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Mission Accomplished? What DOD Needs to Do to Address Its Key Challenges

Defending the nation is no easy task. DOD faces a wide array of evolving threats. And more than a decade of warfare has taken its toll on DOD personnel and equipment. So where does that leave the Department? Today’s WatchBlog … Continue reading

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Is the Future of the Littoral Combat Ship Adrift?

The Littoral Combat Ship is one of the Navy’s most high-profile programs. But is it heading for rough seas? The Defense Secretary recently called on the Navy to cut procurement of these ships from 52 to 40, narrow down the … Continue reading

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Shrinking DOD’s Headquarters Could Mean Big Savings

The Pentagon may be the most iconic, but the Department of Defense has numerous headquarters operations around the world. Each is staffed by thousands of people and costs hundreds of millions of dollars—and these headquarters have been growing. For today’s … Continue reading

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Duplication, Delays, and other Issues Hinder DOD’s Multi-Billion-Dollar IT Investments

As you might expect, the information technology (IT) that supports one of the largest and most complex organizations in the world can be very expensive. In its fiscal year 2015 budget, the Department of Defense (DOD) requested more than $30 … Continue reading

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Podcast on Department of Defense “Quick Look”

Each year, we publish an annual report titled, “Assessments of Selected Weapon Programs,” more commonly referred to as the “Quick Look.”  In addition to providing brief summaries of numerous U.S. defense programs, the report provides insights on the Department of … Continue reading

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GAO’s Defense Capabilities and Management Team

Update (6/12/15): This post has been updated to incorporate recent examples of work and impact. GAO’s workforce is organized largely by subject area, with most employees working in 1 of 14 mission teams. Today we’ll be putting the spotlight on … Continue reading

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