Accession Number : ADA288770

Title :   Department of Defense (DoD) Space Programs and Activities.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA288770

Report Date : 30 NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : However, our concern remains the same as we expressed in our August 1994 report, which was that (1) greater efficiencies should be achieved by moving toward an integrated DOD satellite control network and (2) the Air Force should not unilaterally upgrade its network in a manner that would not be interoperable with the broader approach DOD is now studying. Additional assessment of these matters will be necessary when DOD provides the results of its future integrated architecture study and the Air Force provides its justification for requesting fiscal year 1996 satellite control network funds. For fiscal year 1995, the Air Force requested $101,146,000 in research, development, test, and evaluation funds for its satellite control network. The Congress appropriated $83,000,000. In addition, the Committees on AppropriationS stipulated in their September 26, 1994 conference report that (1) the Air Force must obtain prior approval from the appropriations committees before obligating any funds for enhancements or modernization of the satellite control network and (2) $60,000,000 be withheld from obligation pending receipt of that approval. In early November 1994, the Air Force had allocated the $83,000,000 as shown in table 1.1.

Descriptors :   *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, *SPACE MISSIONS, *SATELLITE NETWORKS, *AIR FORCE BUDGETS, CONTROL, AIR FORCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS, ARCHITECTURE.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Radio Communications

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