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Inspectors General: Actions Needed to Improve Audit Coverage of NASA
GAO-09-88: Published: Dec 18, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 2009.
GAO was asked to review the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) and provide information on (1) the audit and investigative coverage of NASA; (2) the NASA OIG's audit and investigative accomplishments; (3) the NASA OIG's budget and staffing levels, including staff attrition rates; and (4) the results of external reviews of the NASA OIG. GAO obtaine...
Fiscal Year 2007 Performance Plans
GAO-07-146SP: Published: Oct 1, 2006. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 2006.
This report presents the General Accounting Office's (GAO) Performance Plans for Fiscal Year 2007. In the spirit of the Government Performance and Results Act, this annual plan informs the Congress and the American people about what we expect to accomplish on their behalf in the coming fiscal year. It sets forth our plan to make progress toward achieving our strategic goals for serving the Congres...
NASA: Better Mechanisms Needed for Sharing Lessons Learned
GAO-02-195: Published: Jan 30, 2002. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 2002.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) uses several mechanisms to capture and disseminate lessons learned. NASA has established an agency-wide Lessons Learned Information System that managers are required to review on an ongoing basis. NASA uses training, program reviews, and periodic revisions to agency policies and guidelines to communicate lessons learned. Several NASA centers...
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...
Summaries of Conclusions and Recommendations on Department of Defense Operations
OISS-82-2: Published: Feb 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1982.
A summary is provided of conclusions and recommendations resulting from GAO audits and other review work in the Department of Defense (DOD). While the reports have previously brought the matters to the attention of Congress and department officials, the summary was compiled to assist congressional committees in their review of budget requests for fiscal year 1983.The summaries include DOD matters...
NASA's Resource Data Base and Techniques for Supporting, Planning, and Controlling Programs Need Improvement
PSAD-77-78: Published: May 19, 1977. Publicly Released: May 19, 1977.
Data compiled by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on its resources and management techniques for supporting, planning, and controlling research and development programs omitted some resources and did not identify others with the projects they benefited.The database of resources available in fiscal year 1976 for carrying out its research and development programs excluded abo...