GAO Assessment of NASA Includes a Look at Webb's Overruns

NASA: Assessments of Selected Large-Scale Projects, GAO

"Of the 15 projects in implementation, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has reported the most significant cost and schedule changes since last year. The development cost and schedule growth reported for JWST is not typical of the cost and schedule changes NASA has reported for its other major projects this year. Specifically, the JWST project has had over $3.6 billion--or 140 percent--in development cost growth and a schedule delay of over 4 years. To put the JWST project's development cost growth into perspective, its cost increase is over $443 million greater than the total life-cycle cost of the seven smallest major projects included in our review."

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