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Space Acquisitions: DoD Poised to Enhance Space Capabilities, but Persistent Challenges Remain in Developing Space Systems: Congressional Testimony
Space Acquisitions: DoD Poised to Enhance Space Ca

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By Cristina T. Chaplain (au)
Year: 2010
Pages: 22
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1437930409

The majority of large-scale acquisition programs in the DoD space portfolio have experienced problems during the past two decades that have driven up costs by billions of dollars, stretched schedules by years, and increased technical risks. To address the cost increases, DoD altered its acquisitions by reducing the number of satellites it intended to buy, reducing the capabilities of the satellites, or terminating major space systems acquisitions. Many space acquisitions are experiencing significant schedule delays resulting in potential capability gaps in areas such as missile warning, military commun., and weather monitoring. This testimony focuses on: the status of space acquisitions; factors of acquisition problems; and efforts to improve acquisitions. Illus.

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