Accession Number : ADA623130


Title :   Space Acquisitions: GAO Assessment of DOD Responsive Launch Report


Corporate Author : GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a623130.pdf


Report Date : 29 Oct 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 22


Abstract : This report formally transmits a briefing, with updated information, that we originally sent to congressional defense committees on August 18, 2015. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2014 (Pub. L. No. 113-66, 915 (2013)), included a provision for GAO to provide an assessment of the Department of Defense s (DOD) responsive launch report within 60 days of issuance.1 We updated the information in the briefing to reflect the final results of our work. The NDAA for fiscal year 2014 directed the DOD Executive Agent for Space (EA for Space) to provide in its report, a study of 1. existing and past operationally responsive, low-cost launch efforts by domestic or foreign governments or industry; 2. conditions or requirements for responsive launch that would provide the necessary military value; 3. various methods to develop an operationally responsive, low-cost launch capability; and 4. viability of greater utilization of innovative methods.


Descriptors :   *LAUNCHING , ACQUISITION , LOW COSTS


Subject Categories : Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE