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					                                                                                       OIG Recovery Act Plan Overview
                                          OIG Name: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Office of Inspector General (NASA OIG)


                                                        To evaluate NASA’s compliance with Recovery Act Provisions and the requirements of OMB’s implementing guidance and to monitor the use of funds provided by the Act.
                                                        Specifically, we will assess whether:

                                                        Funds are awarded and distributed in a prompt, fair, and reasonable manner.
                     OIG Broad Recovery Act Goals: The recipients and their use of all funds are transparent to the public, and the public benefits of these funds are reported clearly, accurately, and in a timely manner.
                                                        Projects funded under this Act avoid unnecessary delays and cost overruns.
                                                        Program goals are achieved, including specific program outcomes and improved results on broader economic indicators.
                                                        Allegations of gross mismanagement, fraud, waste, abuse, or any other concerns raised about specific investments using Recovery Act funding are investigated promptly.
                                                        Allegations of retaliation against individuals for disclosing violations involving Recovery Act funds are investigated within 180 days.

                                                        We will augment and enhance our fraud, waste, and abuse outreach program in coordination with NASA’s Acquisition Integrity Program (AIP). Actively participate in a
   OIG Broad Training and Outreach Recovery Act
                                                nationwide series of fraud awareness training programs sponsored by the NASA AIP. Train NASA officials on areas such as the role of the OIG, fraud indicators, reporting
                                         Goals:
                                                        requirements, and the confidentiality that informants will be accorded when they report suspicions to the OIG.

                                                        Our risk assessment process will include summarizing past audits and investigations that identified vulnerabilities in NASA’s financial management system, oversight of grants
                                                        and contracts, and programmatic issues. We will validate that NASA has performed risk assessments and ensure NASA is identifying, prioritizing, and mitigating those risks.
                                                        Additionally, we will monitor and reassess risks throughout the entire Recovery Act life-cycle.

                                                        We have made a preliminary assessment as to the risk of each of the five NASA programs slated to receive Recovery Act funds based on our knowledge of the complexity of the
                                                        program and discussions with NASA officials. Accordingly, the programs have been assessed as follows:

                                                        Exploration-High risk because the specific projects within the program are still being defined, as well as the complex nature of space exploration.
       OIG Recovery Act Risk Assessment Process:
                                                        Earth Science-High risk because the funds are designated for Earth science and climate change research and development projects which, by their nature, are not well defined.

                                                        Aeronautics-Medium risk because the funds are designated for enhancing or expanding Aeronautical programs that are better defined than research and development projects.

                                                        Astrophysics-Medium risk because the funds are designated to expedite current design and fabrication of key component systems of the James Webb Telescope.

                                                        Cross Agency Support-Low risk because the funds are being used for construction work and the repair of buildings at Johnson Space Center. Contracts have been competitively
                                                        bid and awarded as firm fixed price.


   OIG Staff Dedicated to Recovery Act Oversight: One Project Manager and four auditors have been assigned full-time to Recovery Act oversight activities.


                         OIG Recovery Act Funds: $2,000,000
      Expiration Date of OIG Recovery Act Funds: FY2013


  OIG Recovery Act Funds Allocated to Contracts: No
              Purpose of Recovery Act Contracts: N/A
     Types of Recovery Act Contracts Awarded to
                                                 N/A
                                          Date:

              Link to OIG Recovery Act Work Plan:




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                                                                                                          OIG FY 2010 Recovery Act Work Plan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Included on
                                 Recovery Act Funds                                                                                                                                                                                            Expected     Expected      Expected
                                                                         Entity Performing                                                                                                                                           Prior
    Agency       Program Area        Associated         Type of Review                             Project Title                          Background                                            Objective                                    Quarter Work   Quarter(s)   Number of
                                                                              Review                                                                                                                                              Recovery
                                  w/Program Area                                                                                                                                                                                                Begins    Reports Issued Reports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Act Plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (Y/N)



                                                                                                                                                                            Are funds awarded and distributed in a prompt,
                                                                                                                                                                            fair, and reasonable manner?

                                                                                                                                                                            Are the recipients and uses of all funds are
                                                                                                                                                                            transparent to the public, and the public benefits
                                                                                                                     The Astrophysics Research Program goal is to
                                                                                                                                                                            of these funds are reported clearly, accurately,
                                                                                                                     "discover the origin, structure, evolution, and
                                                                                                                                                                            and in a timely manner?
                                                                                                                     destiny of the universe and search for Earth-like
                                                                                                                     planets". The purpose of the program is to
                                                                                                                                                                            Has the program assessed and identified the
                                                                                                                     conduct observations, research and development
                                                                                             Review and analysis of                                                         financial risks associated with the projects
                                                                                                                     in support fo these goals. The James Webb Space                                                                                       4th Quarter FY
                                                                                             NASA's Cosmic Origins                                                          receiving Recovery Act funding and
              Cosmic Origins                          Administrative /                                               Telescope (JWST), the single project funded within                                                                     2nd Quarter FY 2010, 3rd
  NASA                           $75 million                             OIG Staff           Program contract awards                                                        communicated the results to the Agency?              Yes                                      1
              Program                                 Financial                                                      the Recovery Act program, is a flagship mission to                                                                     2010           Quarter FY
                                                                                             and use of Recovery Act
                                                                                                                     attain the program's goals. Recovery Act funds                                                                                        2011
                                                                                             funds                                                                          Are funds used for authorized purposes? Has the
                                                                                                                     will be applied to the JWST for spacecraft
                                                                                                                                                                            program taken action to identify and mitigate
                                                                                                                     development activities including design and
                                                                                                                                                                            instances of fraud, waste, error, and abuse?
                                                                                                                     fabrication of key component systems. These
                                                                                                                     activities will increase the liklihood that the JWST
                                                                                                                                                                            Are cost overruns and unnecessary delays avoided
                                                                                                                     will launch on the planned date.
                                                                                                                                                                            and lessons learned identified to prevent
                                                                                                                                                                            reoccurrence?

                                                                                                                                                                            Are program goals and specific program outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                            achieved as proposed with Recovery Act funds?




                                                                                                                                                                            Were any applied NASA test and review processes
                                                                                                                                                                            adequate and objective?

                                                                                                                                                                            Were the key milestone goals and dates
                                                                                                                                                                            established realistic? Were key milestones and
                                                                                                                       The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) was
                                                                                                                                                                            dates reached?
                                                                                                                       identified by the National Research Council as a
                                                                                                                       top priority new initiative for astronomy and
                                                                                                                                                                            What is the impact on future milestones? Are
                                                                                                                       physics. The JWST is a large space based
                                                                                                                                                                            roadblocks and external risk factors properly                                  4th Quarter FY
                                                                                             Review and analysis of    observatory which will complement and extend
              Cosmic Origins -                                                                                                                                              considered when establishing milestones?                        2nd Quarter FY 2010, 3rd
  NASA                           see above            Performance        OIG Staff           NASA's Cosmic Origins -   the discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope as                                                          Yes                                      1
              JWST                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2010           Quarter FY
                                                                                             JWST Key Milestones       it will study every phase in the history of our
                                                                                                                                                                            Were internal and external reviews sufficient and                              2011
                                                                                                                       universe. Through the ARRA, NASA will provide
                                                                                                                                                                            were findings and recommendations
                                                                                                                       $75 million in funding to maintain the current
                                                                                                                                                                            implemented as appropriate?
                                                                                                                       work force levels and maintain the launch
                                                                                                                       readiness date.
                                                                                                                                                                            Were performance measures properly evaluated?

                                                                                                                                                                            Were adequate Recovery Act specific projects
                                                                                                                                                                            goals developed with realistic milestones to
                                                                                                                                                                            manage performance and accomplishments?




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                                                                                                          OIG FY 2010 Recovery Act Work Plan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Included on
                                 Recovery Act Funds                                                                                                                                                                                           Expected    Expected      Expected
                                                                         Entity Performing                                                                                                                                          Prior
    Agency       Program Area        Associated         Type of Review                             Project Title                          Background                                           Objective                                    Quarter Work Quarter(s)    Number of
                                                                              Review                                                                                                                                             Recovery
                                  w/Program Area                                                                                                                                                                                               Begins   Reports Issued Reports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Act Plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (Y/N)



                                                                                                                                                                           Are funds awarded and distributed in a prompt,
                                                                                                                                                                           fair, and reasonable manner?

                                                                                                                     Recovery Act funds for the Exploration Systems
                                                                                                                                                                           Are the recipients and uses of all funds are
                                                                                                                     Program will be applied to the Constellation and
                                                                                                                                                                           transparent to the public, and the public benefits
                                                                                                                     Commercial Crew and Cargo programs.
                                                                                                                                                                           of these funds are reported clearly, accurately,
                                                                                                                     Constellation systems in development includes
                                                                                                                                                                           and in a timely manner?
                                                                                                                     the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV), the
                                                                                                                     ARES I Crew Launch Vehicle (CLV), and supporting
                                                                                                                                                                           Has the program assessed and identified the
                                                                                                                     mission and ground support systems. The
                                                                                             Review and analysis of                                                        financial risks associated with the projects
                                                                                                                     Recovery Act funds will support accelerated                                                                                          3rd Quarter FY
                                                                                             NASA's Exploration                                                            receiving Recovery Act funding and
               Exploration                            Administrative /                                               testing, procurement, and manufacturing to                                                                            1st Quarter FY 2010, 3rd
  NASA                           $400 million                            OIG Staff           Systems contract awards                                                       communicated the results to the Agency?              Yes                                      1
               Systems                                Financial                                                      maximize NASA's ability to meet a March 2015                                                                          2010           Quarter FY
                                                                                             and use of Recovery Act
                                                                                                                     Initial Operational Capability (IOC) date, when                                                                                      2011
                                                                                             funds                                                                         Are funds used for authorized purposes? Has the
                                                                                                                     crew will first be transported to the International
                                                                                                                                                                           program taken action to identify and mitigate
                                                                                                                     Space Station (ISS). The Commercial Crew and
                                                                                                                                                                           instances of fraud, waste, error, and abuse?
                                                                                                                     Cargo program is NASA's investment to help
                                                                                                                     develop cost-effective systems to carry crew and
                                                                                                                                                                           Are cost overruns and unnecessary delays avoided
                                                                                                                     cargo to the ISS. Recovery Act funds will be used
                                                                                                                                                                           and lessons learned identified to prevent
                                                                                                                     to accelerate development of commercial access
                                                                                                                                                                           reoccurrence?
                                                                                                                     to space.

                                                                                                                                                                           Are program goals and specific program outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                           achieved as proposed with Recovery Act funds?




                                                                                                                      The Orion spacecraft is designed to carry crew
                                                                                                                                                                           Were any applied NASA test and review processes
                                                                                                                      members to and from the ISS and on lunar
                                                                                                                                                                           adequate and objective?
                                                                                                                      missions. Once in orbit, the Orion and its service
                                                                                                                      module is planned to rendezvous and dock with
                                                                                                                                                                           Were the key milestone goals and dates
                                                                                                                      either the ISS or the Altair lunar lander and the
                                                                                                                                                                           established realistic? Were key milestones and
                                                                                                                      Ares V's Earth Departure Stage, which could
                                                                                                                                                                           dates reached?
                                                                                                                      propel astronauts on their way to the moon.
                                                                                                                      Specific activities to be funded under the
                                                                                                                                                                           What is the impact on future milestones? Are
                                                                                                                      Recovery Act are: (1) Development of Orion
                                                                                             Review and analysis of                                                        roadblocks and external risk factors properly                                  3rd Quarter FY
                                                                                                                      Ground Test Articles; (2) Development of Orion
               Constellation -                                                               NASA's Constellation -                                                        considered when establishing milestones?                        1st Quarter FY 2010, 3rd
  NASA                           see above            Performance        OIG Staff                                    Engineering Development Units; and (3) Orion                                                              Yes                                      2
               Orion                                                                         Orion efforts and Key                                                                                                                         2010           Quarter FY
                                                                                                                      technology/development testing for improved
                                                                                             Milestones                                                                    Were internal and external reviews sufficient and                              2011
                                                                                                                      crew safety. This funding enables the acceleration
                                                                                                                                                                           were findings and recommendations
                                                                                                                      of the Orion GTA, the construction of the Service
                                                                                                                                                                           implemented as appropriate?
                                                                                                                      Module GTA, and the overall
                                                                                                                      improvement of their level of fidelity. The
                                                                                                                                                                           Were performance measures properly evaluated?
                                                                                                                      additional funding provides critical data to
                                                                                                                      mitigate risks for structural and component
                                                                                                                                                                           Were adequate Recovery Act specific projects
                                                                                                                      qualification and provides early data for model
                                                                                                                                                                           goals developed with realistic milestones to
                                                                                                                      correlation and uncertainty reduction, improving
                                                                                                                                                                           manage performance and accomplishments?
                                                                                                                      schedule confidence towards IOC.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Included on
                                 Recovery Act Funds                                                                                                                                                                                              Expected    Expected      Expected
                                                                         Entity Performing                                                                                                                                             Prior
    Agency       Program Area        Associated         Type of Review                             Project Title                          Background                                               Objective                                   Quarter Work Quarter(s)    Number of
                                                                              Review                                                                                                                                                Recovery
                                  w/Program Area                                                                                                                                                                                                  Begins   Reports Issued Reports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Act Plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (Y/N)



