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Assessment of the Federal Aviation Administration's Plan To Close Its Denver and Honolulu Regional Offices
CED-82-45: Published: Feb 25, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) plan to close its regional offices in Denver and Honolulu and consolidate them into offices located in Seattle and Los Angeles. The GAO objective was to determine if the FAA cost-benefit analysis was drawn correctly.GAO found that the analysis was generally accurate, except that no cost estimates were...
Realignment of Aircraft Maintenance Mission
PLRD-82-24: Published: Dec 22, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1982.
GAO was asked to reexamine the justification for the proposed realignment of the Army's aircraft maintenance mission from New Cumberland Army Depot to the Corpus Christi Army Depot in the light of the following developments: (1) the Army's personnel and dollar authorizations are no longer decreasing or projected to decrease, but are projected to increase; (2) the Army prefers to have two helicopte...
The Department of the Interior's Office of Aircraft Services Should Not Be Abolished
PLRD-82-5: Published: Oct 7, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1981.
The Department of the Interior's Office of Aircraft Services (OAS) was established to manage aircraft services to meet the agency's needs. In March 1981, Interior ordered that OAS be abolished on September 30, 1981. GAO evaluated OAS activities, the reasons for the abolishment order, and the possible effects of the OAS elimination on the efficiency, effectiveness, and economy of Interior's aircraf...
Questioned Highway Safety Program Costs in Mississippi
CED-81-155: Published: Sep 29, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1981.
In response to a congressional request concerning the resolution of questioned highway safety program costs in Mississippi, GAO investigated whether the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had fairly and equitably reviewed the State's response to two Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General (OIG) audit reports on the Mississippi Governor's Highway Safety Progra...
Department of Defense Should Resolve Major Issues Regarding Reengining the KC-135 Aircraft Before Continuing the Program
PSAD-80-80: Published: Sep 23, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1980.
A review was undertaken of the Air Force's KC-135 tanker aircraft reengining modification program. The reengining modification is a complex effort involving extensive development and testing that will reportedly provide several benefits. These include increasing KC-135 survivability, safety, fuel efficiency, and fuel off-load capability. The reengined KC-135 will also be quieter and produce fewer...
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...
Problems Plagued Department of Agriculture's Grasshopper Control Program in 1979
CED-80-95: Published: Aug 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1980.
The Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) did not adequately manage the program to control grasshoppers in 17 Western States in 1979. Efforts by Federal and State officials and local participants were not sufficiently coordinated. Management weaknesses reduced the ability of the local project managers of APHIS to effectively identify areas to be sprayed to...
The Navy's TRIDENT Fleet: Some Success but Several Major Problems
PSAD-78-31: Published: Apr 7, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1978.
The TRIDENT submarine and missile fleet is a sea-based weapons system designed to deter nuclear attack. The Electric Boat Division of the General Dynamics Corporation was awarded the construction contract for the first submarine in July 1974. The Navy exercised its option for three more submarines; a contract for a fifth submarine, with options for up to two more, was awarded to Electric Boat in J...
Status of the F-16 Aircraft Program
PSAD-77-41: Published: Apr 1, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1977.
Under a multinational commitment, the United States, Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands, and Norway plan to purchase at least 998 F-16 fighter aircraft--650 for the United States and 348 for the European countries. Ultimately the U.S. Air Force plans call for procuring 1,388 aircraft. The European countries will participate in co-producing the first 650 U.S. Air Force F-16's, the 348 European aircr...