TITLE

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Assessments of Selected Complex Acquisitions

AUTHOR(S)
Hutton, John P.
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
GAO Reports;7/1/2010, preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Documents
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the effectiveness of revised acquisition management directive developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. It states that the acquisition management directive includes detailed guidance for programs which are useful when informing component and department decision making. Moreover, it cites the significance of program performance metrics for cost and schedule as useful indicators of health of acquisition programs and tools for improving insights of programs.
ACCESSION #
52428177

 

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