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Coast Guard still struggling with major acquisition programs

The Coast Guard’s biggest programs, the Offshore Patrol Cutter and the Polar Security Cutter are years behind schedule and billions of dollars over budget.

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Why Veterans Affairs has persistent issues with managing acquisition

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GAO advises Navy to be balanced as it acquires new unmanned ships

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VA’s struggling supply chain modernization initiative is under review

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Too few DoD program managers using agile methodologies, GAO cautions

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Columbia-class subs struggle with software trouble, GAO says

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GAO says VA needs to do a better job managing schedule contracts

Shelby Oakley, director of the VA procurement portfolio at the GAO, tells us why they say the agency needs to get a better handle of its schedule contracts.

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Navy’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier being decommissioned, but at what cost?

It may cost more than $10 billion dollars from signing the contract to smashing a champagne bottle on the bow of a nuclear powered aircraft carrier.

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