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NASA: Better Mechanisms Needed for Sharing Lessons Learned
GAO-02-195: Published: Jan 30, 2002. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 2002.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) uses several mechanisms to capture and disseminate lessons learned. NASA has established an agency-wide Lessons Learned Information System that managers are required to review on an ongoing basis. NASA uses training, program reviews, and periodic revisions to agency policies and guidelines to communicate lessons learned. Several NASA centers...
Survey of NASA's Lessons Learned Process
GAO-01-1015R: Published: Sep 5, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 2001.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) procedures and guidelines require that program and project managers review and apply lessons learned from the past throughout a program's or project's life cycle. Managers must also document and submit any significant lessons learned in a timely manner. NASA's principal mechanism for collecting and sharing lessons learned from programs, pr...
Space Shuttle: Need to Sustain Launch Risk Assessment Process Improvements
NSIAD-96-73: Published: Mar 26, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) management of risk associated with space shuttle flights, focusing on NASA attempts to: (1) increase the flow and communication of risk information; and (2) use quantitative methods for assessing risk.GAO found that: (1) NASA has successfully created numerous formal and informal communicati...
Space Shuttle: Declining Budget and Tight Schedule Could Jeopardize Space Station Support
NSIAD-95-171: Published: Jul 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the extent to which the space shuttle program can support the space station's assembly requirements, focusing on the: (1) impacts of the declining shuttle budget; and (2) demanding schedule to support the space station.GAO found that: (1) the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) plans for increasing the shuttle's lift capability a...
NASA Property: Improving Management of Government Equipment Provided to Contractors
NSIAD-93-191: Published: Sep 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) management of government equipment provided to contractors, focusing on: (1) NASA compliance with federal regulations intended to minimize the amount of government-owned, contractor-held general purpose equipment; (2) government and contractor controls over equipment; and (3) NASA reporting...
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...
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...
Status of the Mariner Jupiter/Saturn 1977 Project
PSAD-77-103: Published: May 20, 1977. Publicly Released: May 20, 1977.
The Mariner Jupiter/Saturn 1977 project is part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) program with objectives of advancing knowledge of these planets and relating their properties to those of Earth.NASA's cost estimate of $450.9 million for the project did not include $35.7 million of project-related costs. The project was on schedule and delays were not anticipated. Plans we...
National Aeronautical Facilities Program: Issues Related to Its Cost and Need
LCD-75-329: Published: Mar 23, 1976. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1976.
In fiscal year 1977 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) requested about $25 million to start acquisition of the National Transonic Facility, and the Department of the Air Force requested about $437 million for the Aeropropulsion System Test Facility. The Department of Defense (DOD) and NASA requested these facilities for the National Aeronautical Facilities program in order th...