Includes observations on the performance of DoD's 2010 portfolio of 98 major defense acquisition programs; data on selected factors that can affect program outcomes; an assessment of the knowledge attained by key junctures in the acquisition process for a subset of 40 programs; and observations on the implementation of acquisition reforms. To conduct this review, the auditor analyzed cost, schedule, and quantity data and collected data from program offices on performance requirements and software development; technology, design, and manufacturing knowledge; and the implementation of DoD's acquisition policy and acquisition reforms. He also compiled assessments of 71 weapon programs. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.
Addresses the Year 2000 computing problem. Its objectives were to (1) outline the Year 2000 risks facing the government and the nation, (2) describe the evolution of the federal government's Year 2000 strategy, and (3) identify additional actions that can be taken by the Executive Branch to prepare the nation for the year 2000. Its views are based upon over 2 dozen reports issued over the past year on the Year 2000 readiness of a wide range of federal agencies as well as on extensive consultations with various experts in information technology and years of experience in and knowledge of federal agencies' computer systems.