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Accession Number PB2013-110575
Title Homeland Defense: Action Needed to Improve Cost Reporting for DOD's Aerospace Control Alert Mission.
Publication Date Sep 2013
Media Count 17p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract To protect U.S. airspace, DOD performs the Aerospace Control Alert mission, which includes military forces arrayed in a rapid response posture to conduct both air sovereignty and air defense operations against airborne threats over the United States and Canada. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 required that the Secretary of Defense submit a report to Congress that provides a cost-benefit analysis and risk-based assessment of the Aerospace Control Alert mission as it relates to expected future changes to the budget and force structure of the mission. The act also requires that GAO review DOD's report and submit any findings to the congressional defense committees. In response to this mandate, GAO examined (1) DOD's April 2013 reporting of a risk-based assessment and cost-benefit analysis of the Aerospace Control Alert mission as they relate to expected future changes to the budget and force structure of that mission and (2) the extent to which DOD has reported the total cost of the Aerospace Control Alert mission. GAO reviewed DOD's April 2013 report to Congress and Aerospace Control Alert budget justification displays, and interviewed knowledgeable DOD officials.
Keywords Air space
Control systems
Cost benefit analysis
Defense systems
Homeland security
Military forces
Risk assessment

Source Agency General Accounting Office
NTIS Subject Category 74 - Military Sciences
51C - Aircraft
85A - Air Transportation
91I - Emergency Services & Planning
Corporate Author Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1326
Contract Number N/A

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