AFSABAir Force Science Advisory Board
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The Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (AFSAB) indicated the potential for a 5 percent increase in fuel efficiency through "optimization of aircraft operations, engine out taxi, optimum auxiliary power unit usage and optimal route planning." AFSAB identified this as one of its top near-term operational solutions.
The AFSAB has identified that enhanced tracking and reporting of Air Force fuel utilization has the potential to achieve fuel savings of up to 3 percent.
In 2003 the Defense Science Board (DSB)/ Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (AFSAB) task force and the General Accounting Office (GAO) published reports critical of the space-acquisition process) Both reports expressed concerns about system-cost overruns and schedule slippages, especially in two vital space systems: the advanced extremely high frequency (AEHF) military-communication program and the space-based infrared systems (SBIRS) early-warning satellite program.