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Joint Major System Acquisition by the Military Services: An Elusive Strategy

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Joint Major System Acquisition by the Military Services: An Elusive Strategy
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Joint Major System Acquisition by the Military Services: An Elusive Strategy
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eng
Summary
An ideal joint major system acquisition program is two or more military services getting together, early on, to agree on the military capability needed, collaborating through development, and procuring versions that are substantially alike. The intent is to save money through multiservice development, procurement, logistics, and support while not impairing military effectiveness. The idea is attractive, but full-scale joint acquisition programs have been very difficult to launch and carry out. Compatibility of the joint system with each service's needs and timing of the merger are critical factors. This review concentrated on the joint acquisition of major systems: military aircraft, ships, missiles, electronic gear, vehicles, and other high cost equipment. Designated as major by the Secretary of Defense, such systems will usually cost over a billion dollars to procure. In this report, GAO discusses approximately 15 system mergers that split up or are troubled in one way or another. Fundamentally, the services are opposed to joint programs and merging of their requirements. Even though willing to compromise on some needs, the services may still not be able to resolve all requirements stalemates, and there has been no supraservice military umpire to have the final word and make it stick. GAO recommends that specific criteria be developed for use in selecting joint programs. The guidelines suggested above should be helpful in developing criteria
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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  • United States
  • Joint military activities
  • Military procurement
  • Defense planning
  • Guided missiles
  • Fighter aircraft
  • Military requirements
  • United states government
  • Management planning and control
  • Acquisition
  • Defense systems
  • Military aircraft
  • Planning programming budgeting
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Cost analysis
  • Logistics management
  • Military equipment
  • Military vehicles
  • Reports
  • Operational effectiveness
  • Armed Forces
  • United States
  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
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Joint Major System Acquisition by the Military Services: An Elusive Strategy
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Publication
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Report to the Congress
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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
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rdacontent
Extent
61 pages
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online
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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227602699
  • (OCoLC)ocn227602699
Label
Joint Major System Acquisition by the Military Services: An Elusive Strategy
Publication
Note
Report to the Congress
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
61 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)227602699
  • (OCoLC)ocn227602699

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