Accession Number : ADA331499

Title :   Acquisition Reform: Effect on Weapon System Funding.

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

PDF Url : ADA331499

Report Date : OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Over the last several years, the Department of Defense (DOD) has placed priority attention on reforming its acquisition processes and has emphasized that savings resulting from acquisition reforms are needed to help fund weapons modernization. Responding to a request by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology, the military services estimated acquisition reform cost reductions on 63 major weapon programs. We have reviewed the services' estimates to determine the extent to which the reported cost reductions from acquisition reform will provide funds from approved budgets to support modernization.

Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *SAVINGS, WEAPONS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, COST ANALYSIS, COST ESTIMATES, REDUCTION, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, MILITARY BUDGETS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE