National security (11 - 20 of 29 items)
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...
Military Space Programs: Comprehensive Analysis Needed and Cost Savings Available
T-NSIAD-94-164: Published: Apr 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1994.
GAO discussed two Department of Defense (DOD) satellite programs. GAO noted that: (1) DOD has an opportunity to assess its needs for early missile warning information, since it cancelled the most recent follow-on program for its Defense Support Program (DSP) and replaced DSP with the Alert, Locate, and Report Missiles System (ALARM) which has more tactical emphasis; (2) DOD needs to review and val...
Military Space Programs: Opportunities to Reduce Missile Warning and Communication Satellites' Costs
T-NSIAD-94-108: Published: Feb 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1994.
GAO discussed the status and future plans for the Department of Defense's (DOD) Defense Support Program (DSP) and Milstar satellite communications system. GAO noted that: (1) DOD has decided to terminate and replace its current DSP follow-on program to reduce costs and consider new tactical requirements; (2) DOD needs to evaluate the new DSP system's effectiveness and affordability before systems...
Space Station: Information on National Security Applications and Cost
NSIAD-93-208: Published: May 18, 1993. Publicly Released: May 18, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's space station program, focusing on: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) potential use of the space station for national security purposes; (2) the program's total cost; and (3) other existing and planned space stations.GAO found that: (1) DOD has not identified or planned any research that would...
Space Station: Resolving Conflict Over Integration Contractor's Role
NSIAD-92-291BR: Published: Sep 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) contract to provide program support, engineering, and integration services for the Space Station Freedom program, focusing on: (1) the working relationship relative to the contractor's integration role; and (2) NASA evaluations of the contractor's performance.GAO found that: (1) although th...
Strategic Defense Initiative: Some Claims Overstated for Early Flight Tests of Interceptors
NSIAD-92-282: Published: Sep 8, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the accuracy of Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) claims concerning flight test results.GAO found that the: (1) Kinetic Kill Vehicle Integrated Technology Experiment (KITE) utilizes a shroud to protect the optical window sensor at the missile's front; (2) Army Strategic Defense Command inaccurately claimed that the K...
Air Force Stock Fund: Hydrazine Sales Consistent with the Commercial Space Launch Act
NSIAD-91-196: Published: May 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's sales of hydrazine propellants to private firms for use in commercial space launches, focusing on whether such sales: (1) complied with the intent of the Commercial Space Launch Act (CSLA); and (2) competed with private firms' commercial sales.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force had authority, separate from CSLA, to sell fuels out of...
Issues and Anticipated Results
D06981: Dec 3, 1990
The National Security and International Affairs Division (NSIAD) is called upon to review national and international programs for protecting the population and advancing the political, economic, and military interests of the United States. NSIAD's audit jurisdiction includes the Departments of Defense and State, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the defense and international a...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Basis for Reductions in Estimated Cost of Phase I
NSIAD-90-173: Published: May 9, 1990. Publicly Released: May 10, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) reasons for reducing its cost estimate for the Phase 1 Strategic Defense System, and the credibility of its October 1988 estimate of $69.1 billion.GAO found that: (1) SDIO appropriately prepared the October 1988 cost estimate, but made errors that understated the cost by $2.1 billion; (2) SDIO...