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Focus (Defense Spending: Buy Before You Fly) #573309

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 18, 1990
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Capitol: Henry Champ) Concurrency, the "buy before you fly" concept that allows the military to purchase weapons before they have tested them, examined; details given of criticism by Representative John Dingell of wasteful spending by Pentagon. Case of Navy's destroyer and submarine programs cited as examples of concurrency. [Assistant comptroller general Frank CONAHAN - talks about money.] Schedule and cost of Air Force missile system reviewed. General Accounting Office recommendations about other cost overruns noted. [Representative Les ASPIN - says high tech weapons can be bought at a more leisurely pace now.]

Champ, Henry;
Utley, Garrick

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