Research and development (71 - 80 of 101 items)
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...
Status of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Modernization Program
NSIAD-85-78: Published: Jul 8, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1985.
GAO reviewed various aspects of the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) modernization program, focusing on: (1) cost, performance, and system development issues pertaining to the Peacekeeper missile system; and (2) progress made by the Air Force in developing the small ICBM and its survivable basing modes.GAO found that the ICBM modernization program is progressing as planned with no major d...
Commercializing Landsat and the Weather Satellites
126473: Jan 1, 1985
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 20, Issue 1, Winter 1985, discusses the transfer of Landsat, a civilian land remote sensing satellite, and other weather satellites to the private sector in order to develop a better market for the program. GAO found that satellite experts objected to the sale because the federal government is the main user of the satellites, and they feared tha...
The NASA Fiscal Year 1985 Budget Requests That Support DOD Programs
NSIAD-84-120: Published: May 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated for fiscal year (FY) 1985 an analysis of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) budget requests to determine the amount that supports Department of Defense (DOD) programs.GAO requested NASA program offices to prepare a breakout of their FY 1985 budget requests as either DOD or civil supportive based on program requirements and appl...
Costs of Government Funded Trips for Invitees To Attend Space Shuttle Launches at Kennedy Space Center, Florida
NSIAD-84-77: Published: Apr 3, 1984. Publicly Released: May 3, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO investigated the Government's practice of inviting and transporting guests at Government expense to witness space shuttle launches at the John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida.The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) usually invites several thousand guests, who customarily obtain and pay for their own transportation, to view each of the s...
NASA Designation of Their Ames Facility to Be Lead Center for Helicopter Research and Development
LCD-77-301: Published: Nov 30, 1976. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) decision to designate the Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, as the lead center for helicopter research and development was examined. The basis for the NASA decision was a report by a group headed by the Director of the NASA Lewis Research Center which recommended that a single management focus for all helicopter research a...
Implications of Joint NASA/DOD Participation in Space Shuttle Operations
NSIAD-84-13: Published: Nov 7, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 23, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided its assessment of joint National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Department of Defense (DOD) participation in space shuttle operations and Air Force activities concerned with developing and acquiring a dedicated DOD shuttle operations control facility.GAO found that, with the advent of the space shuttle, a trend has developed toward...
Use of Construction Authority by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
B-165118: Published: Jul 20, 1971. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1982.
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Analysis of NASA's Fiscal Year 1983 Budget Request for Research and Development To Determine the Amount That Supports DOD's Programs
MASAD-82-33: Published: Apr 26, 1982. Publicly Released: May 3, 1982.
GAO was asked to review the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) fiscal year 1983 budget request to identify those programs that support the Department of Defense (DOD).The allocation that NASA gave to GAO showed that less than 0.1 percent of its budget was for DOD support. Based on the NASA information and the results of the review, GAO prepared an allocation of the budget which...
Federal Agency Roles and Responsibilities for Emergency Communications Need Clarification
LCD-80-91: Published: Aug 8, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1980.
GAO reviewed the June 1979 report of the Interagency Committee on Search and Rescue which proposed a national Emergency Response Communications Program to determine the Federal agencies' and offices' responsibilities for emergency communications and determine plans for following up on the report findings. The Committee envisioned a satellite system which would provide voice, data, and video covera...