Military forces (31 - 40 of 442 items)
Military Aircraft: Observations on the Air Force's Plan to Lease Aerial Refueling Aircraft
GAO-03-1143T: Published: Sep 3, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 2003.
At 543 aircraft, the KC-135 is the mainstay of U.S. aerial refueling capability. Recapitalizing this fleet is crucial to maintaining this capability and, ultimately, maintaining the mobility of U.S. forces. In the fiscal year 2002 defense appropriations act, the Congress authorized the Air Force to lease up to 100 aerial refueling aircraft after the Air Force reported its plans to the Senate and H...
Military Aircraft: Considerations in Reviewing the Air Force Proposal to Lease Aerial Refueling Aircraft
GAO-03-1048T: Published: Jul 23, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2003.
This testimony discusses the Air Force's report on the planned lease of 100 Boeing 767 aircraft modified for aerial refueling. These aircraft would be known by a new designation, KC-767A. Section 8159 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2002 authorizes the Air Force to lease up to 100 KC-767A aircraft. We received the report required by section 8159 when it was sent to...
Military Aircraft: Information on Air Force Aerial Refueling Tankers
GAO-03-938T: Published: Jun 24, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 2003.
Both the Congress and the Department of Defense are concerned about the age of the U.S. aerial refueling fleet and its potential impact on the military services' ability to meet operational requirements. Aerial refueling provides a key capability that is essential to the mobility of U.S. forces. At present, the Air Force is in the early stages of planning for modernizing its aging fleet. In this t...
Air Force Aircraft: Preliminary Information on Air Force Tanker Leasing
GAO-02-724R: Published: May 15, 2002. Publicly Released: May 15, 2002.
GAO addressed the Air Force's plan to replace a portion of its KC-135 aerial refueling tanker fleet with leased Boeing 767 aircraft. Although the Air Force has a long term requirement to replace its aging fleet of KC-135 tankers, the urgency of the need in the short term is unclear. The Air Force stated that the leasing arrangement would allow it to acquire new tankers three years earlier than thr...
U.S. Infrastructure: Funding Trends and Federal Agencies' Investment Estimates
GAO-01-986T: Published: Jul 23, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2001.
This testimony discusses the (1) federal government's role in ensuring a sound public infrastructure and (2) estimates of future investment requirements developed by seven federal agencies: the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, the General Services Administration, and the U.S. Army Corps of...
Army Training: Improvements Are Needed in 5-Ton Truck Driver Training and Supervision
GAO-01-436: Published: Apr 11, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2001.
Instructor shortages are affecting the quality and quantity of Army truck driver training. Fort Leonard Wood, which trains about 90 percent of truck drivers, is especially affected by the instructor shortage. The result is that student drivers are not fully trained in all aspects of the instruction program when they graduate. If formal schools had enough instructors, they would presumably be able...
Performance and Accountability: Challenges Facing the Department of Transportation
GAO-01-443T: Published: Feb 14, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 2001.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) faces critical challenges in achieving its goals of ensuring the safe and efficient movement of people and goods and in making cost-effective investments in the nation's transportation infrastructure. Many of the challenges GAO identified at DOT are long-standing and will require sustained attention by the new administration and Congress. Although the Departm...
Navy Aviation Spare Parts Billing Transaction Issues
GAO-01-178R: Published: Jan 11, 2001. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 2001.
During its review of the Navy's aviation spare parts billing transactions, GAO compared the prices that customers were billed for to the prices they should have paid according to the parts catalog maintained by the Naval Inventory Control Point-Philadelphia. GAO found thousands of transactions in which the customers' price did not match the catalog price. Also, thousands of additional transactions...
Naval Ship Donation: Selection Decision for U.S.S. New Jersey Was Objective, but Selection Process Can Be Strengthened
GAO-01-31: Published: Oct 12, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2000.
In January 2000, the Navy chose the Home Port Alliance, a nonprofit group, to receive the U.S.S. New Jersey under the Navy's ship donation program. This report summarizes GAO's findings on the credibility of the selection process and opportunities for improvement. GAO found that the Navy applied its donation evaluation criteria in an impartial, multiple-stage process that led to a credible and obj...
NOAA Fleet: Responses to Post-Hearing Questions
GGD-99-60R: Published: Mar 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO addressed congressional concerns regarding the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), focusing on: (1) the management challenges facing the Department of Commerce in its administration of NOAA; (2) whether GAO reviewed the latest available studies of NOAA's fleet and modernization efforts or NOAA's fisheries research acquisition plan; (3) w...