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video icon NASA's Surface Water and Ocean Topography Mission

January 2018

The Office of Inspector General evaluated NASA's development of the SWOT mission, a space-based satellite that hopes to produce the first global survey of Earth's surface water, observe details of the ocean's surface topography, and measure how water bodies change over time.

video icon Management of the National Lab on the International Space Station

January 2018

The Office of Inspector General assessed efforts of the Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to manage non-NASA research on the U.S. portion of the International Space Station known as the National Lab.

video icon Semiannual Report to Congress

November 2017

Office of Inspector General issues its Semiannual Report to Congress summarizing the office's activities and accomplishments from April 1 - September 30, 2017.

video icon NASA's Compliance with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act)

November 2017

The Office of Inspector General examined the completeness, timeliness, and accuracy of NASA's financial and award data as required under the DATA Act.

video icon NASA's 2017 Top Management and Performance Challenges

November 2017

The Office of Inspector General released its annual report identifying what it views as the top management and performance challenges facing NASA.

video icon NASA's Efforts to Improve the Agency's Information Technology Governance

October 2017

The Office of Inspector General assessed NASA's progress in improving its information technology governance and security over the past 4 years.

video icon NASA's Management of Spare Parts for its Flight Projects

October 2017

The Office of Inspector General assessed NASA's management of its spare parts inventory for flight projects and its efforts to reduce project cost by leveraging available resources.

video icon NASA's Research Efforts and Management of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

September 2017

The Office of Inspector General evaluated NASA's ongoing research that seeks to safely integrate unmanned aircraft systems - more commonly known as "aerial drones" - into the national airspace.

video icon Construction of Test Stands 4693 and 4697 at Marshall Space Flight Center

May 2017

The Office of Inspector General examined cost, schedule, and other issues related to construction of test stands in Huntsville, Alabama, that will be used to test fuel tanks for NASA's new heavy lift rocket known as the Space Launch System.

video icon NASA's Management and Development of Spacesuits

April 2017

The Office of Inspector General examined NASA's management of spacesuits known as Extravehicular Mobility Units used on the International Space Station and the Agency's development of new spacesuits for deep space exploration.

video icon NASA's Plans for Human Exploration Beyond Low Earth Orbit

April 2017

The Office of Inspector General evaluated NASA's plans for deep space exploration and crewed missions to Mars.

video icon Semiannual Report March 2017

March 2017

Inspector General Paul Martin issued the Office of Inspector General's report to Congress summarizing the OIG's activities and accomplishments from October 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017.

video icon NASA's Parts Quality Control Process

March 2017

The Office of Inspector General examined NASA's process for ensuring only high-quality parts are used in its launch vehicles, propulsion systems, robots, satellites, telescopes, and other science instruments.

video icon NASA's Efforts to "Rightsize" its Workforce, Facilities, and Other Supporting Assets

March 2017

The Office of Inspector General evaluated NASA's ongoing efforts to manage its technical capabilities (workforce, facilities, and other assets) to ensure the Agency is prepared for current and future missions.

video icon NASA's Management of Electromagnetic Spectrum

March 2017

The Office of Inspector General examined NASA's efforts to manage its electromagnetic spectrum allocation to communicate with space and science missions amid increasing demands for bandwidth sharing.

video icon Audit of Industrial Control System Security within NASA's Critical and Supporting Infrastructure

February 2017

The Office of Inspector General examined NASA's efforts to protect its critical infrastructure and related operational control systems from cyber threats.

video icon Security of NASA's Cloud Computing Services

February 2017

The Office of Inspector General reexamined NASA's efforts to improve the security of Agency information stored in the cloud.

video icon Audit of the Mars 2020 Rover Project

January 2017

The Office of Inspector General examined NASA's management of its next robotic rover mission to the Martian surface, the $2.4 billion Mars 2020 Project.

video icon NASA's Earth Science Mission Portfolio

November 2016

The Office of Inspector General released a report examining NASA's management of its Earth science portfolio that includes Earth-orbiting satellites used to collect information on weather, climate, and natural phenomena such as earthquakes, droughts, and wildfires.

video icon Management and Performance Challenges 2016

November 2016

The Office of Inspector General released its annual report identifying the Top Management and Performance Challenges facing NASA.

