1998 NASA Budget:
Review of Selected Activities
NSIAD-97-252R: Published: Sep 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1997.
GAO provided information on potential reduction in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) fiscal year (FY) 1998 budget request and prior years' appropriations for selected programs. GAO noted that the information did not reflect any adjustments taken by congressional authorization and appropriations committees during their review of the FY 1998 NASA budget request.
GAO noted that: (1) it identified opportunities to reduce NASA's FY 1998 budget request by about $108 million; (2) these opportunities are primarily in the human space flight ($54.4 million) and mission support ($53 million) areas; and (3) it also identified another $24 million in potential excess funding in the science, aeronautics, and technology area, which could be restricted, but the exact amount available for reprogramming or rescission will not be known until the Cassini mission to Saturn is launched in FY 1998.