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Corrective Actions Have Led to Improved JASSM Test Results but
Operational Effectiveness Is Still to Be Demonstrated 8
Several Areas of Potential Cost Risk Could Further Increase
JASSM Program Costs 14
Recommendation for Executive Action 22
Agency Comments and Our Evaluation 22
Appendix I Objectives, Scope, and Methodology 26
Appendix II Comments from the Department of Defense 28
Appendix III JASSM Baseline and JASSM-ER Cost Estimates Met
Most Best Practices, but the Risk Analyses Did Not
Consider Reliability or Extending the Production
Appendix IV GAO Contact and Staff Acknowledgments 39
Table 1: Changes Since 2008 in JASSM Estimated Cost, Schedule,
and Quantities through 2025 17
Table 2: Flight Test Cost to Increasing Reliability 20
Table 3: Extent to Which the Cost Estimating Practices for JASSM
Baseline and JASSM-ER Reflect GAO Best Practices 31
Figure 1: JASSM Missile Reliability Assessment Flight Test 3
Figure 2: Initial JASSM Program Schedule 5
GAO-11-112 Defense Acquisitions
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