Program management (111 - 120 of 149 items)
Transition Series: NASA Issues
OCG-89-15TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO summarized information relating to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) critical program management issues.GAO noted that NASA management problems causing project delays and increasing costs include: (1) lack of a strategic long-term plan for civil space projects; (2) inconsistent and incomplete project cost reports; (3) lack of a life-cycle cost management process for it...
Space Station: NASA Efforts To Establish a Design-To-Life-Cycle Cost Process
NSIAD-88-147: Published: May 5, 1988. Publicly Released: May 5, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) implementation of cost control measures for space station operations.GAO found that NASA: (1) reviewed its efforts to establish a programwide design-to-life-cycle policy after an inconclusive attempt in 1986; (2) was considering a draft directive to help establish a management system to...
Space Operations: Testing of NASA's Technical and Management Information System
IMTEC-88-28: Published: Mar 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Technical and Management Information System (TMIS) to determine the status of its development.GAO found that: (1) in June 1987, NASA awarded a $333.7 million contract for TMIS; (2) NASA allocated $36.2 million for initial TMIS development and operation; (3) although the contractor was to ha...
Space Shuttle Accident: NASA's Actions To Address the Presidential Commission Report
NSIAD-88-30BR: Published: Oct 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) actions to address the recommendations in the report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident.GAO found that NASA has addressed or is addressing the intent of all 39 report recommendations. GAO also found that NASA: (1) established an advisory panel, including...
Space Station: National Aeronautics and Space Administration's 1987 Cost Estimate
NSIAD-87-180FS: Published: Jul 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the methodology the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) used in estimating the cost of a permanent manned space station program.GAO found that: (1) in late 1986, the NASA Administrator directed the revalidation or modification of a 1984 space station cost estimate of $8 billion; (2) NASA estimated the cost of each known detailed wo...
Space Funding: NASA's Appropriations and DOD's Funding Estimates for Space Programs
NSIAD-87-81FS: Published: Feb 26, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO defined and compared the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) and the Department of Defense's (DOD) funding for space programs.GAO found that NASA: (1) receives funding for its space program through appropriations for research and development, space flight, control, and data communications, facility construction, and research and progra...
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...
Missile Development: Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) Certification Issues
NSIAD-86-124BR: Published: Jul 9, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile program (AMRAAM) as it relates to the certification requirements of the Defense Authorization Act.GAO found that: (1) although the AMRAAM program manager and the Air Force stated that the design was complete, based on the critical design review, they subsequently made a number of design...
From Satellites to Space Shuttle and Beyond: GAO Evaluates the Military's Role in Space
129474: Jan 1, 1986
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 21, Issue 1, Winter 1986, discusses how GAO has approached the space militarization issue. The focus of GAO work has included evaluating: (1) the Department of Defense's organizational structure and ability to manage the multiservice space program; (2) efforts to develop a space system to improve strategic and tactical force effectiveness; (3) t...
Contracting Out: NASA Not Complying With OMB Circular A-76
NSIAD-86-15: Published: Nov 27, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1985.
GAO reviewed contract administration at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Lewis Research Center.GAO found that: (1) the Center contracted out functions for services without comparing the contract costs to in-house performance costs; and (2) NASA does not comply with the Office of Management and and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76, which requires agencies to perform such cost co...