Aircraft acquisition program (31 - 40 of 51 items)
Drug Smuggling: Capabilities for Interdicting Private Aircraft Are Limited and Costly
GGD-89-93: Published: Jun 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal government's present and future air interdiction capabilities for controlling drug smuggling into the United States.GAO found that: (1) 1989 legislation designated the Department of Defense (DOD), which had previously supported Customs Service and Coast Guard air interdiction efforts, as the single lead agency for detecting and monitori...
NATO-Warsaw Pact: Conventional Force Balance--Papers for U.S. and Soviet Perspectives Workshops
NSIAD-89-23B: Published: Dec 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided the experts' papers used as a basis for the topics covered during the Conventional Defense Study Group's workshops on the balance of conventional forces from both the U.S. and Soviet perspectives.GAO found that the participants addressed four categories, including: (1) the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)-Warsaw Pact balance of conventi...
Civil Agency Aircraft: Agencies' Use of Certain Aircraft to Transport Passengers
GGD-88-92BR: Published: Aug 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding civilian agencies' use of aircraft for passenger transport.GAO reviewed 47 specific aircraft and found that the agencies: (1) used 29 configured aircraft for special-purpose missions and 18 for passenger transportation during a 12-month period; (2) used eight of the passenger aircraft primarily for special-purpose missions and...
Airspace Use: Status of Proposals To Expand Special Use Airspace in North Carolina
RCED-88-133FS: Published: Apr 29, 1988. Publicly Released: May 9, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) management of airspace set aside for military training, focusing on the proposed additional use of airspace in North Carolina.GAO found that: (1) the Navy proposed using the additional airspace to ensure proper training and flight safety when using its new missile system; (2) the Marine Corps required...
Aircraft Development: The Advanced Tactical Fighter's Costs, Schedule, and Performance Goals
NSIAD-88-76: Published: Jan 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force's development of its Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF), especially its ability to meet the cost, schedule, and performance goals.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force awarded two contracts to develop and test the prototype aircraft and a separate ground-based avionics prototype; (2) evaluations of these test results will n...
Justice Department: Investigation of Alleged Fraud in an Air Force Contract
GGD-87-31BR: Published: Jan 29, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Justice's investigation of allegations of fraudulent contractor claims against the Air Force.GAO found that: (1) three of the four prosecutors the U.S. Attorney assigned to the case believed there was no viable basis for prosecution because of vague, conflicting, and overlapping regulatory principles, and the Air...
Reports Issued in June 1987
133685: Jun 1, 1987
GAO published its monthly digest of reports and testimonies issued in June 1987...
Reports Issued in May 1987
133684: May 1, 1987
GAO published its monthly digest of reports and testimonies issued in May 1987...
Base Realignments: Information on Blytheville AFB, Arkansas
NSIAD-86-19BR: Published: Jan 16, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO surveyed several issues associated with the Department of Defense's (DOD) placement of an Air Force base on an illustrative list of bases which Congress could consider for closure.GAO found that: (1) although the DOD Authorization Act for 1986 no longer requires DOD to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in developing base closure or...
Installation of an Air Force F-15 Aircraft Radar in a Navy P-3A Aircraft for Use by the Customs Service
NSIAD-85-31: Published: Feb 14, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO monitored the installation of an F-15 radar system in a Navy P-3A aircraft for use by the U.S. Customs Service for its drug interdiction mission.GAO found that the contractor delivered the modified aircraft to the Navy 5 weeks later than originally scheduled. Furthermore, the negotiated contract price was about $750,000 over estimated costs developed at...