Reduce duplicative investments for weapon system acquisitions
Responsibility should be given to the appropriate authority to provide assistance in portfolio management efforts for weapon system acquisitions. The DoD can more effectively use portfolio management to ensure that the funds spent on acquisitions for weapons systems are related to strategic goals. Doing so could help ensure the $100 billion+ spent on weapons acquisitions does not go to waste due to overlap or duplication. GAO reports that as of 2018, the DoD has taken some actions to improve its processes since the problem was first identified in 2011. However, work remains to ensure cost overruns and delays are avoided.