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GAO reviewed the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) program, which was developed to replace a portion of the vehicles used by the Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps, to determine whether test results reasonably supported the production decision.

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Recommendations

Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of Defense 1. The Secretary of Defense should direct the Secretary of the Army to conduct the follow-on operational testing in an environment that closely simulates actual field operating conditions and that does not impose speed constraints that would invalidate such testing.
Closed - Implemented
When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Department of Defense 2. The Secretary of Defense should emphasize to all Department of Defense procurement agencies the need to be certain of an item's design stability before entering into multiyear production contracts.
Closed - Not Implemented
The Department of Defense did not agree that the design was not stable.

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