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GAO Study: Boeing Tanker Compromise Would Save Taxpayers from $3.5 - $4.2 Billion
October 16, 2003

A pair of GAO studies confirmed that the taxpayers would reap huge savings from a compromise proposal of Senators John Warner and Carl Levin to lease 25 and purchase 75 tankers, rather than lease 100.



Related Resources

Senator McCain's letter to DoD IG Kicklighter on "possibly improper communications between the Air Force" and Boeing for C-17 procurement
Senator John McCain, United State Senate, Committee On Armed Services
September 11, 2007 

Letter to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
Senators John McCain, Edward M. Kennedy and Tom Carper,
July 20, 2007 

Management Accountability Review of the Boeing KC-767A Tanker Program - Public Version
, Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General
May 2, 2006 

Management Accountability Review of the Boeing KC-767A Tanker Program
Report No. OIG-2004-171, Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense
May 13, 2005 

GAO finds misconduct tied to Druyun and recommends a new competition for Small Diameter Bomb contract
Anthony H. Gamboa, General Counsel, GAO, Government Accountability Office
February 18, 2005 

Statement of Facts Against Sears
February 18, 2005 

Statement filed by Michael Sears
February 18, 2005 

U.S. Department of Defense news release
, Department of Defense
February 14, 2005 

Aerial Refueling
, Defense Science Board Task Force
May 13, 2004 

Letter from Senators John Warner and Carl Levin to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
Senator John Warner and Senator Carl Levin,
September 7, 2003 

CRS Report - The Air Force KC-767 Lease Proposal: Key Issues For Congress
, Congressional Research Service (CRS)
August 29, 2003 

Letter to Senator Carl Levin from E.C. "Pete" Aldridge
E.C. "Pete" Aldridge,
October 26, 2001 

LEAKED: Air Force talking points requested by Defense Secretary Rumsfeld
Col. Lockhart, Department of Defense
March 19, 2001 

Draft memorandum between the Air Force and Boeing
, USAF C-17 System Program Office
October 18, 2000 


POGO in the News

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Pork!, By Ben Elgin & Keith EpsteinBusinessweek, October 29, 2009 

POGO Teams Up With McCain to Get Special Forces in Afghanistan More Helicopters, Spencer AckermanThe Washington Independent, October 5, 2009 

In bipartisan vote, Senate protects funding for Boeing C-17 cargo planes, By Richard SimonThe Los Angeles Times, October 1, 2009 

In recent years, ties between Air Force, Boeing strained, By Eric RosenburgSeattle Post-Intelligencer, February 29, 2008 

Young Memo Calls Additional C-17 Buy Costly, By Jen DiMascioDefense Daily, February 25, 2008 

Qatar lined up to purchase C-17, program source says, By Bettina H. Chavanne Bradley PerrettAerospace Daily & Defense Report, February 25, 2008 

Going Down II, By Robert O'HarrowGovernment Inc. at the Washington Post, February 22, 2008 

Spending bill funds 10 more Boeing C-17 aircraft, Associated, September 21, 2006 

Spending bill keeps Boeing C-17 aircraft line going, by Sam HananelAssociated Press, June 15, 2006 

Study sees no need to replace Air Force tankers, By Megan, January 27, 2006 

Senate backs Air Force deal to keep Boeing C-17 going, By Sam Hananel, Associated PressThe Seattle Times, November 11, 2005 

Bush nominates official cited in Air Force leasing scandal , By Matt KelleyUSA Today, August 17, 2005 

Senate Panel Probes Boeing-Air Force Deal, National Public Radio, June 7, 2005 

Senate Panel Probes Boeing-Air Force Deal, by Peter OverbyNational Public Radio, Morning Edition, June 7, 2005 

Boeing Still in the Cross Hairs, By Sally B. Donnelly Time Magazine, March 21, 2005 

Pentagon Probes More Air Force Contracts, By Matthew DalyAssociated Press, February 14, 2005 

Pentagon Updates Rules on Post-Government Work: Move Follows Boeing Recruitment Scandal, By Renae MerleThe Washington Post, November 19, 2004 

Revolving Door Leads to Jail, By Laura ColarussoFederal Times, October 11, 2004 

An Anxious Time for Boeing As a Fired Worker Starts to Talk , by Leslie WayneThe New York Times, June 16, 2004 

Pentagon Delays Decision on Boeing Tanker Deal, with Wendy KaufmanNational Public Radio (NPR), May 26, 2004 

Pentagon Says Changes Are Needed in Boeing Jet Deal , By RICHARD A. OPPEL JR.The New York Times, April 10, 2004 

Boeing Lax on Hiring By Rules, Review Finds, By Renae MerleThe Washington Post, March 10, 2004 

'West Wing' Takes on Tanker-Plane Scandal, The Washington Post, February 23, 2004 

Commerce Watchdog Growls At Industry's "Revolving Door", by Niels C. SerrellsCongressional Quarterly, January 24, 2004 

Boeing's call for help from Air Force raises more questions, by Byron AcohidoUSA Today, December 8, 2003 

Boeing's call for help from Air Force raises more questions, By Byron AcohidoUSA Today, December 8, 2003 

Stormy Weather: Exit a CEO; enter a new case of cozy ties between Boeing and the Air Force, by Julian E. Barnes U.S. News and World Report, December 7, 2003 

The Pentagon's 'dragon', By Marianne Braun-Rovet and Richard MilrieFinancial Times, November 25, 2003 

Senate Oks revised deal to acquire tankers, by Michael KilianChicago Tribune, November 13, 2003