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Weapon systems management, DOD has taken steps to implement product support managers but needs to evaluate their effects : report to the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives.

Author: United States. Government Accountability Office,; United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services,
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : United States Government Accountability Office, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : English
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DOD spends billions of dollars annually to sustain weapon systems. With the prospect of tighter defense budgets, DOD has placed more attention on controlling total life-cycle costs with initiatives aimed at ensuring that weapon systems are more affordable over the long term. Section 2337 of Title 10, U.S. Code, requires that each major weapon system be supported by a PSM and lays out the responsibilities of the PSM,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ebook
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: United States. Government Accountability Office,; United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services,
OCLC Number: 894524568
Notes: Title from title screen (viewed Oct. 15, 2014).
"April 2014."
"GAO-14-326."
Description: 1 online resource (ii, 50 pages) : illustrations
Other Titles: Weapon systems management, Department of Defense has taken steps to implement product support managers but needs to evaluate their effects

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DOD spends billions of dollars annually to sustain weapon systems. With the prospect of tighter defense budgets, DOD has placed more attention on controlling total life-cycle costs with initiatives aimed at ensuring that weapon systems are more affordable over the long term. Section 2337 of Title 10, U.S. Code, requires that each major weapon system be supported by a PSM and lays out the responsibilities of the PSM, including developing and implementing a comprehensive product support strategy for the system. GAO was asked to review DOD's progress in implementing PSMs for major weapon systems. This report examines (1) the steps, if any, that DOD and the military services have taken to implement PSMs for major weapon systems and (2) the extent to which DOD has evaluated the effects, if any, that PSMs are having on life-cycle sustainment decisions for their assigned systems. To conduct this review, GAO obtained information and interviewed product support personnel assigned to 12 of 332 major weapon systems that reflected varying characteristics, such as military service and system costs, and analyzed documentation from DOD and the military services. GAO recommends that DOD and the services develop a plan to institutionalize a career path for PSMs; issue clear, comprehensive, and centralized PSM implementation guidance; evaluate the effects PSMs have on sustainment decisions; and improve Army PSMs' visibility over sustainment funding. DOD generally agreed with the recommendations.

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