Cost and Time Overruns in Major Defense Acquisition Programs

Report Number: NPS-AM-10-026

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs)

Report Series: Proceedings Paper

Authors: David Berteau, Joachim Hofbauer, Gregory Sanders, Guy Ben Ari

Title: Cost and Time Overruns in Major Defense Acquisition Programs

Published: 2010-04-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Other Research Faculty

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2010/NPS-AM-10-026.pdf

Keywords: Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs)

Abstract:

Cost and time overruns in Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs) have become a high-profile problem attracting the interest of Congress, government and watchdog groups. According to the GAO, the 96 MDAPs from FY2008 collectively ran $296 billion over budget and were an average of 22 months behind schedule. President Obama