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Space acquisitions : uncertainties in the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program pose management and oversight challenges : report to the Subcommittee on Defense, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives by United States( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

GAO was asked to (1) determine what uncertainties DOD faces in the EELV program and in the transition to United Launch Alliance (ULA), and (2) assess how DOD is positioned to manage and oversee the effort
Defense acquisitions : challenges in aligning space system components : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Defense, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives by United States( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Department of Defense (DOD) expects to spend more than $50 billion to develop and procure eight major space systems. Typically, the systems have two main components: satellites and ground control systems. Some also have a third component, user terminals, that can allow access from remote locations. If the delivery of these three components is not synchronized, there can be delays in providing full capabilities to the warfighter, and satellites on orbit can remain underutilized for years. Given preliminary indication of uncoordinated deployment, GAO was asked to examine (1) the extent to which satellite, ground control, and user terminal deployments are aligned; (2) the reasons deployments have not always been well coordinated; (3) actions being taken to enhance coordination; and (4) whether enhancements to ground systems could optimize the government's investment. To accomplish this, GAO analyzed plans for all major DOD satellite acquisitions and interviewed key officials. GAO recommends that the Secretary of Defense take a variety of actions to help ensure that DOD space systems provide more capability to the warfighter through better alignment and increased commonality, and to provide increased insight into ground asset costs. DOD generally agreed with these recommendations. Previous GAO recommendations have focused on improving acquisition problems
Warfighter support : continued actions needed by DOD to improve and institutionalize contractor support in contingency operations : testimony before the Subcommittee on Defense, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives by William M Solis( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Department of Defense (DOD) relies greatly on contractors to support its current operations and is likely to continue to depend on contractors in support of future operations. As of December 2009, DOD estimated that over 207,000 contractor personnel were supporting operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. DOD expects to increase the number of contractors as more troops deploy to Afghanistan. The use of contractors in contingencies has challenged DOD in overseeing and managing contractors. This testimony addresses (1) the challenges DOD faces when trying to provide management and oversight of contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, and (2) the extent to which DOD has made progress in institutionalizing a department-wide approach to managing and overseeing operational contract support
Defense acquisitions : key considerations for planning Future Army Combat Systems : testimony before the Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives by Paul L Francis( )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The current state of defense acquisitions has been decades in the making. To a large extent, this reflects cumulative commitments to provide unparalleled long-term capabilities, to expedite near-term capabilities, and to accept the attendant risks. Over time, investment budgets have grown substantially to accommodate the foregoing. Today, DOD finds itself with a large portfolio of weapons and other acquisitions that it may not be able to afford, a large and hard-to-define contractor workforce, and a government workforce that may not be sufficient to manage and oversee the acquisitions and the contractors. The likelihood of smaller or level investment budgets, painful lessons learned from recent acquisitions, and a strained workforce, suggest that we need to manage risks differently. Right now, we have a great opportunity to do just that. The acquisition reforms that have been instituted by Congress, the administration, and DOD provide a good framework for managing risk. The recent difficult decisions to cancel or trim a number of major weapons programs suggest a collective willingness to make decisions that are consistent with reforms. In the past, good policies have been on the books, but decisions on what programs to approve and to support with funding often undermined those policies. Some fundamental lessons can help guide the decisions ahead. More specifically, a program must be put on a sound technical, cost, and schedule footing before it is approved -- contract vehicles can accommodate risks but cannot fix a troubled program. At the same time, a flawed competition or contract award process can delay or disrupt an otherwise sound acquisition. A sound acquisition and contracting strategy is essential to executing the acquisition within time and funding budgets. A capable workforce must undergird all of the above."--Page 17
 
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controlled identityUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Defense

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Department of Defense Appropriations

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Dept. of Defense

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Department of Defense

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Dept. of Defense

United States. Congress. House. Subcommittee on Department of Defense

United States. Congress. House. Subcommittee on Dept. of Defense

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