NASA’s beleaguered $8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is at risk of further cost increases and schedule slips without more rigorous oversight, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). GAO is concerned that key hardware testing and integration reviews are scheduled too close to the program’s revised October 2018 launch date. “Without higher-fidelity, regularly updated information related to costs, as well as an oversight regime during later phases of ...
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