Pentagon Selected Acquisition Reports: November 2007

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If you want to keep track of key Pentagon programs, Selected Acquisition Reports are an important resource. Shortly after the defense budget is submitted, the Pentagon releases details on major defense acquisition program cost, schedule, and performance changes on a periodic basis, summarizing the latest estimates of a major program’s cost, schedule, and technical status. Quarterly SARs are submitted for initial reports, final reports, and for programs that are rebaselined at major milestone decisions. Subsequent quarterly exception reports are required only for those programs experiencing unit cost increases of at least 15%, or schedule delays of at least 6 months. Total program cost estimates provided in the SARs include research and development, procurement, military construction, and acquisition-related operation and maintenance (except for pre-Milestone B programs which are development costs only). Total program costs reflect actual costs to date, as well as future anticipated costs, and include anticipated inflation allowances. The November 2007 SAR is a mixed bag, as usual… C-5 Galaxy:a bridge too far?(click to view full) The very quiet June 2007 SAR report was tracking 93 programs, with as combined lifetime value of $1.6938 trillion. The addition of a new program (B-2 EHF project) raised the adjusted comparison value […]

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