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Military Space Programs: An Unclassified Overview of Defense Satellite Programs and Launch Activities
NSIAD-90-154FS: Published: Jun 29, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Department of Defense's (DOD) satellite program plans, focusing on the relationships between and cost of DOD satellites, launch vehicles, and launch facilities.GAO found that: (1) DOD satellites perform a wide variety of missions to support U.S. national security interests and pursue advances in research and technology; (2) due to launch failur...
Strategic Defense Initiative Program: Extent of Foreign Participation
NSIAD-90-2: Published: Feb 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the level and type of foreign participation in the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) Program.GAO found that: (1) 8 foreign countries held 67 SDI contracts valued at $297.1 million, representing about 3 percent of total SDI contracts; (2) foreign contractors committed about 14 percent of contract funds to U.S. subcontractors or other U.S. organizat...
Military Space Operations: Use of Mobile Ground Stations in Satellite Control
IMTEC-89-53: Published: Jul 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined: (1) how mobile ground stations fit into the Air Force's overall satellite control architecture; (2) how many stations exist and are planned; (3) station costs by program element and appropriation account; and (4) how much the Department of Defense (DOD) budgeted in fiscal year (FY) 1990 for mobile ground stations.GAO found that: (1) the network...
Space Funding: NASA and DOD Activities for Fiscal Years 1981 Through 1989
NSIAD-89-102FS: Published: Mar 23, 1989. Publicly Released: May 1, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided updated information on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) and the Department of Defense's (DOD) space funding estimates.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year (FY) 1981, NASA and DOD funding levels for their space programs were about the same; (2) between FY 1981 and FY 1989, NASA increased its space funding about 100 percent...
ICBM Modernization: Availability Problems and Flight Test Delays in Peacekeeper Program
NSIAD-89-105: Published: Mar 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1989.
GAO provided information regarding the Air Force's progress in achieving and sustaining full operational capability for the Peacekeeper missile force.GAO found that the Air Force: (1) delayed its plans to start full operational capability testing, citing congressional directions, basing mode redirections, gaps between developmental and operational flight testing, and production delays; (2) believe...
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...
Budget Reimbursements: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Reimbursable Work
NSIAD-87-171FS: Published: Jun 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) budget reimbursements, focusing on: (1) how reimbursements impact NASA funding requirements; (2) the amount of estimated total reimbursements for fiscal year (FY) 1987; and (3) the amount, type, and source of FY 1985 reimbursements for several NASA appropriations accounts.GAO...
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...
Nuclear Winter: Uncertainties Surround the Long-Term Effects of Nuclear War
NSIAD-86-62: Published: Mar 27, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 1986.
GAO reviewed the scientific and policy implications of nuclear winter, including relevant literature and discussions with scientists, researchers, and policy analysts to provide Congress with: (1) an overview of the science of nuclear winter; (2) pertinent information for considering policy implications; and (3) the status of U.S. research.Nuclear winter is the term used to describe the potential...