Procurement (21 - 30 of 34 items)
Information on B-747 and C-5B Aircraft Cost Comparisons
MASAD-82-48: Published: Sep 21, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1982.
GAO was asked to evaluate the cost of the B-747 and C-5B aircraft, competing alternatives for airlift enhancement.GAO found that the cost estimates for the B-747 aircraft prepared by the contractor and those prepared by the Air Force vary widely because of differing estimating methods and assumptions. Major differences between the estimates for the B-747 are in the costs associated with operating...
Need To Maximize RPV Use Where Suited To Save Lives and Dollars
115901: Jul 22, 1981
A GAO survey showed that the state-of-the-art was not a major barrier to using remotely piloted vehicles (RPV's) as an alternative to manned aircraft in many situations. Recovery technology was found to be the most significant technical barrier. Non-technical matters, such as airspace safety and Government regulations on RPV operations, were also viewed as moderately severe barriers. The technical...
Cost Estimates for U.S. and Canadian F/A-18 Strike Fighters
PSAD-80-74: Published: Aug 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1980.
Information was requested on the cost of the U.S. F/A-18 strike fighter aircraft. The U.S. F/A-18 aircraft's unit cost was compared to the the same aircraft ordered by Canada.The Canadian unit cost estimate of the F/A-18 aircraft is lower than the unit cost of U.S. aircraft which will be delivered over the same time period. However, the estimate for the Canadian purchase does not include research...
WMATA Process for Developing the Estimated Cost of METRO Can Be Improved
B-141529: Published: Dec 8, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1978.
The process used by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to estimate the cost of the Washington Metropolitan Rapid Rail Transit System (METRO) at December 31, 1977, was reviewed. Although WMATA has improved its estimating capability, it misclassified and excluded costs from the estimate, inadequately recognized program changes, insufficiently used and analyzed available data,...
DOD's Use of Commercial Documentation and Procedures for Common Carrier Domestic Freight Transportation
LCD-77-232: Published: Apr 10, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1978.
In 1969, the Comptroller General granted discretionary authority to agency heads to determine whether it was more efficient and economical to procure transportation for particular types of small shipments using commercial forms and procedures. The Department of Defense's (DOD's) use of commercial documentation and procedures to purchase and pay for common carrier domestic freight transportation wa...
Pricing of a Noncompetitive, Fixed-Price Incentive Contract for Maintenance and Modification of Three Special Purpose Aircraft
PSAD-78-9: Published: Nov 10, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1977.
Examination of the pricing of a negotiated, noncompetitive, fixed-price incentive contract awarded to E-Systems, Inc., by the Aeronautical Systems Division of the Air Force Systems Command indicated that the contract target price was overstated by as much as $1.4 million because contracting personnel did not adequately evaluate the proposal. The contract provided for the maintenance and modificati...
Advertising Expenditures in Black-Owned Media
LCD-77-448: Published: Sep 19, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1977.
A review of five federal agencies provided data on radio, television, newspaper, and magazine advertising services purchased from outside sources and the amount of advertising spent in black-owned enterprises. The agencies reviewed were Defense, Housing and Urban Development, Postal Service, Transportation, and Treasury.The data provided by the agencies on expenditures in black-owned media enterpr...
Cost Estimates of the B-1 Aircraft Program
PSAD-77-116-121: Published: May 25, 1977. Publicly Released: May 25, 1977.
Two independent cost analyses of the B-1 aircraft program prepared by the Air Force resulted in estimates that showed an appreciable difference from the Systems Program Office (SPO) estimate of $22.8 billion for 244 aircraft.One of the analyses used current and projected cost data from the F-15, F-16, and A-10 programs, while the second was based on historical data from about 20 different aircraft...
Estimates of the Cost To Install New Wings on C-5A Aircraft
PSAD-76-15: Published: Aug 29, 1975. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1975.
No summary is currently available...