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Opportunities Exist to Position Army's Ground Force Modernization Efforts for Success : Report to the Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives

Printed Ephemera - 2010
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Since 2003, the Future Combat System (FCS) program has been the centerpiece of the Army's efforts to transition to a lighter, more agile, and more capable combat force. In 2009, however, concerns over the program's performance led to the Secretary of Defense's decision to significantly restructure and ultimately cancel the program. As a result, the Army has outlined a new approach to ground force modernization. This report (1) outlines the Army's preliminary post-FCS plans and (2) identifies the challenges and opportunities the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Army must address as they proceed with Army ground force modernization efforts. To meet these objectives, GAO reviewed key documents, performed analyses, visited test facilities where the Army evaluated FCS equipment, and interviewed DOD and Army officials. GAO recommends that the Secretary of Defense instruct the Army to correct the identified maturity and reliability issues prior to either fielding equipment or approving additional system procurement. GAO also recommends that the Secretary direct the Army to submit a comprehensive report to the Congress on its modernization investment, contracting, and management strategies.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2010]
Branch Call Number: GA 1.5/2:GAO-10-406
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ii, 33 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: Sullivan, Michael J.
United States

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