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Best Practices: Elements Critical to Successfully Reducing Unneeded RDT&E Infrastructure
NSIAD/RCED-98-23: Published: Jan 8, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a number of issues related to the federal government's research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) infrastructure, focusing on: (1) the condition of the existing infrastructure; (2) the approaches used by organizations outside of the federal government to realign RDT&E infrastructure; and (3) a comparison of those approaches to federal agen...
Federal R&D Laboratories--Directors' Perspectives on Management
PSAD-80-8: Published: Nov 28, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1979.
A survey was conducted for the purpose of determining the role of Federal laboratories in carrying out agency missions and filling the Nation's research and development (R&D) needs. A questionnaire was mailed to laboratory directors in 8 of the 12 Federal agencies with laboratories. These eight agencies, which obligated about 77 percent of the total Federal R&D budget in fiscal year 1977, were: th...
Status and Issues Pertaining to the Proposed Development of the Space Telescope Project
PSAD-77-98: Published: May 4, 1977. Publicly Released: May 4, 1977.
The Space Telescope Project will develop a complex space observatory with the objectives of serving the scientific community and extending knowledge of the universe. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) estimates for Project costs have increased because of inflation factors and inclusion of changes in scope and administrative costs.NASA has not prepared a lifecycle cost estimate fo...