GAO finds several barriers to oversight of DOD's accelerated acquisition pathways

By Audrey Decker / February 7, 2023 at 3:38 PM
Amidst lawmakers' push to add further guardrails to accelerated middle-tier acquisition authorities, analysis from a government watchdog found multiple roadblocks that prevent the Defense Department from implementing its approach to rapidly prototyping and fielding new weapons. Reviewing 15 active MTA programs across the services, a new Government Accountability Office report found that a “lack of clear guidance, slow implementation of required processes and data reliability issues hinder DOD from effectively implementing and conducting oversight of the MTA pathway.” Under the...

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