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Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on B-2 bomber acquisition costs, focusing on the Air Force's ability to complete the acquisition of 20 aircraft within the cost limitation.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of the Air Force 1. The Secretary of the Air Force should direct the B-2 Program Office to complete the annual cost estimate and the supporting documentation for the FY 1996 President's budget.
Closed - Implemented
The Air Force completed the required documentation in January 1995.
Department of the Air Force 2. The Secretary of the Air Force should require the B-2 Program Office to prepare updated cost estimates and the supporting documentation before future annual budgets are submitted to Congress.
Closed - Implemented
DOD stated that it will ensure that future B-2 cost estimates and documentation are updated before future budget submissions.

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