Accession Number:

ADA454786

Title:

DOD Acquisitions. Contracting for Better Outcomes

Descriptive Note:

Congressional testimony

Corporate Author:

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-09-07

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defenses DOD spending on goods and services has grown significantly since fiscal year 2000 to well over 250 billion annually. Prudence with taxpayer funds, widening deficits, and growing long-range fiscal challenges demand that DOD maximize its return on investment, while providing warfighters with the needed capabilities at the best value for the taxpayer. DOD needs to ensure that its funds are spent wisely, and that it is buying the right things, the right way. In this testimony, GAO discusses 1 recent trends in DOD contracting activity and the environment in which this activity takes place, and 2 practices which undermine its ability to establish sound business arrangements, particularly those involving the selection and oversight of DODs contractors and incentivizing their performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE