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Space Operations: NASA's Communications Support for Earth Orbiting Spacecraft
IMTEC-89-41: Published: Apr 7, 1989. Publicly Released: May 12, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) plans for providing emergency backup communications support for earth-orbiting spacecraft.GAO found that NASA: (1) before implementation of its space-based Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS), primarily relied on its worldwide network of ground stations to provide communication...
Satellite Data Archiving: U.S. and Foreign Activities and Plans for Environmental Information
RCED-88-201: Published: Sep 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. and international environmental satellite data archiving activities and plans.GAO found that: (1) the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are primarily responsible for archiving environmental satellite data; (2) the agencies expe...
Space Shuttle: The Future of the Vandenberg Launch Site Needs to Be Determined
NSIAD-88-158: Published: Aug 3, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1988.
GAO examined the Air Force's deactivation efforts for the space shuttle's Vandenberg Launch Site (VLS) and its plans for maintaining and reactivating the site.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) planned to complete the few remaining VLS deactivation tasks during fiscal years 1988 and 1989; (2) placed VLS in a low-maintenance status due to limited funding and the lack of a shuttle launch schedule; an...
Weather Satellites: Economies Available by Converging Government Meteorological Satellites
NSIAD-87-107: Published: Apr 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1987.
GAO reviewed the United States' two separate, but similar, polar-orbiting meteorological satellite systems to determine if the two systems could be combined to eliminate duplicative practices and overlapping functions, and continue to provide necessary services to the systems' users.GAO found that: (1) national policy supports the convergence of polar meteorological satellite systems; (2) converge...
Small Business Act: NASA's Disadvantaged Business Advocate Not Reporting to Proper Management Level
GGD-87-50: Published: Apr 6, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) to determine its compliance with the Small Business Act's required reporting level.GAO found that: (1) although a NASA regulation changed the OSDBU Director's reporting level from the Administrator to the Deputy Administrator...
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...
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...
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...
Weaknesses in National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Facilities Utilization Program
PSAD-79-53: Published: Mar 15, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1979.
In order to identify the management of underused, deactivated, or inoperable facilities as an area for future study, GAO reviewed the Facilities Utilization Program of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NASA established its Facilities Utilization Program to monitor the use of its real property, which has a capitalized value of over $2.8 billion. The program's purpose is to s...