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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1031218.pdf


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