Aerospace contracts (1 - 10 of 16 items)
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...
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...
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...
Weather Satellites: Cost Growth and Development Delays Jeopardize U.S. Forecasting Ability
NSIAD-89-169: Published: Jun 30, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) cooperative arrangement for the development and procurement of the next series of geostationary operational environmental satellites (GOES), focusing on the: (1) award of the prime contract and its principal subcontract; (2) c...
Cost Overrun on the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility
PLRD-82-123: Published: Sep 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1982.
GAO reviewed the reasons for the cost overrun on the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility (ASTF) construction process and discussed the construction of the Space Transportation System (STS) support facilities with Air Force and Army Corps of Engineers officials to determine whether the design responsibilities for these facilities were split between the Air Force and the Corps in ways similar to th...
Evaluation of NASA Comments on Consolidated Space Operations Center
MASAD-82-43: Published: Aug 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1982.
GAO was requested to evaluate the unsolicited comments of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on a prior report. The review dealt specifically with Department of Defense activities and its interrelationship with the NASA-managed Space Transportation System.GAO believes that the NASA comments concerning: (1) the Johnson Space Center are welcomed; and (2) its plans and capabilit...
Need for NASA To Provide Congress More Complete Cost Information on Its Projects
PSAD-81-7: Published: Nov 26, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 1980.
GAO made a study to determine if there were weaknesses in the cost estimating process of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) which, if corrected, would result in more accurate and reliable estimates to provide Congress with more complete cost information in its annual budget justification documents. NASA had underestimated the costs for some of its major projects. As a result...
Staffing Implications of Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System and Remote Sensing Activities
PSAD-80-47: Published: May 28, 1980. Publicly Released: May 30, 1980.
A review was requested of the staffing implications caused by introducing the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center. TDRSS will markedly change Goddard's operating mode using satellites for tracking and data acquisition suppport of low, earth-orbiting spacecraft. This support function is now conduc...