Procurement (11 - 20 of 34 items)
FAA Budget: 1991 Funding Request for Computers and Communications Can Be Reduced
IMTEC-90-89: Published: Sep 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) fiscal year (FY) 1991 budget request for $2.5 billion for facilities and equipment to identify areas for potential reductions.GAO found that: (1) potential reductions under the FAA request for computer and communications systems supporting both air traffic control and administrative functio...
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...
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...
Federal Aviation Administration's Acquisition of the Advanced Automation System
T-IMTEC-87-4: Published: Apr 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1987.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) plans to modernize its air traffic control system through the implementation of the Advanced Automation System (AAS). GAO found that: (1) FAA has not adequately justified its request for appropriations for AAS and its studies have not defined AAS requirements or reduced the risks of cost increases, schedule delays, and performance deficienc...
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...
Obtaining Navy Ships by Long-Term Charters (Rent-a-Navy)
122674: Feb 28, 1983
Testimony was given concerning prior GAO work on the Navy's program to lease rather than purchase nine tankers and a new GAO study on recent proposals to lease rather than purchase Government equipment. While the results of the new study have not been completed, the issues surrounding today's leases are similar to those reported on earlier. In 1973 GAO found that, by renting instead of purchasing...
Greater Emphasis on Information Resource Management Is Needed at the Federal Aviation Administration
RCED-83-60: Published: Nov 24, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) planning, management, acquisition and use of automatic data processing (ADP) for personnel, financial management, accident/incident/violation reporting and other administrative functions.FAA has taken steps to improve its ADP procedures and guidelines for initiating and approving national hardware and softwa...
The Air Force Has Not Compared Costs of Alternative Ways To Replace CT-39 Aircraft
PLRD-83-18: Published: Nov 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO attempted to verify: (1) the projected cost savings associated with the lease of replacements for CT-39 aircraft, (2) the cost to phase out the existing CT-39 fleet, and (3) the personnel savings from converting to contract maintenance. Further, GAO commented on the prudence of leasing replacement aircraft in lieu of purchase.GAO found that the Air Force ha...
FAA Decision To Continue To Obtain Airport Obstruction Survey Charts
B-165504: Published: Mar 10, 1970. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Amtrak Charges for Maryland Department of Transportation Commuter Train Use of the Washington Union Station
RCED-83-35: Published: Oct 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the charges which Amtrak is assessing for use of the Washington Union Station terminal by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) for commuter trains in view of a recent Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) decision on costing methodologies for Northeast Corridor commuter services.The ICC decision provided that costs for Northeast Corri...