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Defense Acquisitions: How DOD Acquires Weapons Systems and Recent Efforts to Reform the Process


This report provides an overview of the process by which DOD acquires weapon systems. This report also briefly discusses recent major efforts by Congress and the Department of Defense to improve the performance of the acquisition system. For a discussion on the process for dealing with significant cost growth in weapon systems, see CRS Report R41293, The Nunn-McCurdy Act: Background, Analysis, and Issues for Congress, by Moshe Schwartz.


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Defense Acquisitions: How DOD Acquires Weapons Systems and Recent Efforts to Reform the Process  [Order No: RL34026  Release Date: Jan 02,2013  Pages: 16]

Defense Acquisitions: How DOD Acquires Weapons Systems and Recent Efforts to Reform the Process  [Order No: RL34026  Release Date: Apr 23,2010  Pages: 25]

Defense Acquisitions: How DOD Acquires Weapons Systems and Recent Efforts to Reform the Process  [Order No: RL34026  Release Date: Jul 10,2009  Pages: 25]

Defense Acquisition: Overview, Issues, and Options for Congress  [Order No: RL34026  Release Date: Jan 29,2008  Pages: 38]

Defense Acquisition: Overview, Issues, and Options for Congress  [Order No: RL34026  Release Date: Jun 20,2007  Pages: 38]

Defense Acquisition: Overview, Issues, and Options for Congress  [Order No: RL34026  Release Date: Jun 04,2007  Pages: 36]