                                                                                                                      The Ares I rocket has two planned missions:
                                                                                                                      lofting up astronauts to the ISS and for
                                                                                                                                                                               Were any applied NASA test and review processes
                                                                                                                      rendezvous with the Ares V Earth Departure
                                                                                                                                                                               adequate and objective?
                                                                                                                      Stage. Specific activities to be funded under the
                                                                                                                      Recovery Act are: (1) the J2-X Engine; (2) the Ares
                                                                                                                                                                               Were the key milestone goals and dates
                                                                                                                      I Upper Stage; and (3) the A-3 test stand. The J2-X
                                                                                                                                                                               established realistic? Were key milestones and
                                                                                                                      Engine Assemblies (the Ares I Upper Stage) is the
                                                                                                                                                                               dates reached?
                                                                                                                      second of two propulsion systems that will propel
                                                                                                                      Ares I into Earth orbit. The J-2X engine is a critical
                                                                                                                                                                               What is the impact on future milestones? Are
                                                                                                                      development for both Ares I and Ares V. These
                                                                                             Review and analysis of                                                            roadblocks and external risk factors properly                                 4th Quarter FY
                                                                                                                      funds will be used to manufacture and assemble
               Constellation -                                                               NASA's Constellation -                                                            considered when establishing milestones?                       2nd Quarter    2010, 3rd
  NASA                           see above            Performance        OIG Staff                                    multiple                                                                                                     No                                       2
               Ares                                                                          Ares efforts and Key                                                                                                                             FY 2010        Quarter FY
                                                                                                                      engines along with key components and
                                                                                             Milestones                                                                        Were internal and external reviews sufficient and                             2011
                                                                                                                      subsystems for development testing, retaining a
                                                                                                                                                                               were findings and recommendations
                                                                                                                      significant number of design, engineering and
                                                                                                                                                                               implemented as appropriate?
                                                                                                                      manufacturing jobs.
                                                                                                                      The Ares Upper Stage consists of the MSFC
                                                                                                                                                                               Were performance measures properly evaluated?
                                                                                                                      Vertical Assembly Tool and test equipment,
                                                                                                                      materials, engineering analysis and manufacturing
                                                                                                                                                                               Were adequate Recovery Act specific projects
                                                                                                                      process development. The Recovery Act funds
                                                                                                                                                                               goals developed with realistic milestones to
                                                                                                                      will also be used to complete the A-3 test stand
                                                                                                                                                                               manage performance and accomplishments?
                                                                                                                      and prepare for test
                                                                                                                      operations.




                                                                                                                                                                               Were any applied NASA test and review processes
                                                                                                                                                                               adequate and objective?

                                                                                                                                                                               Were the key milestone goals and dates
                                                                                                                    The Commercial Crew & Cargo program is NASA’s
                                                                                                                                                                               established realistic? Were key milestones and
                                                                                                                    investment in the Commercial Orbital
                                                                                                                                                                               dates reached?
                                                                                                                    Transportation Services (COTS), to help develop a
                                                                                                                    cost-effective system to carry cargo to the ISS,
                                                                                                                                                                               What is the impact on future milestones? Are
                                                                                                                    with future options for transporting crew. There
                                                                                             Review and analysis of                                                            roadblocks and external risk factors properly                                 4th Quarter FY
               Constellation -                                                                                      are four defined COTS capabilities to be
                                                                                             NASA's Ground Support                                                             considered when establishing milestones?                       2nd Quarter    2010, 3rd
  NASA         Ground Support    see above            Performance        OIG Staff                                  developed and demonstrated by industry                                                                         Yes                                      2
                                                                                             Operations Efforts and                                                                                                                           FY 2010        Quarter FY
               Operations                                                                                           partners. These include cargo as well as crew
                                                                                             Key Milestones                                                                    Were internal and external reviews sufficient and                             2011
                                                                                                                    transportation capabilities. Recovery Act funding
                                                                                                                                                                               were findings and recommendations
                                                                                                                    for Ground support operations will enable NASA
                                                                                                                                                                               implemented as appropriate?
                                                                                                                    to design a mobile launcher that will transport,
                                                                                                                    service, and launch the Ares I launch vehicle and
                                                                                                                                                                               Were performance measures properly evaluated?
                                                                                                                    Orion spacecraft.
                                                                                                                                                                               Were adequate Recovery Act specific projects
                                                                                                                                                                               goals developed with realistic milestones to
                                                                                                                                                                               manage performance and accomplishments?




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                                                                                                          OIG FY 2010 Recovery Act Work Plan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Included on
                                 Recovery Act Funds                                                                                                                                                                                           Expected    Expected      Expected
                                                                         Entity Performing                                                                                                                                          Prior
    Agency       Program Area        Associated         Type of Review                             Project Title                          Background                                            Objective                                   Quarter Work Quarter(s)    Number of
                                                                              Review                                                                                                                                             Recovery
                                  w/Program Area                                                                                                                                                                                               Begins   Reports Issued Reports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Act Plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (Y/N)




