Air Force procurement (21 - 30 of 88 items)
F-22 Aircraft: Issues in Achieving Engineering and Manufacturing Development Goals
NSIAD-99-55: Published: Mar 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO followed up on its report on the Air Force's F-22 engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) program, focusing on whether: (1) the Air Force is likely to complete the EMD program without exceeding the cost limitation established by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998; and (2) GAO had access to sufficient information to make in...
B-2 Bomber: Additional Costs to Correct Deficiencies and Make Improvements
NSIAD-98-152: Published: Jun 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the total acquisition costs of the B-2A bomber, focusing on: (1) deficiencies that must be corrected to achieve Air Force objectives for the B-2A; (2) additional costs to correct the deficiencies; and (3) the B-2A modification schedule.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force evaluated the B-2A capability to meet several broad objectives--strike rapidly...
Public-Private Competitions: Review of San Antonio Depot Solicitation
OGC-98-49: Published: May 14, 1998. Publicly Released: May 14, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the allocation of depot workloads currently performed at the closing San Antonio and Sacramento Air Logistics Centers.GAO noted that: (1) on March 30, 1998, the Air Force issued a solicitation for the purpose of conducting a public-private competition for various depot-level workloads being performed at the San Antonio Air Logistics Center at Kel...
Public-Private Competitions: DOD's Additional Support for Combining Depot Workloads Contains Weaknesses
NSIAD-98-143: Published: Apr 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) supporting rationale for combining certain depot-level maintenance and repair workloads.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force's support for DOD's determinations that it is more logical and economical to combine the workloads being competed at the closing depots is based on a wide variety of information accumulated duri...
Public-Private Competitions: DOD's Determination to Combine Depot Workloads Is Not Adequately Supported
NSIAD-98-76: Published: Jan 20, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the requirements relating to the public-private competitions for maintenance workloads at two closing Air Force maintenance depots.GAO noted that: (1) it may be that the individual workloads at the closing San Antonio, Texas, and Sacramento, California, Air Force maintenance depots cannot as logically and economically be performed without combina...
Public-Private Competitions: Processes Used for C-5 Aircraft Award Appear Reasonable
NSIAD-98-72: Published: Jan 20, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Air Force's solicitation and selection of a source for C-5 aircraft depot maintenance, focusing on whether the: (1) procedures used to conduct the C-5 competition provided substantially equal opportunity for the public and private offerors to compete for the workload without regard to work performance location; (2) procedures complied with th...
B-2 Bomber: Cost and Operational Issues
NSIAD-97-181: Published: Aug 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the B-2 bomber, focusing on the current status of cost and operational issues.GAO noted that: (1) the total cost of the B-2 appears to have stabilized; (2) the Air Force has reported that the total estimated B-2 acquisition costs (development, procurement, and military construction) decreased from $44,946 million in early 1995 to $44,754 million...
Military Airlift: Options Exist for Meeting Requirements While Acquiring Fewer C-17s
NSIAD-97-38: Published: Feb 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the basis for the November 1995 recommendation by the Defense Acquisition Board that a fleet of 120 C-17s be acquired to meet airlift needs, focusing on: (1) whether less costly options exist to meet airlift needs; and (2) the use of the C-17 to support a strategic brigade airdrop.GAO found that: (1) an option not considered by the Defense Acquisit...
C-17 Aircraft: Comments on Air Force Request for Approval of Multiyear Procurement Authority
T-NSIAD-96-137: Published: Mar 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1996.
GAO discussed the Air Force's proposed multiyear procurement of the C-17 aircraft. GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force's estimate that the multiyear procurement could save about $896 million is overstated; (2) the Air Force could save about $300 million without entering into the multiyear agreement and a portion of this savings could be invested in cost-reduction initiatives; (3) savings from the C-...
B-1B Conventional Upgrades
NSIAD-96-52R: Published: Dec 4, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's B-1B Conventional Mission Upgrade Program (CMUP), focusing on the estimated costs and schedules of various CMUP elements, planned risk reduction efforts, and the program's status. GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force has a sound plan for modifying the B-1B to enhance its conventional capability; (2) the Air Force has committed to an extensive test program to ensure that i...