Appropriations (1 - 10 of 26 items)
Satellite Control Systems: Opportunity for DOD to Implement Space Policy and Integrate Capabilities
NSIAD-99-81: Published: May 17, 1999. Publicly Released: May 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in integrating and improving its satellite control capabilities and in fostering integrated and interoperable satellite control within the government, as directed by the 1996 national space policy; and (2) determined whether opportunities exist for DOD to standardize its satellite control capabilities...
Navy Aviation: F/A-18E/F will Provide Marginal Operational Improvement at High Cost
NSIAD-96-98: Published: Jun 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Navy's plan to procure with F/A-18E/F aircraft, focusing on: (1) whether operational deficiencies in the F/A-18C/D cited by the Navy to justify the need for the F/A-18E/F have materialized and, if they have, the extent to which the F/A-18E/F would correct them; (2) whether the F/A-18E/F will provide an appreciable increase in operational capability over the F/A-18C/D; and (3) the...
NASA Property: Poor Lending Practices and Controls at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NSIAD-94-116: Published: Apr 18, 1994. Publicly Released: May 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the relationship between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and their management of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), focusing on: (1) property management weaknesses at JPL; and (2) NASA equipment loaned to JPL employees and provided to Caltech.GAO found that: (1) there a...
Space Shuttle Main Engine: NASA Has Not Evaluated the Alternate Fuel Turbopump Costs and Benefits
NSIAD-94-54: Published: Oct 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1993.
GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) planned development of an alternate high pressure fuel turbopump for the Space Shuttle's main engines, focusing on whether NASA has adequately analyzed cost, performance, and expected program benefits in comparison to other alternatives before resuming its development of the alternate pump.GAO found that: (1) the current engin...
NASA Property: Improving Management of Government Equipment Provided to Contractors
NSIAD-93-191: Published: Sep 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) management of government equipment provided to contractors, focusing on: (1) NASA compliance with federal regulations intended to minimize the amount of government-owned, contractor-held general purpose equipment; (2) government and contractor controls over equipment; and (3) NASA reporting...
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...
NASA: Large Programs May Consume Increasing Share of Limited Future Budgets
NSIAD-92-278: Published: Sep 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) 5-year program plan, focusing on: (1) its consistency with potential budget resources; (2) major programs that would require the greatest share of limited future NASA budgets; (3) whether the NASA strategic plan corrects the mismatch between its 5-year plan and budget resources; and (4) imp...
NASA: Changes to the Scope, Schedule, and Estimated Cost of the Earth Observing System
NSIAD-92-223: Published: Jul 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Earth Observing System (EOS) Program, focusing on major changes NASA made to its scope, schedule, and estimated cost.GAO found that: (1) NASA planned for EOS to observe and predict the Earth's changing atmosphere; (2) NASA changed the original scope and timing of EOS to better...
Space Station: Improving NASA's Planning for External Maintenance
NSIAD-92-271: Published: Jul 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) efforts to determine the Space Station Freedom's extravehicular activity (EVA) maintenance requirements and its planning to meet those requirements.GAO found that: (1) model-based estimates for failure and replacement rates are inaccurate and do not account for extrinsic factors, such as hu...
NASA Procurement: Improving Oversight of Construction Projects at the Langley Research Center
NSIAD-92-230: Published: Jul 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) construction contracting practices under one contract, focusing on concerns about the contractor's: (1) authorization to perform under non-competitive work orders; (2) hiring of unneeded additional employees; (3) inspection and approval of its own work; (4) poor work and inefficiency; and (...