- The US Department of Defense released its latest Selected Acquisition Report (SAR – PDF). SARs track cost, schedule and performance changes for 83 Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs) amounting to a total of 1.6 trillion dollars in spending. 3 programs were flagged as being in critical breach of Nunn-McCurdy cost increase ceilings: AIM-9X Block I, C-130 AMP and JLENS. Several programs are showing costs decreases because of reductions in production rates.
- The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has its own report on the report. A table of the 10 most costly programs can be found at the bottom of this entry. For reference, historical SAR reports can be found here. DID will follow up with more details at the program level.
- The GAO also reviewed the Pentagon’s airborne electronic attack plans: “current and planned acquisitions will not fully address materiel-related capability gaps identified by DOD – including some that date back 10 years. Acquisition program shortfalls will exacerbate these gaps.”
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