Defense Acquisitions: Charting a Course for Improved Missile Defense Testing Metadata

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  • Main Title Defense Acquisitions: Charting a Course for Improved Missile Defense Testing


  • Author: United States. Government Accountability Office.
    Creator Type: Organization


  • Name: United States. Government Accountability Office.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2009-02-25


  • English


  • Content Description: Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has spent about $56 billion and will spend about $50 billion more through 2013 to develop a Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS). This testimony is based on two reviews GAO was directed to conduct in 2008. In addition to our annual review assessing the annual cost, testing, schedule, and performance progress MDA made in developing BMDS, we have also reported on MDA's targets program. In this testimony we discuss (1) the productivity of MDA's recent test program, (2) the consequences of the testing shortfalls, and (3) key factors that should be considered as MDA revises its approach to testing. GAO assessed contractor cost, schedule, and performance; tests completed; and the assets fielded during 2008. GAO also reviewed pertinent sections of the U.S. Code, acquisition policy, and the activities of a new missile defense board."


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Government accountability -- United States.
  • Keyword: national defense
  • Keyword: defense acquisitions
  • Keyword: testimony


  • Place Name: United States


  • Name: Government Accountability Office Reports
    Code: GAORT


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD


  • Rights License: pd

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  • Text


  • Text


  • Report No.: GAO-09-403T
  • Accession or Local Control No: 121590
  • URL:
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc290717