Aeronautics (81 - 90 of 110 items)
Implications of Joint NASA/DOD Participation in Space Shuttle Operations
NSIAD-84-13: Published: Nov 7, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 23, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided its assessment of joint National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Department of Defense (DOD) participation in space shuttle operations and Air Force activities concerned with developing and acquiring a dedicated DOD shuttle operations control facility.GAO found that, with the advent of the space shuttle, a trend has developed toward...
NASA-Ames Research Center Should Not Have Awarded Computational Services Contract to SBA and Technology Development of California
AFMD-83-40: Published: Jun 9, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Ames Research Center contract that was awarded for computational services. The contract was noncompetitively awarded to the Small Business Administration (SBA) which then subcontracted to Technology Development of California (TDC) under the Minority Business Program.GAO found that the co...
Examination of the Pricing of a Negotiated Fixed-Price Incentive Contract Awarded on a Noncompetitive Basis
103244: Aug 1, 1977
International Telephone and Telegraph (ITT) failed to provide accurate, complete, and current cost or pricing data at the time of negotiation of a fixed-price incentive contract for flight models and parts for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).Examination of the NASA procurement files and the cost and pricing data submitted by ITT showed that the contract price was overstate...
NASA Must Reconsider Operations Pricing Policy To Compensate for Cost Growth on the Space Transportation System
MASAD-82-15: Published: Feb 23, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1982.
GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) pricing policy and operating cost for the Space Transportation System (STS) to determine the overall effect that STS cost increases would have on future NASA budget requests and on its other research and development.GAO found that, based on estimated future costs, NASA established a 3-year, $18 million fixed price for commercial...
Implementing a Data Handling Policy for Space Science Flight Investigations
MASAD-81-34: Published: May 29, 1981. Publicly Released: May 29, 1981.
As a followup to an earlier report, GAO has completed a survey of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) handling of scientific data. The purpose of the survey was to evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of the new policy on handling data obtained from space science projects. NASA management instruction (NMI) and handbooks related to the acquisition and management of s...
DOD Participation in the Space Transportation System: Status and Issues
MASAD-81-6: Published: Feb 28, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1981.
The operational availability of the Space Transportation System (STS) has been delayed 3.5 years. Delays have resulted from identification of new requirements, funding constraints, and development difficulties with the system. To date there has been no known operational degradation in Department of Defense (DOD) space capabilities. However, the cost of DOD participation in the program has grown fr...
NASA's Standard Parts Program--Are the Objectives Being Accomplished?
PSAD-81-18: Published: Jan 8, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 1981.
A review of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) progress in implementing the Standard Parts Program and its efforts to consolidate procurements of electronic parts is presented. Interviews and examinations of records and information from questionnaires were examined as a basis for the review.While there has been notable progress recently in planning for and implementing the...
First Look at Senior Executive Service Performance Awards/NASA
FPCD-80-85: Published: Sep 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1980.
Procedural difficulties have been experienced by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in administering Senior Executive Service (SES) performance awards. The percentage of executives receiving bonuses or rank nominations is skewed to the top of the NASA organizational hierarchy.While there was no evidence of abuse of the bonus system, NASA could add credibility and objectivity...
First Look at Senior Executive Service Performance Awards
FPCD-80-74: Published: Aug 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1980.
The Senior Executive Service (SES) went into effect on July 13, l979, with a system of performance awards intended to encourage excellence in performance and higher productivity among Federal executives. The first bonuses under this system were paid in May and April of l980 by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Merit Systems P...
A Look at NASA's Aircraft Energy Efficiency Program
PSAD-80-50: Published: Jul 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1980.
The Aircraft Energy Efficiency Program is a 10-year effort of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to accelerate the development of various aeronautical technologies which would make future transport aircraft up to 50 percent more fuel efficient than today's aircraft. The program was to be completed by the end of 1985. It is a collection of six distinct but interrelated project...