S. Hrg. 108-669: Space Acquisition Policies and Processes, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, November 18, 2003   [open pdf - 777KB]

From the opening statement of Wayne Allard: "The hearing has been called to order, and the Strategic Forces Subcommittee meets today to receive testimony on Department of Defense (DOD) space acquisition policies and processes. [...] Space acquisition processes and policies may strike some as a rather arcane subject, but I believe that it is a vitally important one. This Nation relies heavily on its space assets to achieve decisive advantages over our adversaries on the battlefield. That reliance is increasing and, in all likelihood, will continue to grow. Yet we have ample evidence that the development and acquisition of space systems has been anything but trouble-free. While we have the most capable space systems in the world, there has been a consistent history of management problems, cost overruns, technical complications, and schedule delays." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Peter Teets, Brian Arnold,Thomas Young, and Robert Levin.

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