NASA has earned its eighth consecutive “clean” audit opinion stating the latest financial statements accurately demonstrate the agency’s financial position and results of operations for 2018.
The agency said Friday its FY18 Financial Report shows the significant progress made in the last fiscal year in various areas, including research aboard the International Space Station, Earth science, technology development, aeronautics research and deep space exploration. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine attributes the success to a firm financial footing and wise management of taxpayer resources.
In the current fiscal year, the agency expects to continue its success as work continues on the first missions of the Orion spacecraft and the Space Launch System rocket that would carry humans to the moon, Mars and beyond.
NASA plans to publish its annual Volume of Integrated Performance report in February 2019, which will include the prior year’s performance, the agency’s updated performance plan for next year and a proposed performance plan for the 2020 budget.