Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs
DIANE Publishing, 2011 - 195 pages
Includes observations on the performance of DoD's 2010 portfolio of 98 major defense acquisition programs; data on selected factors that can affect program outcomes; an assessment of the knowledge attained by key junctures in the acquisition process for a subset of 40 programs; and observations on the implementation of acquisition reforms. To conduct this review, the auditor analyzed cost, schedule, and quantity data and collected data from program offices on performance requirements and software development; technology, design, and manufacturing knowledge; and the implementation of DoD's acquisition policy and acquisition reforms. He also compiled assessments of 71 weapon programs. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.
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288 Production According to program Acquisition cycle Air Force aircraft Army Attainment of Product baseline Concept System development cost growth critical technologies cycle time months defense acquisition programs delays demonstrated design changes Design Maturity development cost DOD’s dollars in millions Essentials Prime contractor F-22 Raptor fiscal year 2011 GAO review incorporated as appropriate Initial capability integration JTRS KC-X lead ship Lockheed Martin major defense acquisition Navy nearing maturity Northrop Grumman NPOESS operational test Percent change Research Procurement cost Product Knowledge production decision Production Maturity Program Essentials Prime Program Issues Program Office Comments Program Performance fiscal Program Technology Maturity Program unit cost prototype provided technical comments radar releasable to manufacturing reliability requirements Research and development risk satellite ship statistical process control System development Production technology maturity 192 technology readiness level THAAD total acquisition cost Total program cost U.S. Navy Unmanned Aircraft System Virginia Class Submarine weapon system