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video iconNASA's Independent Verification and Validation Program

July 2014

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


video iconSecurity of NASA's Web Applications

July 2014

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


video iconNASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)

July 2014

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


video iconNASA's Efforts to Secure its Information and Facilities

June 2014

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


video iconNASA's Use of Space Act Agreements

June 2014

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


video iconNASA's Management of its Space Network

April 2014

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


video icon2013 Top Management and Performance Challenges at NASA

December 2013

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


video iconSemiannual Report to Congress

December 2013

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


video iconNASA's Management of its Commercial Crew Program

November 2013

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


video iconNASA's Aging Infrastructure

September 2013

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


video iconNASA's Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle

August 2013

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


video iconNASA's Adoption of Cloud-Computing Technologies

July 2013

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


video iconNASA's Commercial Cargo Program

June 2013

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


video iconNASA's Information Technology (IT) Governance

June 2013

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


video iconNASA OIG Semiannual Report to Congress

May 2013

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


video iconNASA's Explosives Safety Program

March 2013

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


video iconNASA OIG Testifies before Congress

February 2013

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


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

February 2013

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


video iconNASA's Efforts to Reduce Unneeded Infrastructure and Facilities

February 2013

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


video iconSemiannual Report to Congress

November 2012

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


video iconNASA's 2012 Top Management and Performance Challenges

November 2012

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


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

September 2012

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


video iconNASA's Leasing Practices

August 2012

NASA Inspector General Paul K. Martin today released a report that examines NASA's leasing practices for its underutilized facilities. The report found that while NASA has made improvements, the Agency faces significant challenges to maximizing the potential benefits of its leasing program.


video iconReview of Actions by Members of a NASA Advisory Committee

August 2012

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


video iconNASA's IT Security Efforts

March 2012

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


video iconNASA's 2011 Top Management and Performance Challenges

November 2011

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


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

August 2011

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


video iconChallenges Facing NASA in its Transition to Commercial Crew Transportation Services

June 2011

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


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

January 2011

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


video iconOIG Identifies NASA's Top Management and Performance Challenges

November 2010

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