Report | Aug. 21, 2013

Acquisition of the Air Force Hard Target Void Sensing Fuze Program (Redacted)

DODIG-2013-118

Objective

Our audit objective was to determine whether the Air Force effectively prepared the Hard Target Void Sensing Fuze (HTVSF) program for the production and deployment phase of the acquisition process. We evaluated the Air Force strategy to acquire, develop, and test the program. Specifically, we evaluated the HTVSF requirements, acquisition strategy, funding, contracting, design and systems engineering, and testing.

Findings

The HTVSF program manager was effectively preparing the program for the production and deployment phase of the acquisition process. As of August 2013, there were no reportable conditions with this program. This occurred because HTVSF program officials established a strategy and implemented effective controls to acquire, develop, and test the program that complied with DoD guidance. As a result, the HTVSF program was within the established baseline parameters for cost, schedule, and performance and on target for the low-rate initial production (LRIP) decision scheduled for third quarter FY 2014. We did not make recommendations in this report.