Procurement (21 - 30 of 97 items)
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 Shuttle: Status of Advanced Solid Rocket Motor Program
NSIAD-93-26: Published: Nov 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Advanced Solid Rocket Motor (ASRM) Program, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the need for the program has changed; and (2) reasons for cost growth and schedule slippage.GAO found that: (1) NASA planned the ASRM program to enhance space shuttle safety and reduce human error...
OCG-93-27TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed major policy, management, and program issues at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), focusing on: (1) aligning plans with likely budgets; (2) systems development management; (3) improving operations and oversight; and (4) preserving U.S. aeronautics leadership.GAO found that NASA: (1) strategic and program plans call for unreal...
NASA Procurement: Opportunities to Improve Contract Management
T-NSIAD-92-33: Published: May 7, 1992. Publicly Released: May 7, 1992.
GAO discussed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) management oversight of contract: (1) cost increases and time extensions; (2) modifications; and (3) administration activities performed by other government organizations. GAO noted that: (1) at the four largest NASA procurement centers 1 in every 3 of over 1,800 contracts sampled had cost increases, and more than 2 of every...
NASA Procurement: Approach to Sharing Risk Under Certain Research and Development Contracts Is Starting to Change
T-NSIAD-92-12: Published: Mar 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1992.
GAO discussed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) distribution of contract risk, focusing on: (1) how NASA allocates risk for research and development contracts; (2) how the Department of Defense (DOD) uses warranties; (3) how NASA uses defect warranties; and (4) the availability of insurance to cover contractors' materials and workmanship defects. GAO noted that: (1) althou...
Policy Guidance 1963-1986: Interview With Donald J. Horan, Eugene L. Pahl, and Allen R. Voss
OP-23-OH: Published: Jan 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1992.
GAO presented a transcript of a videotaped interview with Donald J. Horan, Eugene L. Pahl, and Allen R. Voss, who served with the Office of Policy during the period between 1963 and 1986, as part of its program to record key government official's observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events are systematically recorded for posterity...
Index Digest of the Published Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States, Volumes 66-70, September 1991
156871: Sep 30, 1991
GAO published the Index Digest of Published Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States for the period October 1986 through September 1991. These decisions involved appropriations, financial management, civilian and military personnel, and procurement issues...
The San Francisco Regional Office, 1954-1987: Interview With Harold J. D'Ambrogia, Kenneth A. Pollock, Richard A. Sheldon, and Charles F. Vincent
OP-20-OH: Published: Sep 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1991.
GAO presented a transcript of an interview with Harold J. D'Ambrogia, Kenneth A. Pollock, Richard A. Sheldon, and Charles F. Vincent, who served as officials in the San Francisco Regional Office during the period between 1954 and 1987, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events ar...
Meeting the Aviation Challenges of the 1990s: Experts Define Key Problems and Identify Emerging Issues
RCED-91-152: Published: Jul 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1991.
GAO reported on a conference it convened in November 1990, bringing together 23 leading aviation experts from Congress, the administration, the aviation industry, and academia, to discuss long-standing and emerging aviation issues, including: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) organization and management; (2) airspace management and air traffic control; (3) aviation safety; (4) airpor...
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...