GAO Says Navy Should Speed Review Of $3.7B Drone Project

Law360, New York (September 27, 2013, 1:34 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office wants Congress to limit funding for a first-of-its-kind $3.7 billion U.S. Navy aircraft carrier drone project if the Navy refuses to expedite a project review that will occur in 2020 after the initial system is developed, it said Thursday.

The GAO says that if the Navy conducts a Milestone B review — which includes periodic reports to Congress and independent cost estimates — in 2020 after the initial system is developed, produced and fielded, Congress' ability to oversee the program and...
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