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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office.

Title Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle [electronic resource] : DOD is addressing knowledge gaps in its new acquisition strategy : report to congressional committees.

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2012]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-12-822    ---  Available
Edition [Rev.]
Description 1 online resource (ii, 27 p.)
System Details System requirements: Adobe Reader.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Title from cover screen (viewed on Oct. 16, 2012).
"July 2012."
Summary DOD plans to spend about $19 billion to acquire launch services from fiscal year 2013 to fiscal year 2017, and total program costs through 2030 are expected to approach $35 billion. The Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program launches satellites for military, intelligence, civil, and commercial customers. In 2011, the Air Force created a Program Executive Officer for Space Launch position, responsible for completing a new EELV acquisition strategy. GAO reported that the new strategy needed to be based on sufficient information, and made seven recommendations to further this goal. DOD finalized a new EELV acquisition strategy in November 2011. In the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, Congress required DOD to describe how it had implemented each GAO recommendation, and GAO to assess that information. This report provides that assessment. GAO reviewed DOD's report and supporting information, program budgets, performance reports, and contracts. GAO examined recent defense industrial base studies, government audits of the prime contractor's business systems, independent engines cost assessments, and comparisons of historical and current launch manifests. GAO also interviewed or obtained perspectives from various launch officials and the prime contractor. GAO is making no new recommendations in this report. DOD reviewed and concurs with this report.
Note Includes errata statement.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note "GAO-12-822."
Subject United States. Department of Defense -- Procurement -- Planning -- Evaluation.
Launch vehicles (Astronautics) -- United States.
Astronautics, Military -- United States.
Added Author Chaplain, Cristina T.
Added Title Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle : Department of Defense is addressing knowledge gaps in its new acquisition strategy
DOD is addressing knowledge gaps in its new acquisition strategy
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-12-822

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