GAO: MDA Should Look At Alternatives To STSS Acquisition Plan

By Thomas Duffy / May 28, 2003 at 5:00 AM
The Missile Defense Agency should take a different approach to developing and fielding a $3 billion satellite system that will detect and track ballistic missiles in flight, an approach that could include delaying the initial launch from 2007 to 2008 and stopping work on existing satellites to focus more on new technologies, the General Accounting Office says in a new report. GAO suggests the alternative approach could counter recent decisions made by MDA that limit the agency's ability to meet...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on defense policy and procurement.

Log in to access this content.