U.S. Air Force (21 - 30 of 51 items)
Comments on the Practice Relating to the Transportation of House Trailers
B-196379: Published: Jan 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
A review was made of current law governing relocation of government employees and existing Air Force practice relating to the transportation of house trailers owned by its members. The statute authorizing trailer allowances provides that, under regulations prescribed by the Secretaries concerned and in lieu of transportation of baggage and household effects or payment of a dislocation allowance, a...
Review of the Air Force Practice of Contracting Through the Central Intelligence Agency and State Department To Obligate Funds Prior to End of Fiscal Year
AFMD-84-79: Published: Sep 28, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the legality and of the Air Force practice of using the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Department of State to enter into contracts to satisfy Air Force intelligence requirements for research studies before the end of the fiscal year.GAO found that the Air Force practice of placing orders with other agencies which, in turn, awarded con...
Partial Videotape Erasure of 1982 Air Force Thunderbirds Crash
NSIAD-84-153: Published: Sep 10, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the facts surrounding the partial videotape erasure of the fatal aircraft accident involving four Air Force Thunderbirds during an aerial practice in 1982.GAO found that, to protect the tape from unauthorized disclosure, only two copies were made; these were turned over to an Air Force official. After the initial Air Force investigation into th...
Evaluation of Whether the Air Force Improperly Denied Solicitation Packages to Chem-Fab Corporation
NSIAD-84-146: Published: Aug 8, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1984.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO determined whether an Air Force activity violated defense acquisition regulations and federal law by denying solicitation packages to a small business contractor.GAO found that the Air Force would ordinarily have sent solicitation packages to the firm upon request, but did not in eight instances because of staff shortages and an unusually large volume of req...
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...
Information on the Military Services' Enlisted Aide Program
NSIAD-84-12: Published: Oct 11, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the use of enlisted aides by the military services.Enlisted aides have always been provided to U.S. officers to relieve them of minor duties. However, present law prohibits Army and Air Force officers from using enlisted members as servants and Navy and Marine Corps officers from using enlisted members in onshore quarters as cooks...
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...
Losses of Air Force Women in Nontraditional Occupations
FPCD-83-7: Published: Oct 28, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1982.
GAO surveyed Air Force personnel to determine the causes of differences between the attrition rates for women in positions traditionally held by females and for those in nontraditional jobs. The survey group included men and women in 10 Air Force specialty codes (AFSC) within four groups of occupations and men and women throughout the Air Force.Before October 1981, the Air Force followed a policy...
Sale of Industrial Assets Owned by the Department of Defense
PLRD-82-114: Published: Sep 10, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed recent General Services Administration (GSA) sales of Department of Defense industrial assets. The report focused on the concern of small forging companies that such sales were negotiated rather than competitively bid and that sales prices may have been below market value.GAO found that GSA made five sales of Government-owned, contractor-operated f...