Accession Number:

ADA359419

Title:

Major Management Challenges and Program Risks Department of Defense.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

This report addresses the major performance and management challenges confronting the Department of Defense DOD. Taken together, these challenges, if not addressed, can adversely affect the Departments operational effectiveness. The report also addresses corrective actions that DOD has taken or initiated on these issues- including DODS blueprint for a strategy-based, balanced, and affordable defense program as outlined in the May 1997 Report of the Quadrennial Defense Review and the reforms described in its November 1997 Defense Reform Initiative Report-and further actions that are needed. For many years, we have reported significant management problems at DOD. These problems can be categorized into two areas 1 systemic management challenges dealing with financial management, information management, weapon systems acquisition, and contract management and 2 program management challenges dealing with infrastructure, inventory management, and personnel. These problems cut across DODS program areas.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE