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Space Acquisitions: DOD Is Overcoming Long-Standing Problems, but Faces Challenges to Ensuring Its Investments Are Optimized
GAO-13-508T: Published: Apr 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2013.
Most of the Department of Defense's (DOD) major satellite programs are in mature phases of development, that is, the initial satellites have been designed, fabricated, and launched into orbit while additional satellites of the same design are being produced. For the portfolio of major satellite programs, new cost and schedule growth is not as widespread as it was in prior years, but DOD is still e...
Space Acquisitions: Challenges in Commercializing Technologies Developed under the Small Business Innovation Research Program
GAO-11-21: Published: Nov 10, 2010. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 2010.
To be competitive in the global economy, the United States relies heavily on innovation through research and development (R&D). The Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982 established the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program to stimulate technological innovation among small businesses. SBIR offers one avenue for introducing technological innovation in the Department of Defen...
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...
Advance Sheets: Volume 73, Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States
OGC-94-28: Published: Jun 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1994.
GAO published advance sheets of decisions of the Comptroller General for the month of June 1994...
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...
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...
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...
Army Weapons: Status of the Sense and Destroy Armor System
NSIAD-91-44BR: Published: Dec 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Army's Sense and Destroy Armor (SADARM) program, focusing on: (1) Army compliance with congressional directives; (2) the current program schedule; (3) the Army's estimate of the program's total cost; (4) SADARM technical development and test results; and (5) SADARM ability to meet a counterfire mission requirement.GAO found that t...