Military forces (21 - 30 of 61 items)
Aircraft Maintenance: Air Force Transferred and Eliminated Tasks to Address Funding Shortfalls
NSIAD-90-114: Published: Jun 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the significance of the Air Force Logistics Command's (AFLC) elimination and deferral of maintenance requirements in offsetting funding shortfalls.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal years (FY) 1988 and 1989, AFLC transferred some depot maintenance tasks to operating commands; (2) operating commands did not substantially duplicate current depot activit...
Navy Maintenance: Improvements Needed in the Aircraft Engine Repair Program
NSIAD-90-193BR: Published: Jun 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's aircraft engine repair program to determine whether: (1) charges for engine repairs were supportable and reasonable; and (2) opportunities existed for reducing labor and materiel costs.GAO found that: (1) in 1989, naval aviation depots performed depot-level maintenance on over 2,200 engines, and generated revenues of about $243 million;...
Navy Ships: Status of SSN-21 Ship Construction Program
NSIAD-90-163: Published: Apr 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1990.
GAO reviewed the Navy's Seawolf Attack Submarine (SSN-21) construction program, focusing on: (1) the program's status; (2) SSN-21 performance capabilities; and (3) the Navy's ability to maintain the SSN-21 force structure.GAO found that: (1) the Navy used two shipyards to design SSN-21 and was proceeding with its construction plans; (2) during the research and development phase, the Navy experienc...
Trainer Aircraft: Plans to Replace the Existing Fleet
NSIAD-89-94: Published: Mar 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's master training plan, focusing on the: (1) alternatives for meeting requirements for undergraduate pilot training into the next century; (2) validity of cost comparison data for those alternatives; and (3) soundness of the plan's recommendations.GAO found that: (1) under the current system, all students receive the same training...
ICBM Modernization: Status of the Peacekeeper Rail Garrison Missile System
NSIAD-89-64: Published: Jan 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in developing the Peacekeeper Rail Garrison Project, which would deploy intercontinental ballistic missiles.GAO found that: (1) DOD approved the project for full-scale development in 1988, with initial operational capability (IOC) in 1991; (2) although DOD developed an acquisition schedule with concurre...
Close Air Support: Status of the Air Force's Efforts to Replace the A-10 Aircraft
NSIAD-88-211: Published: Sep 2, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Air Force's efforts to replace its primary close air support aircraft, the A-10 aircraft.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force derived its aircraft requirements from Army air support requirements, which specify needs for both air support against targets near friendly forces and attacks on enemy follow-on forces before they can repl...
Air Force Contracting: Contracting for Maintenance of Training Aircraft at Columbus Air Force Base
NSIAD-88-136BR: Published: Apr 6, 1988. Publicly Released: May 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force's decision to award a contract for maintenance of training aircraft at one of its bases, focusing on the Air Force's comparison of contractor costs with in-house costs.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) complied with Office of Management and Budget and Air Force guidance in conducting its cost comparison; (2) used valid...
Additional Costs to Government: Reflagging Kuwaiti Ships and Protecting Them in the Persian Gulf
NSIAD-88-9FS: Published: Oct 8, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the additional costs to the United States of reflagging 11 Kuwaiti ships and protecting them in the Persian Gulf with military forces.GAO noted that the: (1) reflagging costs the Coast Guard, Federal Communications Commission, and Maritime Administration incurred were primarily personnel-related and were within their normal operation...
The B-1B Aircraft Program
T-NSIAD-87-4A: Published: Feb 25, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1987.
GAO testified on the cost, schedule, performance, and logistics aspects of the B-1B aircraft program. GAO found that, despite production delivery successes, developmental and production problems in B-1B subsystems have limited testing, necessitated operational restrictions, and prevented some operational training, specifically: (1) the B-1B aircraft was restricted from using its full flight capabi...
Navy Maintenance: Costs To Overhaul Navy Ships at Private Shipyards
NSIAD-86-27: Published: Jan 9, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the estimated and actual costs to overhaul Navy ships at private shipyards; (2) selected contract modifications to determine their effect on contract costs; (3) the size of price increases in fixed-priced contracts in contrast with those in cost-type contracts; and (4) Navy policies for geographically distributing the work.GAO found that: (...