National security (11 - 14 of 14 items)
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...
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...
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...
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...