U.S. Air Force (61 - 70 of 129 items)
DOD Acquisition: Case Study of the Air Force Advanced Fighter Engine Program
NSIAD-86-45S-13: Published: Aug 25, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1986.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on the defense acquisition work force. GAO examined the capabilities of the program manager and contracting officer in developing the Air Force's Advanced Tactical Fighter Engine program acquisition strategy.GAO found that: (1) the program manager and the contracting officer jointly assisted in the design and implementation of the program; (2) the program ma...
Aircraft Procurement: Air Force Air Defense Fighter Competition
NSIAD-86-170BR: Published: Jul 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Air Force's planned competitive acquisition of 270 fighter aircraft for the strategic air defense forces.GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force had not identified a requirement for new aircraft until two firms submitted unsolicited proposals offering the F-20 and the F-16(SC) aircraft at substantially lower prices than models the Air Force was...
Telecommunication: Air Force Cost Estimates for Scope Exchange Telephone Systems
IMTEC-86-22FS: Published: Jul 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the cost estimates that the Air Force provided on the Scope Exchange Telephone Systems replacement project.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) showed that direct purchase of the systems was more costly than lease-with-option-to-purchase; (2) did not use actual vendor purchase and lease prices in all cases, so there was no way to determine whether the...
Army Procurement of Beretta's 9mm Semiautomatic Pistol as the Standard Military Sidearm
130045: Jun 5, 1986
GAO discussed the Army's procurement of a standard 9-mm handgun. GAO attributed the Army's problems in selecting a 9-mm handgun to: (1) conflicting Air Force and Army goals and contradictory congressional guidance; and (2) overly restrictive product specifications. GAO also noted that: (1) while the Army did not display bias toward the eventual awardee, it did unfairly eliminate one firm from comp...
Air Force Contracting: Procurement of Piston Rings for the F-16 Aircraft
NSIAD-86-127BR: Published: May 28, 1986. Publicly Released: May 28, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a recent Air Force decision that a certain firm was not an approved source for a component of the F-16 aircraft integrated servoactuator (ISA), which controls the aircraft's flaperons and horizontal stabilizers.The firm had contended that: (1) its component was of equal quality with the approved source; (2) the only difference between its component...
Support Aircraft: Analysis of Air Force Decision To Replace CT-39 Aircraft
NSIAD-86-92BR: Published: Apr 1, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's decision to retire the CT-30 aircraft fleet and replace it with a mix of C-12F and C-21A leased aircraft.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force used lease-versus-buy comparisons in its economic analysis of the options to replace the CT-39 aircraft and found that it was more economical to lease new aircraft than to continue operations of...
Air National Guard: C-131 and Alternative Operational Support Aircraft
NSIAD-86-86: Published: Mar 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the: (1) status and condition of the Air National Guard C-131 aircraft; (2) Air Force's and Air National Guard's mission needs and operational requirements with respect to the aircraft; and (3) cost-effectiveness of re-engining and modifying the aircraft as compared with other proposed alternatives.GAO found that, as of September 1985, Guard un...
Missile Development: Advanced Medium Range Air-To-Air Missile Legal Views and Program Status
NSIAD-86-88BR: Published: Mar 28, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) written certification of the current status and future costs of the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) program.GAO found that: (1) there continue to be uncertainities about the cost, schedule, and performance of the AMRAAM program; (2) DOD certification of the AMRAAM program reflected a number of ass...
Air Force Procurement of Certain F-16 Support Equipment From General Dynamics
127946: Sep 23, 1985
Testimony was given concerning the Air Force's procurement of certain F-16 support equipment from the General Dynamics Corporation. GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force's use of an unpriced contract modification resulted in excessive prices for support equipment; (2) approval of the unpriced contract modification committed the government to payment of incurred costs; (3) the final prices agreed to we...
Observations on the Air Force Acquisition of Certain F-16 Support Equipment From General Dynamics
NSIAD-85-155: Published: Sep 18, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed an Air Force procurement of F-16 aircraft support equipment and determined who was responsible for procuring the items.GAO found that the Air Force's use of an unpriced contract modification without timely price negotiation to obtain certain items of support equipment for the F-16 aircraft resulted in excessive prices for many of the items. The...