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NPOESS Over Budget and Behind Schedule

By Keith Cowing
May 11, 2006

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“The report we are releasing today, “Poor Management Oversight and Ineffective Incentives Leave NPOESS Program Well Over Budget and Behind Schedule,” describes problems that have contributed to this vital program being more than $3 billion over initial life-cycle cost estimates and 17 months behind schedule, according to the Government Accountability Office. Despite these problems, the contractor has received $123 million in incentive payments84 percent of the amount available under the NPOESS award fee contract for the first six award periods.”

Department of Commerce Inspector General Report, “Poor Management Oversight and Ineffective Incentives Leave NPOESS Program Well Over Budget and Behind Schedule”, PDF

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