DOD Underusing Acquisition Program Oversight: GAO

Law360, New York (July 8, 2011, 6:32 PM EDT) -- The U.S. military has failed to fully utilize oversight panels designed to mitigate the cost and scheduling impacts of requirements changes on major defense acquisition programs, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office report made available Friday.

The GAO's report said the U.S. Department of Defense could do a better job managing the panels, so-called configuration steering boards. The U.S. Air Force and Navy did not hold annual board meetings for all major defense acquisition programs in 2010, as they are required to do, and many...
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