video icon Semiannual Report September 2016

September 2016

Inspector General Paul Martin issued the Office of Inspector General's report to Congress summarizing the OIG's activities and accomplishments from April 1 - September 30, 2016

video icon NASA's Commercial Crew Program: Update on Development and Certification Efforts

September 2016

The Office of Inspector General evaluated the status of NASA's Commercial Crew Program under which private U.S. companies will transport NASA astronauts to the International Space Station.

video icon NASA's Office of Investigations

July 2016

The Office of Investigations investigates allegations of crime, cyber-crime, fraud, waste, abuse, and misconduct having impact on NASA programs, projects, operations, and resources.

video icon NASA's Response to SpaceX's June 2015 Launch Failure: Impacts on Commercial Resupply of the International Space Station

June 2016

The Office of Inspector General assessed NASA's response to the failure of a SpaceX cargo mission and its impact on commercial resupply of the ISS.

video icon Review of NASA-funded Institutes

June 2016

The Office of Inspector General released a report examining NASA's financial investments in 60 institutes that conduct research, review and analyze scientific data, develop equipment and technologies, and leverage knowledge.

video icon NASA's Implementation of Export Control and Foreign National Access Management Recommendations

May 2016

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) evaluated NASA's implementation of the recommendations made by the OIG, Government Accountability Office, and National Academy of Public Administration to improve NASA's export-control and foreign national access programs.

video icon NASA's International Partnerships: Capabilities, Benefits, and Challenges

May 2016

The Office of Inspector General examined NASA's efforts to partner with international space agencies to advance science and human exploration.

video icon Semiannual Report March 2016

March 2016

Inspector General Paul Martin issued the Office of Inspector General's Report to Congress summarizing the OIG's activities and accomplishments from October 2015 - March 2016

video icon Audit of the Spaceport Command and Control System

March 2016

The Office of Inspector General examined NASA's efforts to develop software that will launch the SLS rocket and Orion capsule from the Kennedy Space Center.

video icon NASA's Management of the Near Earth Network

March 2016

NASA OIG performed an audit to assess whether NASA is properly ensuring the information technology (IT) and physical security of the Network and managing Network capabilities to meet current and future requirements within cost, schedule, and performance goals.

video icon NASA's Efforts to Manage Its Space Technology Portfolio

December 2015

NASA Office of Inspector General Videos for Audits and Investigations Reports

video icon Management and Performance Challenges 2015

November 2015

The Office of Inspector General released its annual report identifying what it views as the top management and performance challenges facing NASA.

video icon NASA's Efforts to Manage Health and Human Performance Risks for Space Exploration

October 2015

The NASA Office of Inspector General evaluated NASA's ongoing efforts to address the physical and behavioral health risks associated with long-term human space exploration

video icon NASA's Education Program

October 2015

The Office of Inspector General released a report examining NASA's education program and its efforts to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematice (STEM) careers.

video icon Semiannual Report September 2015

September 2015

Inspector General Paul Martin issued the Office of Inspector General's report to Congress summarizing the OIG's activities and accomplishments from April 1 - September 30, 2015.

video icon Audit of NASA's Joint Cost and Schedule Confidence Level Process

September 2015

The Office of Inspector General released a report examining the effectiveness of the cost and schedule estimating process known as JCL that NASA uses to help manage space and science projects.

video icon NASA's Response to Orbital's October 2014 Launch Failure: Impacts on Commercial Resupply of the International Space Station

September 2015

The Office of Inspector General examined NASA's management of commercial resupply contracts for cargo delivery to the International Space Station in light of Orbital's October 2014 launch failure.

video icon NASA OIG Testifies before Congress

July 2015

Inspector General Paul Martin testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Space regarding the operational challenges facing the International Space Station.

video icon Audit of NASA's Requirements for Plum Brook Station

April 2015

The Office of Inspector General examined the cost of operating Plum Brook Station - a NASA test facility in Ohio 50 miles west of Glenn Research Center - in light of its current and expected future use.

video icon Semiannual Report March 2015

March 2015

The NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) issues its latest report to Congress summarizing OIG audits, investigations, and other oversight activities spanning the period October 2014 - March 2015.

video icon NASA's Management of the Deep Space Network

March 2015

Inspector General Paul Martin released a report examining NASA's management of its Deep Space Network that enables continuous communications with spacecraft traveling on deep space missions using antennas located in California, Spain, and Australia.

