Aircraft acquisition program (81 - 90 of 172 items)
Defense Acquisition: Fleet Ballistic Missile Program Offers Lessons for Successful Programs
NSIAD-90-160: Published: Sep 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Navy's management of its Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) program, focusing on program management features that contributed to the program's success.GAO found that: (1) the five interrelated features that contributed to FBM success were funding and program stability, life-cycle responsibility, continuity of key personnel, program of...
Tactical Fighter Aircraft: Differences Between the Air Force's Roadmap and the Five Year Defense Plan
NSIAD-90-262: Published: Aug 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed information on the Tactical Fighter Roadmap's force structure and possible cuts in tactical forces included in the President's budget request and supporting Department of Defense (DOD) Five-Year Defense Plan.GAO found that: (1) the Tactical Air Command (TAC) developed and revised the roadmap based on threat considerations, force structure positions...
Defense Acquisition Programs: Status of Selected Programs
NSIAD-90-159: Published: Jun 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the requirements, schedule, performance, cost, and funding support of selected Department of Defense (DOD) weapon system acquisition programs.GAO found that: (1) DOD decided not to fund the Non-Line-of Sight Missile procurement because other programs had higher priority; (2) demonstration and validation of the Light Helicopter (LHX) program began i...
Defense Acquisition Programs: Status of Selected Systems
NSIAD-90-30: Published: Dec 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the requirements, schedules, performance, cost and funding support for 13 defense acquisition programs.GAO found that: (1) although the Department of Defense (DOD) developed all 13 programs to satisfy military requirements within budget constraints, there was disagreement within DOD that some programs represented the most cost-effective solutions t...
DOD Acquisition: Information on Joint Major Programs
NSIAD-89-158: Published: Jul 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) joint major defense acquisition programs, focusing on the: (1) status of joint major programs; (2) questions concerning memoranda of agreement (MOA); and (3) the Office of the Secretary of Defense's (OSD) role in joint efforts and whether that role should be strengthened.GAO found that: (1) at the end of fiscal yea...
Status of Defense Forces and Five Year Defense Planning and Funding Implications
T-NSIAD-89-29: Published: May 10, 1989. Publicly Released: May 10, 1989.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) military capability achievements since 1980, current capability deficiencies, and the reality of defense contingency planning. GAO found that: (1) the greatest challenge to DOD is to reduce spending after the largest peacetime defense buildup in history; (2) DOD has had over $2.4 trillion in funding since 1980, but has reduced its 1988 and 1990 Five...
Air Force Logistics: Conflict of Interest in Procurement of C-5 Crash Damage Kits
NSIAD-89-109: Published: Apr 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the San Antonio Air Logistics Center's purchase of C-5 aircraft crash damage kits, focusing on an allegation that an Air Force officer violated conflict-of-interest laws during the procurement process.GAO found that: (1) although the officer had contacts with the contractor about future employment before he retired, there was no evidence that hi...
Air Force Procurement of C-5 Crash Damage Kits
T-NSIAD-89-11: Published: Mar 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1989.
GAO discussed the Air Force's acquisition of C-5 aircraft crash damage kits to: (1) examine whether the Air Force adequately justified the acquisition; (2) review the procurement process; and (3) review an allegation that a retired Air Force officer violated conflict-of-interest laws during the procurement process. GAO found that: (1) the Air Force did not have sufficient data to make a proper det...
Army Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Procurement Budgets
NSIAD-88-227: Published: Sep 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's: (1) fiscal year (FY) 1989 budget for helicopter procurement to assess the adequacy of its justifications for certain programs; and (2) budgets for FY 1987 and 1988 to identify potential reductions.GAO found that there were potential budget reductions of $3.5 million for FY 1987, $24.5 million for FY 1988, and $63 million for FY 1989...
Aircraft Basing: Assessment of Navy's May 1988 Basing Study for the TACAMO Aircraft
NSIAD-88-242BR: Published: Sep 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's life-cycle cost study to determine the adequacy of its decision to base its new E-6A aircraft at Tinker Air Force Base.GAO found that the Navy: (1) projected life-cycle costs using constant fiscal year 1985 dollars; (2) did not consider the time value of money, although the expenditure rate over the 30-year period varied considerably acc...