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Space Station: Status of Financial Reserves
NSIAD-92-279: Published: Jul 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) financial reserves to offset unanticipated contingencies associated with the high-risk Space Station Freedom program.GAO found that: (1) NASA has $2.1 billion in reserves remaining from its revised 1992 budget of $16.6 billion for the program; (2) NASA reduced its reserves by...
Weapons Codevelopment: U.S. National Issues in the MLRS Terminal Guidance Warhead Program
NSIAD-92-55: Published: Apr 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1992.
GAO reviewed how the Army's Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Terminal Guidance Warhead (TGW) Program protects U.S. interests.GAO found that: (1) although the United States is to pay 40 percent of the MLRS TGW development cost and France, Germany, and the United Kingdom are each to pay 20 percent, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) limited the U.S. development work share under the prime cont...
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...
GAO's Views on SDIO's Phase I Cost Estimate
T-NSIAD-89-18: Published: Mar 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1989.
GAO discussed the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization's (SDIO) revised cost estimate for phase I of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). GAO found that SDIO revised its estimate of $145.7 billion to $69.1 billion in October 1988 because it: (1) significantly reduced the quantities of sensors and weapons needed for SDI phase I; (2) reduced by 51 percent the number of space-based intercepto...
Space Science: Status of the Hubble Space Telescope Program
NSIAD-88-118BR: Published: May 2, 1988. Publicly Released: May 9, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Program, focusing on: (1) the program's current cost, schedule, and performance status; (2) the Space Telescope Science Institute's role in the program; and (3) NASA orbital maintenance plans for the telescope.GAO found that: (1) technical...
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...