Program evaluation (51 - 60 of 63 items)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Long-standing Financial Management Challenges Threaten the Agency's Ability to Manage Its Programs
GAO-06-216T: Published: Oct 27, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 2005.
Congress asked GAO to testify on the status of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) financial management reform efforts. NASA faces major financial management challenges that, if not addressed, will weaken its ability to manage its highly complex programs. NASA has been on GAO's high-risk list since 1990 because of its failure to effectively oversee its contracts, due in part...
NASA's Space Vision: Business Case for Prometheus 1 Needed to Ensure Requirements Match Available Resources
GAO-05-242: Published: Feb 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 2005.
In 2003, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) initiated the Prometheus 1 project to explore the outer reaches of the Solar System. The Prometheus 1 spacecraft is being designed to harness nuclear energy that will increase available electrical power from about 1,000 watts to over 100,000 watts and enable the use of electric propulsion thrusters. Historically, NASA has had diffic...
Information Technology: Architecture Needed to Guide NASA's Financial Management Modernization
GAO-04-43: Published: Nov 21, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 2003.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is in the process of modernizing its financial management operations and supporting information technology systems. This modernization, known as the Integrated Financial Management Program (IFMP), is intended to provide NASA with an agencywide, integrated approach to performing critical business functions, such as contract management--an are...
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...
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...
Payments in Lieu of Taxes for Federal Property
116666: Oct 20, 1981
Comments were presented on the proposals to modify the scope of the Federal payments in lieu of taxes programs. Over several decades, the Federal Government has created more than 50 programs for sharing various types of Federal revenues with State and local governments, generally in recognition of the immunity of Federal property from taxation. The earlier programs were designed to return to State...
The SEASAT-A Project: Where It Stands Today
PSAD-77-126: Published: Sep 16, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1977.
SEASAT-A is an ocean dynamics satellite scheduled for launch in 1978 with sensors to measure winds, waves, ocean currents, sea temperatures, ice coverage, and atmospheric and water vapor.The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has experienced cost, schedule, and performance difficulties with the SEASAT-A because of technical problems and an estimated $5 million increase in the cos...
Status of the Mariner Jupiter/Saturn 1977 Project
PSAD-77-103: Published: May 20, 1977. Publicly Released: May 20, 1977.
The Mariner Jupiter/Saturn 1977 project is part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) program with objectives of advancing knowledge of these planets and relating their properties to those of Earth.NASA's cost estimate of $450.9 million for the project did not include $35.7 million of project-related costs. The project was on schedule and delays were not anticipated. Plans we...
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...
Space Shuttle Facility Program: More Definitive Cost Information Needed
PSAD-77-17: Published: May 9, 1977. Publicly Released: May 9, 1977.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is acquiring shuttle facilities to support the Space Transportation System. A review of the shuttle facility program focused on the current cost, schedule, and performance status. In late 1971, NASA established a $300 million target to acquire the facilities needed. Through fiscal year 1977, Congress appropriated $259 million in construction...