Aircraft acquisition program (41 - 50 of 169 items)
Defense Acquisition Organizations: Linking Workforce Reductions with Better Program Outcomes
T-NSIAD-97-140: Published: Apr 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1997.
GAO discussed issues associated with the acquisition workforce and acquisition process of the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on: (1) the reasons why reducing infrastructure will be a complex and challenging undertaking; and (2) DOD's plan to reduce and restructure its acquisition workforce.GAO noted that: (1) there is no agreed-upon definition of what constitutes the acquisition workforce;...
Joint Direct Attack Munition: Low-Rate Initial Production Decision
NSIAD-97-116R: Published: Mar 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Joint Direct Attack Munition's (JDAM) readiness to begin low-rate initial production, focusing on the possibility that the Air Force could decide to award a contract for initial production before it conducts operational testing.GAO noted that: (1) the developmental test plan calls for captive carry tests and guided test drops from three aircraft before the April decision point; (2...
Combat Air Power: Joint Mission Assessments Could Enhance Investment Decisions
T-NSIAD-97-105: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed the combat air power capabilities of the United States, focusing on: (1) joint warfighting requirements; (2) the aggregate capabilities of U.S. combat air power forces to meet those requirements; and (3) the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to place greater emphasis on joint considerations in program and budget decisions.GAO noted that: (1) the United States possesses a larger i...
Defense Aircraft Investments: Major Program Commitments Based on Optimistic Budget Projections
T-NSIAD-97-103: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) aircraft modernization plans.GAO noted that: (1) as the nation proceeds into the 21st century with the prospect of a flat budget, GAO believes that action needs to be taken to address DOD's problematic aircraft investment strategy; (2) action needs to be taken now because, if major commitments are made to procure the planned aircraft programs, such a...
Defense Logistics: Much of the Inventory Exceeds Current Needs
NSIAD-97-71: Published: Feb 28, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the Department of Defense's (DOD) secondary inventory, focusing on the: (1) number of inventory items with inventory that was not needed to satisfy war reserve and current operating requirements and their dollar value, referred to as unneeded inventory; (2) reasons why DOD held 100 years or more of unneeded inventory for some items; and (3) reasons...
Combat Air Power: Joint Assessment of Air Superiority Can Be Improved
NSIAD-97-77: Published: Feb 26, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1997.
GAO evaluated the air superiority mission to: (1) identify the overlap among the military services' planned capabilities; and (2) determine whether the joint warfighting assessment process relating to air superiority was useful to assist in making program and budget decisions about these capabilities.GAO found that: (1) the services have overlapping capabilities for achieving each of the five comp...
Airborne Self-Protection Jammer
NSIAD-97-46R: Published: Jan 29, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the testing and data now available concerning the operational effectiveness and suitability of the Airborne Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ).GAO noted that: (1) test results and operational data now available do not support restarting ASPJ production; (2) reasons for this are the limitations in the scope of recent testing and a lack of demonstrated im...
B-2 Bomber: Status of Efforts to Acquire 21 Operational Aircraft
NSIAD-97-11: Published: Oct 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Air Force's progress in acquiring B-2 aircraft, focusing on: (1) recent B-2 bomber program changes; (2) program funding and current cost estimates; and (3) progress achieved in the flight test program, production, and modification efforts.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force is confident that the program, as currently defined, can...
Combat Air Power: Assessment of Joint Close Support Requirements and Capabilities Is Needed
NSIAD-96-45: Published: Jun 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1996.
GAO reviewed the military services' plans to upgrade their close support weapons capabilities, focusing on the processes the Department of Defense (DOD) uses to assess mission needs, capabilities, and modernization proposals for the close support mission.GAO found that: (1) over the next 6 years, the Army plans to spend nearly $5.5 billion to develop and field more modern target acquisition system...
Precision-Guided Munitions: Acquisition Plans for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile
NSIAD-96-144: Published: Jun 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1996.
GAO evaluated the Air Force's and Navy's Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) program, focusing on: (1) the acquisition process; (2) schedule and cost risks; (3) the Air Force's plan to acquire 35 pilot production missiles; and (4) the Navy's commitment to the program.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force is using an innovative acquisition process to procure JASSM; (2) the Air Force expects J...