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Defense Acquisitions: Risks Posed by DOD's New Space Systems Acquisition Policy

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[Technical Report, Congressional Report]

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United States General Accounting Office

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On November 18, 2003, we testified before Congress on the Department of Defenses DOD new acquisition policy for space systems. The new acquisition policy, issued in October 2003, sets the stage for decision making for DODs investment in space systems, which currently stands at more than 18 billion annually and is expected to grow considerably over the next decade. Congress requested that we provide additional comments on several issues relating to the new policy and other space acquisition issues.


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  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Astronautics
  • Administration and Management

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[A, Approved For Public Release]