GAO calls for independent reviews of hypersonic missile interceptor program


The Pentagon needs a fresh look at the Missile Defense Agency’s effort to acquire a new glide-phase interceptor (GPI) that could shoot down adversaries’ hypersonic weapons, a government watchdog is warning. Current plans are lacking when it comes to important external reviews, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in a new report. “Having independent insights into program technical risks and costs are key components of the knowledge-based acquisition process,” the report…