GAO Faults Pentagon's Land Mine Detection Efforts

By Dan Dupont / April 18, 2001 at 5:00 AM
The Defense Department lacks an "effective strategy" for evaluating promising land mine detection technologies, a problem that has kept it from pursuing the best solutions to a growing threat, according to a General Accounting Office report released today. "While DOD maintains an extensive program of outreach to external researchers and other nations' military research organizations, it does not use an effective methodology to evaluate all technological options to guide its investment decisions," GAO states in the April 17 report. Moreover,...

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