U.S. Air Force (11 - 20 of 51 items)
Aircraft Development: Reasons for Recent Cost Growth in the Advanced Tactical Fighter Program
NSIAD-91-138: Published: Feb 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed key factors that contributed to the $24.2-billion increase in the total estimated cost for the Air Force's advanced tactical fighter (ATF) program.GAO held that: (1) inflation accounted for approximately $16 billion, or 66 percent, of the increase; (2) such program costs as the addition of two-seat aircraft to the development and production program...
Military Installations: Coal Inventory and Consumption in the Federal Republic of Germany
NSIAD-90-96: Published: Feb 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of U.S. bituminous and anthracite coal at Department of Defense (DOD) facilities in Germany, focusing on the accuracy of: (1) reported coal inventory data as of April 1988; and (2) current and projected coal consumption data.GAO found that: (1) personnel at the DOD central coal storage facility performed a special inventory satisfactorily a...
Close Air Support: Comparison of Air Force and Marine Corps Requirements and Aircraft
NSIAD-89-218: Published: Sep 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Army's and Marine Corps' close air support mission requirements, focusing on: (1) how the Army and the Marine Corps use mission requirements to determine aircraft operational requirements; (2) how the Air Force and the Marine Corps meet mission requirements; and (3) procedures for requesting and executing close air support missions during comba...
[Comments on Protest of Air Force Rejection of Bid]
B-233008: Published: Dec 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1988.
No summary is currently available...
Air Force Contracting: Allegations Concerning Procurement of a Centrifuge Trainer
NSIAD-89-50: Published: Dec 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a firm's allegations concerning the Air Force's reprocurement of a centrifuge trainer to determine: (1) whether the awardee's sale to the Air Force of the trainer originally manufactured for the government of Turkey and financed with Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program credits was consistent with the FMS program; (2) whether the Air Force assis...
Aircraft Development: The Advanced Tactical Fighter's Costs, Schedule, and Performance Goals
NSIAD-88-76: Published: Jan 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force's development of its Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF), especially its ability to meet the cost, schedule, and performance goals.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force awarded two contracts to develop and test the prototype aircraft and a separate ground-based avionics prototype; (2) evaluations of these test results will n...
Justice Department: Investigation of Alleged Fraud in an Air Force Contract
GGD-87-31BR: Published: Jan 29, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Justice's investigation of allegations of fraudulent contractor claims against the Air Force.GAO found that: (1) three of the four prosecutors the U.S. Attorney assigned to the case believed there was no viable basis for prosecution because of vague, conflicting, and overlapping regulatory principles, and the Air...
Post-DOD Employment: Allegations and Other Issues Involving a Retired Air Force Officer
NSIAD-87-118BR: Published: May 13, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated allegations of impropriety against a retired Air Force officer. GAO specifically reviewed whether the officer: (1) used coercion to obtain a marketing agreement from a government contractor; (2) used his influence to deny the contractor future Air Force contracts; and (3) demanded that the contractor pay him from an existing contract despite do...
Inventory Controls: Improper Air Force Disposal and Reuse of F100 Engine Blades
NSIAD-86-182BR: Published: Aug 15, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided an interim report on its findings concerning the disposal and reuse of F100 engine blades by the Air Logistics Center (ALC) in San Antonio, Texas.GAO found that: (1) the San Antonio ALC improperly condemned engine blades and sent them to the disposal yard to be sold as scrap metal; (2) the San Antonio ALC reintroduced some condemned blades into...
Supersonic Flights: Air Force Use of Training Areas in Texas and New Mexico
NSIAD-86-4: Published: Nov 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1985.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO reviewed the Air Force's decision to use two military operations areas for training involving supersonic flights to determine: (1) the Air Force's need for the projected number of supersonic flights for the 49th Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW); (2) the adequacy of the Air Force's evaluation of the alternative to supersonic flights over both Valentine, Texas and...