The Resource Defense Acquisitions: Issues to be Considered for Army's Modernization of Combat Systems

Defense Acquisitions: Issues to be Considered for Army's Modernization of Combat Systems

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Defense Acquisitions: Issues to be Considered for Army's Modernization of Combat Systems
Title
Defense Acquisitions: Issues to be Considered for Army's Modernization of Combat Systems
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Future Combat System (FCS) has been at the center of the Army's efforts to become a lighter, more agile, and more capable combat force by replacing existing combat systems with a family of manned and unmanned vehicles and systems, linked by an advanced information network. To meet the challenges of FCS's scope and schedule, the Army contracted with Boeing to be lead systems integrator (LSI), to help define, develop, and integrate FCS systems. Earlier this year, the Secretary of Defense proposed restructuring FCS to lower risk and address more near-term needs, shortly before FCS was to undergo a congressionally mandated review to determine its future. The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Army have already begun to make programmatic and budgetary adjustments to FCS. This statement reviews aspects of FCS that should be considered for inclusion in future efforts, aspects that were problematic and need reexamination, and considerations for shaping future Army ground force modernization. The testimony is drawn from GAO's body of work on FCS management and acquisition strategy, including knowledge gaps, cost, affordability, oversight, and the Army/LSI relationship. GAO has made numerous recommendations aimed at managing FCS risks, but it is not making any new recommendations in this testimony
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DTICE
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non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Francis, Paul L
  • Graveline, William R
  • Ferguson, Marcus C
  • Allbritton, William C
  • Bleicher, Noah B
  • Brink, Helena
  • Davis, Tana M
  • GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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  • Combat vehicles
  • Project management
  • Army procurement
  • Network centric warfare
  • Communications networks
  • Costs
  • Weapon systems
  • Administration and management
  • Logistics, military facilities and supplies
  • Combat vehicles
  • Command, control and communications systems
  • Auditing
  • Delay
  • Accountability
  • Scheduling
  • Combat forces
  • Military modernization
  • Information systems
  • Department of defense
Target audience
adult
Label
Defense Acquisitions: Issues to be Considered for Army's Modernization of Combat Systems
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Publication
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Congressional testimony
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
19 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)435737093
  • (OCoLC)ocn435737093
Label
Defense Acquisitions: Issues to be Considered for Army's Modernization of Combat Systems
Publication
Note
Congressional testimony
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
19 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)435737093
  • (OCoLC)ocn435737093

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