Pentagon Weapons Buyer Blames Poor Management For Soaring Costs

By Christopher J. Castelli / July 8, 2013 at 9:29 PM
Poor management is by far the biggest cause of huge cost overruns in the Defense Department's major weapons programs, Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall writes in a new 126-page assessment, his first annual report on the performance of the defense acquisition system. The report lays out the dominant factors behind soaring costs in DOD programs based on a three-year look at 18 programs so expensive they triggered "critical" Nunn-McCurdy cost breaches under federal law. obtained an advance copy...

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