Accession Number : ADA617184

Title :   Amphibious Combat Vehicle Acquisition: Marine Corps Adopts an Incremental Approach

Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.


Personal Author(s) : Mak, Marie A ; Thomas, Bruce H ; Gregory-Hosler, Betsy ; Richards, David ; Ahearn, Marie ; Bothwell, Brian ; Ditto, Susan ; Echard, Jennifer ; Greene, Dani ; Leotta, Jennifer

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Report Date : Apr 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 mandated GAO to review and report annually to the congressional defense committees on the ACV program until 2018. In April 2014 GAO produced the first of the mandated reports describing the status of the Marine Corps' efforts to initiate an ACV program. This second mandated report discusses (1) the current ACV acquisition approach and (2) how the ACV acquisition approach compares to acquisition management best practices. To conduct this work, GAO reviewed program documentation and other materials for the ACV acquisition, including Acquisition Decision Memorandums, relevant analyses of alternatives, and a briefing on the most recent analysis of alternatives update. GAO also reviewed documentation and budget information for the AAV Survivability Upgrade Program and the Marine Personnel Carrier program. GAO identified acquisition best practices based on its prior body of work in that area and DOD guidance. GAO also interviewed program and agency officials. GAO is not making recommendations in this report. In commenting on a draft of this report, DOD stated that it believes its efforts on this program are aligned with GAO s best practices and it will continue to monitor the program and ensure that mitigations are in place to address potential risk areas. In GAO s upcoming review, additional analysis will assess how well the program is aligned with best practices.


Subject Categories : Surface Effect Vehicles & Amphibious Vehicles
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE