Accession Number : ADA326295

Title :   Defense Acquisitions Issue Area Plan, Fiscal Years 1997-99.

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

PDF Url : ADA326295

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The General Accounting Office's goal is to provide unbiased analysis and timely, accurate information for decisionmakers in the Congress and executive agencies. Its work results in such products as reports, briefings, and testimonies. The Defense Acquisitions issue area is 1 of 32 issues for which GAO periodically develops multiyear strategic plans. Relying heavily on consultation with congressional committees, as well as with industry, academia, and agency officials and other experts knowledgeable of the issues, GAO develops strategic plans to ensure that its limited resources are directed at the most important issues of concern to the Congress. For each issue area, GAO'S strategic plan describes the significance of the issues, its objectives, and the focus of its work. The Defense Acquisitions issue area covers programs of the Department of Defense, the individual military services, and other supporting defense agencies. It also is responsible for GAO'S work on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Its work focuses on (1) the justification for new systems; (2) development and acquisition (or major modification) of weapon and space systems; (3) DOD's and NASA'S budgeting for their procurement and research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) accounts; (4) the management of the acquisition process, including acquisition reform initiatives and reductions in acquisition infrastructure; and (5) international collaboration and defense trade. The principal issues covered are the adequacy of the justifications for systems selected for development or modification; efficient, effective, and economical acquisition of systems; assurance that funds budgeted for procurement and for research, development, test, and evaluation can be and should be spent as indicated; cost savings from acquisition reform initiatives and related infrastructure reductions; and

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, WEAPONS, CONGRESS, INDUSTRIES, COMMERCE, STRATEGY, ACQUISITION, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, ACCOUNTING, COST EFFECTIVENESS, SPACE SYSTEMS, LOW COSTS, ACCURACY, REDUCTION, COSTS, RESOURCES, MILITARY PLANNING, SAVINGS, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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