U.S. Air Force (51 - 60 of 129 items)
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Zenith Star Space-Based Chemical Laser Experiment
NSIAD-89-118: Published: Apr 14, 1989. Publicly Released: May 15, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected aspects of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) Space-Based Chemical Laser (SBCL) Research Program, specifically: (1) SDIO progress and changes in SBCL research; (2) whether changes in SBCL research priorities were detrimental to other laser research; and (3) Department of Defense (DOD) and SDIO actions to determine SB...
ICBM Modernization: Availability Problems and Flight Test Delays in Peacekeeper Program
NSIAD-89-105: Published: Mar 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1989.
GAO provided information regarding the Air Force's progress in achieving and sustaining full operational capability for the Peacekeeper missile force.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) delayed its plans to start full operational capability testing, citing congressional directions, basing mode redirections, gaps between developmental and operational flight testing, and production delays; (2) believe...
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...
Air Force Contracting: Allegations Concerning Procurement of a Centrifuge Trainer
NSIAD-89-50: Published: Dec 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a firm's allegations concerning the Air Force's reprocurement of a centrifuge trainer to determine: (1) whether the awardee's sale to the Air Force of the trainer originally manufactured for the government of Turkey and financed with Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program credits was consistent with the FMS program; (2) whether the Air Force assis...
Air Defense Initiative: Program Cost and Schedule Not Yet Determined
NSIAD-89-2FS: Published: Oct 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) selected aspects of the Department of Defense (DOD) Air Defense Initiative (ADI) Program; (2) DOD use of ADI funding for fiscal year (FY) 1988 and its plans for FY 1989; and (3) DOD officials' opinions on the advantages and disadvantages of, and possible alternatives to, the ADI management structure.GAO found that: (1) Congress consolidated...
Reorganization of the Military Departments' Acquisition Management Structures
T-NSIAD-88-48: Published: Sep 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1988.
GAO discussed the military services' reorganization of their acquisition functions to determine whether their efforts achieved certain legislative objectives, particularly the goal of strengthening civilian control over the acquisition process. GAO found that: (1) all of the services reorganized their acquisition staffs and appointed service acquisition executives; (2) although the Marine Corps es...
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...
Additional Costs to Government: Reflagging Kuwaiti Ships and Protecting Them in the Persian Gulf
NSIAD-88-9FS: Published: Oct 8, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the additional costs to the United States of reflagging 11 Kuwaiti ships and protecting them in the Persian Gulf with military forces.GAO noted that the: (1) reflagging costs the Coast Guard, Federal Communications Commission, and Maritime Administration incurred were primarily personnel-related and were within their normal operation...
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...
The B-1B Aircraft Program
T-NSIAD-87-4A: Published: Feb 25, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1987.
GAO testified on the cost, schedule, performance, and logistics aspects of the B-1B aircraft program. GAO found that, despite production delivery successes, developmental and production problems in B-1B subsystems have limited testing, necessitated operational restrictions, and prevented some operational training, specifically: (1) the B-1B aircraft was restricted from using its full flight capabi...