Program evaluation (101 - 110 of 124 items)
NASA's Standard Parts Program--Are the Objectives Being Accomplished?
PSAD-81-18: Published: Jan 8, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 1981.
A review of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) progress in implementing the Standard Parts Program and its efforts to consolidate procurements of electronic parts is presented. Interviews and examinations of records and information from questionnaires were examined as a basis for the review.While there has been notable progress recently in planning for and implementing the...
Requirements for Recurring Reports to the Congress
PAD-80-49: Published: Nov 1, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1980.
In accordance with his responsibility to identify congressional information needs, the Comptroller General has compiled a directory describing the various requirements for recurring reports to Congress from the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government. This current inventory of requirements was compiled from information furnished by preparing agencies in response to...
First Look at Senior Executive Service Performance Awards/NASA
FPCD-80-85: Published: Sep 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1980.
Procedural difficulties have been experienced by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in administering Senior Executive Service (SES) performance awards. The percentage of executives receiving bonuses or rank nominations is skewed to the top of the NASA organizational hierarchy.While there was no evidence of abuse of the bonus system, NASA could add credibility and objectivity...
A Look at NASA's Aircraft Energy Efficiency Program
PSAD-80-50: Published: Jul 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1980.
The Aircraft Energy Efficiency Program is a 10-year effort of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to accelerate the development of various aeronautical technologies which would make future transport aircraft up to 50 percent more fuel efficient than today's aircraft. The program was to be completed by the end of 1985. It is a collection of six distinct but interrelated project...
Cost/Benefit Analysis--A Legislative Branch Viewpoint
110842: Nov 6, 1979
GAO reviews of three remote sensing information systems were presented with regard to economic and cost/benefit analysis issues. The 1975 review of the Landsat program included the production of additional satellites, production of Landsat photo-products and computer compatible tapes, and a variety of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sponsored technical investigations. The obje...
Department of Energy Participation in Defense System Acquisition Review Council Review
PSAD-79-4: Published: Nov 7, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1978.
The Department of Energy (DOE) is developing a common warhead for the Air Force's Air Launched Cruise Missile and the Navy's Sea Launched Cruise Missile. Before gaining approval to enter the next phase of development or production, the military services must demonstrate to a Defense System Acquisition Review Council that predetermined milestones on major weapons programs have been accomplished. Al...
Status of the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System
PSAD-78-37: Published: Apr 25, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1978.
The NAVSTAR Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system which will consist of 24 satellites, ground control equipment, and user equipment for a variety of Department of Defense applications. All military services are participating in the program with the Air Force acting as management executive. Program costs are estimated at $3.7 billion, including $1.5 billion for the...
Landsat Policy Issues Still Unresolved
PSAD-78-58: Published: Apr 17, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1978.
Landsat is a National Aeronautics and Space Administration experimental project to determine the usefulness of satellite-acquired data for managing the Earth's environment and natural resources.Although the project has been going on since 1970 and will extend into the 1980's at costs which will exceed $650 million, there is no clear statement of government policy regarding support of an operationa...
Comments on the Solar Power Satellite Research, Development, and Demonstration Program Act of 1978
EMD-78-61: Published: Apr 13, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1978.
The Solar Power Satellite Research, Development, and Demonstration Program Act of 1978 would establish a program in the Department of Energy (DOE) to pursue research, development, and demonstration of solar power satellites (SPS) as a major source of energy. Enacting legislation for such a program at this time with the expectation of demonstrating such systems in the near future is premature. Tech...
NASA Report May Overstate the Economic Benefits of Research and Development Spending
PAD-78-18: Published: Oct 18, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1977.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) contracted with Chase Econometrics Associates, Inc., to evaluate how research and development (R&D) spending affects the U.S. economy.The Chase report "The Economic Impact of NASA R&D Spending" concluded that this spending produced many benefits between 1960 and 1974, although it did not try to evaluate how effectively NASA carried out its p...