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Design of the Army Chargeback and Cost Accounting System. Study Recommendations Report (Final Design and Implementation Plan),
VGS INC MCLEAN VA*
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The purpose of this document is to provide a high-level overview, in briefing format, of the final design and implementation plan for new techniques for managing Information Mission Area IMA services in the Army. This summary is organized into six sections Scope, System Design Objectives, Implementation Plan Overview, Design Overview, Costs and Benefits Summary, and Conclusions and Recommendations. Vance Government Systems VGS recommends the Army not apply the new techniques that VGS has designed to the resources used for the National Military Command and Control NMCC mission of the Army. VGS refers to these resources as the strategic and tactical resources used within the Army. VGS recommends the Army identify the specific resources used in support of the NMCC mission and the MACOM Major Army Command responsible for the management of those resources. Once identified, VGS recommends the Army directly fund the MACOMs from appropriations for the acquisition and use of all strategic and tactical resources. During the conduct of this study, several Army managers have indicated to VGS that control of all resources associated with the Defense Communications System DCS should be given to the Defense Communications Agency DCA. VGS does not have enough information to make a recommendation for or against this concept however, the concept seems plausible. Therefore, VGS recommends the Army determine the advantages to the Army of giving DCA control of all the DCS. Vance recommends the Army apply the new techniques that Vance has designed to all resources used to support the sustaining base.
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