                                                                                                                                                                            Were any applied NASA test and review processes
                                                                                                                       The Commercial Crew & Cargo program is NASA’s
                                                                                                                                                                            adequate and objective?
                                                                                                                       investment in the Commercial Orbital
                                                                                                                       Transportation Services (COTS), to help develop a
                                                                                                                                                                            Were the key milestone goals and dates
                                                                                                                       cost-effective system to carry cargo to the ISS,
                                                                                                                                                                            established realistic? Were key milestones and
                                                                                                                       with future options for transporting crew.
                                                                                                                                                                            dates reached?
                                                                                                                       Specific activities to be funded under the
                                                                                                                       Recovery Act will be: (1) commercial development
                                                                                                                                                                            What is the impact on future milestones? Are
                                                                                                                       of crew concepts and technology demonstrations
                                                                                             Review and analysis of                                                         roadblocks and external risk factors properly                                 4th Quarter FY
               Exploration -                                                                                           and investigations; (2) development of launch site
                                                                                             NASA's Commercial                                                              considered when establishing milestones?                       2nd Quarter    2010, 3rd
  NASA         Commercial Crew   see above            Performance        OIG Staff                                     and test infrastructure at Stennis Space Center                                                          Yes                                      2
                                                                                             Crew Cargo Efforts and                                                                                                                        FY 2010        Quarter FY
               Cargo                                                                                                   (SSC), Wallops
                                                                                             Key Milestones                                                                 Were internal and external reviews sufficient and                             2011
                                                                                                                       Flight Facility (WFF) and Kennedy Space Center
                                                                                                                                                                            were findings and recommendations
                                                                                                                       (KSC) enabling dual use by
                                                                                                                                                                            implemented as appropriate?
                                                                                                                       government and commercial entities; (3)
                                                                                                                       acceleration of the development of a docking
                                                                                                                                                                            Were performance measures properly evaluated?
                                                                                                                       system between ISS and commercial vehicles,
                                                                                                                       enabling commercial crew demonstrations and
                                                                                                                                                                            Were adequate Recovery Act specific projects
                                                                                                                       use; and (4) human rating requirements
                                                                                                                                                                            goals developed with realistic milestones to
                                                                                                                       development.
                                                                                                                                                                            manage performance and accomplishments?




                                                                                                                                                                            Were any applied NASA test and review processes
                                                                                                                                                                            adequate and objective?
                                                                                                                       The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
                                                                                                                       Program was established by Congress in 1982 to
                                                                                                                                                                            Were the key milestone goals and dates
                                                                                                                       provide increased opportunities for small
                                                                                                                                                                            established realistic? Were key milestones and
                                                                                                                       businesses to participate in R&D, to increase
                                                                                                                                                                            dates reached?
                                                                                                                       employment, and to improve U.S.
                                                                                                                       competitiveness. NASA's Small Business
                                                                                                                                                                            What is the impact on future milestones? Are
                                                                                                                       Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business
                                                                                                                                                                            roadblocks and external risk factors properly                                 4th Quarter FY
                                                                                             Review and analysis of    Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs are a three-
               Constellation -                                                                                                                                              considered when establishing milestones?                       2nd Quarter    2010, 3rd
  NASA                           see above            Performance        OIG Staff           NASA's SBIR Efforts and   phased approach for the small business concern                                                           Yes                                      2
               SBIR/STTR                                                                                                                                                                                                                   FY 2010        Quarter FY
                                                                                             Key Milestones            to develop a technology in response to a specific
                                                                                                                                                                            Were internal and external reviews sufficient and                             2011
                                                                                                                       set of NASA mission driven needs as presented in
                                                                                                                                                                            were findings and recommendations
                                                                                                                       the NASA SBIR/STTR Annual Solicitation. The STTR
                                                                                                                                                                            implemented as appropriate?
                                                                                                                       program involves a research institution partnering
                                                                                                                       with a small business to develop a technology
                                                                                                                                                                            Were performance measures properly evaluated?
                                                                                                                       based on specific mission needs. Recovery Act
                                                                                                                       funds will be used to assist NASA in SBIR efforts
                                                                                                                                                                            Were adequate Recovery Act specific projects
                                                                                                                       for R & D as part of the Constellation Program.
                                                                                                                                                                            goals developed with realistic milestones to
                                                                                                                                                                            manage performance and accomplishments?




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Included on                 Expected
                                  Recovery Act Funds                                                                                                                                                                                             Expected                        Expected
                                                                          Entity Performing                                                                                                                                            Prior                   Quarter(s)
   Agency        Program Area         Associated         Type of Review                             Project Title                          Background                                             Objective                                    Quarter Work                     Number of
                                                                               Review                                                                                                                                               Recovery                    Reports
                                   w/Program Area                                                                                                                                                                                                 Begins                          Reports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Act Plan                    Issued
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (Y/N)



                                                                                                                                                                              Are funds awarded and distributed in a prompt,
                                                                                                                                                                              fair, and reasonable manner?

                                                                                                                                                                              Are the recipients and uses of all funds are
                                                                                                                                                                              transparent to the public, and the public benefits
                                                                                                                                                                              of these funds are reported clearly, accurately,
                                                                                                                                                                              and in a timely manner?
                                                                                                                      NASA's aeronautics research generates innovative
                                                                                                                      concepts, technologies, and capabilities needed to      Has the program assessed and identified the
                                                                                                                      enable revolutionary change to both the airspace        financial risks associated with the projects
                                                                                              Review and analysis of                                                                                                                                          4th Quarter
                                                                                                                      and the aircraft that fly within it. Specifically,      receiving Recovery Act funding and
                                                       Administrative /                       NASA's Aeronautics                                                                                                                              2nd Quarter     FY 2010, 3rd
 NASA        Aeronautics          $150 million                            OIG Staff                                   NASA conducts cutting-edge, fundamental                 communicated the results to the Agency?              Yes                                         2
                                                       Financial                              contract awards and use                                                                                                                         FY 2010         Quarter FY
                                                                                                                      research in traditional aeronautical disciplines and
                                                                                              of Recovery Act funds                                                                                                                                           2011
                                                                                                                      emerging fields to help transform our nation's air      Are funds used for authorized purposes? Has the
                                                                                                                      transportation system, and to support future air        program taken action to identify and mitigate
                                                                                                                      and space vehicles.                                     instances of fraud, waste, error, and abuse?

                                                                                                                                                                              Are cost overruns and unnecessary delays avoided
                                                                                                                                                                              and lessons learned identified to prevent
                                                                                                                                                                              reoccurrence?

                                                                                                                                                                              Are program goals and specific program outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                              achieved as proposed with Recovery Act funds?




                                                                                                                                                                              Were any applied NASA test and review processes
                                                                                                                                                                              adequate and objective?

                                                                                                                                                                              Were the key milestone goals and dates
                                                                                                                                                                              established realistic? Were key milestones and
                                                                                                                      The Aeronautics Test program will invest funds to
                                                                                                                                                                              dates reached?
                                                                                                                      help protect current and provide additional test
                                                                                                                      capabilities for the aeronautics programs, and will
                                                                                                                                                                              What is the impact on future milestones? Are
                                                                                                                      bolster NASA’s expertise and capabilities in critical
                                                                                                                                                                              roadblocks and external risk factors properly                                   4th Quarter
                                                                                              Review and analysis of  test areas. Construction associated with building
             Aeronautics - Test                                                                                                                                               considered when establishing milestones?                        2nd Quarter     FY 2010, 3rd
 NASA                             see above            Performance        OIG Staff           NASA's Aeronautics Test new or modification of these test facilities is                                                              Yes                                         2
             Program                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FY 2010         Quarter FY
                                                                                              Program Key Milestones expected to have a direct benefit on local
                                                                                                                                                                              Were internal and external reviews sufficient and                               2011
                                                                                                                      economies. Funds used for maintenance and
                                                                                                                                                                              were findings and recommendations
                                                                                                                      facility and equipment upgrades, will improve
                                                                                                                                                                              implemented as appropriate?
                                                                                                                      mission support capability and enhance
                                                                                                                      productivity.
                                                                                                                                                                              Were performance measures properly evaluated?

