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CAPE report outlines challenges of preparing cost estimate for new ICBM program

Jason Sherman | Feb. 23, 2017
The Pentagon's expert cost estimators were effectively stumped last year by the requirement to produce a reliable forecast of the price to develop and procure a new Air Force intercontinental ballistic missile after it turned out that historical cost data for more than half a dozen past U.S. ballistic missile programs was less than ideal.

Laser, railgun programs established at Navy acquisition offices

Justin Doubleday | Feb. 23, 2017
The Navy has established programs for high-energy lasers and the electromagnetic railgun at Naval Sea Systems Command acquisition directorates, paving the way for technologies that have long been stuck in research and development to potentially be installed on the service's ships one day.

Former Pentagon comptrollers question alarming readiness claims

Tony Bertuca | Feb. 23, 2017
Former Pentagon comptrollers Both Bob Hale and Mike McCord expressed skepticism recently about alarming stories of readiness gaps relayed by the military services on Capitol Hill.

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CAPE report outlines challenges of preparing cost estimate for new ICBM program

The Pentagon's expert cost estimators were effectively stumped last year by the requirement to produce a reliable forecast of the price to develop and procure a new Air Force intercontinental ballistic missile after it turned out that historical cost data for more than half a dozen past U.S. ballistic missile programs was less than ideal.