Video Archive
Videos: 84
October 10, 2018
NASA's Management of the Space Launch System Stages Contract
The Office of Inspector General assessed NASA's management of the Boeing contract developing the Space Launch System's (SLS) Core Stages and Exploration Upper Stage, key parts of the new heavy-lift rocket.
June 14, 2018
NASA OIG Testifies before Congress
NASA Inspector General Paul Martin testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Space regarding NASA's challenges in meeting project cost, schedule, and performance goals.
May 31, 2018
Semiannual Report to Congress
Inspector General Paul Martin issued the Office of Inspector General's report to Congress summarizing the OIG's activities and accomplishments from October 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018.
May 23, 2018
Audit of NASA's Security Operations Center
The Office of Inspector General assessed NASA's management of the Security Operations Center (SOC) located at Ames Research Center, which responds to Agency-wide security threats to NASA networks and IT systems.
May 16, 2018
NASA OIG Testifies before Congress
Inspector General Paul Martin testifies before the Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness regarding the future of the International Space Station.
April 26, 2018
Audit of Commercial Resupply Services to the International Space Station
The Office of Inspector General evaluated NASA's management of its commercial cargo contracts under which private companies transport supplies, equipment, and experiments to the International Space Station.
April 5, 2018
NASA's Management of GISS: The Goddard Institute for Space Studies
The Office of Inspector General assessed NASA's management of GISS (located in New York City) and its prominent role in Earth science research and the development of global climate models.
January 17, 2018
NASA's Surface Water and Ocean Topography Mission
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.
January 11, 2018
Management of the National Lab on the International Space Station
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.
November 28, 2017
Semiannual Report September 2017
Office of Inspector General issues its Semiannual Report to Congress summarizing the office's activities and accomplishments from April 1 - September 30, 2017.
November 7, 2017
NASA's Compliance with the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act)
The Office of Inspector General examined the completeness, timeliness, and accuracy of NASA's financial and award data as required under the DATA Act.
November 6, 2017
Management and Performance Challenges 2017
The Office of Inspector General released its annual report identifying what it views as the top management and performance challenges facing NASA.
October 19, 2017
NASA's Efforts to Improve the Agency's Information Technology Governance
The Office of Inspector General assessed NASA's progress in improving its information technology governance and security over the past 4 years.
October 5, 2017
NASA's Management of Spare Parts for its Flight Projects
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.
September 18, 2017
NASA's Research Efforts and Management of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
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.
May 17, 2017
Construction of Test Stands 4693 and 4697 at Marshall Space Flight Center
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.
May 9, 2017
Semiannual Report 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.
April 26, 2017
NASA's Management and Development of Spacesuits
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.
April 13, 2017
NASA's Plans for Human Exploration Beyond Low Earth Orbit
The Office of Inspector General evaluated NASA's plans for deep space exploration and crewed missions to Mars.
March 29, 2017
NASA's Parts Quality Control Process
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.
March 21, 2017
NASA's Efforts to "Rightsize" its Workforce, Facilities, and Other Supporting Assets
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.
March 9, 2017
NASA's Management of Electromagnetic Spectrum
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.
February 8, 2017
Audit of Industrial Control System Security within NASA's Critical and Supporting Infrastructure
The Office of Inspector General examined NASA's efforts to protect its critical infrastructure and related operational control systems from cyber threats.
February 7, 2017
Security of NASA's Cloud Computing Services
The Office of Inspector General reexamined NASA's efforts to improve the security of Agency information stored in the cloud.
January 30, 2017
Audit of the Mars 2020 Rover Project
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.
November 17, 2016
Semiannual Report 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
November 15, 2016
Management and Performance Challenges 2016
The Office of Inspector General released its annual report identifying the Top Management and Performance Challenges facing NASA.
November 2, 2016
NASA's Earth Science Mission Portfolio
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.
September 1, 2016
NASA's Commercial Crew Program: Update on Development and Certification Efforts
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.
July 21, 2016
NASA's Office of Investigations
The Office of Investigations investigates allegations of crime, cyber-crime, fraud, waste, abuse, and misconduct having impact on NASA programs, projects, operations, and resources.
June 28, 2016
NASA's Response to SpaceX's June 2015 Launch Failure: Impacts on Commercial Resupply of the International Space Station
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.
June 9, 2016
Review of NASA-funded Institutes
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.
May 26, 2016
NASA's Implementation of Export Control and Foreign National Access Management Recommendations
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.
