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Ballistic Missile Defense: Evolution and Current Issues

NSIAD-93-229 Published: Jul 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1993.
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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the evolution and progress of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program and current issues in funding ballistic missile defense (BMD) research and development, focusing on: (1) the role of Department of Defense (DOD) oversight boards; (2) investments in major projects; and (3) the progress of proposed systems.

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