Aircraft acquisition program (41 - 50 of 51 items)
Reducing the Cost of Weapons Acquisitions
125858: Dec 18, 1984
GAO discussed the reduction in the costs of weapons systems acquisition. The Department of Defense (DOD) is initiating steps to identify and solve cost problems, but there continue to be serious structural problems in the acquisition process. Analyzing the historical relationship between budgetary projections in DOD 5-year plans and the obligations ultimately incurred shows that the plans have con...
Matters of Concern Observed in Evaluation of the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile Program
MASAD-83-17: Published: Feb 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) program, a joint Air Force and Navy program designed to replace the Sparrow Missile, to determine the extent to which the program is likely to satisfy Air Force and Navy performance objectives and the status and significant issues concerning the program.GAO found that assessments and simulations made of operational usefulness durin...
Evaluation of MAVERICK Missile System Unit Cost Report Submitted Under Public Law 97-86, Section 917
MASAD-83-7: Published: Dec 14, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1982.
GAO was asked to examine unit cost reports submitted by the Secretary of Defense pursuant to P.L. 97-86. Accordingly, the most recent report on the Air Force AGM-65D imaging infrared Maverick missile program was reviewed.GAO found that the unit cost report in question appeared complete from the standpoint of including all costs comprising the program cost estimate. However, the description of cost...
Federal Civilian Agencies' Management of Their Aircraft and Related Services
119509: Sep 23, 1982
GAO discussed the results of its review on the management of aircraft by Federal civilian agencies. In 1977, GAO reported that Federal civilian agencies were acquiring, operating, and managing aircraft independently and without any Government-wide guidance. In a current review, GAO found that, although these agencies spent nearly $500 million to operate aircraft in fiscal year 1981, very little ha...
Evaluation of Unit Cost Reports Submitted Under Public Law 97-86, Section 917
MASAD-82-36: Published: May 10, 1982. Publicly Released: May 10, 1982.
GAO reviewed 19 unit cost reports submitted to Congress by the Department of Defense (DOD) to determine the completeness, currentness, and accuracy of the data presented. GAO also inquired into problems which precluded the accurate and timely reporting of the data and suggested possible improvements.Overall, DOD has made a reasonably successful effort to comply with the requirements of Public Law...
Review of Requests for Reconsideration
B-194445: Published: Sep 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1981.
GAO was asked to review requests for reconsideration filed by the Navy and one of its contractors. The requesters sought correction of what they stated were factual and conceptual errors reflected in the previous GAO opinion. That decision dealt with the Navy's plans to order the overhaul of additional C-130 series aircraft from its contractor in connection with the Navy's C-130 Service Life Exten...
Summaries of Conclusions and Recommendations on Department of Defense Operations
OISS-80-1: Published: Jan 21, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1980.
A summary is provided of conclusions and recommendations resulting from GAO audits and other review work in the Department of Defense. While the reports have previously brought the matters to the attention of Congress and departmental officials, the summary was compiled to assist congressional committees in their review of budget requests for fiscal year 1981.Reports concerning national defense ar...
Profiles of Military Assistance Advisory Groups in 15 Countries
ID-78-51: Published: Sep 1, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1978.
Profiles are offered of military assistance advisory group (MAAG) operations in 15 countries as a supplement to the April 21, 1978 report, "Management of Security Assistance Programs Overseas Needs To Be Improved."Each profile contains information on: incountry security assistance programs, staff levels of the MAAGs and other incountry organizations performing security assistance program functions...
Questionable Practices of the Military Minor Construction Program
LCD-77-356: Published: Feb 14, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1978.
Congress normally authorizes military construction projects in annual construction authorizations acts and finances them in construction appropriation acts. To provide for unforeseen circumstances creating an urgent need for construction, Congress has enacted legislation permitting the military services to initiate projects costing no more than $400,000 without congressional approval.The Departmen...
Pricing of a Noncompetitive, Fixed-Price Incentive Contract for Maintenance and Modification of Three Special Purpose Aircraft
PSAD-78-9: Published: Nov 10, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1977.
Examination of the pricing of a negotiated, noncompetitive, fixed-price incentive contract awarded to E-Systems, Inc., by the Aeronautical Systems Division of the Air Force Systems Command indicated that the contract target price was overstated by as much as $1.4 million because contracting personnel did not adequately evaluate the proposal. The contract provided for the maintenance and modificati...