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Defense Acquisitions: Space System Acquisition Risks and Keys to Addressing Them
GAO-06-776R: Published: Jun 1, 2006. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2006.
On April 6, 2006, we testified before Congress on the Department of Defense's (DOD) space acquisitions. In fiscal year 2007, DOD expects to spend nearly $7 billion to acquire space-based capabilities to support current military and other government operations as well as to enable DOD to transform the way it collects and disseminates information, gathers data on its adversaries, and attacks targets...
NASA's Deep Space Network: Current Management Structure Is Not Conducive to Effectively Matching Resources with Future Requirements
GAO-06-445: Published: Apr 27, 2006. Publicly Released: May 22, 2006.
The President's Vision for Space Exploration calls for human and robotic missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. In response, over the next two decades, NASA may spend $100 billion on new technologies and facilities that will require reliable ground communications to achieve those missions. Presently, that communications capability is provided by NASA's Deep Space Network--a system of antennas loc...
Space Acquisitions: Stronger Development Practices and Investment Planning Needed to Address Continuing Problems
GAO-05-891T: Published: Jul 12, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 2005.
GAO was asked to testify on problems relating to the Department of Defense's (DOD) space system acquisitions. In doing so, we drew on our previous reports related to the causes of acquisition problems, underlying incentives and pressures, and potential solutions.Our work on the acquisition of space-based capabilities over the last several years has been conducted on two levels. First, we have revi...
NASA's Space Vision: Business Case for Prometheus 1 Needed to Ensure Requirements Match Available Resources
GAO-05-242: Published: Feb 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 2005.
In 2003, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) initiated the Prometheus 1 project to explore the outer reaches of the Solar System. The Prometheus 1 spacecraft is being designed to harness nuclear energy that will increase available electrical power from about 1,000 watts to over 100,000 watts and enable the use of electric propulsion thrusters. Historically, NASA has had diffic...
1998 NASA Budget: Review of Selected Activities
NSIAD-97-252R: Published: Sep 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1997.
GAO provided information on potential reduction in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) fiscal year (FY) 1998 budget request and prior years' appropriations for selected programs. GAO noted that the information did not reflect any adjustments taken by congressional authorization and appropriations committees during their review of the FY 1998 NASA budget request.GAO noted tha...
NASA Budgets: Gap Between Funding Requirements and Projected Budgets Has Been Reopened
NSIAD-95-155BR: Published: May 12, 1995. Publicly Released: May 12, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) budgets, focusing on: (1) NASA efforts to reduce or eliminate the gap between its funding requirements and likely budgets; and (2) whether gaps remain between NASA program plans and its likely future budgets.GAO found that: (1) recent events have reopened a gap between NASA program plans an...
Hubble Space Telescope
NSIAD-93-247R: Published: Jul 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1993.
GAO provided information on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). GAO found that: (1) NASA use of independent review teams and input from individual experts has increased the probability of successfully servicing HST because these sources have effectively identified potential problems and ensured implementation of solutions;...
National Aero-Space Plane: A Need for Program Direction and Funding Decisions
NSIAD-93-207: Published: Jun 18, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aero-Space Plane (NASP) Program, focusing on the: (1) status of efforts to resolve the program's cost, schedule, and technical problems; and (2) lack of top-level management direction.GAO found that: (1) the contractor has made some progress in resolving previously identified problems, but technical uncertainties will not be resolved b...
Space Shuttle: Status of Advanced Solid Rocket Motor Program
NSIAD-93-26: Published: Nov 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Advanced Solid Rocket Motor (ASRM) Program, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the need for the program has changed; and (2) reasons for cost growth and schedule slippage.GAO found that: (1) NASA planned the ASRM program to enhance space shuttle safety and reduce human error...
Aerospace Plane Technology: Research and Development Efforts in Japan and Australia
NSIAD-92-5: Published: Oct 4, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO composed investment in Japanese and Australian aerospace vehicle research and technological development efforts with the joint Department of Defense (DOD) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) National Aero-Space Plane (NASP) Program.GAO found that: (1) Japan has not officially approved a plan to build an aerospace plane, although it ha...