May 25, 2016
Semiannual Report 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
May 5, 2016
NASA's International Partnerships: Capabilities, Benefits, and Challenges
The Office of Inspector General examined NASA's efforts to partner with international space agencies to advance science and human exploration.
March 28, 2016
Audit of the Spaceport Command and Control System
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.
March 17, 2016
NASA's Management of the Near Earth Network
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.
December 15, 2015
NASA's Efforts to Manage Its Space Technology Portfolio
NASA Office of Inspector General Videos for Audits and Investigations Reports
November 18, 2015
Semiannual Report 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.
November 5, 2015
Management and Performance Challenges 2015
The Office of Inspector General released its annual report identifying what it views as the top management and performance challenges facing NASA.
October 29, 2015
NASA's Efforts to Manage Health and Human Performance Risks for Space Exploration
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
October 19, 2015
NASA's Education Program
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.
September 29, 2015
Audit of NASA's Joint Cost and Schedule Confidence Level Process
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.
September 17, 2015
NASA's Response to Orbital's October 2014 Launch Failure: Impacts on Commercial Resupply of the International Space Station
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.
July 10, 2015
NASA OIG Testifies before Congress
Inspector General Paul Martin testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Space regarding the operational challenges facing the International Space Station.
May 18, 2015
Semiannual Report 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.
April 23, 2015
Audit of NASA's Requirements for Plum Brook Station
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.
March 26, 2015
NASA's Management of the Deep Space Network
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.
March 18, 2015
NASA's Launch Support and Infrastructure Modernization: Assessment of the Ground Systems Needed to Launch SLS and Orion
Inspector General Paul Martin released a report examining NASA's progress at key Kennedy Space Center facilities to process and launch SLS and Orion
November 21, 2014
Semiannual Report 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
November 14, 2014
Management and Performance Challenges 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.
October 23, 2014
NASA's Launch Support and Infrastructure Modernization: Commercial Space Launch Activities at Kennedy Space Center
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.
September 18, 2014
Extending the Operational Life of the International Space Station Until 2024
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.
September 15, 2014
NASA's Efforts to Identify and Mitigate Near-Earth Object Hazards
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.
July 16, 2014
NASA's Independent Verification and Validation Program
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.
July 10, 2014
Security of NASA's Web Applications
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.
July 9, 2014
SOFIA: NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy
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.
June 20, 2014
NASA's Efforts to Secure its Information and Facilities
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.
June 5, 2014
NASA's Use of Space Agreements
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.
April 29, 2014
NASA's Management of its Space Network
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.
December 16, 2013
Management and Performance Challenges 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.
December 4, 2013
Semiannual Report 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.
November 13, 2013
NASA's Management of its Commercial Crew Program
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.
September 20, 2013
NASA's Aging Infrastructure
Inspector General Paul Martin testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Space regarding NASA's aging infrastructure and antiquated facilities
August 15, 2013
NASA's Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle
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.
July 29, 2013
NASA's Adoption of Cloud-Computing Technologies
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.
June 13, 2013
NASA's Commercial Cargo Program
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.
June 5, 2013
NASA's Information Technology (IT) Governance
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.
May 24, 2013
Semiannual Report 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.
March 27, 2013
NASA's Explosives Safety Program
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.
February 28, 2013
NASA OIG Testifies before Congress
Inspector General Paul Martin testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Oversight.
February 14, 2013
NASA's Environmental Remediation Efforts at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory
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.
February 12, 2013
NASA's Efforts to Reduce Unneeded Infrastructure and Facilities
The NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an audit that examines NASA's efforts to reduce unneeded Agency infrastructure and facilities.
November 16, 2012
Semiannual Report 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.
November 15, 2012
Management and Performance Challenges 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.
September 27, 2012
NASA's Challenges to Meeting Cost, Schedule, and Performance Goals
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.
August 9, 2012
NASA's Infrastructure and Facilities: An Assessment of the Agency's Real Property Leasing Practices
The NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an audit that examines NASA's efforts to reduce unneeded Agency infrastructure and facilities.
August 2, 2012
Review of Actions by Members of a NASA Advisory Committee
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.
February 29, 2012
NASA's IT Security Efforts
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.
November 15, 2011
Management and Performance Challenges 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.
August 25, 2011
Review of NASA's Selection of Display Locations for the Space Shuttle Orbiters
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.
June 30, 2011
NASA's Challenges Certifying and Acquiring Commercial Crew Transportation Services
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.
January 12, 2011
Review of NASA's Management of Its Small Business Innovation Research Program
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.
November 12, 2010
Management and Performance Challenges 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.