The Resource Johnson Space Center Procurement: Controls Over Payments to Contractors Should Be Strengthened

Johnson Space Center Procurement: Controls Over Payments to Contractors Should Be Strengthened

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Johnson Space Center Procurement: Controls Over Payments to Contractors Should Be Strengthened
Title
Johnson Space Center Procurement: Controls Over Payments to Contractors Should Be Strengthened
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The objective of this work was to determine if the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas, had adequate internal controls over the management of information processing contracts, grants, and purchase orders. We selected three cost-plus-award-fee contracts with significant information processing requirements for our review because they are, according to NASA procurement representatives, among the most complex to manage, and have products that are usually unique and sometimes difficult to objectively measure and evaluate. At JSC we selected and review the management controls over these three contracts, currently valued at more than $425 million. Although JSC has various systems of internal controls in place, those used for paying contractors make JSC vulnerable to potential waste, abuse, and mismanagement. Specifically, JSC contracting officers and technical representatives do not link the receipt of products and services actually received against the cost vouchers contractors submit for payment. While JSC relies on a series of internal control mechanisms for assurances that contractors deliver high quality goods and services, none of these mechanisms is a sufficient substitute for periodic linking of contractors cost vouchers with products actually received. As a result, opportunities exist for JSC to be billed and pay for goods and services never received
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DTICE
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non fiction
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY DIV
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  • Contractors
  • Contracts
  • Contract administration
  • Economics
  • Administration and Management
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Johnson Space Center Procurement: Controls Over Payments to Contractors Should Be Strengthened
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Report to the Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
11 pages
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online
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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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Hein Online
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  • (OCoLC)227793662
  • (OCoLC)ocn227793662
Label
Johnson Space Center Procurement: Controls Over Payments to Contractors Should Be Strengthened
Publication
Note
Report to the Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
11 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227793662
  • (OCoLC)ocn227793662

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