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Space Shuttle: Issues Associated With the Vandenberg Launch Site
NSIAD-87-32BR: Published: Oct 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the space shuttle program's Vandenberg launch site (VLS) in California, specifically: (1) the Air Force's cost estimates for various VLS operating levels and VLS technical issues identified in a congressional report; (2) plans for manned spaceflight from VLS; (3) the President's rationale for replacing the space shuttle Challenger...
ICBM Modernization: Status, Survivable Basing Issues, and Need To Reestablish a National Consensus
NSIAD-86-200: Published: Sep 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1986.
GAO reported on the status of the land-based Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Modernization Program, specifically: (1) the deployment of 50 Peacekeeper missiles in existing Minuteman silos; (2) research to determine a survivable basing mode for 50 additional Peacekeeper missiles or other missiles; and (3) the development of a small, single-warhead ICBM.GAO found that: (1) the Department o...
Missile Development: Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) Certification Issues
NSIAD-86-124BR: Published: Jul 9, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile program (AMRAAM) as it relates to the certification requirements of the Defense Authorization Act.GAO found that: (1) although the AMRAAM program manager and the Air Force stated that the design was complete, based on the critical design review, they subsequently made a number of design...
Request for Information Concerning Space Transportation System
B-202664: Published: Apr 15, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
Department of Defense's Space Laser Program Plan--Status and Issues
NSIAD-84-132: Published: Aug 9, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1984.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (D0D) Space Laser Program Plan to evaluate the plan's progress and potential.GAO found that: (1) the 6-year, $908.3 million effort presented in 1982 increased to 7 years and $1,558.3 million in 1983; and (2) DOD was not able to adequately monitor the plan's status because the management and funding structure is too diffuse to be effective. Further, no singl...
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...
Use of Construction Authority by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
B-165118: Published: Jul 20, 1971. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Further Evaluation of the Proposed Interim Consolidation of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
EMD-81-76: Published: Jun 24, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1981.
GAO was requested to respond to questions on the proposed interim consolidation of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). These questions sought additional information and further explanation of matters discussed in a prior report.GAO concluded that both interim consolidation options could help strengthen NRC. Key factors have changed in favor of the proposed interim consolidation: (1) General S...
Need for NASA To Provide Congress More Complete Cost Information on Its Projects
PSAD-81-7: Published: Nov 26, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 1980.
GAO made a study to determine if there were weaknesses in the cost estimating process of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) which, if corrected, would result in more accurate and reliable estimates to provide Congress with more complete cost information in its annual budget justification documents. NASA had underestimated the costs for some of its major projects. As a result...
NASA Should Provide the Congress Complete Cost Information on the Space Telescope Program
PSAD-80-15: Published: Jan 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1980.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) plans to launch a space telescope aboard the space shuttle in 1983. The program is on schedule and within its budget, and all the telescope's scientific instruments should meet or exceed the established performance requirements. GAO believes that NASA should provide Congress with better financial information on this project.On a recent statu...