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Defense Acquisitions: Department of Defense Actions on Program Manager Empowerment and Accountability. Washington, DC : Government Accountability Office (GAO) , November 9, , 2007

November 9, 2007

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

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From the report: “In November 2005, we issued a report on the environment within which the Department of Defense (DOD) program managers perform their work.1 We identified areas where program managers believe they are insufficiently empowered to execute programs, and therefore, because much is beyond their control, accountability is difficult. We also compared department policies and practices to those of leading commercial companies we visited and discussed actions DOD could take to improve program manager accountability, while also providing them with timely support as they manage the development of weapon systems. We recommended that DOD take a number of actions to ensure program managers are well positioned to successfully execute acquisitions and be held accountable.”



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