Schedule slippages (71 - 80 of 81 items)
Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites: Technical Problems, Cost Increases, and Schedule Delays Trigger Need for Difficult Trade-off Decisions
GAO-06-249T: Published: Nov 16, 2005. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 2005.
Polar-orbiting environmental satellites provide data and imagery that are used by weather forecasters, climatologists, and the military to map and monitor changes in weather, climate, the oceans, and the environment. Our nation's current operational polar-orbiting environmental satellite program is a complex infrastructure that includes two satellite systems, supporting ground stations, and four c...
Capitol Visitor Center: Status of Schedule, Fire Protection, Cost, and Related Issues
GAO-06-180T: Published: Oct 18, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 2005.
GAO testified before Congress on the progress on the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) project. Our remarks will focus on (1) the Architect of the Capitol's (AOC) progress in managing the project's schedule since Congress's September 15 hearing on the project, (2) issues associated with the CVC's fire protection system, and (3) the project's costs and funding. Our ability to fully address these issues...
Capitol Visitor Center: Schedule Delays Continue; Reassessment Underway
GAO-05-1037T: Published: Sep 15, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2005.
This testimony discusses progress on the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) project. Our remarks will focus on (1) the Architect of the Capitol's (AOC) progress in managing the project's schedule since the Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch, Senate Committee on Appropriations' July 14 hearing on the project; (2) our estimate of a general time frame for completing the base project's construction and...
Capitol Visitor Center: Update on Status of Project's Schedule and Costs
GAO-05-910T: Published: Jul 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 2005.
This testimony discusses the Architect of the Capitol's (AOC) progress in achieving selected project milestones and in managing the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) project's schedule since Congress's June 14 hearing on the project. We will also discuss the project's costs and funding, including the potential cost impact of schedule-related issues. Our observations today are based on our review of sch...
Capitol Visitor Center: Effective Schedule Management and Updated Cost Information Are Needed
GAO-05-811T: Published: Jun 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2005.
This testimony discusses the Architect of the Capitol's (AOC) progress in achieving selected project milestones and in managing the project's schedule since Congress's May 17 hearing on the project. We will also discuss the project's costs and funding, including the potential impact of schedule-related issues on the project's costs. Our observations today are based on our review of schedules and f...
Capitol Visitor Center: Priority Attention Needed to Manage Schedules and Contracts
GAO-05-714T: Published: May 17, 2005. Publicly Released: May 17, 2005.
Approved in the late 1990s, the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) is the largest project on the Capitol grounds in over 140 years. Its purposes are to provide greater security for all persons working in or visiting the U.S. Capitol and to enhance the educational experience of visitors who have come to learn about Congress and the Capitol building. When completed, this three-story, underground facility,...
Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Major Weapon Programs
GAO-05-301: Published: Mar 31, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2005.
The Department of Defense (DOD) is embarking on a number of efforts to enhance warfighting and the way the department conducts business. Major investments are being made to develop improved weapon systems to combat various threats to U.S. security. While the weapons that DOD ultimately develops have no rival in superiority, weapon systems acquisition remains a long-standing high-risk area. GAO's r...
Tactical Aircraft: Opportunity to Reduce Risks in the Joint Strike Fighter Program with Different Acquisition Strategy
GAO-05-271: Published: Mar 15, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2005.
Under the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act of 2005, GAO is required to to review the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program annually for the next 5 years. This is the first GAO report, and it (1) analyzes the JSF program's business case for delivering new capabilities to the warfighter and (2) determines whether the JSF program's acquisition strategy follows an evolutionary, knowled...
Chemical Weapons: Destruction Schedule Delays and Cost Growth Continue to Challenge Program Management
GAO-04-634T: Published: Apr 1, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2004.
Since its inception in 1985, the Chemical Demilitarization (Chem-Demil) Program has been charged with destroying the nation's large chemical weapons stockpile of over 31,000 tons of agent. The program started destroying the stockpile in 1990. As of March 2004, the program had destroyed over 27 percent of the stockpile. The program has recently reorganized into the Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) t...
Defense Acquisitions: Despite Restructuring, SBIRS High Program Remains at Risk of Cost and Schedule Overruns
GAO-04-48: Published: Oct 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2003.
In 1996, the Department of Defense (DOD) initiated the Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) to provide greater long-range ballistic missile detection capabilities than its current system. The initial SBIRS architecture included "High" and "Low" orbiting space-based components and ground processing segments. SBIRS has been technically challenging, and in October 2001, SBIRS Low was transferred from...