Accession Number:

ADA371336

Title:

Engineering Design Changes in the Rapid Execution and Combat Targeting Program.

Descriptive Note:

Auditing rept.,

Corporate Author:

INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA

Report Date:

1995-11-27

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

We are providing this report for your information and use. We performed the audit in response to allegations made to the DoD Hotline that DoD was not properly managing and controlling engineering design changes on the Rapid Execution and Combat Targeting REACT Program. The complainant alleged that Loral Command and Control Systems Loral, Colorado Springs, Colorado the prime contractor for the REACT hardware, routinely attributed REACT production problems to REACT console-hardware design and specification deficiencies. The complainant alleged that those production problems did not result from hardware design and specification deficiencies, but, instead, from poor workmanship by the contractor and its subcontractors. As a result of those manufacturing problems, the complainant alleged that the prime contractor attempted to get relief by requesting that the Defense Contract Management Office DCMO, Colorado Springs Colorado, concur with class II engineering change orders ECOs to change hardware drawings instead of requesting that the REACT Program Office approve a waiver or deviation of the design specification in exchange for contractor consideration and submitting claims for design deficiencies under the prior effects clause of the production contract. Enclosure 1 provides definitions of technical terms used in this report.

Subject Categories:

  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE