Aircraft acquisition program (21 - 30 of 51 items)
Deferment Actions Associated With the A-12 Aircraft
T-NSIAD-91-50: Published: Jul 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) decision to defer repayment of progress payments to former Navy A-12 contractors pending a settlement, focusing on the impact analysis, data used, and the reasonableness of the deferment decision. GAO found that: (1) DOD did not document its analysis; (2) DOD based its deferment decision on early information indicating that the contractor was in a we...
Drug Control: Status Report on DOD Support to Counternarcotics Activities
NSIAD-91-117: Published: Jun 12, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of its new counternarcotics responsibilities under the fiscal year (FY) 1989 National Defense Authorization Act, focusing on DOD: (1) organizational structures established to carry out those responsibilities; (2) intelligence and communications networks devoted to the new counternarcot...
Defense's Planned Implementation of the $77 Billion Defense Business Operations Fund
T-AFMD-91-5: Published: Apr 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) planned implementation of the Defense Business Operations Fund to determine the total cost of support operations. GAO noted that: (1) DOD lacked the policies, procedures, and systems to implement and operate the Fund in a businesslike manner; (2) existing component systems were not capable of providing accurate and reliable cost information and had s...
Information on the A-12 Default Termination
T-NSIAD-91-15: Published: Apr 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) termination of the Navy's A-12 aircraft program. GAO noted that: (1) total A-12 program appropriations totalled approximately $6.7 billion; (2) at termination, DOD had spent approximately $3 billion on the program; (3) the Navy demanded that the contractors return $1.35 billion, which represented Navy progress payments for uncompleted work at the tim...
A-12 Default Termination Issues
T-NSIAD-91-14: Published: Apr 9, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1991.
GAO discussed the termination of the Navy's A-12 aircraft development and procurement program, focusing on: (1) potential government liability; and (2) alternatives to the A-12 aircraft. GAO noted that: (1) the Navy demanded that the contractor reimburse it for $1.35 billion of the $2.69 billion it paid to the contractor for the full-scale development effort and design and management reviews; (2)...
Aircraft Development: Reasons for Recent Cost Growth in the Advanced Tactical Fighter Program
NSIAD-91-138: Published: Feb 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed key factors that contributed to the $24.2-billion increase in the total estimated cost for the Air Force's advanced tactical fighter (ATF) program.GAO held that: (1) inflation accounted for approximately $16 billion, or 66 percent, of the increase; (2) such program costs as the addition of two-seat aircraft to the development and production program...
Military Airlift: Information on Gander Crash and Improved Controls Over Military Charters
NSIAD-90-243BR: Published: Sep 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. government's participation in the Canadian investigation of the 1985 aircraft crash in Newfoundland, focusing on: (1) U.S. agencies' roles in assisting the Canadian Aviation Safety Board in its investigation; (2) the plane's cargo; and (3) military actions to ensure U.S. military charter safety and security.GAO found that: (...
Close Air Support: Comparison of Air Force and Marine Corps Requirements and Aircraft
NSIAD-89-218: Published: Sep 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Army's and Marine Corps' close air support mission requirements, focusing on: (1) how the Army and the Marine Corps use mission requirements to determine aircraft operational requirements; (2) how the Air Force and the Marine Corps meet mission requirements; and (3) procedures for requesting and executing close air support missions during comba...
Reports Issued in July 1989
139352: Jul 1, 1989
GAO published its monthly digest of reports and testimonies issued in July 1989...
Adequacy of Department of Defense Operational Test and Evaluation
T-NSIAD-89-39: Published: Jun 16, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1989.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) operational testing and evaluation (OT&E) of major weapon systems. GAO found that: (1) there was insufficient management oversight of the OT&E function; (2) such factors as requirements urgency and prototype costs outweighed the need to identify and correct performance shortfalls; (3) DOD had no established policies or procedures for maintaining accu...