Accession Number:

ADA371035

Title:

Army Reserve Component Procurement of Computers

Descriptive Note:

Audit rept.,

Corporate Author:

INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA

Report Date:

1996-05-16

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

We are providing this report for your information and use. This evaluation was performed at the request of the House Subcommittee on National Security, Committee on Appropriations. In FY 1988, Congress mandated the creation of the Reserve Component Automation System RCAS, which was to provide the Army Reserve component with support for mobilization planning, execution, and management, as well as for day-to-day administrative tasks. From FYs 1988 through 1995, Congress imposed a series of restrictions on the Reserve Component purchase of computers outside the RCAS program. An informal survey conducted in mid-1995 by the Project Management Office of RCAS showed that the Army Reserve component had more than 12,000 modem computers. In the Conference Report to the FY 1996 DoD Appropriations Bill, the conferees questioned how the Reserve Component was able to obtain such a large number of computers despite the very tight restrictions imposed by Congress. We plan to issue a second report on a technical assessment of RCAS.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE