Aerospace industry (11 - 20 of 21 items)
U.S. Aerospace Industry: Progress in Implementing Aerospace Commission Recommendations, and Remaining Challenges
GAO-06-920: Published: Sep 13, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2006.
The U.S. aerospace industry's wide-ranging activities--including commercial aviation, national security, and space exploration--make it critical to the economic health and strategic strength of our nation. However, the industry faces challenges, such as a national air traffic management system that, in its present form, cannot handle expected increases in demand; an aging aerospace workforce; and...
NASA: More Knowledge Needed to Determine Best Alternatives to Provide Space Station Logistics Support
GAO-05-488: Published: May 18, 2005. Publicly Released: May 31, 2005.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) space shuttle fleet has been key to International Space Station operations. Since the grounding of the fleet in February 2003, Russia has provided logistics support. However, due to the limited payload capacity of the Russian space vehicles, on-orbit assembly of the space station stopped. In May 2004 and in February 2005, NASA testified be...
Asian Aeronautics: Technology Acquisition Drives Industry Development
NSIAD-94-140: Published: May 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the aeronautics research and development (R&D) activities of Japan, China, Indonesia, and Taiwan, focusing on the: (1) approaches these nations use to develop their aeronautics industries; (2) level of aeronautics development each country has achieved; and (3) implications of this development for the U.S. aeronautics industry.GAO found that: (1) th...
Advanced Solid Rocket Motor Status
NSIAD-93-258R: Published: Aug 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Advanced Solid Rocket Motor Program. GAO noted that: (1) the need for the advanced motor has diminished since the development program was first approved in 1988; (2) NASA had no actual flight experience with the advanced motors when the program was approved; (3)...
NASA Aeronautics: Protecting Sensitive Technology
NSIAD-93-201: Published: Aug 12, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) efforts to control the transfer of its competitively sensitive aeronautics information to the U.S. industry's foreign competitors, focusing on: (1) how NASA controls the disclosure of sensitive information; (2) whether NASA has an information control problem; and (3) what actions are needed...
NASA Aeronautics: Impact of Technology Transfer Activities Is Uncertain
NSIAD-93-137: Published: Mar 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1993.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) efforts to transfer agency-developed technology to the U.S. civil aeronautics industry, focusing on: (1) NASA technology transfer activities; and (2) the impact on international competitiveness.GAO found that NASA: (1) used a broad definition of technology transfer to include all activities...
OCG-93-27TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed major policy, management, and program issues at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), focusing on: (1) aligning plans with likely budgets; (2) systems development management; (3) improving operations and oversight; and (4) preserving U.S. aeronautics leadership.GAO found that NASA: (1) strategic and program plans call for unreal...
NASA Aeronautics: Efforts to Preserve U.S. Leadership in the Aeronautics Industry Are Limited
T-NSIAD-92-14: Published: Mar 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1992.
GAO discussed National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) efforts to preserve U.S. leadership in the aeronautics industry, focusing on: (1) the competitive position of the U.S. aeronautics industry; (2) aeronautics program funding; and (3) research and technology activities associated with the commercial aeronautics industry. GAO noted that: (1) over the past 20 years the NASA aeronautics...
NASA Procurement: Approach to Sharing Risk Under Certain Research and Development Contracts Is Starting to Change
T-NSIAD-92-12: Published: Mar 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1992.
GAO discussed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) distribution of contract risk, focusing on: (1) how NASA allocates risk for research and development contracts; (2) how the Department of Defense (DOD) uses warranties; (3) how NASA uses defect warranties; and (4) the availability of insurance to cover contractors' materials and workmanship defects. GAO noted that: (1) althou...
Supercomputing in Industry
T-IMTEC-91-5: Published: Mar 7, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1991.
GAO discussed how industries used supercomputers improve productivity, reduce costs, and develop new products. GAO noted that: (1) the oil industry's application of the supercomputer, to aid in oil exploration and production, has saved money and increased oil production; (2) supercomputer-based wind-tunnel tests have resulted in significant time and cost savings, as well as better designs, for the...