The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) needs to adopt more transparent criteria for reporting the quantities, cost, and performance of its systems and their components, says a March report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). "GAO recommends that DOD adopt firm baselines, use procurement funds for operational assets, and adopt other measures to better track cost and outcomes against goals," GAO said in the report, "Missile Defense Acquisition Strategy Generates Results but ...

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