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Defense Acquisitions. Missile Defense Needs a Better Balance between Flexibility and Accountability

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Defense Acquisitions. Missile Defense Needs a Better Balance between Flexibility and Accountability
Title
Defense Acquisitions. Missile Defense Needs a Better Balance between Flexibility and Accountability
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Over the next 5 years the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) expects to invest $49 billion in the BMD system's development and fielding. MDA's strategy is to field new capabilities in 2-year blocks. In January 2006, MDA initiated its second block Block 2006 to protect against attacks from North Korea and the Middle East. Congress requires GAO to assess MDA's progress annually. GAO's March 2007 report addressed MDA's progress during fiscal year 2006 and followed up on program oversight issues and the current status of MDA's quality assurance program. GAO assessed the progress of each element being developed by MDA, examined acquisition laws applicable to major acquisition programs, and reviewed the impact of implemented quality initiatives. GAO continues to encourage DOD to act on prior recommendations to implement a knowledge-based acquisition strategy for all BMDS elements and to adopt more transparent criteria for reporting each element's quantities, cost, and performance. In March 2007, GAO recommended that DOD adopt firm baselines, use procurement funds for operational assets, and adopt other measures to better track cost and outcomes against goals. DOD did not agree to an element-based reporting approach, but is investigating other ways to provide more program transparency
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DTICE
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no index present
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non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Francis, Paul
  • GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Acquisition
  • Antimissile defense systems
  • Accountability
  • Department of defense
  • Costs
  • Quality assurance
  • Auditing
  • Administration and Management
  • Antimissile Defense Systems
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Forces and Organizations
Label
Defense Acquisitions. Missile Defense Needs a Better Balance between Flexibility and Accountability
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Publication
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Testimony before the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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)227932464
  • (OCoLC)ocn227932464
Label
Defense Acquisitions. Missile Defense Needs a Better Balance between Flexibility and Accountability
Publication
Note
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate
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
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)227932464
  • (OCoLC)ocn227932464

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