U.S. Air Force (61 - 70 of 105 items)
Federally Funded R&D Centers: Information on the Size and Scope of DOD-Sponsored Centers
NSIAD-96-54: Published: Apr 24, 1996. Publicly Released: May 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) 11 federally funded research and development centers (FFRDC), focusing on: (1) their funding and staff size; (2) the extent of subcontracted work; (3) their parent organizations; (4) their missions, core competencies, and capabilities; and (5) sponsors' criteria for defining core work and oversight mechanisms and r...
Civilian Downsizing: Unit Readiness Not Adversely Affected, but Future Reductions a Concern
NSIAD-96-143BR: Published: Apr 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed civilian downsizing at the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on: (1) the extent to which the civilian workforce has been downsized and whether the downsizing has affected military readiness and functions; and (2) whether the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the services had comprehensive strategies for managing civilian downsizing.G...
Defense Infrastructure: Budget Estimates for 1996-2001 Offer Little Savings for Modernization
NSIAD-96-131: Published: Apr 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) infrastructure activities and their associated costs in the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) to determine whether DOD plans to spend less for infrastructure activities by fiscal year (FY) 2001; and (2) summarized its work that identified opportunities for DOD to reduce or streamline infrastructure activitie...
Military Bases: Case Studies on Selected Bases Closed in 1988 and 1991
NSIAD-95-139: Published: Aug 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on reuse planning and implementation at the 37 bases closed in the first two base realignment and closure (BRAC) rounds, focusing on: (1) planned disposal and reuse of the properties; (2) successful property conversions; (3) problems that delay reuse planning and implementation; and (4) assistance provided to communities.GAO found that:...
Government Records: Results of a Search for Records Concerning the 1947 Crash Near Roswell, New Mexico
NSIAD-95-187: Published: Jul 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the 1947 weather balloon crash at Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF), New Mexico, focusing on: (1) the requirements for reporting air accidents similar to the Roswell crash; and (2) any government records concerning the Roswell crash.GAO found that: (1) in 1947, Army regulations required that air accident reports be maintained permanently...
Defense Health Care: Problems with Medical Care Overseas Are Being Addressed
HEHS-95-156: Published: Jul 12, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed beneficiary access to military health care in Europe, focusing on the: (1) availability of health care in military facilities; (2) obstacles in providing military health care; (3) experiences of beneficiaries that have used host nation providers instead of military health care providers; and (4) Department of Defense's (DOD) handling of service del...
Military Airlift: Comparison of C-5 and C-17 Airfield Availability
NSIAD-94-225: Published: Jul 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the number of airfields that will be available to C-17 aircraft compared to what is available to C-5 aircraft.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force estimates that the C-17's capability to land on short airfields would enable it to land at about 9,900 airfields compared to 3,500 for C-5 aircraft; (2) the Air Force's estimate did not take into account...
European Drawdown: Status of Residual Value Negotiations in Germany
NSIAD-94-195BR: Published: Jun 23, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the: (1) potential residual value of U.S. installations being returned to European host countries; and (2) status of the residual value negotiations between the United States and Federal Republic of Germany.GAO found that: (1) the United States has recovered only a small portion of its total estimated residual value claim in Europe...
1994 Defense Budget: Potential Reductions, Rescissions, and Restrictions to Procurement Programs
NSIAD-93-303BR: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 1994 budget request and prior years' appropriations for selected procurement programs, focusing on: (1) potential reductions to the DOD FY 1994 budget request; (2) rescissions to prior FY appropriations; and (3) congressional restrictions on DOD obligational authority for selected FY 1994 procurement programs.GAO found that: (1) DOD F...
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...