video icon NASA's Launch Support and Infrastructure Modernization: Assessment of the Ground Systems Needed to Launch SLS and Orion

March 2015

Inspector General Paul Martin released a report examining NASA's progress at key Kennedy Space Center facilities to process and launch SLS and Orion

video icon Management and Performance Challenges 2014

November 2014

NASA Inspector General Paul Martin today released the Office of Inspector General's annual report discussing the most serious management and performance challenges facing NASA.

video icon NASA's Launch Support and Infrastructure Modernization: Commercial Space Launch Activities at Kennedy Space Center

October 2014

Inspector General Paul Martin released a report assessing the Kennedy Space Center's efforts to become a multiuser spaceport hosting both NASA and commercial launches.

video icon Semiannual Report September 2014

September 2014

Inspector General Paul Martin issued the Office of Inspector General's report to Congress summarizing the OIG's activities and accomplishments from April 1 -September 30, 2014

video icon Extending the Operational Life of the International Space Station Until 2024

September 2014

Inspector General Paul Martin released a report assessing NASA's efforts to extend the operational life of the International Space Station through at least 2024.

video icon NASA's Efforts to Identify and Mitigate Near-Earth Object Hazards

September 2014

Inspector General Paul Martin released a report assessing NASA's efforts to identify and mitigate potential dangers caused by comets and asteroids that approach or enter the Earth's atmosphere.

video icon NASA's Independent Verification and Validation Program

July 2014

Inspector General Paul Martin released a report examining NASA's program for assessing whether critical science and spaceflight software will meet cost, schedule, and safety requirements known as Independent Verification and Validation or IV&V.

video icon Security of NASA's Web Applications

July 2014

Inspector General Paul Martin released a report assessing the effectiveness of NASA's efforts to secure and reduce the number of its publicly accessible websites and other web applications.

video icon SOFIA: NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy

July 2014

Inspector General Paul Martin released a report examining the long-term demand for and viability of SOFIA - NASA's airborne observatory that examines star and planet formation - in light of its troubled development history and high annual operating expenses.

video icon NASA's Efforts to Secure its Information and Facilities

June 2014

Deputy Inspector General Gail Robinson testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittees on Space and Oversight regarding NASA's management of foreign national access to its information and facilities and other related security issues.

video icon NASA's Use of Space Agreements

June 2014

Inspector General Paul Martin released a report examining NASA's increasing use of Space Act Agreements to promote scientific research and new technology and stimulate the aerospace industry to undertake new endeavors such as developing spacecraft to transport cargo and crew to the International Space Station.

video icon NASA's Management of its Space Network

April 2014

Inspector General Paul K. Martin released a report examining NASA's efforts to maintain, replenish, and modernize the aging satellites and ground stations through which it communicates with robotic and human spaceflight missions.

video icon Management and Performance Challenges 2013

December 2013

The Office of Inspector General released its annual report identifying what it views as the top management and performance challenges facing NASA. The nine challenges range from considering whether to extend the life of the International Space Station to managing the Agency's aging facilities.

video icon NASA's Management of its Commercial Crew Program

November 2013

NASA Inspector General Paul Martin issued a report examining NASA's efforts to partner with private industry to develop a "commercial crew" capability to transport U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station.

video icon Semiannual Report September 2013

September 2013

The NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its Semiannual Report to Congress highlighting the OIG's activities and accomplishments from April 1-September 30, 2013.

video icon NASA's Aging Infrastructure

September 2013

Inspector General Paul Martin testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Space regarding NASA's aging infrastructure and antiquated facilities

video icon NASA's Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle

August 2013

The NASA Office of Inspector General examined development of NASA's new crew capsule - known as the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle - that will carry astronauts beyond low Earth orbit.

video icon NASA's Adoption of Cloud-Computing Technologies

July 2013

The NASA Office of Inspector General issued a report evaluating the Agency's progress in adopting cloud-computing technologies and made six recommendations to strengthen related IT governance and security practices.

video icon NASA's Commercial Cargo Program

June 2013

The NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report examining NASA's management of its commercial cargo program under which two private companies - SpaceX and Orbital - are paid to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.

video icon NASA's Information Technology (IT) Governance

June 2013

The NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) finds the Agency's current information technology (IT) governance model does not ensure that IT assets across NASA are cost effective or secure and recommends a significant overhaul.

