Pentagon to Take New Steps to Combat Major Cost, Schedule Problems

By Dan Dupont, Christopher J. Castelli / August 2, 2007 at 5:00 AM
The Pentagon's top acquisition officials have issued strong warnings in recent weeks about significant cost growth in Defense Department weapons programs, prompting a new initiative to contain the number of changes to requirements and system specifications pushed by program managers. In a July 30 letter to the services and defense agencies, John Young, the acting under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, says those changes, which often affect costs and schedules, have to stop -- even if capability...

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