Watchdog report finds DOD 'paying more for less,' taking 11 years to field weapon systems

By Tony Bertuca / June 8, 2023 at 11:00 AM
The Defense Department's major weapons programs cost more and take longer to field than in the past, despite efforts to revamp the Pentagon's notoriously bureaucratic acquisition process, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office , which asserts DOD is now "paying more for less." DOD "continues to face challenges quickly developing innovative new weapons,” GAO states. “These challenges persist even with recent reforms to its acquisition process intended to help deliver systems to the warfighter in a...

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