NASA OIG: "Flawed Data" Data Behind Shared Services Center Projected Savings

NASA OIG Review of NASA's Shared Services Center

"... Moreover, although NASA originally expected that approximately 200 civil service positions would be freed up from performing institutional support services and reassigned to "critical mission-related activities" as a result of the transfer of services to the NSSC, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that these employees were often placed in new positions or assigned to backfill positions in the same functional areas from which services had been transferred.

Finally, the OIG found that NASA's claim that creation of the NSSC would save the Agency $121 million over a 10-year period (fiscal years 2006 through 2015) was based on flawed data and is therefore inaccurate. Our analysis determined that cost data supplied by the Centers, which was essential in determining the baseline cost calculations and return-on-investment projections, were not reliable or verifiable."

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