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Cristina Chaplain, Government Accountability Office

NASA's launch and re-entry of its Orion space capsule proved the vehicle might safely carry people into deep space. Someday. But when? That's the question NASA faces as it tries to meet ambitious deadlines with limited funds. A big challenge is developing the vehicle, the rocket necessary to launch it past the moon and the ground station support so they're all ready at the same time. The Government Accountability Office has been on top of this. Christina Chaplain, the director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at GAO joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to examine the agency's findings.

Tags: GAO , Orion , NASA , Acquisition , budget

Monday - 12/15/2014, 10:31am EST

Cristina Chaplain, Government Accountability Office

If you ask the Defense Department, its acquisition process for missile defense is a glass half full. The Government Accountability Office says that might be an overly optimistic way of looking at it. Cristina Chaplain, director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at the Government Accountability Office, talks to In Depth with Francis Rose about a new GAO report.

Tags: GAO , DoD , Acquisition , In Depth

Monday - 03/24/2014, 06:22pm EDT

Bill turns up heat on agency use of strategic sourcing

A group of Democrats and Republicans, called the No Labels Caucus, plans to introduce nine bills this week focused on government effectiveness and efficiency. The strategic sourcing legislation would require agencies to save at least $10 billion a year. Senators say agencies need the right incentives to buy smarter.

Tags: Acquisition , Industry , OFPP , Joe Jordan , GAO , Dan Tangherlini , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , Ron Johnson , Claire McCaskill , strategic sourcing , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 12:21pm EDT

In Depth Show Blog - April 22

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Francis Rose , In Depth , David Reist , Candace Clokey , David Deptula

Monday - 04/22/2013, 07:38pm EDT

In Depth interviews - October 31

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Larry Allen , Janet Hale

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 03:15pm EDT

Missile defense contractors to pay for faulty parts

Cristina Chaplain, director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management at the Government Accountability Office and follows the Defense Missile Agency, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on what this move means.

Tags: GAO , DoD , Missile Defense Agency , contracting , Bloomberg , Federal Drive

Friday - 01/06/2012, 10:29am EST

GAO on NASA's management and program challenges

Congressional watchdog has some suggestions for how NASA can deal with historic changes.

Tags: management , GAO , NASA ,

Thursday - 02/18/2010, 04:07pm EST

Billions and Billions of Dollars

Tags: mngt , budget , NASA , GAO , Acquisition , contracting ,

Friday - 03/06/2009, 09:28am EST

NASA should revise contract termination policy, GAO says

As terminations become more likely due to tightening budgets, GAO said NASA needs to develop more guidance for its acquisition professionals. Cristina Chaplain, director of acquisitions and sourcing management at GAO, spoke with Federal News Radio about the recommendations.

Tags: NASA , GAO , contracting , Acquisition , contract termination , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 05:35pm EDT
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