Military Defends Buys Of Untested Missile Defense Systems

Law360, New York (April 25, 2012, 8:53 PM EDT) -- Military leaders on Wednesday defended their strategy of buying missile defense systems before they are fully tested, telling a Senate panel that they would rather risk higher overall costs than harm contractors by shutting down production lines during development.

The Senate Armed Services Committee subcommittee on strategic forces pressed Department of Defense leaders about the DOD's acquisition strategy, citing a recent U.S. Government Accountability Office report that said concurrent contracting led to delays and cost overruns in a U.S. missile defense program that has cost $80...
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