Military forces (91 - 100 of 169 items)
Navy Strategic Forces: Trident II Proceeding Toward Deployment
NSIAD-89-40: Published: Nov 21, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the acquisition status of the Navy's Trident II system.GAO found that the: (1) Trident II system development is on schedule; (2) Navy will need to continue testing the system after the December 1989 initial operational capability date to obtain sufficient data to verify missile performance; (3) Department of Defense's December 31, 1987, estimated p...
Paul G. Dembling
OP-6-OH: Published: Sep 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1988.
GAO presented a transcript of a videotape interview of Paul G. Dembling, who served GAO as General Counsel from 1969 through 1978, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure the systematic recording of the bases for policy decisions and other important events for posterity...
Civil Agency Aircraft: Agencies' Use of Certain Aircraft to Transport Passengers
GGD-88-92BR: Published: Aug 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding civilian agencies' use of aircraft for passenger transport.GAO reviewed 47 specific aircraft and found that the agencies: (1) used 29 configured aircraft for special-purpose missions and 18 for passenger transportation during a 12-month period; (2) used eight of the passenger aircraft primarily for special-purpose missions and...
Missile Development: AMRAAM's Combat Effectiveness at Production Not Fully Tested
NSIAD-88-186: Published: Jul 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Air Force and Navy developmental and operational testing of the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) to assess the: (1) test plan's adequacy; (2) Air Force's implementation of the plan; and (3) test results.GAO found that: (1) the AMRAAM test plan was comprehensive and addressed each performance requirement; (2) the Air Force comple...
Space Shuttle: NASA's Major Changes to Flight Hardware
NSIAD-88-173FS: Published: Jun 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO identified the types of changes that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) made to the space shuttle's flight hardware, focusing on enhancements: (1) it made to flight hardware; (2) that cost at least $5 million each; and (3) it implemented from 1981 through 1987.GAO found that NASA: (1) made 56 changes to the space shuttle; (2) initia...
Space Exploration: Cost, Schedule, and Performance of NASA's Galileo Mission to Jupiter
NSIAD-88-138FS: Published: May 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the cost, schedule, performance and status of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Galileo mission to Jupiter.GAO found that: (1) although NASA initially estimated the total costs for the project at $410.1 million, it increased its estimate to $1,362.5 million due to shuttle launch delays, changes to the upper stages of the...
Reports Issued in June 1988
136366: Jun 1, 1988
GAO published its monthly digest of reports and testimonies issued in June 1988...
Quality Assurance: Concerns About Four Navy Missile Systems
NSIAD-88-104: Published: Mar 24, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed quality assurance problems on four missile systems, the Phoenix, the Harpoon, the Sparrow, and the High-Speed Anti-Radiation (HARM) missiles, to determine the causes and potential effects of the problems.GAO found that: (1) all the missiles it examined had defects, since they did not completely conform to contract specifications; (2) some defect...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Status of Space Surveillance and Tracking System
NSIAD-88-61: Published: Nov 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) research on the Space Surveillance and Tracking System (SSTS) to determine its cost, schedule, and performance status.GAO found that: (1) SDIO spent $65 million over 3 years for three contractors to analyze technology, propose preliminary system concepts and requirements, define data needs,...
Space Shuttle Accident: NASA's Actions To Address the Presidential Commission Report
NSIAD-88-30BR: Published: Oct 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) actions to address the recommendations in the report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident.GAO found that NASA has addressed or is addressing the intent of all 39 report recommendations. GAO also found that NASA: (1) established an advisory panel, including...