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Accession Number ADA579137
Title Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Acquisition: Issues for Congress.
Publication Date Apr 2013
Media Count 29p
Personal Author M. C. Erwin
Abstract Increasing calls for intelligence support and continuing innovations in intelligence technologies combine to create significant challenges for both the executive and legislative branches. Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems are integral components of both national policymaking and military operations, including counterterrorism operations, but they are costly and complicated and they must be linked in order to provide users with a comprehensive understanding of issues based on information from all sources. Relationships among organizations responsible for designing, acquiring, and operating these systems are also complicated, as are oversight arrangements in Congress. These complications have meant that even though many effective systems have been fielded, there have also been lengthy delays and massive cost overruns. Uncertainties about the long-term acquisition plans for ISR systems persist even as pressures continue for increasing the availability of ISR systems in current and future military operations and for national policymaking.
Keywords Aircraft
Artificial satellites
Congress
Federal budgets
Government procurement
Intelligence
Isr(Intelligence reconnaissance surveillance)
Military operations
National security
Reconnaissance
Remotely piloted vehicles
Surveillance
United states government

 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 70B - Management Practice
70F - Public Administration & Government
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Congressional rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1322
Contract Number N/A

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