Accession Number : ADA308751

Title :   Tactical Intelligence: Accelerated Joint STARS Ground Station Acquisition Strategy is Risky.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA308751

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The Army lacks an analysis justifying a need to accelerate the fielding of the CGS system and can save millions of dollars by minimizing production In its second year of CGS production. Furthermore, there are inherent risks in procuring systems prior to their successful completion of an OT&E and the benefits of the Army's acquisition strategy do not clearly outweigh the associated risks. We therefore recommend that the Secretary of Defense direct the Secretary of the Army to limit the future system procurement to the minimum quantity necessary to maintain the CGS contract (i.e. one system in each contract option year) until the CGS has successfully completed an OT&E.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *ARMY PLANNING, *GROUND STATIONS, *TACTICAL INTELLIGENCE, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, STRATEGY, ACQUISITION, LIMITATIONS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Defense Systems
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE