Accession Number : ADA321347

Title :   Weapons Acquisition. Better Use of Limited DOD Acquisition Funding Would Reduce Costs.

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

PDF Url : ADA321347

Report Date : 13 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : In response to congressional concerns about the way that the Department of Defense (DOD) buys weapons, GAO reviewed (1) DOD'S practice of reducing the annual production of weapons below planned optimum rates during full-rate production, (2) the reasons for this practice, and (3) the effect of this practice on the costs and avallability of weapons. In addition, we looked into the benefits of changing DOD'S current practice.

Descriptors :   *WEAPONS, *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *ACQUISITION, *COSTS, CONGRESS, OPTIMIZATION, PRODUCTION, ECONOMICS, RATES, REDUCTION, AVAILABILITY, SCHEDULING, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, MILITARY BUDGETS.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE