26 December 2009

Endemic of the Defense Acquisition Malaise: Is the Marine Corps Intentionally Underreporting Accident Statistics?

This to me neatly encapsulates one of the major problems in the Department of Defense's acquisition process.  Shiny New Toy-itis.  Keep spending billions on an acquisition program based on a few selling points, then keep sticking to those selling points regardless of if the program is actually hitting them.  Data not helping?  Three words: obfuscate, obfuscate, obfuscate.