Blue Origin filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office April 26 over NASA’s decision to select only SpaceX for its Human Landing System (HLS) program, arguing the agency “moved the goalposts” of the competition.
GAO in its annual assessment of DoD acquisition programs says Next-Gen OPIR “faces multiple challenges."
Two senators have asked the GAO to review the FCC’s decision to exempt satellite constellations like SpaceX’s Starlink from an environmental review, given those satellites’ effect on the night sky.
DoD has not taken action to implement the Wideband AoA study recommendations, GAO said in a Dec. 19 report.
In protest decision, GAO negates Blue Origin’s claim that Air Force launch procurement favors incumbents
GAO disagreed with Blue Origin that the terms of the launch procurement unduly restrict competition
Air Force has submitted an acquisition strategy for the Space C2 program which is now being reviewed by the Pentagon
GAO said the Air Force Space C2 program requires more oversight from the Defense Department.
A new report from the Government Accountability Office found that the prime contractors for the Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft received hundreds of millions of dollars in award fees despite continued issues that will likely lead to further delays in the programs.
NASA is suffering growing problems with cost and schedule on its major programs, driven by continued issues with two of its highest profile efforts.
Raytheon says GAO never discussed its findings on the OCX program with the company. The watchdog agency disagrees.
Auditors found that DoD does not collect and maintain comprehensive data on its space acquisition workforce.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has taken a weather satellite program off a list of high-risk projects it is monitoring, but is heightening its concerns about NASA acquisition management.
Amid growing concerns about commercial crew delays, a GAO report recommended NASA share more schedule information with Congress and develop contingency plans to maintain access to the International Space Station.