Bill Directs New GAO Review Of DOD's Configuration Steering Boards

By Christopher J. Castelli / June 26, 2013 at 4:59 PM
Senate authorizers want the Government Accountability Office to review how well the Defense Department's configuration steering boards have fended off "requirements creep" in major weapons programs. The tendency for requirements to relentlessly proliferate during the development of weapons -- driving up the costs of complex systems -- remains a continuing concern, despite efforts in recent years by Congress and defense officials to use configuration steering boards to blunt the problem. The boards are responsible for "reviewing any proposed changes to...

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