Air Force procurement (51 - 60 of 88 items)
Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to the Minuteman II Weapon System Budget
NSIAD-90-196BR: Published: Jun 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's funding requirements for fiscal year (FY) 1990 and FY 1991 for the Minuteman weapon system, focusing on opportunities for budget reductions associated with the anticipated retirement of the Minuteman II missile force.GAO found that: (1) the retirement of Minuteman II would create potential missile procurement budget reductions total...
Status of the Air Force's C-17 Aircraft Program
T-NSIAD-90-48: Published: Jun 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1990.
GAO discussed the C-17 aircraft program, focusing on cost increases, schedule problems, and the risks of concurrency. GAO found that: (1) the Secretary of Defense restructured the C-17 program significantly by reducing the program from 210 to 120 production aircraft, the fiscal year (FY) 1991 budget request from 6 to 2 aircraft, and advanced procurement funds from 12 to 6 aircraft for FY 1992; (2)...
Defense Acquisition: Air Force Prematurely Recommends ADP Acquisitions
IMTEC-90-7: Published: Mar 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's requirements definition process for automatic data processing (ADP) system acquisitions.GAO found that: (1) Air Force regulations require that it define system requirements and evaluate alternative solutions before recommending system acquisition, but it has repeatedly failed to do so; (2) independent commissions have stated for ove...
Aircraft Development: Navy's Participation in Air Force's Advanced Tactical Fighter Program
NSIAD-90-54: Published: Mar 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the Navy's involvement and financial participation in the Air Force's Advanced Tactical Fighter Program (ATF); and (2) aircraft design considerations to accommodate the Navy's requirements.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's participation grew from monitoring early development efforts to establishing a program office and planning for contractor sel...
Air Force ADP: The Personnel Concept III System Is Not Ready for Deployment
IMTEC-90-22: Published: Feb 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's development of the Personnel Concept III (PC-III) system, focusing on whether: (1) the Air Force will fully develop and adequately test PC-III before deployment; (2) the Air Force chose the most cost-effective PC-III hardware option; and (3) projected personnel reductions the Air Force used to justify PC-III were valid.GAO found tha...
Special Operations Forces: Army Plans to Buy More MH-47E Helicopters Than Needed
NSIAD-90-118: Published: Feb 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Army's special operations forces (SOF) aircraft program, focusing on its plans to buy additional SOF helicopters during fiscal years 1990 to 1994.GAO found that: (1) Congress approved the Army's budget, which included the $532 million for procurement and support for the additional helicopters; (2) the Army inappropriately believed that an addi...
Air Force Procurement: Accuracy of Commercial Activity Study for Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve Base
NSIAD-90-92: Published: Jan 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request and a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve Base's cost-effectiveness comparison of the costs of in-house versus contractor performance of base support services.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force conducted the cost comparison in accordance with Office of Management and Budget and Air Force regulations, determined that it would...
Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Procurement Budgets
NSIAD-90-15: Published: Oct 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1990 aircraft procurement budget and past procurement appropriations to identify potential budget reductions.GAO found that the Air Force could reduce its FY 1990 aircraft procurement budget request by $308.1 million, and its FY 1989, 1988, and 1987 appropriations by $431.6 million, $30.7 million, and $46.6 million,...
Contract Pricing: Overpricing of Secure Voice Communication Systems
NSIAD-89-124: Published: Jun 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1989.
GAO reviewed an Air Force procurement for voice communications systems to determine whether the contractor complied with the Truth in Negotiations Act by providing accurate, complete, and current cost or pricing data on noncompetitive contracts.GAO found that the contractor: (1) did not disclose accurate, complete, and current cost or pricing data for the proposed material and labor costs, which o...
Air Force ADP: Evaluations Needed to Substantiate Modernization Program Benefits
IMTEC-89-29: Published: May 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force Logistics Command's (AFLC) Logistics Management System (LMS) Modernization Program, focusing on cost savings and system evaluations.GAO analyzed 1988 Air Force evaluations of the LMS program and found that AFLC: (1) could adequately support only $1.9 billion of the $12.2 billion in cost savings it originally expected in 1984; and (2)...