video icon Semiannual Report March 2013

March 2013

IG Martin issues the Office of Inspector General's report to Congress summarizing the OIG's accomplishments from October 1, 2012, through March 31, 2013.

video icon NASA's Explosives Safety Program

March 2013

The NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report that found NASA's Explosives Safety Program was poorly managed and exposed personnel and facilities to unnecessary risk.

video icon NASA OIG Testifies before Congress

February 2013

Inspector General Paul Martin testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Oversight.

video icon NASA's Environmental Remediation Efforts at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory

February 2013

The NASA Office of Inspector General issued a report examining NASA's planned environmental cleanup at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory near Los Angeles, California.

video icon NASA's Efforts to Reduce Unneeded Infrastructure and Facilities

February 2013

The NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an audit that examines NASA's efforts to reduce unneeded Agency infrastructure and facilities.

video icon Management and Performance Challenges 2012

November 2012

NASA Inspector General Paul K. Martin released the Office of Inspector General's (OIG) 2012 report identifying what it views as the top management and performance challenges facing NASA: the Future of U.S. Space Flight; Project Management; Infrastructure and Facilities Management; Acquisition and Contract Management, and Information Technology Security and Governance.

video icon Semiannual Report September 2012

September 2012

The NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its Semiannual Report to Congress highlighting the OIG's activities and accomplishments from April 1-September 30, 2012.

video icon NASA's Challenges to Meeting Cost, Schedule, and Performance Goals

September 2012

The NASA Office of Inspector General issued a report examining the major challenges facing NASA as it seeks to meet cost, schedule, and performance goals on its science and space projects.

video icon NASA's Infrastructure and Facilities: An Assessment of the Agency's Real Property Leasing Practices

August 2012

The NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an audit that examines NASA's efforts to reduce unneeded Agency infrastructure and facilities.

video icon Review of Actions by Members of a NASA Advisory Committee

August 2012

NASA Inspector General (IG) Paul K. Martin today released a report that summarizes an investigation into allegations that members of a NASA-supervised advisory committee violated Federal conflict of interest laws. In the report, the IG recommended that NASA adopt additional procedures to help advisory committee members identify potential conflicts of interest.

video icon NASA's IT Security Efforts

February 2012

NASA Inspector General Paul K. Martin testified before the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology's Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight concerning challenges facing NASA in protecting the Agency's information and computer networks against cyber attacks.

video icon Management and Performance Challenges 2011

November 2011

NASA Inspector General Paul K. Martin released the Office of Inspector General's (OIG) report on the top management and performance challenges facing NASA. For 2011, the OIG identified the following issues: the Future of U.S. Space Flight; Project Management; Infrastructure and Facilities Management; Acquisition and Contract Management, and Information Technology Security and Governance.

video icon Review of NASA's Selection of Display Locations for the Space Shuttle Orbiters

August 2011

NASA Inspector General Paul K. Martin today released a report that examines NASA's process for choosing permanent display locations for the retired Space Shuttle Orbiters. The review found that although Agency staff made several errors during the evaluation process of prospective Orbiter recipients, NASA complied with federal law and was not improperly influenced by political considerations when it chose the Smithsonian and sites in Los Angeles, New York City, and at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

video icon NASA's Challenges Certifying and Acquiring Commercial Crew Transportation Services

June 2011

NASA Inspector General Paul K. Martin today released a report that examined the significant challenges NASA must address as it seeks to acquire transportation services from commercial companies to carry astronauts to the International Space Station and low Earth orbit. These challenges include selecting the optimal acquisition strategy, modifying existing human-rating requirements to make them applicable to commercially developed systems, and establishing the appropriate insight/oversight model for commercial partner vehicle development.

video icon Review of NASA's Management of Its Small Business Innovation Research Program

January 2011

The NASA Office of Inspector General released a report that found significant weaknesses in NASA's oversight and monitoring of awards made under its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. In particular, the audit found that SBIR awards made by NASA in 2008 contained an estimated $2.7 million in unallowable and unsupportable costs.

video icon Management and Performance Challenges 2010

November 2010

NASA Inspector General Paul K. Martin released the Office of Inspector General's (OIG) views on the most serious management and performance challenges facing NASA. In its report, the OIG identified six primary challenges.