                                                                                                                                                                              Were adequate Recovery Act specific projects
                                                                                                                                                                              goals developed with realistic milestones to
                                                                                                                                                                              manage performance and accomplishments?




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Included on                    Expected
                                   Recovery Act Funds                                                                                                                                                                                            Expected                           Expected
                                                                           Entity Performing                                                                                                                                           Prior                      Quarter(s)
   Agency        Program Area          Associated         Type of Review                             Project Title                           Background                                            Objective                                   Quarter Work                        Number of
                                                                                Review                                                                                                                                              Recovery                       Reports
                                    w/Program Area                                                                                                                                                                                                Begins                             Reports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Act Plan                       Issued
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (Y/N)



                                                                                                                                                                               Were any applied NASA test and review processes
                                                                                                                                                                               adequate and objective?

                                                                                                                                                                               Were the key milestone goals and dates
                                                                                                                                                                               established realistic? Were key milestones and
                                                                                                                                                                               dates reached?
                                                                                                                        The Aviation Safety program will utilize Recovery
                                                                                                                        Act funds to enhance and expand fidelity of
                                                                                                                                                                               What is the impact on future milestones? Are
                                                                                                                        current research activities relating to composite
                                                                                               Review and analysis of                                                          roadblocks and external risk factors properly                                   1st Quarter FY
                                                                                                                        materials and structures experimentation,
             Aeronautics - Aviation                                                            NASA's Aeronautics                                                              considered when establishing milestones?                       3rd Quarter      2011, 3rd
 NASA                               see above           Performance        OIG Staff                                    simulations and flight tests. NASA’s flight test                                                           Yes                                        2
             Safety Program                                                                    Research Aviation Safety                                                                                                                       FY 2010          Quarter FY
                                                                                                                        capabilities will be maintained, and vehicle health
                                                                                               Key Milestones                                                                  Were internal and external reviews sufficient and                               2011
                                                                                                                        monitoring work enhanced. A new research
                                                                                                                                                                               were findings and recommendations
                                                                                                                        effort will expand available methods for the
                                                                                                                                                                               implemented as appropriate?
                                                                                                                        Validation and Verification (V&V) of Flight Critical
                                                                                                                        Systems in response to a Joint Planning and
                                                                                                                                                                               Were performance measures properly evaluated?
                                                                                                                        Development Office (JPDO)-identified aviation
                                                                                                                        system capability gap.
                                                                                                                                                                               Were adequate Recovery Act specific projects
                                                                                                                                                                               goals developed with realistic milestones to
                                                                                                                                                                               manage performance and accomplishments?




                                                                                                                                                                               Were any applied NASA test and review processes
                                                                                                                                                                               adequate and objective?

                                                                                                                                                                               Were the key milestone goals and dates
                                                                                                                       The Airspace Systems program will use Recovery          established realistic? Were key milestones and
                                                                                                                       Act funds to accelerate progress and conduct            dates reached?
                                                                                                                       integrated system research in key areas in order
                                                                                                                       to support the FAA/NASA Research Transition             What is the impact on future milestones? Are
                                                                                                                       Team’s requirements and research and                    roadblocks and external risk factors properly                                   1st Quarter FY
                                                                                               Review and analysis of
             Aeronautics - Airspace                                                                                    development gaps identified by the Joint Planning       considered when establishing milestones?                       3rd Quarter      2011, 3rd
 NASA                               see above           Performance        OIG Staff           NASA's Airspece Systems                                                                                                             Yes                                        2
             Systems Program                                                                                           and Development Office for NextGen                                                                                     FY 2010          Quarter FY
                                                                                               Program Key Milestones
                                                                                                                       advancements. Technology concepts will be               Were internal and external reviews sufficient and                               2011
                                                                                                                       developed that include assessments of                   were findings and recommendations
                                                                                                                       operational solutions and identification of             implemented as appropriate?
                                                                                                                       technologies and procedures that will improve
                                                                                                                       operational efficiency of the aviation system.          Were performance measures properly evaluated?

                                                                                                                                                                               Were adequate Recovery Act specific projects
                                                                                                                                                                               goals developed with realistic milestones to
                                                                                                                                                                               manage performance and accomplishments?




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Included on                    Expected
                                Recovery Act Funds                                                                                                                                                                                       Expected                           Expected
                                                                        Entity Performing                                                                                                                                      Prior                      Quarter(s)
   Agency        Program Area       Associated         Type of Review                             Project Title                        Background                                          Objective                                   Quarter Work                        Number of
                                                                             Review                                                                                                                                         Recovery                       Reports
                                 w/Program Area                                                                                                                                                                                           Begins                             Reports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Act Plan                       Issued
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (Y/N)



                                                                                                                                                                       Were any applied NASA test and review processes
                                                                                                                                                                       adequate and objective?

                                                                                                                                                                       Were the key milestone goals and dates
                                                                                                                                                                       established realistic? Were key milestones and
                                                                                                                                                                       dates reached?

                                                                                                                     The Fundamental Aeronautics program will invest   What is the impact on future milestones? Are
                                                                                            Review and analysis of   Recovery Act funds to reduce risk, accelerate     roadblocks and external risk factors properly                                   1st Quarter FY
             Aeronautics -
                                                                                            NASA'sFundamental        progress, and initiate integrated aeronautical    considered when establishing milestones?                       3rd Quarter      2011, 3rd
 NASA        Fundamental Aero   see above            Performance        OIG Staff                                                                                                                                          Yes                                        2
                                                                                            Aeronautics Key          vehicle system level research in key areas that                                                                  FY 2010          Quarter FY
             Program
                                                                                            Milestones               have applicability to future vehicle concepts,    Were internal and external reviews sufficient and                               2011
                                                                                                                     reducing the impact of aviation on the            were findings and recommendations
                                                                                                                     environment.                                      implemented as appropriate?

                                                                                                                                                                       Were performance measures properly evaluated?

                                                                                                                                                                       Were adequate Recovery Act specific projects
                                                                                                                                                                       goals developed with realistic milestones to
                                                                                                                                                                       manage performance and accomplishments?




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Included on                 Expected
                               Recovery Act Funds                          Entity                                                                                                                                                               Expected                        Expected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Prior                   Quarter(s)
  Agency       Program Area        Associated         Type of Review    Performing        Project Title                              Background                                                  Objective                                    Quarter Work                     Number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Recovery                    Reports
                                w/Program Area                            Review                                                                                                                                                                 Begins                          Reports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Act Plan                    Issued
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (Y/N)



                                                                                                                                                                             Are funds awarded and distributed in a prompt,
                                                                                                                                                                             fair, and reasonable manner?

                                                                                                            The Earth Science Program conducts breakthrough research to      Are the recipients and uses of all funds are
                                                                                                            advance fundamental knowledge on the most important              transparent to the public, and the public benefits
                                                                                                            scientific questions on the global and regional integrated       of these funds are reported clearly, accurately,
                                                                                                            Earth system. Earth Science studies Earth from space to          and in a timely manner?
                                                                                                            advance scientific understanding and meet societal needs.
                                                                                                            Further, the program addresses specific, identified national     Has the program assessed and identified the
                                                                                     Review and analysis of needs in several areas, including: the causes and                financial risks associated with the projects
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             4th Quarter
                                                                                     NASA's Earth Science consequences of climate change; improvements in the                receiving Recovery Act funding and
                                                    Administrative /                                                                                                                                                                         2nd Quarter     FY 2010, 3rd
NASA         Earth Science     $325 million                            OIG Staff     contract awards and reliability and extension of weather forecasts; and the             communicated the results to the Agency?              Yes                                         2
                                                    Financial                                                                                                                                                                                FY 2010         Quarter FY
                                                                                     use of Recovery Act    monitoring and eventual prediction of natural hazards such as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2011
                                                                                     funds                  floods, volcanic eruptions, and earthquakes.                  Are funds used for authorized purposes? Has the
                                                                                                                                                                          program taken action to identify and mitigate
                                                                                                            NASA's role is to develop and make first use of new observing instances of fraud, waste, error, and abuse?
                                                                                                            and research capabilities to understand the underlying
                                                                                                            processes, provide objective scientific information to        Are cost overruns and unnecessary delays avoided
                                                                                                            researchers and decisionmakers, and transition mature         and lessons learned identified to prevent
                                                                                                            capabilities and results to operational users.                reoccurrence?

                                                                                                                                                                             Are program goals and specific program outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                             achieved as proposed with Recovery Act funds?




                                                                                                                                                                             Were any applied NASA test and review processes
                                                                                                                                                                             adequate and objective?

                                                                                                                                                                             Were the key milestone goals and dates
                                                                                                                                                                             established realistic? Were key milestones and
                                                                                                                                                                             dates reached?
                                                                                                            Under the ARRA, NASA received $32 Million to provide
                                                                                                            additional funding for the Global Precipitation Measurement
                                                                                                                                                                             What is the impact on future milestones? Are
                                                                                     Analysis of GPM's Key mission (GPM). The objective of GPM is to improve ongoing
                                                                                                                                                                             roadblocks and external risk factors properly                                   4th Quarter
             Earth Systematic                                                        Decision Point and     efforts to predict climate by providing near-global
                                                                                                                                                                             considered when establishing milestones?                        2nd Quarter     FY 2010, 3rd
NASA         Missions Program - see above           Performance        OIG Staff     Critical Design Review measurement of precipitation, its distribution, and physical                                                          Yes                                         2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             FY 2010         Quarter FY
             GPM                                                                     process and Key        processes; to improve the accuracy of weather and
                                                                                                                                                                             Were internal and external reviews sufficient and                               2011
                                                                                     Milestones             precipitation forecasts through more accurate measurement
                                                                                                                                                                             were findings and recommendations
                                                                                                            of rain rates and latent heating; and to provide more frequent
                                                                                                                                                                             implemented as appropriate?
                                                                                                            and complete sampling of the Earth's precipitation.

                                                                                                                                                                             Were performance measures properly evaluated?

                                                                                                                                                                             Were adequate Recovery Act specific projects
                                                                                                                                                                             goals developed with realistic milestones to
                                                                                                                                                                             manage performance and accomplishments?




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Included on                 Expected
                               Recovery Act Funds                          Entity                                                                                                                                                                 Expected                        Expected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Prior                   Quarter(s)
  Agency       Program Area        Associated         Type of Review    Performing        Project Title                               Background                                                    Objective                                   Quarter Work                     Number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Recovery                    Reports
                                w/Program Area                            Review                                                                                                                                                                   Begins                          Reports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Act Plan                    Issued
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (Y/N)



                                                                                                                                                                                Were any applied NASA test and review processes
                                                                                                                                                                                adequate and objective?

                                                                                                                                                                                Were the key milestone goals and dates
                                                                                                                                                                                established realistic? Were key milestones and
                                                                                                                                                                                dates reached?
                                                                                                          The Landsat Program provides repetitive acquisition of high
                                                                                                          resolution multispectral data of the Earth's surface on a global
                                                                                                                                                                                What is the impact on future milestones? Are
                                                                                                          basis. The data from the Landsat spacecraft constitute the
                                                                                                                                                                                roadblocks and external risk factors properly                                  4th Quarter
             Earth Systematic                                                        Review of LDCM's PDR longest record of the Earth's continental surfaces as seen from
                                                                                                                                                                                considered when establishing milestones?                       2nd Quarter     FY 2010, 3rd
NASA         Missions Program - see above           Performance        OIG Staff     and CDR process and space. It is a record unmatched in quality, detail, coverage,                                                              Yes                                         2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               FY 2010         Quarter FY
             LDCM                                                                    Key Milestones       and value. The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) is the
                                                                                                                                                                                Were internal and external reviews sufficient and                              2011
                                                                                                          future of Landsat satellites. It will continue to obtain valuable
                                                                                                                                                                                were findings and recommendations
                                                                                                          data and imagery to be used in agriculture, education,
                                                                                                                                                                                implemented as appropriate?
                                                                                                          business, science, and government.

                                                                                                                                                                                Were performance measures properly evaluated?

                                                                                                                                                                                Were adequate Recovery Act specific projects
                                                                                                                                                                                goals developed with realistic milestones to
                                                                                                                                                                                manage performance and accomplishments?




                                                                                                            Recovery Act funds will be used to accelerate the
                                                                                                            implementation of the recommendations of the National
                                                                                                            Research Council’s Earth Science and Applications Decadal           Were any applied NASA test and review processes
                                                                                                            Survey (2007). This includes rapid deployment of a suite of         adequate and objective?
                                                                                                            Earth-observing satellites to leverage existing missions and
                                                                                                            provide cuttingedge                                                 Were the key milestone goals and dates
                                                                                                            measurements of key parameters relevant to climate change           established realistic? Were key milestones and
                                                                                                            while preserving the balance between all of the elements of         dates reached?
                                                                                                            the overall NASA Earth Science Program, including the
                                                                                                            spaceflight missions, technology development, research and          What is the impact on future milestones? Are
                                                                                     Review of NASA's
             Earth Systematic                                                                               analysis, and science applications. Specific activities include:    roadblocks and external risk factors properly                                  4th Quarter
                                                                                     Decadal Survey
             Missions Program -                                                                             (1) Completing and launching foundational Earth Science             considered when establishing milestones?                       2nd Quarter     FY 2010, 3rd
NASA                            see above           Performance        OIG Staff     Mission and Other                                                                                                                              Yes                                         2
             Decadel Survey &                                                                               missions now                                                                                                                       FY 2010         Quarter FY
                                                                                     Activities Key
             Other Activities                                                                               under development, to lay the groundwork for the new                Were internal and external reviews sufficient and                              2011
                                                                                     Milestones
                                                                                                            Decadal missions; (2) Accelerating the recommended                  were findings and recommendations
                                                                                                            priorities of the Decadal Survey: initiating a series of Venture-   implemented as appropriate?
                                                                                                            class missions, accelerating or beginning development of
                                                                                                            Decadal Survey missions, providing focused technology               Were performance measures properly evaluated?
                                                                                                            development
                                                                                                            in support of planned missions; and (3) Advancing                   Were adequate Recovery Act specific projects
                                                                                                            understanding of scientific questions with a robust, integrated     goals developed with realistic milestones to
                                                                                                            program of airborne measurements, scientific research and           manage performance and accomplishments?
                                                                                                            applications, technology development, supercomputing,
                                                                                                            climate modeling, and education and public outreach.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Included on                 Expected
                                 Recovery Act Funds                          Entity                                                                                                                                                                Expected                        Expected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Prior                   Quarter(s)
  Agency       Program Area          Associated         Type of Review    Performing        Project Title                               Background                                                   Objective                                   Quarter Work                     Number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Recovery                    Reports
                                  w/Program Area                            Review                                                                                                                                                                  Begins                          Reports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Act Plan                    Issued
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (Y/N)



                                                                                                                                                                                 Were any applied NASA test and review processes
                                                                                                                                                                                 adequate and objective?

                                                                                                                                                                                 Were the key milestone goals and dates
                                                                                                                                                                                 established realistic? Were key milestones and
                                                                                                                                                                                 dates reached?

                                                                                                                                                                                 What is the impact on future milestones? Are
                                                                                                              Under the ARRA NASA received $16 Million to assist in the
                                                                                                                                                                                 roadblocks and external risk factors properly                                  4th Quarter
             Earth System                                                                                     completion of 5 Earth Science precursor missions including
                                                                                       Review of Aquarius                                                                        considered when establishing milestones?                       2nd Quarter     FY 2010, 3rd
NASA         Science Pathfinder see above             Performance        OIG Staff                            the Aquarius mission which will evaluate sea surface salinity.                                                         Yes                                         2
                                                                                       Project key milestones                                                                                                                                   FY 2010         Quarter FY
             - Aquarius                                                                                       As part of the Decadal Survey, the Aquarius mission will
                                                                                                                                                                                 Were internal and external reviews sufficient and                              2011
                                                                                                              contribute data for long-term climate change studies.
                                                                                                                                                                                 were findings and recommendations
                                                                                                                                                                                 implemented as appropriate?

                                                                                                                                                                                 Were performance measures properly evaluated?

                                                                                                                                                                                 Were adequate Recovery Act specific projects
                                                                                                                                                                                 goals developed with realistic milestones to
                                                                                                                                                                                 manage performance and accomplishments?




                                                                                                              The Earth Science Program conducts breakthrough research to
                                                                                                              advance fundamental knowledge on the most important                Were any applied NASA test and review processes
                                                                                                              scientific questions on the global and regional integrated         adequate and objective?
                                                                                                              Earth system. Advancements are made through continuous
                                                                                                              interactions among four major                                      Were the key milestone goals and dates
                                                                                                              elements: Flight Programs develops satellite missions;             established realistic? Were key milestones and
                                                                                                              Research and Analysis provides the scientific rationale, as well   dates reached?
                                                                                                              as analytical support for satellite missions; Technology
                                                                                       Review of Applied      develops new technology and matures existing technologies          What is the impact on future milestones? Are
             Applied Sciences,
                                                                                       Sciences, Earth        for satellite and airborne measurements; and, Applied              roadblocks and external risk factors properly                                  2nd Quarter
             Earth Science
                                                                                       Science Technology,    Sciences enables other agencies to utilize these observations.     considered when establishing milestones?                       3rd Quarter     FY 2011, 4th
NASA         Technology, and     see above            Performance        OIG Staff                                                                                                                                                   No                                          2
                                                                                       and Multi-Mission      Recovery Act funds will be used to accelerate the                                                                                 FY 2010         Quarter FY
             Multi-Mission
                                                                                       Operations Key         implementation of the recommendations of the National              Were internal and external reviews sufficient and                              2011
             Operations
                                                                                       Milestones             Research Council’s Earth Science and Applications Decadal          were findings and recommendations
                                                                                                              Survey (2007). This includes rapid deployment of a suite of        implemented as appropriate?
                                                                                                              Earth-observing satellites to leverage existing missions and
                                                                                                              provide cuttingedge measurements of key parameters                 Were performance measures properly evaluated?
                                                                                                              relevant to climate change while preserving the balance
                                                                                                              between all of the elements of the overall NASA Earth              Were adequate Recovery Act specific projects
                                                                                                              Science Program, including the spaceflight missions,               goals developed with realistic milestones to
                                                                                                              technology development, research and analysis, and science         manage performance and accomplishments?
                                                                                                              applications.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Included on                 Expected
                               Recovery Act Funds                          Entity                                                                                                                                                               Expected                        Expected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Prior                   Quarter(s)
  Agency       Program Area        Associated         Type of Review    Performing       Project Title                              Background                                                    Objective                                   Quarter Work                     Number of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Recovery                    Reports
                                w/Program Area                            Review                                                                                                                                                                 Begins                          Reports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Act Plan                    Issued
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (Y/N)



