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Department of Defense: Further Actions Needed to Establish and Implement a Framework for Successful Business Transformation

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[Technical Report, Congressional Testimony]

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United States General Accounting Office

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GAO has issued several reports pertaining to the Department of Defenses DOD architecture and systems modernization efforts which revealed that many of the underlying conditions that contributed to the failure of prior DOD efforts to improve its business systems remain fundamentally unchanged. The Subcommittee asked GAO to provide its perspectives on 1 the impact long-standing financial and related business weaknesses continue to have on DOD, 2 the underlying causes of DOD business transformation challenges, and 3 DOD business transformation efforts. In addition, GAO reiterates the key elements to successful reform 1 an integrated business transformation strategy, 2 sustained leadership and resource control, 3 clear lines of responsibility and accountability, 4 results-oriented performance, 5 appropriate incentives and consequences, 6 an enterprise architecture to guide reform efforts, and 7 effective monitoring and oversight. GAO also offers two suggestions for legislative consideration that are intended to improve the likelihood of meaningful, broad-based financial management and related business reform at DOD.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

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[A, Approved For Public Release]