Procurement (51 - 60 of 97 items)
Cost Overrun on the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility
PLRD-82-123: Published: Sep 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1982.
GAO reviewed the reasons for the cost overrun on the Aeropropulsion Systems Test Facility (ASTF) construction process and discussed the construction of the Space Transportation System (STS) support facilities with Air Force and Army Corps of Engineers officials to determine whether the design responsibilities for these facilities were split between the Air Force and the Corps in ways similar to th...
Evaluation of NASA Comments on Consolidated Space Operations Center
MASAD-82-43: Published: Aug 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1982.
GAO was requested to evaluate the unsolicited comments of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on a prior report. The review dealt specifically with Department of Defense activities and its interrelationship with the NASA-managed Space Transportation System.GAO believes that the NASA comments concerning: (1) the Johnson Space Center are welcomed; and (2) its plans and capabilit...
The Requirements Determination Process Can Be Improved at NASA's Langley Research Center
PLRD-82-56: Published: Mar 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1982.
GAO completed a review of the requirements determination process for stores stocks at the Langley Research Center.Langley manages a stores stock inventory of about 8,000 items, with an inventory value of about $2.6 million. Stores stock items consist of general support type items of an expendable nature. Thus, Langley uses an ordering method designed to optimize the tradeoffs between the cost of c...
Summaries of Conclusions and Recommendations on Department of Defense Operations
OISS-82-2: Published: Feb 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1982.
A summary is provided of conclusions and recommendations resulting from GAO audits and other review work in the Department of Defense (DOD). While the reports have previously brought the matters to the attention of Congress and department officials, the summary was compiled to assist congressional committees in their review of budget requests for fiscal year 1983.The summaries include DOD matters...
NASA Lewis Research Center Attempts To Procure Suitable Wind Turbine Rotor Blades
PSAD-81-12: Published: Nov 21, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1980.
An economical and serviceable wind turbine rotor blade has yet to be delivered to the Lewis Research Center by any contractor. The blades delivered thus far have experienced problems in design, fabrication, or testing. GAO reviewed the technical aspects of soliciting, evaluating, and selecting blade contractors by the Center.Although GAO noted some deficiencies in the procurement process for blade...
Need for NASA To Provide Congress More Complete Cost Information on Its Projects
PSAD-81-7: Published: Nov 26, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 1980.
GAO made a study to determine if there were weaknesses in the cost estimating process of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) which, if corrected, would result in more accurate and reliable estimates to provide Congress with more complete cost information in its annual budget justification documents. NASA had underestimated the costs for some of its major projects. As a result...
A Look at NASA's Aircraft Energy Efficiency Program
PSAD-80-50: Published: Jul 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1980.
The Aircraft Energy Efficiency Program is a 10-year effort of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to accelerate the development of various aeronautical technologies which would make future transport aircraft up to 50 percent more fuel efficient than today's aircraft. The program was to be completed by the end of 1985. It is a collection of six distinct but interrelated project...
Staffing Implications of Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System and Remote Sensing Activities
PSAD-80-47: Published: May 28, 1980. Publicly Released: May 30, 1980.
A review was requested of the staffing implications caused by introducing the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center. TDRSS will markedly change Goddard's operating mode using satellites for tracking and data acquisition suppport of low, earth-orbiting spacecraft. This support function is now conduc...
Examination of Possible "Buy-In" by Garrett AiResearch
PSAD-77-73: Published: Feb 16, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1979.
The AiResearch Division of the Garrett Corporation's practice of "buying-in" on contracts for the production of auxiliary power units was investigated. The investigation was limited to two subcontractors between Garrett and McDonnell Douglas Corporation under the F-15 contract.Garrett submitted bids lower than their estimated costs on the F-15 subcontract. Garrett admitted making what it referred...
Analysis of NASA's Supplemental FY 1979 Budget Request
PSAD-79-59: Published: Mar 16, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1979.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) requested $185 million to supplement its approved fiscal year 1979 research and development appropriation of $3,292 million. NASA estimated that the additional funding was needed because of technical problems encountered in the development, manufacturing, and testing of Shuttle systems; the need for design changes and weight reductions; and...