Army Warfighter Information NetworkTactical Increment 2 Procurement Quantity Not Supported for Future Army Forces (REDACTED)
Department of Defense Inspector General Alexandria United States
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Objective The WIN-T program is a network that distributes classified and unclassified information by voice, data, and real-time video and is the backbone of the Armys tactical communications network. Our objective was to determine whether the Army adequately justified the procurement quantity of 3,674 for the Warfighter Information NetworkTactical WIN-T Increment 2. Finding. Program Executive Office, Command, Control, CommunicationsTactical PEO C3T officials calculated the WIN-T Increment 2 planned procurement quantity of 3,674 however, they did not support the need for the planned procurement quantity throughout the life cycle. This occurred because PEO C3T officials used an unapproved force structure for the WINT Increment 2 planned procurement quantity, and U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command officials did not follow required processes to validate the quantity and cost in the capability production document. Additionally, the Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, determined the Mission Command portfolio was unaffordable and unsustainable therefore, changes to the portfolio may impact the WINT Increment 2 planned procurement quantity. The Mission Command portfolio consists of systems that contribute to tactical and strategic communications and includes the WINT Increment 2. As a result, the Army has no assurance the procurement of 3,674 WINT Increment 2 units, at a cost of 9.1 billion, is necessary or valid, and is the appropriate quantity needed for future Army forces.