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Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs
GAO-17-333SP: Published: Mar 30, 2017. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 2017.
DOD is investing more than $1.4 trillion to acquire 78 major weapon systems—including aircraft, ships, and ground vehicles. In our annual Quick Look across its weapons programs, we found that DOD had made strides to address past inefficiencies. For example, certain programs increased their buying power by $10.7 billion—meaning more can be purchased for the same level of funding. However, DOD...
Defense Acquisition Workforce: DOD Has Opportunities to Further Enhance Use and Management of Development Fund
GAO-17-332: Published: Mar 28, 2017. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2017.
Since 2008, DOD has obligated over $3.5 billion through a dedicated fund to help recruit and train its acquisition workforce—the people responsible for buying $250 billion in goods and services each year. We previously reported that delays in using this fund have led to large amounts of money being carried over from year to year. We found that DOD, with some help from Congress, improved the tim...