Defense Management and NASA Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-97

Gao ID: IAP-95-6 March 1, 1995

GAO provided information on its Defense Management and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) issue area plan, focusing on opportunities to save money, achieve management efficiencies, and improve results.

GAO plans to: (1) assess the base closure and realignment process; (2) identify opportunities for savings from consolidating or eliminating infrastructure activities; (3) monitor inventory reduction efforts; (4) identify proven management practices and assess how the Department of Defense (DOD) can best apply these practices to DOD operations; (5) monitor DOD management of high-risk areas; (6) evaluate DOD ability to properly manage its new environment; (7) identify unfunded liabilities in future year budgets; (8) identify issues in disposing of chemical weapons; (9) assess NASA efforts to improve its management; (10) evaluate whether NASA has developed an appropriate infrastructure to support its projected roles and missions; and (11) determine whether NASA is using the resources available for space and aeronautical research and development through joint agreements with others.

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