Publication:
Cost and Time Overruns in Major Defense Acquisition Programs

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Authors
Berteau, David
Hofbauer, Joachim
Sanders, Gregory
Ari, Guy Ben
Subjects
Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs)
Advisors
Date of Issue
2010-04-30
Date
30-Apr-10
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
Cost and time overruns in Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs) have become a high-profile problem attracting the interest of Congress, government and watchdog groups. According to the GAO, the 96 MDAPs from FY2008 collectively ran $296 billion over budget and were an average of 22 months behind schedule. President Obama''s memo on government contracting of 4 March 2009 also highlighted this issue. This paper presents interim findings of research on the root causes of cost and schedule delays for MDAPs. This research is ongoing and will incorporate the 2010 SAR data. The final findings and policy recommendations will be presented at the May 2011 Naval Post Graduate School annual Acquisition Symposium.
Type
Technical Report
Description
Proceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program)
Department
Acquisition Management
Other Research Faculty
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
NPS-AM-10-026
Sponsors
Naval Postgraduate School Acquisition Research Program
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Citation
Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Rights
This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.