U.S. Air Force (31 - 40 of 51 items)
Sale of Metal Forging Facilities to the Aluminum Company of America and the Wyman-Gordon Company
PLRD-82-116: Published: Aug 31, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain aspects of the General Services Administration's (GSA) sales of two metal forging facilities owned by the Air Force. Specific concerns were that: (1) the sales were taking place without competitive bidding; and (2) the prices paid for the facilities were far below their true value.GAO found that the sales of the facilities appeared to have...
Reimbursement of Vendors for Prepaid Freight Charges
B-204043: Published: Aug 7, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1981.
The Air Force requested that GAO modify a prior decision which authorized Government agencies discretionary authority to reimburse vendors, without documentation, for prepaid freight charges of less than $25. The Air Force asked that the $25 limit be increased to $100 because the costs of transportation and administrative processing have risen significantly in recent years. While GAO prescribed th...
Protest of Air Force Contract Awards in Federal Republic of Germany
B-201068: Published: Nov 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1980.
A firm protested all contract awards made by the Air Force in a European contracting region during fiscal year 1980 for the acquisition of fire and security devices and related installation and maintenance services. The firm also requested GAO assistance in obtaining information from the Air Force under the Freedom of Information Act. An interested party may protest the award or a proposed award o...
Faster Processing of Discharges for Adverse Reasons Could Save Millions of Dollars
FPCD-80-57: Published: Jul 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1980.
GAO examined timeframes and procedures used to discharge service members for adverse reasons in the Army, Navy, and Air Force. In an earlier report, GAO recommended that the services establish time guidelines for processing administrative discharges. The Department of Defense (DOD) agreed with the intent of the recommendations, but no formal actions have been initiated.GAO believes that DOD needs...
Reimbursement of Actual Subsistence Expenses
B-196059(BRP): Published: Dec 18, 1979. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1979.
An Air Force employee claimed that his per diem expenses for a temporary duty assignment were higher than the maximum of $35 a day allowed him. The employee contended that it was impossible to obtain less expensive accommodations and meals than he did. Since the temporary duty involved normal travel with no unusual circumstances, and the area of travel has not been designated as a high rate geogra...
Assistance in Obtaining Information for Mrs. Donna Darr Concerning Her Husband, AF Capt. Darr, Who Was Reported Missing in December 1972
LCD-79-121: Published: Jun 26, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1979.
Air Force Captain Charles E. Darr was reported missing after his plane was shot down over Hanoi on December 21, 1972 and his wife requested Department of Defense documents related to the matter. Some documents were denied her and the documents that were provided had some parts deleted. A review by GAO of the 16 documents involved showed that the 11 denied documents contained uncorrelated materials...
Claim of Entitlement of a Priority To Purchase an Electric System
B-192787: Published: Mar 23, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1979.
The Pioneer Cooperative of Greenville, Alabama, claimed a priority right to purchase the electric system at the former Craig Air Force Base, Alabama, under the Surplus Property Act of 1944. The General Services Administration (GSA) contended that the system was not a high voltage transmission system as defined and covered by this Act, but instead was a low voltage distribution system falling under...
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...
Summaries Of Conclusions And Recommendations On Department Of Defense Operations
PSAD-75-36: Published: Feb 3, 1975. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1975.
GAO provided a summary of its findings, conclusions, and recommendations on Department of Defense (DOD) operations.GAO noted that: (1) no single organization in DOD has responsibility and authority for total planning and operating of the AUTODIN system; (2) problems associated with this fragmented managerial responsibility are exemplified in two Defense communications programs--a 6-year-old progra...