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NASA's Requirement for a Single Solid Rocket Refurbishment and Assembly Facility at Kennedy Space Center
NSIAD-84-124: Published: Jun 5, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1984.
GAO evaluated the extent to which the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) examined alternatives to constructing a rocket booster refurbishment and assembly facility for the space shuttle at the Kennedy Space Center.Both NASA and the Department of Defense require additional capacity to refurbish 24 solid rocket booster flight sets a year by fiscal year 1988. GAO suggested previousl...
Utilization of the United States Coast Guard High Endurance Cutter Fleet
B-114851: Published: Nov 20, 1970. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Early Decisions and Delays on the Zilwaukee, Michigan, Bridge Project
RCED-83-165: Published: Aug 17, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Zilwaukee Bridge project, a 90-percent federally funded bridge replacement project on Interstate 75 near Saginaw, Michigan.The Zilwaukee project has experienced controversy, delays, revisions, and a near collapse of the northbound structure in August 1982. Construction has stopped until the damaged section can be repaired. GAO found that, ba...
Cost Recovery Practices Inconsistent With Government Policy
GGD-83-61: Published: Jul 27, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1983.
GAO conducted a review to assess the economy and efficiency of the Environmental Data and Information Service (EDIS) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Although EDIS merged in December 1982 with the National Environmental Satellite Service to become the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS), GAO stated that this merger did not affect the...
Examination into the Increase in Cost of the Lunar-Roving Vehicles Being Manufactured by the Boeing Company
B-171977: Published: Jul 2, 1971. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
The Federal Weather Program Must Have Stronger Central Direction
LCD-80-10: Published: Oct 16, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1979.
The objectives of the federal weather program are to: (1) reduce the economic and social impact of natural disasters; (2) promote the nation's welfare and economy, (3) preserve and enhance the quality of the environment; and (4) strengthen national security. To meet these objectives, seven federal agencies are involved in basic or specialized weather services: the Departments of Commerce, Defense,...
Realignment of the Aerospace Defense Command
LCD-79-119: Published: Jun 25, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1979.
The results of an Air Force review supported the idea that certain mission responsibilities could be transferred from the Aerospace Defense Command to other major commands. The projected savings for the proposed realignment of the Air Force Aerospace Defense Command have decreased since the original estimate. In January 1978, the Air Force projected a net staff reduction of 1,084, a recurring net...
Review of NASA Contract
105783: Feb 13, 1978
A contract awarded by the Marshall Space Flight Center to the Martin Marietta Corporation, Denver Division, was reviewed as part of a survey of procedures and practices used by civilian agencies to negotiate noncompetitive contracts with prices exceeding $100,000. The review attempted to determine whether the Marshall Space Flight Center required Martin Marietta to furnish current, complete, and a...
Status and Issues Pertaining to the Proposed Development of the Space Telescope Project
PSAD-77-98: Published: May 4, 1977. Publicly Released: May 4, 1977.
The Space Telescope Project will develop a complex space observatory with the objectives of serving the scientific community and extending knowledge of the universe. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) estimates for Project costs have increased because of inflation factors and inclusion of changes in scope and administrative costs.NASA has not prepared a lifecycle cost estimate fo...
Review of NASA Contract To Determine Procedures Used in Negotiating Noncompetitive Contracts
104925: Feb 3, 1977
A contract awarded to a firm by the Marshall Space Flight Center was reviewed as part of a survey of procedures and practices used by civil agencies to negotiate noncompetitive contracts with prices exceeding $100,000. The Truth in Negotiations Act requires that, with certain exceptions, contractors are required to submit cost or pricing data in support of proposed prices and to certify at the tim...