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In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding Air Force computer acquisition plans for the Consolidated Space Operations Center (CSOC). Specifically, the information concerned: (1) sole-source implications of the Air Force's duplicating National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) software; (2) implications of Air Force computer system acquisition based on prior audit experience; (3) potential benefits from using the Ada software language; and (4) a summarization of the factors supporting the position that construction of the Shuttle Operations and Planning Complex (SOPC) portion of the CSOC should be deferred until SOPC planning is completed.

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