This is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Fiscal Year 2006 (FY 2006) Performance and Accountability Report. It is a detailed account of NASA’s performance in achieving the long-term Strategic Goals,multi-year Outcomes, and Annual Performance Goals for the Agency’s programs, management, and budget. ThisReport includes detailed performance information and ﬁnancial statements, as well as management challenges andNASA’s plans and efforts to overcome them.NASA’s FY 2006 Performance and Accountability Report meets relevant U.S. government reporting requirements(including the
Government Performance and Results Act of 1993
Chief Financial Ofﬁcers Act of 1990
, and the
Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996
). This Report also tells the American people how NASAis doing.
NASA’s Performance and Accountability Report
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Cover: A Delta II rocket stands ready at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, to launch the CALIPSO and Cloudsat satellites. The twosatellites, which launched on April 28, 2006, gather information about clouds, ice crystals, aerosols, and a range of related subjects. (NASA/ B. Ingalls)
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Part 1—Management Discussion & Analysis.
Part 1 highlights NASA’s overall performance,including ﬁnancial and management activities. Part 1 also describes NASA’s organization,performance assessment and rating processes, and management control systems.
Part 2—Detailed Performance Data.
Part 2 provides detailed information on NASA’s prog-ress toward achieving speciﬁc milestones and goals as deﬁned in the Agency’s Strategic Planand, in further detail, in the FY 2006 Performance Plan Update. Part 2 also includes the Agency’s Performance Improvement Plan, which details the actions that NASA is taking toachieve all measures the Agency did not meet in FY 2006.
Part 3 includes the Agency’s ﬁnancial statements, audit results by inde-pendent accountants in accordance with government auditing standards, and responses toaudit ﬁndings.
—The Appendices include required Inspector General follow-up audits (Appen-dix A), an FY 2005 Performance Improvement Update (Appendix B), a list of OMB Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) recommendations for FY 2005 (Appendix C), and detailedsource information (Appendix D).