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DOD Business Transformation: A Comprehensive, Integrated, and Enterprisewide Business Transformation Plan Coupled With Sustained Senior Leadership Attention Are Needed to Strengthen Ongoing Efforts
[Technical Report, Congressional Testimony]
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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Of the 25 areas on GAOs 2005 high-risk list of federal programs or activities that are at risk for waste, fraud, abuse, or mismanagement, 8 are Department of Defense DOD programs or operations and 6 are governmentwide high-risk areas for which DOD shares some responsibility. These high-risk areas relate to DODs major business operations. DODs failure to effectively resolve these high-risk areas results in billions of dollars of waste each year, ineffective performance, and inadequate accountability. At a time when DOD is competing for resources in an increasingly fiscally constrained environment, it is critically important that DOD get the most from every defense dollar. DOD has taken several positive steps and devoted substantial resources toward establishing key management structures and processes to successfully transform its business operations and address its high-risk areas, but overall progress by area varies widely and huge challenges remain.
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