Aircraft acquisition program (61 - 70 of 335 items)
Public-Private Competitions: Access to Records Is Inhibiting Work on Congressional Mandates
T-NSIAD-98-101: Published: Feb 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1998.
GAO discussed the public-private competitions for workloads at two maintenance depots identified for closure, focusing on: (1) the problems GAO is having in obtaining access to Department of Defense (DOD) information; (2) the recent competition for C-5 aircraft workload and GAO's assessment of it; (3) the adequacy of DOD's support for its determination that competing combined, rather than individu...
Brilliant Antiarmor Submunition: Opportunity Exists to Conduct Critical Test Prior to Production Decision
NSIAD-98-16: Published: Oct 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided its assessment of the Army's brilliant antiarmor submunition (BAT), for which the Army plans to request authority to start low-rate initial production in December 1997, focusing on the status of its acquisition plans and whether it is technically ready to enter production.GAO noted that: (1) a decision on low-rate initial production of BAT, schedul...
Defense Acquisition: Acquisition Plans for Training Aircraft Should Be Reevaluated
NSIAD-97-172: Published: Sep 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1997.
GAO reviewed: (1) the Air Force's and Navy's calculations of the quantity of Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS) aircraft needed to meet training requirements; (2) the impact of the Department of Defense's (DOD) procurement schedule on the aircraft's unit price; and (3) service efforts to design the JPATS cockpit to accommodate female pilots.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force and the Nav...
Electronic Warfare: Towed Decoys Could Improve Survivability of Current Navy Aircraft
NSIAD-97-94: Published: Sep 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) acquisition plans for the ALE-50 towed decoy system and the Radio Frequency Countermeasures System (RFCM), which includes a more advanced towed decoy, focusing on whether towed decoys could improve the survivability of certain Navy and Air Force aircraft.GAO noted that: (1) DOD's effort to improve the survivability of its aircraft through the use of t...
Navy Aviation: F-14 Modernization Initiatives Should Enhance the Aircraft's Operational Performance
NSIAD-97-233R: Published: Aug 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1997.
GAO provided information on the Navy's efforts to modernize the F-14 fleet, focusing on the Navy's modernization initiatives.GAO noted that: (1) the Navy has upgraded the multirole capabilities of the F-14 by providing it with a precision-strike capability, a digital flight control system, and an enhanced reconnaissance capability; (2) in providing the F-14 with a precision-strike capability, the...
Defense Acquisition Organizations: Linking Workforce Reductions with Better Program Outcomes
T-NSIAD-97-140: Published: Apr 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1997.
GAO discussed issues associated with the acquisition workforce and acquisition process of the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on: (1) the reasons why reducing infrastructure will be a complex and challenging undertaking; and (2) DOD's plan to reduce and restructure its acquisition workforce.GAO noted that: (1) there is no agreed-upon definition of what constitutes the acquisition workforce;...
Defense Programs: Opportunities to Reform Key Business Practices
NSIAD-97-99R: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized information on the defense budget and Department of Defense (DOD) infrastructure, inventory management, financial management, and acquisition programs.GAO noted that: (1) it has reported on problems and made numerous suggestions for improvements and efficiencies in DOD's infrastructure, inventory management, financial management, and acquisition...
Joint Direct Attack Munition: Low-Rate Initial Production Decision
NSIAD-97-116R: Published: Mar 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Joint Direct Attack Munition's (JDAM) readiness to begin low-rate initial production, focusing on the possibility that the Air Force could decide to award a contract for initial production before it conducts operational testing.GAO noted that: (1) the developmental test plan calls for captive carry tests and guided test drops from three aircraft before the April decision point; (2...
Combat Air Power: Joint Mission Assessments Could Enhance Investment Decisions
T-NSIAD-97-105: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed the combat air power capabilities of the United States, focusing on: (1) joint warfighting requirements; (2) the aggregate capabilities of U.S. combat air power forces to meet those requirements; and (3) the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to place greater emphasis on joint considerations in program and budget decisions.GAO noted that: (1) the United States possesses a larger i...
Defense Aircraft Investments: Major Program Commitments Based on Optimistic Budget Projections
T-NSIAD-97-103: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) aircraft modernization plans.GAO noted that: (1) as the nation proceeds into the 21st century with the prospect of a flat budget, GAO believes that action needs to be taken to address DOD's problematic aircraft investment strategy; (2) action needs to be taken now because, if major commitments are made to procure the planned aircraft programs, such a...