Strategic Capabilities Office finds success in rapid prototyping

The secretive Pentagon organization that’s in charge of turning existing weapons systems into new warfighting concepts says it has a perfect track record so far. The military services have accepted all six of the technologies the Strategic Capabilities Office has offered up. As Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu reports, much of that success comes down to rapid prototyping.

Few programs have bedeviled the Navy in recent years as much as the littoral combat ship. Now Navy brass have decided to buy a dozen new ships they’re calling a frigate. But it’s basically a littoral combat ship with some modifications. The Government Accountability Office finds there’s too little information about the frigate for Congress to make informed decisions. Michelle Mackin is director of acquisition and sourcing issues at GAO, and she shared more details.