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GAO: Weapons Programs Need More Requirements Oversight

A new Government Accountability Office review has found that the requirements oversight phase of the acquisition process is ill-timed, when put into practice, according to a Defense News report.

The GAO report found that feedback from the Joint Requirements Oversight Council — known as JROC —  is included  either too early or too late to make an impact in the acquisition process.

Ideally, JROC reviews are used to test alternatives to embarking on a new weapons program, Defense News reports.

“The report’s conclusions suggest that the review board sometimes acts more like a rubber stamp to the services’ plans rather than performing a real oversight role,” the Defense News article characterizes GAO’s report.

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