ABSTRACT

Future Years Defense Program: Substantial Risks Remain in DoD's 1993-2003 Plan, Report to Congressional Requesters   [open pdf - 256KB]

"Our earlier analysis of the Department of Defense's (DOD) Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) for fiscal year 1998 found substantial risk that the program would not be executed as planned. According to DOD, compared to the fiscal year 1998 FYDP, the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) proposed a more balanced, modern, and capable program that can be executed within currently proposed budgets. DOD planned to incorporate many of the details of the QDR blueprint into its fiscal year 1999 FYDP. As you requested, we (1) identified the Department's plans to address the financial and programmatic risk areas that the QDR found in DOD's program, (2) compared DOD's 1999 FYDP with its 1998 FYDP to identify minor changes and adjustments to address these risk areas, and (3) explored whether there were risk areas in DOD's 1999 program. Our report does not reflect any adjustments that may have been taken by the Committees on Authorizations and Appropriations during their reviews of the 1999 defense budget request."

Report Number:
GAO/NSIAD-98-204
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Date:
1998-07
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Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office (GAO): http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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