Defense budgets (1 - 10 of 18 items)
Space Situational Awareness: Status of Efforts and Planned Budgets
GAO-16-6R: Published: Oct 8, 2015. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 2015.
Space systems provide critical capabilities essential for government and commercial operations. These systems are increasingly vulnerable to a variety of intentional and unintentional threats. The government relies primarily on the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Intelligence Community to provide Space Situational Awareness (SSA)—the current and predictive knowledge and characterization of s...
Space Acquisitions: Acquisition Management Continues to Improve but Challenges Persist for Current and Future Programs
GAO-14-382T: Published: Mar 12, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2014.
Most of the Department of Defense's (DOD) major satellite acquisition programs are in later stages of acquisition, with the initial satellites having been designed, produced, and launched into orbit while additional satellites of the same design are being produced. A few other major space programs, however, have recently experienced setbacks. For example: the Missile Defense Agency's Precision Tra...
Space Acquisitions: Assessment of Overhead Persistent Infrared Technology Report
GAO-14-287R: Published: Jan 13, 2014. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 2014.
On October 11, 2013, DOD submitted to the congressional defense committees the OPIR Technology report. Upon reviewing the report, we determined that the OPIR report was comprehensive and appropriately identified its limitations. In particular, DOD, in consultation with the IC, provided a description of (1) the plan and budget for current and next generation OPIR systems and (2) OPIR technology req...
Missile Defense: Precision Tracking Space System Evaluation of Alternatives
GAO-13-747R: Published: Jul 25, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2013.
The Department of Defense (DOD) submitted to the congressional defense committees a terms of reference and a report on a 2012 DOD Director for Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) program review of the Precision Tracking Space System (PTSS), a missile defense program designed to track ballistic missiles. These documents did not provide for or include an evaluation of PTSS alternatives as...
Launch Services New Entrant Certification Guide
GAO-13-317R: Published: Feb 7, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2013.
The Air Force based its Guide on existing NASA policy and procedures with respect to payload risk classification and launch vehicle certification. Payloads are classified based in part on factors such as national significance, payload complexity and cost, and are assigned a risk tolerance level accordingly. The Air Force, NASA, and NRO are working to coordinate and share information to facilitate...
Defense Management and NASA Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-97
IAP-95-6: Published: Mar 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its Defense Management and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) issue area plan, focusing on opportunities to save money, achieve management efficiencies, and improve results.GAO plans to: (1) assess the base closure and realignment process; (2) identify opportunities for savings from consolidating or eliminating infrastructure activities; (3) monitor in...
DOD Satellite Control
NSIAD-95-69R: Published: Nov 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Air Force has an adequate basis for obligating the $60 million in fiscal year (FY) 1995 funding for research, development, test, and evaluation. GAO noted that: (1) the Air Force has an adequate basis for obligating FY 1995 funding for satellite control network upgrades; (2) the satellite control system will aid the Air Force in establi...
National Space Issues: Observations on Defense Space Programs and Activities
NSIAD-94-253: Published: Aug 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) space programs and activities.GAO found that: (1) since 1989, the government's efforts to acquire a new space launch system have been unsuccessful; (2) the administration's current national space transportation strategy does not identify a mechanism for implementing high-level management within the Executive Office...
NATO: A Changing Alliance Faces New Challenges
NSIAD-92-252: Published: Jul 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided an unclassified version of a classified report on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), focusing on: (1) the new NATO strategic concept; (2) NATO members' national defense plans and the extent to which they reflect the new strategy; (3) barriers to implementing the strategy; and (4) U.S. plans for contributing to the new force structure.GA...
Test and Evaluation: Description of Projects in DOD's Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program
NSIAD-91-111S: Published: May 7, 1991. Publicly Released: May 7, 1991.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on projects funded by the Department of Defense's (DOD) Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program (CTEIP).GAO provided information on 9 Air Force projects, 7 Army projects, 9 Navy projects, and 3 DOD and Defense Nuclear Agency projects. GAO also provided information on the: (1) justification for the CTEIP project; (2) interrelationships among the Air Fo...