The Resource Missile Defense: Actions Needed to Improve Information for Supporting Future Key Decisions for Boost and Ascent Phase Elements

Missile Defense: Actions Needed to Improve Information for Supporting Future Key Decisions for Boost and Ascent Phase Elements

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Missile Defense: Actions Needed to Improve Information for Supporting Future Key Decisions for Boost and Ascent Phase Elements
Title
Missile Defense: Actions Needed to Improve Information for Supporting Future Key Decisions for Boost and Ascent Phase Elements
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Department of Defense (DoD) has spent about $107 billion since the mid-1980s to develop a capability to destroy incoming ballistic missiles. DoD has set key decision points for deciding whether to further invest in capabilities to destroy missiles during the initial phases after launch. In March 2006, DoD issued a report on these capabilities in response to two mandates. To satisfy a direction from the House Appropriations Committee, GAO agreed to review the report. To assist Congress in evaluating DoD's report and preparing for future decisions, GAO studied the extent to which DoD did the following: (1) analyzed technical and operational issues, and (2) presented complete cost information. To do so, GAO assessed the report's methodology, explanation of assumptions and their effects on results, and whether DoD followed key principles for developing life-cycle costs. The report DoD's Missile Defense Agency submitted to Congress in March 2006 included some useful technical and operational information on boost and ascent phase capabilities by describing these elements, listing upcoming decision points, and discussing geographic areas where boost and ascent elements could intercept missiles shortly after launch. However, the information in the report has several limitations because the analysis did not involve key DoD stakeholders such as the services and combatant commands in preparing the report and did not clearly explain modeling assumptions and their effects on results as required by relevant research standards. To support future decisions, DoD should include key stakeholders in assessing operational issues, report on technical progress, and update and verify life-cycle cost estimates in accordance with key principles for developing life-cycle costs. In comments on a draft of this report, DoD agreed to include stakeholders and assess technical progress but did not agree to prepare or report life-cycle costs in accordance with key principles
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DTICE
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non fiction
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  • St Laurent, Janet A
  • Francis, Paul L
  • Haynes, Barbara H
  • Jaffe, Gwendolyn R
  • Waterfield, Brenda M
  • Dice, Todd
  • Hubbard, Jeffrey R
  • Barkakati, Nabajyoti
  • Tran, Hai V
  • La Due Lake, Ron
  • Ditto, Susan C
  • GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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  • Department of defense
  • Decision making
  • Reports
  • Military capabilities
  • Ballistic missile intercept systems
  • Limitations
  • Cost estimates
  • North korea
  • Ascent trajectories
  • Life cycle costs
  • Kinetic energy
  • Lasers
  • Boost phase
  • Middle east
  • Deployment
  • Requirements
  • Administration and Management
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Antimissile Defense Systems
Label
Missile Defense: Actions Needed to Improve Information for Supporting Future Key Decisions for Boost and Ascent Phase Elements
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Publication
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Report to Congressional Committees
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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
40 pages
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online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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Hein Online
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  • (OCoLC)227932503
  • (OCoLC)ocn227932503
Label
Missile Defense: Actions Needed to Improve Information for Supporting Future Key Decisions for Boost and Ascent Phase Elements
Publication
Note
Report to Congressional Committees
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
40 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)227932503
  • (OCoLC)ocn227932503

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