Program evaluation (81 - 90 of 124 items)
Survey of NASA's Lessons Learned Process
GAO-01-1015R: Published: Sep 5, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 2001.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) procedures and guidelines require that program and project managers review and apply lessons learned from the past throughout a program's or project's life cycle. Managers must also document and submit any significant lessons learned in a timely manner. NASA's principal mechanism for collecting and sharing lessons learned from programs, pr...
NASA: Status of Achieving Key Outcomes and Addressing Major Management Challenges
GAO-01-868: Published: Jul 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2001.
GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) fiscal year 2000 performance report to assess the agency's progress in achieving selected key outcomes important to NASA's mission. The selected key outcomes are to (1) expand scientific knowledge of the Earth system, (2) expand the commercial development of space, and (3) deploy and operate the International Space Station saf...
Observations on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Fiscal Year 1999 Performance Report and Fiscal Year 2001 Performance Plan
NSIAD-00-192R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) fiscal year (FY) 1999 performance report and FY 2001 performance plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993.GAO noted that: (1) NASA made progress in meeting its FY 1999 performance targets for the three key agency outcomes included in GAO's assessment; (2) however,...
Managing for Results: Observations on NASA's Fiscal Year 1999 Performance Plan
NSIAD-98-181: Published: Jun 5, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) performance plan for fiscal year (FY) 1999, focusing on: (1) NASA's goals and objectives, including how the agency plans to measure its progress toward achieving these goals and objectives; (2) the agency's strategies and resources needed to achieve its goals; and (3) the availability and r...
Results Act: Observations on NASA's May 1997 Draft Strategic Plan
NSIAD-97-205R: Published: Jul 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1997.
GAO reviewed the draft strategic plan submitted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as required by the Government Performance and Results Act.GAO noted that: (1) to its credit, NASA has been actively pursuing a strategic planning process since 1992, before enactment of the Results Act; (2) of the six elements required by the act, four are included in the draft strategic pla...
Advanced Solid Rocket Motor Status
NSIAD-93-258R: Published: Aug 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Advanced Solid Rocket Motor Program. GAO noted that: (1) the need for the advanced motor has diminished since the development program was first approved in 1988; (2) NASA had no actual flight experience with the advanced motors when the program was approved; (3)...
Space Programs: NASA's Independent Cost Estimating Capability Needs Improvement
NSIAD-93-73: Published: Nov 5, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) implemented an advisory committee's recommendation to strengthen its independent cost estimating capability.GAO found that: (1) NASA actions to implement an independent cost estimating function did not meet the intent of the committee's recommendation; (2) NASA reported results of f...
Space Projects: Improvements Needed in Selecting Future Projects for Private Financing
NSIAD-90-147: Published: Sep 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1990.
GAO assessed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) efforts to find acceptable private financing sources for seven space projects.GAO found that: (1) the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and NASA selected and removed six of the seven projects selected from the NASA budget request before adequately evaluating their suitability for commercialization; (2) commercial aerospace...
Investment in Foreign Aerospace Vehicle Research and Technological Development Efforts
T-NSIAD-89-43: Published: Aug 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1989.
GAO discussed foreign countries' aerospace goals and objectives, current aerospace vehicle programs, technological challenges, testing, and prospects for international cooperation. GAO found that: (1) foreign countries developed technologies for various concepts of operational aerospace vehicles to secure independent access to space, reduce launching costs, and ensure a competitive role in future...
DOD Acquisition: Case Study of the Air Force Space Based Space Surveillance System
NSIAD-86-45S-17: Published: Jul 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1986.
GAO provided a supplement to its report on the defense acquisition work force. GAO discussed the role of the program manager and contracting officer in developing the Air Force Space-Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) program's acquisition strategy.GAO found that: (1) the program manager had a lead role in developing the original three-phase acquisition strategy, while the first contracting officer a...