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NASA OIG Testifies before Congress

January 17, 2024 Acting Inspector General George Scott testifies before the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics about NASA OIG’s oversight of the Artemis campaign and our efforts to ensure taxpayer funds are spent efficiently and effectively.

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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT A-24-05-00-FMD | Audit of NASA’s Fiscal Year 2024 Financial Statements The independent public accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP will perform this audit with oversight by OIG staff. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY There are no ongoing audits at this time. MISSION SUPPORT A-24-02-00-MSD | NASA’s Compliance with the Geospatial Data Act for Fiscal Year 2024 This audit […]

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OIG Archive Featured Items | Press Releases These documents are PDF’s and require Adobe Reader to view once downloaded. Featured Items | Press Releases

2023 Report on NASA’s Top Management and Performance Challenges

November 1, 2023 In this year’s report, we identified seven key challenges for NASA—including two that pose significant cost and schedule risks to the Artemis campaign, the Agency’s most ambitious and expensive human space exploration effort since Apollo.

Audit of NASA’s Deep Space Network

July 12, 2023 NASA’s Deep Space Network transmits scientific and communications data between dozens of spacecraft and Earth. However, the network is oversubscribed with demand exceeding supply by 40 percent at times. While NASA is upgrading this critical infrastructure, the effort is costing more and taking longer than planned—challenges that could intensify as more “big […]

NASA’s Management of the Space Launch System Booster and Engine Contracts

May 23, 2023 NASA is adapting heritage hardware from the Space Shuttle era, including solid rocket boosters and RS-25 rocket engines, to power the Artemis campaign’s Space Launch System rocket that will launch the Orion crew capsule to the Moon. This report examines whether NASA is meeting cost, schedule, and performance goals for its Booster […]

NASA’s Management of the Mobile Launcher 2 Contract (IG-22-012)

June 9, 2022 NASA awarded a $383 million contract in 2019 to Bechtel National, Inc. to design and build a second mobile launcher—the ground structure that will assemble, process, transport, and launch a larger variant of the SLS rocket and Orion capsule to the Moon beginning with the Artemis IV mission. In this report, we […]

NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) Mission (IG-22-010)

April 6, 2022 Prior to landing humans on the Moon as part of the Artemis program, NASA is developing new science instruments to explore the lunar surface including VIPER, a rover that will survey the Moon’s water ice to see if people can \”live off the land.\” In this report, we assessed NASA’s management of […]

NASA OIG Testifies before Congress (CT-2022-01)

March 1, 2022 NASA Inspector General Paul Martin testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics regarding updates and challenges surrounding the budget and transparency of NASA’s Artemis initiative.