Office of Audits

Active Projects

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A-21-011-00 Audit of NASA's Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Statements

This audit of NASA's fiscal year 2021 consolidated financial statements will be performed by an independent public accounting with oversight by OIG staff.

A-21-006-00 Review of NASA's Fiscal Year 2020 Digital Accountability and Transparency Act Submission

We will assess the completeness, accuracy, timeliness, and quality of the Agency's fiscal year 2020, fourth quarter data submission as well as the Agency's implementation and use of government-wide financial data standards. We will also review internal controls as they relate to the overall objective and assess the status of corrective actions implemented for prior recommendations.

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A-21-013-00 Audit of Insider Threat Program

This audit will examine whether the Agency has established and implemented an effective insider threat program in accordance with federal policies, NASA policies, and best practices.

A-21-012-00 Evaluation of NASA's Information Security Program under the Federal Information Security Modernization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

The OIG is initiating its fiscal year 2021 evaluation of NASA's information security program. The Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA) requires us to conduct annual reviews of the Agency's information security program and report the results to OMB.

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A-22-001-00 NASA's Space Communication Infrastructure Upgrade and Modernization Projects

This audit will assess the progress towards upgrading the Near Space Network and Deep Space Network ground stations and the ability of the Networks to support current and future mission requirements.

A-21-017-00 NASA's Efforts to Advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

This audit will evaluate NASA’s efforts to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

A-21-001-00 Audit of Ames Research Center's Lease Management Practices

This audit will assess the effectiveness of Ames Research Center's implementation and management of its lease agreements to further the Center's goal of developing a collaborative research and development campus.

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A-21-016-00 Review of NASA’s Management of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Portfolio

This audit will evaulate NASA's processes and controls for ensuring effective management of projects being developed by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

A-21-014-00 Audit of NASA's Earth Science Disasters Program

This audit will evaluate NASA's management of the Earth Science Disasters Program, including its ability to provide stakeholders the information necessary to improve the prediction of, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.

A-21-009-00 Audit of the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) Project

This audit will assess NASA's management of the VIPER project relative to achieving technical objectives, meeting established milestones, and controlling costs.

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A-21-015-00 Audit of NASA's Management of the Mobile Launcher 2 Contract

This audit will evaluate NASA's management of the contract to design and build the Mobile Launcher 2.

A-20-008-01 NASA's Acquisition Strategy for the Artemis Missions

This audit examines NASA's acquisition strategy for the Artemis missions with respect to meeting cost, schedule, and performance objectives in returning astronauts to the Moon. This is the second in a series of audits examining the Agency's management of the Artemis missions originally announced in March 2020.

A-21-005-00 NASA's Management of Its Astronaut Corps

This audit will examine NASA's management of its Astronaut Corps.

A-21-003-00 NASA's Utilization, Management, and Commercialization of Low Earth Orbit

This audit will examine NASA's utilization, management, and commercialization of low Earth orbit.

A-20-016-00 NASA's Multi-Mission Program Cost Estimating and Reporting Practices

This audit will assess the effectiveness of the Agency's cost estimating and reporting practices for large, multi-mission programs such as those supporting the Artemis program.