Weapon Acquisition Program Outcomes and Efforts to Reform DOD's Acquisition Process
U.S. Government Accountability Office Washington United States
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This is GAOs 14th annual assessment of DOD weapon system acquisitions, an area that has been on GAOs high-risk list for 24 years. The report assessed selected weapon programs in DODs fiscal year 2015 major defense acquisition portfolio. Our objectives were to determine 1 how DODs portfolio of 79 major defense acquisitions performed over time in terms of both cost and schedule 2 to what extent 43 selected weapon acquisition programs demonstrated key product knowledge at specific milestones in the acquisition process 3 to what extent 43 current and 12 future major acquisition programs implemented key reform initiatives and addressed concurrent acquisition activities.