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Defense Major Automated Information Systems: Cost and Schedule Commitments Need to Be Established Earlier. Washington, DC : Government Accountability Office (GAO) , February 26, , 2015

February 26, 2015

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

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From the report: “A majority of the 20 selected Department of Defense (DOD) major automated information systems (MAIS) programs had not established their first baselines (which consist of a life cycle cost estimate, a schedule estimate, and performance targets) within 2 years from program start; over half met or planned to meet a statutorily established time frame for deploying capabilities. While the Defense Science Board supports that programs should establish their baselines within 2 years, 12 programs spent, on average, 5 years and 2 months and about $452 million prior to establishing baselines.”



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