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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office, issuing body.

Title Satellite acquisitions, agencies may recover a limited portion of contract value when satellites fail : report to congressional addressees.

Publication Info. [Washington, D.C.] : United States Government Accountability Office, 2017.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-17-490    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (iv, 44 pages) : color illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note "June 2017."
"GAO-17-490."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Online resource; title from PDF cover (GAO, viewed June 9, 2017).
Summary Acquiring and fielding satellites are high stakes endeavors. Each year, DOD, NASA, and NOAA spend billions of dollars acquiring satellites. Unlike with other major acquisitions, such as ships or aircraft, an agency can only determine the quality of a satellite after it is launched. That means any defects that occur may be impossible to repair, and in space, a single failure can be catastrophic for a mission's success. As a result, contractor performance is critical to a program's success, and contract incentives can be particularly important in aligning government and contractor interests--both in achieving mission success and ensuring responsible financial management. This report addresses (1) the types of contracts DOD, NASA, and NOAA use to develop satellites, (2) how selected programs structure on-orbit incentives, and (3) what recourse, if any, the government has in the event of satellite failure or underperformance. GAO is not making any recommendations in this report.
Subject United States. Department of Defense -- Procurement -- Rules and practice.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Procurement -- Rules and practice.
United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- Procurement -- Rules and practice.
United States. Department of Defense. (OCoLC)fst01852447
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (OCoLC)fst00528469
United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (OCoLC)fst00529308
Artificial satellites -- United States.
Public contracts -- United States -- Rules and practice.
Government purchasing -- United States -- Rules and practice.
Armed Forces -- Procurement. (OCoLC)fst00814624
Artificial satellites. (OCoLC)fst00817346
Government purchasing. (OCoLC)fst00945538
Public contracts. (OCoLC)fst01082170
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Online resources.
Rules. (OCoLC)fst01423857
Added Title Agencies may recover a limited portion of contract value when satellites fail
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-17-490

 
    
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