Accession Number : AD1031218

Title :   Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Government Accountability Office Washington United States

Personal Author(s) : Sullivan,Michael J

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Report Date : 01 Mar 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 211

Abstract : DODs major weapon system acquisitions, an area on GAOs high-risk list. DOD and Congress have taken steps to improve the acquisition of weapon systems. Still some programs continue to experience cost and schedule overruns. GAO continues to emphasize the need for DOD and Congress to hold programs accountable by ensuring that they attain the required knowledge at key decision points before committing resources to development. Given continuing budgetary pressures, DOD cannot afford to miss opportunities to address program inefficiencies

Descriptors :   department of defense , weapon systems , military acquisition , procurement , program management , contracts , accountability , military budgets , risk analysis

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE