U.S. Air Force (31 - 40 of 129 items)
B-2 Bomber: Status of Compliance With the 1992 and 1993 Defense Authorization Act
NSIAD-93-46: Published: Dec 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1992.
GAO reviewed the B-2 program, focusing on the: (1) Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in demonstrating specific B-2 performance characteristics; and (2) status of the continuing long lead production effort on five B-2 aircraft DOD intends to procure.GAO found that: (1) the flight test program is behind the schedule the Air Force planned in 1989; (2) the latest Air Force schedule, approved in 1...
Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to Fiscal Year 1993 Air Force Procurement Budget
NSIAD-92-331BR: Published: Sep 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's aircraft procurement budget request for selected weapon systems for fiscal year 1993 and appropriations for the preceding 2 years to identify potential budget reductions and rescissions.GAO found: (1) $541.5 million in potential budget reductions and rescissions for congressional consideration; (2) that, since the Air Force has redu...
Military Aircraft: C-17 Supplier Management Problems Are Not Related to Budget Reductions
NSIAD-92-207: Published: Aug 26, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1992.
GAO reviewed the: (1) impact of congressional reductions in the C-17 aircraft's fiscal year (FY) 1991 budget on the prime contractor's subcontractor base; and (2) Air Force's and contractor's actions to correct supplier management problems.GAO found that: (1) reductions in the FY 1991 budget had little discernible effect on the subcontractor base, since only 6 of the 33 major suppliers reported an...
Short-Range Attack Missiles
NSIAD-92-145R: Published: Feb 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized an earlier report on the Air Force's: (1) strategic Short-Range Attack Missile (SRAM) II; and (2) its tactical variant, the SRAM T missile. GAO noted that: (1) it concluded that SRAM II range and accuracy capabilities had been degraded due to development problems; (2) despite the changes, the contractor was still unable to meet the range requirem...
Defense Management: DOD's Estimated Savings for Printing Consolidation
NSIAD-92-66: Published: Dec 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to consolidate the printing and duplicating functions of the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) under the Navy Publishing and Printing Service (NPPS), focusing on the validity of DOD consolidation plans and savings estimate data.GAO found that: (1) although DOD adjusted its...
Defense Inventory: Information on Fiscal Year 1992 Secondary Item Funding
NSIAD-92-34FS: Published: Nov 21, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1992 appropriations request for secondary items.GAO found that: (1) in FY 1992, DOD estimated that its stock funds would obligate $25 billion to purchase secondary items and operate supply centers; (2) of the $25 million, DOD estimated that it would use $16.9 billion to procure secon...
Defense Industry: Status of the C-17 Program and Related Issues Affecting the McDonnell Douglas Corporation
T-NSIAD-92-4: Published: Nov 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1991.
GAO discussed the Air Force's C-17 military transport aircraft program, focusing on financial issues involving the Department of Defense (DOD) and the contractor. GAO noted that: (1) because of major schedule delays and increases in the overall cost of the C-17 program, cost overruns are estimated to range from $450 million to $1.4 billion; (2) in January 1991, the contractor requested that DOD es...
1992 Air Force Budget: Potential Reductions to Aircraft Procurement Programs
NSIAD-91-285BR: Published: Sep 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's fiscal year (FY) 1992 aircraft procurement budget request and its prior-year appropriations for common aircraft support equipment and for aircraft programs and modifications, focusing on potential: (1) reductions to the FY 1992 budget request; and (2) rescissions to prior-year appropriations.GAO: (1) identified $352 million in poten...
Defense Budget and Program Issues Facing the 102nd Congress
T-NSIAD-91-21: Published: Apr 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) major defense budget, focusing on budget shortcomings Congress identified related to threat, money, strategy, force structure, and programs. GAO noted that: (1) DOD believed that the threat of massive conventional war in Europe had substantially declined, and that well-armed adversaries were the most immediate threat to U.S. interests; (2) the Presid...
Navy Budget: Potential Reductions in Weapons Procurement
NSIAD-91-22BR: Published: Jan 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's justification for its fiscal year (FY) 1991 weapons procurement budget request and prior year appropriations to identify areas for potential reductions and rescissions.GAO found that: (1) there were $389.3 million in potential reductions to the Navy's FY 1991 budget request and $25.7 million in potential rescissions from FY 1990 appropri...