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The Affordability Challenge

Author: Bob Koury

Category: White Papers

In September of 2009 the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) submitted a report [1] discussing the lack of robust Analysis of Alternatives for weapons systems. The report indicated that …
“Cost, schedule, and performance problems in the Department of Defense’s (DOD) weapon system programs are serious. One key cause is that DOD allows programs to begin without a sound match between requirements and the resources needed to achieve them. That is, program cost and schedule estimates are based on optimistic assumptions, and a lack of sufficient knowledge about technology, design, and manufacturing.

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