Program management (91 - 100 of 149 items)
Space Station: Inadequate Planning and Design Led to Propulsion Module Project Failure
GAO-01-633: Published: Jun 20, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2001.
This report discusses the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) contract with Boeing Reusable Space Systems to build the now-canceled follow-on propulsion module for the International Space Station. GAO found that the initial propulsion module project did not meet performance, cost, and schedule goals largely because NASA proceeded with Boeing's proposal without following fundamen...
1998 NASA Budget: Review of Selected Activities
NSIAD-97-252R: Published: Sep 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1997.
GAO provided information on potential reduction in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) fiscal year (FY) 1998 budget request and prior years' appropriations for selected programs. GAO noted that the information did not reflect any adjustments taken by congressional authorization and appropriations committees during their review of the FY 1998 NASA budget request.GAO noted tha...
Multiple Launch Rocket System: Range Less Than Needed and Sustained Rocket Production Not Ensured
NSIAD-97-196R: Published: Jul 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Multiple Launch Rocket System's (MLRS) improvements.GAO noted that: (1) although the extended range rocket meets its requirement to provide longer range capability, it will not satisfy the Army's stated needs concerning range; (2) the Army approved limited production of extended range rockets about 1 year ago, but one of the rocket's five critical performance requirements has not...
NASA Facilities: Challenges to Achieving Reductions and Efficiencies
T-NSIAD-96-238: Published: Sep 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1996.
GAO discussed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) efforts to reduce key areas of its infrastructure. GAO noted that: (1) since fiscal year (FY) 1993, NASA budget and staffing levels have decreased sharply, and NASA has reduced, restructured, or cancelled some of its programs and projects; (2) NASA plans to eliminate $4 billion worth of its facilities by the end of FY 2000, b...
NASA Personnel: Challenges to Achieving Workforce Reductions
NSIAD-96-176: Published: Aug 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) efforts to downsize its staff.GAO found that: (1) NASA has reduced its fiscal year (FY) 2000 full-time equivalent (FTE) goal by more than 3,000 personnel; (2) NASA has provided eligible employees with voluntary separation incentive payments in exchange for their voluntary retirement or resi...
NASA Budgets: Gap Between Funding Requirements and Projected Budgets Has Been Reopened
NSIAD-95-155BR: Published: May 12, 1995. Publicly Released: May 12, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) budgets, focusing on: (1) NASA efforts to reduce or eliminate the gap between its funding requirements and likely budgets; and (2) whether gaps remain between NASA program plans and its likely future budgets.GAO found that: (1) recent events have reopened a gap between NASA program plans an...
NASA: Major Challenges for Management
T-NSIAD-94-18: Published: Oct 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1993.
GAO discussed management challenges facing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), focusing on: (1) matching program goals with likely budgets; (2) managing systems development efforts more efficiently; (3) improving operations and oversight; and (4) preserving U.S. aeronautical leadership. GAO noted that: (1) NASA efforts to match its strategic plan with its budget have been ina...
Hubble Space Telescope
NSIAD-93-247R: Published: Jul 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1993.
GAO provided information on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). GAO found that: (1) NASA use of independent review teams and input from individual experts has increased the probability of successfully servicing HST because these sources have effectively identified potential problems and ensured implementation of solutions;...
National Aero-Space Plane: A Need for Program Direction and Funding Decisions
NSIAD-93-207: Published: Jun 18, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aero-Space Plane (NASP) Program, focusing on the: (1) status of efforts to resolve the program's cost, schedule, and technical problems; and (2) lack of top-level management direction.GAO found that: (1) the contractor has made some progress in resolving previously identified problems, but technical uncertainties will not be resolved b...
Space Shuttle: Status of Advanced Solid Rocket Motor Program
NSIAD-93-26: Published: Nov 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Advanced Solid Rocket Motor (ASRM) Program, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the need for the program has changed; and (2) reasons for cost growth and schedule slippage.GAO found that: (1) NASA planned the ASRM program to enhance space shuttle safety and reduce human error...