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.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|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.|
|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.|