Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Benefits - List of Positives of Law


DatePositive Result\BenefitBeneficiaryRank
05/22/09Annual awards program established to recognize individuals and teams making significant contributions to improving efficiency of defense aquisition programs
05/22/09Funding provided to hire and retain highly skilled specialists to assess the cost, schedule and applicability of proposed Defense Dept weapons systems
05/22/09Oversight and audit required of those major defense programs experiencing cost overruns to determine if the programs are essential and cost-effective
05/22/09Defense contractors prohibited from participating in both the systems engineering and the development /construction phases of the weapon systems
05/22/09Defense oversight council required to seek input from combat commanders in evaluating proposed weapons system capabilities and needs
05/22/09Independent cost assesessment director initiated to ensure that cost estimates for major Defense contracts are fair, reliable, and unbiased
05/22/09Defense Dept ordered to evaluate the technological maturity and product knowledge of critical weapons' technologies before letting defense contracts
05/22/09Dept of Defense systems analysis, engineering and developmental testing processes overhauled to reduce high rates of failure on defense acquisitions