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GAO examined the status of the DDG-51 destroyer program, focusing on contracts for the lead ship and the first two follow ships.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of Defense 1. The Secretary of Defense should ensure that sufficient information exists to justify the award of contracts for follow ships beyond the seven now under contract.
Closed - Not Implemented
DOD disregarded the recommendation and awarded five additional ships in fiscal year 1990 as scheduled.

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