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Accession Number ADA584652
Title Review and Analysis of GAO Reports on Major Weapon Systems.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 103p
Personal Author D. McKeon
Abstract DoD major weapon systems historically have been over budget, behind schedule, and typically under performing in terms of suitability. The Secretary of Defense proposed a fiscal year (FY) 2010 budget that ended or curtailed all or part of at least a half dozen major defense acquisition programs that were over cost, behind schedule, or no longer suited to meet the warfighters current needs. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) publishes a major DoD weapon systems report every March. The GAO spends a considerable amount of time evaluating several dozen major weapon system programs and provides a two-page analysis of the largest defense programs. This research project examines eight major DOD weapon systems using the yearly published GAO reports from 2003 2011. The purpose of this research is to understand what risk management was being performed on those programs, how it was implemented, when it was implemented, and how effective it was. The desired outcome is to make recommendations on improvements to the risk management process recommended by the Risk Management Guide for DoD Acquisition (DoD, 2006).
Keywords Acquisition
Defense systems
Research project
Risk management
Weapon systems

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 79F - Fire Control & Bombing Systems
70B - Management Practice
Corporate Author Defense Acquisition Univ., Fort Belvoir, VA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1403
Contract Number N/A

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