The Resource Defense acquisitions : production and fielding of missile defense components continue with less testing and validation than planned : report to congressional committees

Defense acquisitions : production and fielding of missile defense components continue with less testing and validation than planned : report to congressional committees

Label
Defense acquisitions : production and fielding of missile defense components continue with less testing and validation than planned : report to congressional committees
Title
Defense acquisitions
Title remainder
production and fielding of missile defense components continue with less testing and validation than planned : report to congressional committees
Title variation
Production and fielding of missile defense components continue with less testing and validation than planned
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has spent about $56 billion and will spend about $50 billion more through 2013 to develop a Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). GAO was directed to assess the annual progress MDA made in developing the BMDS as well as improvements in accountability and transparency in agency operations, management processes, and the new block strategy. To accomplish this, GAO reviewed contractor cost, schedule, and performance; tests completed; and the assets fielded during 2008. GAO also reviewed pertinent sections of the U.S. Code, acquisition policy, and the activities of the new Missile Defense Executive Board (MDEB). An appendix on the effect the cancellation of a Ground-based Midcourse Defense flight test (FTG-04) had on BMDS development is also included. GAO recommends that the MDEB assess how the transparency and accountability of MDA acquisitions can be strengthened without losing the benefits of MDA's existing flexibilities. Meanwhile, MDA should improve its cost and test baselines; tie modeling and simulation needs into test objectives; provide more time to analyze tests; better coordinate with independent testers; synchronize development, manufacturing, and fielding with testing and validation; complete a key developmental test; and strengthen the basis for capability declarations
Cataloging source
DID
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Ballistic missile defenses
  • Defense contracts
Label
Defense acquisitions : production and fielding of missile defense components continue with less testing and validation than planned : report to congressional committees
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Mar. 18, 2009)
  • "March 2009."
  • "GAO-09-338."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
iv, 104 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web from GAO web site. Address as of 3/18/09: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09338.pdf ; current access available via PURL
Label
Defense acquisitions : production and fielding of missile defense components continue with less testing and validation than planned : report to congressional committees
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Mar. 18, 2009)
  • "March 2009."
  • "GAO-09-338."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
iv, 104 pages
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web from GAO web site. Address as of 3/18/09: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09338.pdf ; current access available via PURL

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