Accession Number : ADA315137

Title :   Electronic Warfare: Additional Buys of Sensor System Should be Delayed Pending Satisfactory Testing.

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

PDF Url : ADA315137

Report Date : 27 SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The General Accounting Office (GAO) reviewed the Army's $1.55 billion program for acquiring the Intelligence Electronic Warfare Common Sensor (IEWCS) System. GAO's review focused on determining whether the Army was taking necessary measures to ensure that the system demonstrated acceptable performance before committing to its production. GAO conducted this review under our basic legislative responsibilities and are addressing this report to the committees of jurisdiction. The report identifies problems and calls for corrective action that the Department of Defense (DOD) has indicated an unwillingness to take. GAO is suggesting that Congress may wish to take the necessary action to ensure that the DOD addresses the problems GAO has identified.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRONIC WARFARE, *PROBLEM SOLVING, *QUALITY ASSURANCE, *ARMY PROCUREMENT, CONGRESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DETECTORS, PRODUCTION.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Countermeasures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE