U.S. Air Force (11 - 20 of 24 items)
ICBM Modernization: Availability Problems and Flight Test Delays in Peacekeeper Program
NSIAD-89-105: Published: Mar 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1989.
GAO provided information regarding the Air Force's progress in achieving and sustaining full operational capability for the Peacekeeper missile force.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) delayed its plans to start full operational capability testing, citing congressional directions, basing mode redirections, gaps between developmental and operational flight testing, and production delays; (2) believe...
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: Issues Associated With the Vandenberg Launch Site
NSIAD-87-32BR: Published: Oct 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the space shuttle program's Vandenberg launch site (VLS) in California, specifically: (1) the Air Force's cost estimates for various VLS operating levels and VLS technical issues identified in a congressional report; (2) plans for manned spaceflight from VLS; (3) the President's rationale for replacing the space shuttle Challenger...
DOD Acquisition: Case Study of the Air Force Space Based Space Surveillance System
NSIAD-86-45S-17: Published: Jul 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1986.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on the defense acquisition work force. GAO discussed the role of the program manager and contracting officer in developing the Air Force Space-Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) program's acquisition strategy.GAO found that: (1) the program manager had a lead role in developing the original three-phase acquisition strategy, while the first contracting officer a...
Department of Defense's Space Laser Program Plan--Status and Issues
NSIAD-84-132: Published: Aug 9, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (D0D) Space Laser Program Plan to evaluate the plan's progress and potential.GAO found that: (1) the 6-year, $908.3 million effort presented in 1982 increased to 7 years and $1,558.3 million in 1983; and (2) DOD was not able to adequately monitor the plan's status because the management and funding structure is too diffuse to be effective. Further, no singl...
NASA's Requirement for a Single Solid Rocket Refurbishment and Assembly Facility at Kennedy Space Center
NSIAD-84-124: Published: Jun 5, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1984.
GAO evaluated the extent to which the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) examined alternatives to constructing a rocket booster refurbishment and assembly facility for the space shuttle at the Kennedy Space Center.Both NASA and the Department of Defense require additional capacity to refurbish 24 solid rocket booster flight sets a year by fiscal year 1988. GAO suggested previousl...
Charges for Launch Support Services Furnished by the Air Force to the Communications Satellite Corporation (Comsat)
B-168707: Published: Jul 2, 1971. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Cost Overrun on the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility
PLRD-82-123: Published: Sep 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1982.
GAO reviewed the reasons for the cost overrun on the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility (ASTF) construction process and discussed the construction of the Space Transportation System (STS) support facilities with Air Force and Army Corps of Engineers officials to determine whether the design responsibilities for these facilities were split between the Air Force and the Corps in ways similar to th...
Evaluation of NASA Comments on Consolidated Space Operations Center
MASAD-82-43: Published: Aug 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1982.
GAO was requested to evaluate the unsolicited comments of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on a prior report. The review dealt specifically with Department of Defense activities and its interrelationship with the NASA-managed Space Transportation System.GAO believes that the NASA comments concerning: (1) the Johnson Space Center are welcomed; and (2) its plans and capabilit...
Realignment of the Aerospace Defense Command
LCD-79-119: Published: Jun 25, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1979.
The results of an Air Force review supported the idea that certain mission responsibilities could be transferred from the Aerospace Defense Command to other major commands. The projected savings for the proposed realignment of the Air Force Aerospace Defense Command have decreased since the original estimate. In January 1978, the Air Force projected a net staff reduction of 1,084, a recurring net...