance requirement goals were too demanding; (2) to scale back the program, t...
Major Acquisitions: Summary of Recurring Problems and Systemic Issues--1960-1987
NSIAD-88-135BR: Published: Sep 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) weapon acquisitions to determine whether problems in acquiring defense weapon systems were different than in the past.GAO found that: (1) weapons systems have experienced the same systemic problems and affordability issues since the 1960s; (2) external influences that affected major weapons systems included prep...
Use of Civilian Agencies' Aircraft for Passenger Transportation
T-GGD-88-52: Published: Sep 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1988.
GAO discussed civilian agencies' management and use of government aircraft, specifically: (1) the requirements of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars A-76 and A-126 as they relate to the acquisition, need, and use of government aircraft; (2) actions the agencies took in response to past reports on civilian aircraft; and (3) recent follow-up work on agencies' aircraft management practic...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Procurement Budgets
NSIAD-88-227: Published: Sep 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's: (1) fiscal year (FY) 1989 budget for helicopter procurement to assess the adequacy of its justifications for certain programs; and (2) budgets for FY 1987 and 1988 to identify potential reductions.GAO found that there were potential budget reductions of $3.5 million for FY 1987, $24.5 million for FY 1988, and $63 million for FY 1989...
Procurement: Assessment of DOD's Multiyear Contract Candidates
NSIAD-88-233BR: Published: Sep 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed seven multiyear contract candidates proposed in the Department of Defense (DOD) 1988 through 1989 biennial budget to determine if they satisfied legislative criteria for multiyear procurement.GAO found that: (1) DOD estimated that the costs for the seven contracts would total about $9.1 billion over 5 years, representing a projected savings of a...