Accession Number : ADA290647

Title :   Kennedy Space Center: Decision on Photographic Requirements Appears Justified.

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

PDF Url : ADA290647

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Prior to 1969, Kennedy Space Center and the Air Force Eastern Test Range(1) each had their own photographic support contractors, film processing facilities, and photographic equipment maintenance and repair capabilities. In 1968, we recommended that NASA and the Air Force consider consolidating their photographic operations to achieve cost savings(2). Both organizations are headquartered in the vicinity of Cocoa Beach, Florida. The consolidation was accomplished and a single photography support contract awarded in January 1969. Since that time the contract has been rebid several times. The latest contract was awarded in 1991 to the Bionetics Corporation. The photography support contract is administered by the Air Force. The contract encompasses virtually every type of photographic and vIdeo service associated with general support and scientific photography, including taking still photographs; producing motion pictures; processing film; and maintaining, repairing, and calibrating photographic equipment. The current contract is valued at about $6.9 mission for fiscal year 1992. Pg 2. JMD.

Descriptors :   *REPAIR, *PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, MAINTENANCE, REQUIREMENTS, AIR FORCE, DECISION MAKING, CONTRACTS, PROCESSING, FACILITIES, FILMS, CONTRACTORS, PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, COSTS, PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO SIGNALS, BEACHES, FLORIDA, PHOTOGRAPHS, CHOCOLATE, MOTION PICTURES.

Subject Categories : Photography
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE