Air Force procurement (61 - 70 of 88 items)
Military Logistics: Air Force's Management of Backordered Aircraft Items Needs Improvement
NSIAD-89-82: Published: Jun 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's management of back-ordered aircraft items to determine the: (1) effectiveness of back-order reconciliation and validation procedures and practices; and (2) Air Force's promptness in cancelling back-orders on items which were no longer needed.GAO found that: (1) 332 of the 850 back-orders it reviewed were invalid, even though the Air...
DOD Contracting: Air Force and Navy Maintenance of Training Aircraft and Training Equipment
NSIAD-89-114: Published: Mar 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1989.
GAO assessed the decisions of Lowry Air Force Base (AFB), Columbus AFB, and the Navy to contract for aircraft maintenance services, focusing on: (1) projected cost savings; (2) the potential impact on personnel and equipment readiness; (3) the economic impact on the affected communities; (4) the impact on wartime mobilization requirements and personnel rotation schedules; and (5) other impacts on...
Procurement: Spare Parts and Support Equipment for Air Force C-5 Transport Aircraft
NSIAD-88-57BR: Published: May 23, 1988. Publicly Released: May 25, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the San Antonio Air Logistics Center's procurement practices to determine whether it: (1) procured spare parts for the C-5B aircraft economically and according to Air Force policies and regulations; and (2) provided the reserve units scheduled to receive the C-5A aircraft with only necessary ground support equipment.GAO found that the Center: (1...
Air Force Contracting: Contracting for Maintenance of Training Aircraft at Columbus Air Force Base
NSIAD-88-136BR: Published: Apr 6, 1988. Publicly Released: May 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force's decision to award a contract for maintenance of training aircraft at one of its bases, focusing on the Air Force's comparison of contractor costs with in-house costs.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) complied with Office of Management and Budget and Air Force guidance in conducting its cost comparison; (2) used valid...
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...
Air Force Procurement: More B-1B Spares Should Have Been Bought Directly From Manufacturers
NSIAD-88-13: Published: Nov 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the extent to which the Air Force broke out B-1B bomber spare parts for procurement directly from the manufacturers to avoid costs of overhead and profits incurred on parts bought from prime contractors.GAO found that: (1) of 34 spares included in the Air Force Logistics Command's (AFLC) Expanded Advanced Buy (EAB) acquisition concept, 25 qualified...
Military Airlift: C-17 Wing Competition Fair, but Savings Lower Than Air Force Estimates
NSIAD-88-3: Published: Nov 13, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed an Air Force prime contractor's decision to subcontract a major portion of a C-17 wing components procurement rather than make them itself, to determine the: (1) fairness of the competition; and (2) Air Force's analysis of the resulting cost savings.GAO found that the: (1) prime contractor held a fair and adequate competition using Air Force-app...
Strategic Bombers: Estimated Costs To Deploy the B-1B
NSIAD-88-12: Published: Oct 7, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the eventual costs of deploying the baseline B-1B bomber.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) has not identified all tasks needed to complete development, procurement, and deployment of the baseline system, nor has it estimated the costs of all the tasks it has identified; (2) will exceed the B-1B cost cap of $20.5 billion by $90.8 million; (3) id...
Military Procurement: Air Force Should Terminate More Contracts for On-Order Excess Spare Parts
NSIAD-87-141: Published: Aug 12, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's procedures and practices for terminating procurements of excess spare parts.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force actually terminated less than 3 percent of the excess on-order parts that GAO reviewed; (2) the Air Force should have terminated about 24 percent of the on-order excess, resulting in savings of approximately $36 million;...
Ammunition: Acquisition of Penetrators for 30 Millimeter Ammunition
NSIAD-87-142BR: Published: May 7, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's and Army's acquisition of munitions requiring depleted uranium penetrators.In 1985, the Army analyzed a proposal to separately procure armor-piercing incendiary (API) cartridge penetrators, but it decided that the risk and liability to the government would be too high if the cartridges did not meet specifications. GAO found that the...