What Drove Pentagon Cost Growth Down?

Credit: Master Sgt. Donald R. Allen/U.S. Air Force
Pentagon weapons programs are notoriously prone to escalating costs and schedule delays—in 2008-12, the rate of program cost increase was at 51%, but from 2012-15, that rate plummeted to 5%. The Pentagon’s acquisition chief Frank Kendall has issued a report that emphasizes his successes and defends...

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