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Department of Defense news release (March 18, 2005): GAO reports.

The following Government Accountability Office The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is the audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of the United States Congress, and thus an agency in the Legislative Branch of the United States Government.  (GAO) reports may be downloaded from the GAO Web site at <>.

National Defense

Defense Acquisitions: Improved Management Practices Could Help Minimize Cost Growth in Navy Shipbuilding Programs, GAO-05-183, Feb. 28, 2005

Defense Acquisitions: Plans Need to Allow Enough Time to Demonstrate Capability of First Littoral Combat Ships The Littoral Combat Ship is the first of the U.S. Navy's next-generation surface combatants. Intended as a relatively small surface vessel for operations in the littoral region (close to shore), the LCS is smaller than the Navy's guided missile frigates, and have been compared to , GAO-05-255, March 1, 2005

Tactical Aircraft: Status of the F/A-22 and JSF (JavaServerFaces) A standard framework of components for building rich user interfaces for Java applications. JavaServer Faces run on the server, but are displayed on the client.

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 Acquisition Programs and Implications for Tactical Aircraft Modernization, GAO-05-390T, March 3, 2005

Maritime Administration: Improved Program Management Needed to Address Timely Disposal of Obsolete Ships, GAO-05-264, March 7, 2005

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Main article: Unmanned aerial vehicle
The following is a list of Unmanned aerial vehicles developed and operated by various countries around the world. Listed with primary mission(s) and year of first flight.
: Improved Strategic and Acquisition Planning Can Help Address Emerging Challenges, GAO-05-395T, March 9, 2005

Defense Microelectronics: DoD-Funded Facilities Involved in Research Prototyping or Production, GAO-05-278, March 11, 2005

Tactical Aircraft: Air Force Assessment of the Joint Strike Fighter's Aerial Refueling Aerial refueling, also called Air refueling or in-flight refueling (IFR) or air-to-air refueling (AAR) or (in the UK) tanking. Note that AAR also stands for "After Action Review" (de-briefing) and in aviation, IFR also stands for  Method, GAO-05-316R, March 14, 2005

Tactical Aircraft: Opportunity to Reduce Risks in the Joint Strike Fighter Program The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) became synonymous with the later F-35 Lightning II, however until 2001 the term was applied to the competition between the Boeing X-32 and Lockheed Martin X-35.  with Different Acquisition Strategy, GAO-05-271, March 15, 2005

Tactical Aircraft: Air Force Still Needs Business Case to Support F/A-22 Quantities and Increased Capabilities, GAO-05-304, March 15, 2005

Human Capital: Preliminary Observations on Proposed DoD National Security Personnel System Regulations, GAO-05-432T, March 15, 2005

Defense Acquisitions: Future Combat Systems Challenges and Prospects for Success, GAO-05-442T, March 15, 2005

Defense Acquisitions: Changes in E-10A Acquisition Strategy Needed before Development Starts, GAO-05-273, March 15, 2005

Defense Acquisitions: Future Combat Systems Challenges and Prospects for Success, GAO-05-428T, March 16, 2005

Contract Management: Opportunities to Improve Surveillance on Department of Defense Service Contracts, GAO-05-274, March 17, 2005

Defense Logistics: High-Level DoD Coordination Is Needed to Further Improve the Management of the Army's LOGCAP LOGCAP Logistics Civil Augmentation Program
LOGCAP Logistics Command Assessment of Projects
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 Contract, GAO-05-328, March 21, 2005

Defense Acquisitions: Information for Congress on Performance of Major Programs Can Be More Complete, Timely, and Accessible, GAO-05-182, March 28, 2005

Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Major Weapon Programs, GAO-05-301, March 31, 2005

Defense Acquisitions: Status of Ballistic Missile Defense Missile defence is an air defence system, weapon program, or technology involved in the detection, tracking, interception and destruction of attacking missiles. Originally conceived as a defence against nuclear-armed ICBMs, its application has broadened to include shorter-ranged  Program in 2004, GAO-05-243, March 31, 2005

Tactical Aircraft: F/A-22 and JSF Acquisition Plans and Implications for Tactical Aircraft Modernization, GAO-05-519T, April 6, 2005

Defense Logistics: Actions Needed to Improve the Availability of Critical Items during Current and Future Operations, GAO-05-275, April 8, 2005

Human Capital: Preliminary Observations on Proposed Department of Defense National Security Personnel System Regulations, GAO-05-517T, April 12, 2005

Science, Space, and Technology

Digital Broadcast Television Transition: Estimated Cost of Supporting Set-Top Boxes to Help Advance the DTV Transition See digital TV transition. , GAO-05-258T, Feb. 17, 2005

NASA's Space Vision: Business Case for Prometheus 1 Needed to Ensure Requirements Match Available Resources, GAO-05-242, Feb. 28, 2005

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: Compliance with Cost Limits, GAO-05-492R, April 8, 2005
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