Air Force procurement (31 - 40 of 88 items)
C-17 Aircraft Program: Improvements in Initial Provisioning Process
NSIAD-94-63: Published: Jan 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's initial provisioning for C-17 aircraft spare parts, focusing on problems that have occurred since January 1992.GAO found that: (1) as of July 1993, the Air Force had ordered $111.2 million of C-17 spare parts; (2) the Air Force prematurely ordered the spare parts under a Department of Defense (DOD) policy that calls for maximizing t...
Military Airlift: The C-17 Program Status and Proposed Settlement
T-NSIAD-94-115: Published: Feb 10, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1994.
GAO discussed the status of the C-17 program and the proposed settlement agreement with the prime contractor. GAO noted that: (1) C-17 program procurement costs have significantly increased since the Department of Defense's (DOD) last estimate; (2) Congress may have to invoke a DOD funding restriction unless C-17 aircraft are delivered within 1 month of the contract delivery date; (3) DOD cannot d...
B-2 Bomber: Assessment of DOD's Response to Mandated Certifications and Reports
NSIAD-94-75: Published: Nov 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the certification package the Department of Defense (DOD) submitted to Congress concerning the B-2 bomber program.GAO found that: (1) in October 1993, DOD certified that B-2 performance, fiscal control, and quality practices met legislative requirements, but it did not submit a specific cost report as required; (2) the data supporting one B-2 per...
Air Force Logistics: Some Progress, But Further Efforts Needed to Terminate Excess Orders
NSIAD-94-3: Published: Oct 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO followed up on an earlier report concerning the Air Force's failure to terminate excessive materiel orders, focusing on: (1) the Air Force's progress in terminating excessive materiel orders; and (2) additional opportunities for improvement and savings.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force has taken a number of actions to place greater management emphasis and o...
Missile Development: TSSAM Production Should Not Be Started as Planned
NSIAD-94-52: Published: Oct 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Air Force's Tri-Service Standoff Attack Missile (TSSAM) program, focusing on: (1) whether the program is ready to enter into low-rate initial production; and (2) the Air Force's progress in addressing the program's past developmental problems.GAO found that: (1) the TSSAM system has experienced significant testing delays and has not demonstrated its operational effectiveness becau...
B-2 Bomber: Comparison of Operational Capabilities and Support Costs for 15 Versus 20 Aircraft
NSIAD-93-209: Published: Aug 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1993.
In response to congressional requests, GAO reviewed the operational and support plans for the B-2 bomber, focusing on the differences in the bomber's conventional operational capabilities, military construction funding, and operations and maintenance costs for 20 aircraft instead of 15 aircraft.GAO found that: (1) the B-2 force's size will limit its conventional missions primarily to precision str...
NSIAD-93-253R: Published: Jul 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified the net costs associated with the procurement, support, and operation and maintenance of the last five B-2 bombers. GAO noted that: (1) the procurement of 15 instead of 20 B-2 bombers could save the government $1.2 billion; (2) the procurement of certain aircraft support items may be avoidable in future years, since less support equipment is need...
B-2 Bomber: Acquisition Cost Estimates
NSIAD-93-48BR: Published: Feb 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated cost estimates and the status of funding for the Air Force's B-2 bomber, focusing on the differences in B-2 acquisition cost estimates for different quantities of aircraft.GAO found that: (1) estimated costs for B-2 acquisition were difficult to determine due to development schedule delays, procurement schedule delays, funding restrictions, and in...
Air Force Requirements: Cost of Buying Aircraft Consumable Items Can Be Reduced by Millions
NSIAD-93-38: Published: Nov 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's system for computing requirements for aircraft consumable items, focusing on: (1) actions that the Air Force took to implement previous GAO recommendations to change its requirements computation system; and (2) the potential procurement savings that the Air Force could achieve by making those changes.GAO found that: (1) the Air Forc...
Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to Fiscal Year 1993 Air Force Procurement Budget
NSIAD-92-331BR: Published: Sep 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's aircraft procurement budget request for selected weapon systems for fiscal year 1993 and appropriations for the preceding 2 years to identify potential budget reductions and rescissions.GAO found: (1) $541.5 million in potential budget reductions and rescissions for congressional consideration; (2) that, since the Air Force has redu...