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Opportunities for Oversight and Improved Use of Taxpayer Funds: Examples from Selected GAO Work
GAO-03-1006: Published: Aug 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2003.
This report is submitted pursuant to section 301(e) of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2004, which directs the Comptroller General to submit to the Committees on the Budget a comprehensive report identifying instances in which the committees of jurisdiction may make legislative changes to improve the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of federal programs within their j...
NASA Procurement: Status of Efforts to Improve Oversight
NSIAD-98-198R: Published: Jul 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) efforts to improve its procurement assessment and performance measurement processes, focusing on whether those efforts have been sufficient to warrant removing NASA contract management from the Comptroller General's high-risk list.GAO noted that: (1) removing NASA contract man...
NASA Procurement: Contract Management Oversight
NSIAD-97-114R: Published: Mar 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1997.
GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) approach to monitoring, measuring, and validating its progress in improving contract management, focusing on the extent to which NASA's oversight processes ensure that contract management weaknesses are identified and promptly corrected.GAO noted that: (1) NASA acknowledged that its procurement self-assessment process could be...
NASA Procurement Assessments
NSIAD-97-80R: Published: Feb 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1997.
GAO summarized its findings on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) efforts to address GAO's concerns about NASA's self-assessment process for procurement functions.GAO noted that: (1) in March 1996, NASA's Office of Procurement asked procurement centers for their views on the need for additional self-assessment guidance; (2) several centers said that additional agencywide gu...
AIMD-96-141R: Published: Sep 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided interim information on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) plans for acquiring future spacecraft for its Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) System. GAO noted that: (1) the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's analysis of the planned NOAA sole-source procurement of four spacecraft showed that...
NASA Contract Management
NSIAD-96-95R: Published: Feb 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 1996.
GAO reviewed the National Air and Space Administration's (NASA) contract management procedures, focusing on the areas that NASA has made progress in and the areas that it needs to improve. GAO noted that: (1) NASA routinely reviews major procurement activities' schedule milestones, the age and value of incomplete contract actions, bid protest disposition, progress in meeting its small disadvantage...
Cassini Mission: Estimated Launch Costs for NASA's Mission to Saturn
NSIAD-95-141BR: Published: May 8, 1995. Publicly Released: May 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Titan IV-Centaur launch of its Cassini spacecraft, focusing on the: (1) current estimated cost for the launch; and (2) extent to which cost savings opportunities exist.GAO found that: (1) NASA's most recent estimate for the Titan IV-Centaur launch of its Cassini spacecraft is...
Missile Development: Status and Issues at the Time of the TSSAM Termination Decision
NSIAD-95-46: Published: Jan 20, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1995.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Tri-Service Standoff Attack Missile (TSSAM) program, focusing on the: (1) reliability of TSSAM; (2) increases in TSSAM unit production costs; (3) changes in the number of variants and quantities to be acquired; and (4) availability of alternative systems. GAO noted that: (1) in December 1994, the Secretary of Defense announced plans to cancel the TSSA...
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...