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Military Personnel: DFAS Has Not Met All Information Technology Requirements for Its New Pay System

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[Technical Report, Technical Report]

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In moving forward with the development of the Forward Compatible Military Pay system, DFAS has not complied with specific legal and administrative requirements applicable to DODs information technology investments. It did complete cost and benefit, return on investment, and break-even point analyses as required by the Comptrollers memorandum. However, DFAS has not submitted the forward pay proposal to the responsible domain to determine its compliance with DODs Business Enterprise Architecture,6 which guides DODs investments in financial systems. Because DFAS has not submitted the proposal to the responsible domain, the DOD Comptroller has not met its responsibility under the authorization act to ensure compliance with the Business Enterprise Architecture. Further, DFAS has not completed the necessary documents to support compliance with the Clinger-Cohen Act. For example, DFAS has not completed the Acquisition Strategy or the Acquisition Program Baseline document, as required by DOD Acquisition Regulations. By failing to complete all required studies and analyses, DOD lacks assurance that it is meeting its goal of making quality information technology investments, as required. We are recommending that DFAS complete all required steps before proceeding with the Forward Compatible Military Pay project.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Computer Systems
  • Information Science

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[A, Approved For Public Release]