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United States Congress House Committee on Armed Services Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee

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Defense acquisitions : analysis of processes used to evaluate Active Protection Systems : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives by United States( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Government Accountability Office (GAO) testimony addresses (1) the analyses supporting the Department of Defense's (DOD) mobility capabilities and requirements and (2) actions that are needed to improve the outcomes of weapon system acquisitions. For this testimony, GAO drew from issued reports, containing statements of the scope and methodology used, as well as recently completed work not yet reported. GAO's work was performed in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards. The Department of Defense (DOD) has continuing efforts to modernize its airlift and tanker fleets by investing billions of dollars to modify legacy airlift systems, such as the C-5 and C-130, and procure new aircraft, such as a tanker replacement. Acquisition has been on GAO's list as a high risk area since 1990. GAO has reported that elements contributing to a sound business case for an acquisition are missing or incomplete as DOD and the services attempt to acquire new capabilities. Those elements include firm requirements, mature technologies, a knowledge-based acquisition strategy, a realistic cost estimate, and sufficient funding. Acquisition problems that include failure to limit cost growth, schedule delays, and quantity reductions persist, but fiscal realities will not allow budgets to accommodate these problems any longer
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controlled identityUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces

United States. Congress. House. Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee

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