                                                                                                                                                                              Were any applied NASA test and review processes
                                                                                                           The NASA Science Mission Directorate/Earth Science Division's      adequate and objective?
                                                                                                           (SMD/ESD) Earth Venture is a Program element within the
                                                                                                           Earth System Science Pathfinder Program (ESSP) consisting of       Were the key milestone goals and dates
                                                                                                           a series of new science-driven, competitively selected, low        established realistic? Were key milestones and
                                                                                                           cost missions that will provide opportunity for investment in      dates reached?
                                                                                                           innovative Earth science to enhance our capability to better
                                                                                                           understand the current state of the Earth system and to            What is the impact on future milestones? Are
                                                                                                           enable continual improvement in the prediction of future           roadblocks and external risk factors properly                                  1st Quarter
             Earth System                                                            Review of Venture
                                                                                                           changes. Earth Venture has been established, in part, in           considered when establishing milestones?                       3rd Quarter     FY 2011, 4th
NASA         Science Pathfinder see above           Performance        OIG Staff     Class Project key                                                                                                                            No                                          2
                                                                                                           response to recommendations from the Earth Science and                                                                            FY 2010         Quarter FY
             - Venture Class                                                         milestones
                                                                                                           Applications from Space: National Imperatives for the Next         Were internal and external reviews sufficient and                              2011
                                                                                                           Decade and Beyond (The National Academies Press, 2007) to          were findings and recommendations
                                                                                                           initiate a series of missions deemed "venture class". The          implemented as appropriate?
                                                                                                           Venture-class mission formulation activities has resulted in a
                                                                                                           scientifically broad-reaching Program element that will solicit,   Were performance measures properly evaluated?
                                                                                                           through a series of frequent openly-competed solicitations,
                                                                                                           innovative research and application missions that might            Were adequate Recovery Act specific projects
                                                                                                           address any area of Earth science.                                 goals developed with realistic milestones to
                                                                                                                                                                              manage performance and accomplishments?




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Included on                 Expected
                                   Recovery Act Funds                                                                                                                                                                                               Expected                         Expected
                                                                           Entity Performing                                                                                                                                              Prior                   Quarter(s)
    Agency       Program Area          Associated         Type of Review                             Project Title                           Background                                              Objective                                    Quarter Work                      Number of
                                                                                Review                                                                                                                                                 Recovery                    Reports
                                    w/Program Area                                                                                                                                                                                                   Begins                           Reports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Act Plan                    Issued
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (Y/N)

                                                                                                                                                                                 Are funds awarded and distributed in a prompt,
                                                                                                                                                                                 fair, and reasonable manner?

                                                                                                                                                                                 Are the recipients and uses of all funds are
                                                                                                                                                                                 transparent to the public, and the public benefits
                                                                                                                                                                                 of these funds are reported clearly, accurately,
                                                                                                                                                                                 and in a timely manner?

                                                                                                                         Recovery Act funds for the Cross-Agency Support:
                                                                                                                                                                                 Has the program assessed and identified the
                                                                                               Review and analysis of    Institutional Investments Program will assure that
                                                                                                                                                                                 financial risks associated with the projects
                                                                                               NASA's Cross Agency       key infrastructure capabilities are available for the                                                                                  3rd Quarter
               Institutional                                                                                                                                                     receiving Recovery Act funding and
                                                        Administrative /                       Support contract awards   conduct of NASA's mission. Specifically, the funds                                                                      1st Quarter FY FY 2010, 3rd
  NASA         Investments - JSC   $50 million                             OIG Staff                                                                                             communicated the results to the Agency?              Yes                                          2
                                                        Financial                              and use of Recovery Act   will be used to repair buildings at Johnson Space                                                                       2010           Quarter FY
               Hurricane Repair
                                                                                               funds - JSC hurricane     Center (JSC) damaged by Hurrican Ike in                                                                                                2011
                                                                                                                                                                                 Are funds used for authorized purposes? Has the
                                                                                               repair project            Spetember 2008. These facilities are crucial to
                                                                                                                                                                                 program taken action to identify and mitigate
                                                                                                                         NASA's human spaceflight missions.
                                                                                                                                                                                 instances of fraud, waste, error, and abuse?

                                                                                                                                                                                 Are cost overruns and unnecessary delays avoided
                                                                                                                                                                                 and lessons learned identified to prevent
                                                                                                                                                                                 reoccurrence?

                                                                                                                                                                                 Are program goals and specific program outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                 achieved as proposed with Recovery Act funds?




                                                                                                                                                                                 Were key provisions of the Recovery Act (Buy
                                                                                                                                                                                 American, Davis-Bacon) for construction projects
                                                                                                                                                                                 established and reviewed throughout the project
                                                                                                                                                                                 lifecycle to ensure compliance?

                                                                                                                                                                                 Were the key milestone goals and dates
                                                                                                                         Recovery funds will be used to sustain NASA
                                                                                                                                                                                 established realistic? Were key milestones and
                                                                                                                         critical infrastructure by repairing the Johnson
                                                                                                                                                                                 dates reached?
                                                                                                                         Space Center facilities damaged during Hurricane
                                                                                                                         Ike in September 2008. The activities involve
                                                                                               Review and analysis of                                                            What is the impact on future milestones? Are
                                                                                                                         construction work including repair of roofs and                                                                                        3rd Quarter
               Institutional                                                                   NASA's Institutional                                                              roadblocks and external risk factors properly
                                                                                                                         loggia on several dozen buildings at the Johnson                                                                        1st Quarter FY FY 2010, 3rd
  NASA         Investments - JSC   see above            Performance        OIG Staff           Investments - JSC                                                                 considered when establishing milestones?             Yes                                          2
                                                                                                                         Space Center in Houston, Texas. They also include                                                                       2010           Quarter FY
               Hurricane Repair                                                                Hurricane Repair Key
                                                                                                                         replacement of leaking windows; waterproofing                                                                                          2011
                                                                                               Milestones                                                                        Were internal and external reviews sufficient and
                                                                                                                         of exterior building walls; repair of street, parking
                                                                                                                                                                                 were findings and recommendations
                                                                                                                         lot and sidewalk lights; reconstruction of a hangar
                                                                                                                                                                                 implemented as appropriate?
                                                                                                                         at Ellington field and safing of a barge dock on
                                                                                                                         Clear Lake.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Were performance measures properly evaluated?



                                                                                                                                                                                 Were adequate Recovery Act specific projects
                                                                                                                                                                                 goals developed with realistic milestones to
                                                                                                                                                                                 manage performance and accomplishments?




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