Government procurement (1 - 2 of 2 items) in Past 6 Months
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...
Littoral Combat Ship and Frigate: Slowing Planned Frigate Acquisition Would Enable Better-Informed Decisions
GAO-17-279T: Published: Dec 8, 2016. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 2016.
The Navy's vision for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program has evolved significantly over the last 15 years, reflecting degradations of the underlying business case. Initial plans to experiment with two different prototype ships adapted from commercial designs were abandoned early in favor of an acquisition approach that committed to numerous ships before proving their capabilities. Cost, schedu...