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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;...
Weather Satellites: Action Needed to Resolve Status of the U.S. Geostationary Satellite Program
NSIAD-91-252: Published: Jul 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) joint efforts to develop and acquire the next generation of geostationary weather satellites, GOES-Next, focusing on: (1) cost, schedule, and technical status; (2) reasons for program problems that led to cost increases and sc...
Management Issues at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
T-NSIAD-91-48: Published: Aug 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1991.
GAO discussed management issues at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). GAO noted that: (1) in spite of its efforts, NASA still lacks a strategic planning process and has not issued a strategic plan for the entire agency and two of its four major program offices; (2) the decentralized nature of NASA operations emphasize its need for effective headquarters guidance, policies, s...
Weather Satellites: Cost Growth and Development Delays Jeopardize U.S. Forecasting Ability
NSIAD-89-169: Published: Jun 30, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) cooperative arrangement for the development and procurement of the next series of geostationary operational environmental satellites (GOES), focusing on the: (1) award of the prime contract and its principal subcontract; (2) c...
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 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...
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...
Weather Satellite Costs Have Increased: Problems Have Occurred in Their Manufacturing Quality Control
RCED-86-28: Published: Oct 31, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) policies and practices for planning and procuring its weather satellites, including quality assurance practices and the reasons for the increasing weather satellite costs.GAO found that two problems occurred in the quality control of weather satellite manufacturing: (1) both polar orbitin...