MDA extends streak of 'fundamental disconnect' between annual test planning and execution

By Jason Sherman / June 30, 2022 at 4:25 PM
The Missile Defense Agency's testing program barely conducted half of its planned flight, ground and cybersecurity tests in 2021 -- extending a long-running pattern of under-executing assessments necessary to demonstrate new capabilities U.S. commanders depend on to protect the U.S. public, allies and armed forces from advanced missile threats. MDA, which annually receives about $1 billion for testing activities, executed 18 of 35 planned test events in 2021, or 51%, according to the Government Accountability Office’s annual report of the...

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