Accession Number:

ADA379936

Title:

Defense Management: Actions Needed to Sustain Reform Initiatives and Achieve Greater Results

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

Over the past decade, the Department of Defense conducted several major defense reviews to assess military force structure requirements in the post-Cold War era. Each of these reviews noted that excessive infrastructure limited DODs ability to fund readiness and modernization requirements. During this time, the Department undertook a number of legislative and administrative initiatives to downsize the organization and improve the efficiency of its business operations. The most notable of these were the four base realignment and closure rounds that the Congress authorized between 1988 and 1995. Others include the Presidents Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management also known as the Packard Commission, which resulted in 250 wide ranging decisions in 1989 to consolidate business functions, improve information systems, enhance management, and employ better business practices and Corporate Information Management initiative, which was a Department-wide effort in the early- to mid-1990s to improve administrative operations and reduce costs by streamlining business processes and consolidating, standardizing, and integrating information systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE