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