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DEFENSE ACQUISITIONS. Actions to Improve Navy SPAWAR Low-Rate Initial Production Decisions

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DEFENSE ACQUISITIONS. Actions to Improve Navy SPAWAR Low-Rate Initial Production Decisions
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DEFENSE ACQUISITIONS. Actions to Improve Navy SPAWAR Low-Rate Initial Production Decisions
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During our review of the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Command's fiscal year 2001 budget request, we found that many information technology systems were being procured and fielded in relatively large quantities sometimes exceeding 50 percent of the total during low-rate initial production and before completing operational testing. The primary purpose of low-rate initial production is to produce enough units for operational testing and evaluation and to establish production capabilities to prepare for full-rate production. Limiting initial production affords the opportunity to confirm the stability and soundness of a new system before producing larger quantities. Commercial and Department of Defense (DOD) best practices have shown that completing a system's testing prior to producing significant quantities will substantially lower the risk of costly fixes and retrofits. For major weapons systems, there are statutory provisions that limit the quantities of systems produced during low-rate initial production to the minimum quantity necessary and require justification for quantities exceeding 10 percent of total production. Although these provisions do not apply to non-major systems, DOD and Navy acquisition regulations encourage these programs to make use of the low-rate initial production concept where appropriate. Given the risks associated with acquiring high percentages of production quantities before completing operational testing, we reviewed the acquisitions of information systems at SPAWAR to determine (1) why information systems were being procured and fielded in large numbers before operational testing, (2) what effects this practice was having on SPAWAR and the fleet, and (3) what the Navy is doing to mitigate the risks associated with this practice
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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  • Management planning and control
  • Acquisition
  • Auditing
  • Commerce
  • Decision making
  • Production
  • Operational effectiveness
  • Regulations
  • Naval procurement
  • Administration and Management
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DEFENSE ACQUISITIONS. Actions to Improve Navy SPAWAR Low-Rate Initial Production Decisions
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txt
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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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rdamedia
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Hein Online
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  • (OCoLC)227967583
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Label
DEFENSE ACQUISITIONS. Actions to Improve Navy SPAWAR Low-Rate Initial Production Decisions
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
20 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227967583
  • (OCoLC)ocn227967583

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