TITLE

JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE: Actions Needed to Improve Cost Estimate and Oversight of Test and Integration

AUTHOR(S)
Chaplain, Cristina T.
PUB. DATE
December 2012
SOURCE
GAO Reports;12/3/2012, preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Documents
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a report made by the U.S. Government accountability office (GAO) based on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), one of the U.S. National Aeronautics & Space Administration's (NASA) science projects, which highlights the need to improve cost estimate and oversight of test and integration. The report discusses the shortcomings of the project like schedule delays and high costs and the measures taken by the NASA to overcome them like increased communication and oversight.
ACCESSION #
84440247

 

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