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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 Facilities: Conversion to District Heat in Germany
NSIAD-87-172: Published: Aug 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Army's and the Air Force's district heat conversion program to purchase heat for facilities from public plants in West Germany, and provided information on the program's life cycle cost-effectiveness.GAO examined Army and Air Force economic analyses for nine projects and found that: (1) most of the Army and Air Force installations in German...
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...
Military Airlift: Air Force Analysis Supports Acquisition of C-17 Aircraft
NSIAD-87-97: Published: Mar 20, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Air Force's analysis leading to its decision to develop and produce the C-17 aircraft rather than buy additional C-5 aircraft for its long-range airlift needs, specifically: (1) its airlift requirements and capabilities; (2) the alternatives it considered to alleviate the airlift shortfall; and (3) the criteria and assumptions it used to ev...
Acquisition of the C-17 Aircraft
T-NSIAD-87-20: Published: Mar 26, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1987.
GAO testified on its evaluation of the Air Force's decision to continue developing and procuring the C-17 aircraft, rather than the C-5 aircraft, to meet its long-range airlift goals. The Air Force analysis concluded that: (1) the C-17 would be operationally superior to the C-5 because of its projected capability to deliver all types of military materiel directly to battle locations; (2) the C-17...
Procurement: Spare Parts Initiatives Air Force Implementation
NSIAD-87-28: Published: Feb 13, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in implementing its spare parts initiatives, specifically spare parts acquisition at the San Antonio Air Logistics Center, including: (1) information on price growth; (2) an evaluation of the adequacy of the price analysis procurement officials perform; (3) an assessment of the personnel...
The Air Force's C-5B Should Cost Study
T-NSIAD-87-1: Published: Dec 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1986.
GAO testified on the Air Force's should-cost study on the final option for 21 C-5B aircraft under a fixed-price contract, specifically: (1) the events which led to the Air Force's decision to conduct a cost study; and (2) the methodology upon which the Air Force based the study. GAO found that the Air Force: (1) was concerned that the contractor might substantially underrun the expected costs of p...
Routing Small Shipments of Hazardous or Sensitive Cargo
NSIAD-86-34: Published: Dec 20, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1985.
GAO evaluated the Military Traffic Management Command's (MTMC) actions in response to previous GAO recommendations concerning the routing of small shipments of hazardous or sensitive cargo.GAO found that MTMC has attempted to comply with earlier report recommendations by: (1) obtaining and issuing additional installation shipping and receiving data; (2) making and documenting cost comparisons; (3)...
Costs of Alternative Munitions Lift Trailers for Strategic Bombers
NSIAD-85-142: Published: Aug 28, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1985.
GAO evaluated the impact of an Air Force proposal to develop and acquire a new type of munitions lift trailer for B-1B bombers instead of acquiring additional quantities of existing lift trailers.The Air Force initiated an industrywide competition for a simplified munitions lift trailer for its B-1B bomber because existing lift trailers could not satisfy height requirements. The Air Force also app...