NORAD's Information Processing Improvement Program:

Will It Enhance Mission Capability?

LCD-78-117: Published: Sep 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1978.

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The North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) is attempting to enhance its information processing capabilities with a program known as the 427M Improvement Program. This program involves the acquisition of new automatic data processing and communications equipment, both hardware and software, to meet expanding operational requirements.

Since the first contract under this program was awarded in early 1972, the program has experienced a variety of problems, including cost overruns exceeding $100 million.

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