Procurement (11 - 20 of 79 items)
Weapons Production: Impacts of Production Rate Changes on Aircraft Unit Costs
NSIAD-91-12: Published: Dec 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the sensitivity of estimated procurement costs for military aircraft to reductions in the quantity of aircraft purchased.GAO found that: (1) aircraft procurement unit costs generally increased as their procurement rates decreased, but some mature Air Force and Navy procurement programs did not show a significant unit cost increase compared to other...
Navy Contracting: Military Sealift Command's Contract for Operating Oceanographic Ships
NSIAD-90-151: Published: Apr 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1990.
GAO reviewed whether: (1) the Military Sealift Command (MSC) complied with the Service Contract Act in awarding a contract for the operation of 10 oceanographic ships; and (2) former MSC employees improperly influenced the award.GAO found that: (1) MSC properly notified prospective contractors that the Service Contract Act would be applied to all ship operating contracts and required offerers to q...
Serious Problems Continue to Trouble the Air Traffic Control Work Force
T-RCED-89-44: Published: May 25, 1989. Publicly Released: May 25, 1989.
GAO reviewed the results of its 1988 survey of air traffic controllers, supervisors, and facility managers at the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) 84 largest facilities. GAO found that: (1) controllers and, to a lesser extent, supervisors were troubled by a wide range of working conditions, such as handling too much traffic, overtime, quality of developmental training, morale, airline sched...
Transportation: Bibliography of GAO Documents, January 1985-December 1988
RCED-89-130: Published: May 1, 1989. Publicly Released: May 1, 1989.
This bibliography includes information on documents directly or indirectly related to transportation that GAO released between January 1985 and December 1989. The documents included are representative of the broad interrelationship which exists between transportation and other issues addressed by GAO, such as energy, environmental protection, information management and technology, and defense...
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...
Annual Index: Reports Issued in FY 1988
137743: Nov 1, 1988
GAO published its Annual Index of Reports issued in fiscal year 1988...
Use of Civilian Agencies' Aircraft for Passenger Transportation
T-GGD-88-52: Published: Sep 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1988.
GAO discussed civilian agencies' management and use of government aircraft, specifically: (1) the requirements of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars A-76 and A-126 as they relate to the acquisition, need, and use of government aircraft; (2) actions the agencies took in response to past reports on civilian aircraft; and (3) recent follow-up work on agencies' aircraft management practic...
Aircraft Basing: Assessment of Navy's May 1988 Basing Study for the TACAMO Aircraft
NSIAD-88-242BR: Published: Sep 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's life-cycle cost study to determine the adequacy of its decision to base its new E-6A aircraft at Tinker Air Force Base.GAO found that the Navy: (1) projected life-cycle costs using constant fiscal year 1985 dollars; (2) did not consider the time value of money, although the expenditure rate over the 30-year period varied considerably acc...
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...