Acquisition of Computers That Process Corporate Information.
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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The Secretary of Defense announced the Corporate Information Management initiative on November 16, 1990, to establish a DoD-wide concept for managing computer, communications, and information management functions. Subsequently, the Deputy Secretary of Defense signed Defense Management Report Decision 918, Defense Information Infrastructure, - on September 15, 1992, to provide policy for the management of the computers and communications networks that process corporate information. In addition, the Assistant Secretary of Defense Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence issued a memorandum on June 23, 1994, that established the Technical Architecture Framework for Information Management as the single source of guidance for the integration of DoD information systems. On October 13, 1993, the Deputy Secretary of Defense directed the Principal Staff Assistants to select standard, DoD-wide systems to process corporate information. As part of the development process for the standard systems, DoD program managers are acquiring computers to support their information processing requirements. Objective. The audit objective was to determine whether the acquisition of automatic data processing equipment is consistent with the intent of the Corporate Information Management initiative as it relates to streamlining the Defense information infrastructure. We also reviewed the management control program as it applied to the primary audit objective.
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