Department of Defense Announces Selected Acquisition Report

March 31, 2012

The Department of Defense (DoD) has released details on major defense acquisition program cost, schedule, and performance changes since the December 2010 reporting period. This information is based on the Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs) ( http://www.defense.gov/news/PAC.PDF ) submitted to the Congress for the December 2011 reporting period.

SARs summarize the latest estimates of cost, schedule, and performance status. These reports are prepared annually in conjunction with submission of the President's Budget. Subsequent quarterly exception reports are required only for those programs experiencing unit cost increases of at least 15 percent or schedule delays of at least six months. Quarterly SARs are also submitted for initial reports, final reports, and for programs that are rebaselined at major milestone decisions.

The total program cost estimates provided in the SARs include research and development, procurement, military construction, and acquisition-related operation and maintenance (except for pre-Milestone B programs, which may be limited to development costs pursuant to section 2432 of title 10, United States Code). Total program costs reflect actual costs to date as well as future anticipated costs. All estimates are shown in fully inflated then-year dollars. 

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