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Major Acquisitions: Summary of Recurring Problems and Systemic Issues--1960-1987

NSIAD-88-135BR Published: Sep 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1988.
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In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) weapon acquisitions to determine whether problems in acquiring defense weapon systems were different than in the past.

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