Aircraft acquisition program (1 - 10 of 23 items)
Navy Aircraft Carriers: Cost-Effectiveness of Conventionally and Nuclear-Powered Carriers
NSIAD-98-1: Published: Aug 27, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO: (1) compared the relative effectiveness of conventionally powered and nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in meeting national security requirements; (2) estimated the total life-cycle costs of conventionally powered and nuclear-powered carriers; and (3) identified implications of an all-nuclear carrier force on overseas homeporting in Japan and overseas pr...
Navy Aviation: F/A-18E/F will Provide Marginal Operational Improvement at High Cost
NSIAD-96-98: Published: Jun 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Navy's plan to procure with F/A-18E/F aircraft, focusing on: (1) whether operational deficiencies in the F/A-18C/D cited by the Navy to justify the need for the F/A-18E/F have materialized and, if they have, the extent to which the F/A-18E/F would correct them; (2) whether the F/A-18E/F will provide an appreciable increase in operational capability over the F/A-18C/D; and (3) the...
B-2 Bomber: Comparison of Operational Capabilities and Support Costs for 15 Versus 20 Aircraft
NSIAD-93-209: Published: Aug 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1993.
In response to congressional requests, GAO reviewed the operational and support plans for the B-2 bomber, focusing on the differences in the bomber's conventional operational capabilities, military construction funding, and operations and maintenance costs for 20 aircraft instead of 15 aircraft.GAO found that: (1) the B-2 force's size will limit its conventional missions primarily to precision str...
Mission-Critical Systems: Defense Attempting to Address Major Software Challenges
IMTEC-93-13: Published: Dec 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) mission-critical systems, focusing on: (1) common software development problems affecting these systems; (2) factors contributing to their continued operation; and (3) actions DOD is taking to address software development problems.GAO found that: (1) management, requirements definition, and testing problems contrib...
Strategic Defense Initiative: Estimates of Brilliant Pebbles' Effectiveness Are Based on Many Unproven Assumptions
NSIAD-92-91: Published: Mar 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) assessment of the effectiveness of Brilliant Pebbles, a proposed space-based weapon for the Global Protection Against Limited Strikes (GPALS) Strategic Defense System.GAO found that: (1) as of December 1991, SDIO had not evaluated through computer simulations Brilliant Pebbles' performance agai...
The San Francisco Regional Office, 1954-1987: Interview With Harold J. D'Ambrogia, Kenneth A. Pollock, Richard A. Sheldon, and Charles F. Vincent
OP-20-OH: Published: Sep 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1991.
GAO presented a transcript of an interview with Harold J. D'Ambrogia, Kenneth A. Pollock, Richard A. Sheldon, and Charles F. Vincent, who served as officials in the San Francisco Regional Office during the period between 1954 and 1987, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events ar...
Test and Evaluation: Description of Projects in DOD's Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program
NSIAD-91-111S: Published: May 7, 1991. Publicly Released: May 7, 1991.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on projects funded by the Department of Defense's (DOD) Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program (CTEIP).GAO provided information on 9 Air Force projects, 7 Army projects, 9 Navy projects, and 3 DOD and Defense Nuclear Agency projects. GAO also provided information on the: (1) justification for the CTEIP project; (2) interrelationships among the Air Fo...
Military Space Programs: An Unclassified Overview of Defense Satellite Programs and Launch Activities
NSIAD-90-154FS: Published: Jun 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Department of Defense's (DOD) satellite program plans, focusing on the relationships between and cost of DOD satellites, launch vehicles, and launch facilities.GAO found that: (1) DOD satellites perform a wide variety of missions to support U.S. national security interests and pursue advances in research and technology; (2) due to launch failur...
Reports Issued in July 1989
139352: Jul 1, 1989
GAO published its monthly digest of reports and testimonies issued in July 1989...
NATO-Warsaw Pact: Conventional Force Balance--Papers for U.S. and Soviet Perspectives Workshops
NSIAD-89-23B: Published: Dec 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided the experts' papers used as a basis for the topics covered during the Conventional Defense Study Group's workshops on the balance of conventional forces from both the U.S. and Soviet perspectives.GAO found that the participants addressed four categories, including: (1) the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)-Warsaw Pact balance of conventi...