Acquisition Management of the Global Transportation Network
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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This report discusses the acquisition management of the Global Transportation Network by the U.S. Transportation Command. This report is one in a series of audit reports addressing DoD acquisition management of information technology systems. The Global Transportation Network is a central database system that augments the business process of the U.S. Transportation Command for managing and controlling in-transit assets. In addition, the Global Transportation Network allows more than 6,000 registered users to monitor movements of resources affecting the readiness of missions. Since achieving initial operating capability in April 1997, the Global Transportation Network processes more than 2 million transactions per day. The Assistant Secretary of Defense Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence designated the Global Transportation Network as a Major Automated Information System Acquisition Category IAM. The U.S. Transportation Command funds Global Transportation Network development, deployment, and operations and maintenance with its Transportation Working Capital Fund. Through FY 2005, Global Transportation Network costs will amount to 300 million. In addition, 211 million is programmed for FY 2002 through FY 2007 for system modernization.
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Computer Systems