March 12, 2010 at 5:40 pm #94942
March 12, 2010 at 6:59 pm #94956
Go visit the GAO website and do a search. You’ll have to narrow your focus some due to the abundance of material.
Probably the biggest one in the news is the KC-X tanker, where NG threw in the towel due to alleged improper competitive practices that favor Boeing. Also in the news is the Coast Guard DeepWater program, Future Combat Systems (FCS), and most large weapons systems and technology procurements.
March 13, 2010 at 12:18 am #94954
I would just have to say that the Coast Guard Deepwater Acquisition Program should be highlighted as a case of turning around a program from initial missteps to increasing success.
March 13, 2010 at 2:11 pm #94952
Here is one of the famous ones we use all the time dealing with Boeing. But, there are so many more.
Just google Darlene Druyun, dragon lady and tons of links will pop up about this case.
But, she is not the only one.
Google – Kuwait contracting fraud, or any of those words linked with contracting and you would be amazed. I am ashamed to call some of them my leaders (some were Army Officers).
Anyway, it is sad, but you will not have a problem finding information for your research.
March 13, 2010 at 9:07 pm #94950
Absolutely. ADM Allen has done a marvelous job getting this program under control.
March 13, 2010 at 9:13 pm #94948
The Pentagon will notify Congress within the next several days that costs for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter have ballooned more than 50 percent since the program began in 2001, senior defense officials told the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday.
The cost increase means the Pentagon’s largest program will breach the 1982 Nunn-McCurdy cost-control law, triggering a congressional review and forcing the Pentagon to prove the program is critical to national security to protect the Lockheed Martin Corp. fighter from termination.
Read Story on GovExec
Highlighting that acquisition is a life-cycle activity, which includes contract performance, contract administration, and those technical and management functions related to outcomes.
March 16, 2010 at 9:01 pm #94946
March 30, 2010 at 2:30 am #94944
C-5 and F-111 if you want good historical examples. The Standard Missile Block IVA is one of the best. It is used by Raytheon to teach their managers how not to run a program. Any large IT program for the government is always a good teaching tool.
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