Cost overruns (21 - 30 of 41 items)
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites: Steps Remain in Incorporating Lessons Learned from Other Satellite Programs
GAO-06-993: Published: Sep 6, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2006.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) plans to procure the next generation of geostationary operational environmental satellites, called the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites-R series (GOES-R). This new series is considered critical to the United States' ability to maintain the continuity of data required for weather forecasting through the year 2028. GAO was...
Defense Acquisitions: Space System Acquisition Risks and Keys to Addressing Them
GAO-06-776R: Published: Jun 1, 2006. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2006.
On April 6, 2006, we testified before Congress on the Department of Defense's (DOD) space acquisitions. In fiscal year 2007, DOD expects to spend nearly $7 billion to acquire space-based capabilities to support current military and other government operations as well as to enable DOD to transform the way it collects and disseminates information, gathers data on its adversaries, and attacks targets...
Space Acquisitions: Improvements Needed in Space Systems Acquisitions and Keys to Achieving Them
GAO-06-626T: Published: Apr 6, 2006. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2006.
DOD's space system acquisitions have experienced problems over the past several decades that have driven up costs by hundreds of millions, even billions of dollars, stretched schedules by years, and increased performance risks. GAO was asked to testify on its findings on space acquisition problems and steps needed to improve outcomes.DOD's space acquisition programs continue to face substantial co...
Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites: Technical Problems, Cost Increases, and Schedule Delays Trigger Need for Difficult Trade-off Decisions
GAO-06-249T: Published: Nov 16, 2005. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 2005.
Polar-orbiting environmental satellites provide data and imagery that are used by weather forecasters, climatologists, and the military to map and monitor changes in weather, climate, the oceans, and the environment. Our nation's current operational polar-orbiting environmental satellite program is a complex infrastructure that includes two satellite systems, supporting ground stations, and four c...
Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellites: Information on Program Cost and Schedule Changes
GAO-04-1054: Published: Sep 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2004.
Our nation's current operational polar-orbiting environmental satellite program is a complex infrastructure that includes two satellite systems, supporting ground stations, and four central data processing centers. In the future, the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) is to combine the two current satellite systems into a single state-of-the-art environment...
Space Station: U.S. Life-Cycle Funding Requirements
T-NSIAD-98-212: Published: Jun 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1998.
GAO discussed U.S. funding requirements for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) International Space Station program, focusing on the station's development, assembly, and operation costs. GAO also: (1) compared the current cost estimate with the estimate in its June 1995 report; and (2) provided information on potential cost increases, current program reserves, the prime cont...
Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle: DOD Guidance Needed to Protect Government's Interest
NSIAD-98-151: Published: Jun 11, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, with emphasis on the Department of Defense's (DOD) revised acquisition approach, focusing on whether: (1) DOD's goal of reducing recurring space launch costs could be achieved; (2) DOD's planned investment would result in commensurate benefits; and (3) there are risks that could affect the progr...
International Space Station: U.S. Life-Cycle Funding Requirements
NSIAD-98-147: Published: May 22, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues associated with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) International Space Station program, focusing on: (1) estimates of the station's development, assembly, and operations costs and comparing this estimate with the estimate in GAO's June 1995 report; (2) program uncertainties that may affect those costs; (3) potential d...
Access to Space: Issues Associated With DOD's Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Program
NSIAD-97-130: Published: Jun 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in acquiring the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV), focusing on: (1) factors associated with program cost, schedule, and performance; and (2) selected aspects of EELV's relationship to the commercial launch vehicle market.GAO noted that: (1) reducing the cost of launching satellites into orbit is th...
Space Station: Cost Control Problems Continue to Worsen
T-NSIAD-97-177: Published: Jun 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1997.
GAO discussed its current work on the International Space Station program, focusing on an update of information reported in July 1996 on the: (1) status of the program's financial reserves; and (2) prime contract's cost and schedule variances and estimates at completion.GAO noted that: (1) in GAO's report and subsequent testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space in...