Accession Number:

ADA465961

Title:

Business Systems Modernization: Strategy for Evolving DOD's Business Enterprise Architecture Offers a Conceptual Approach, but Execution Details are Needed

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2007-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

In 1995, the Government Accountability Office GAO first designated the Department of Defenses DoD business systems modernization program as high risk, and they continue to designate it as such today. To assist in addressing this high-risk area, Congress passed legislation consistent with prior GAO recommendations for Defense to develop a business enterprise architecture BEA. In September 2006, DoD released version 4.0 of its BEA, which despite improvements over prior versions, was not aligned with component architectures. Subsequently, Defense issued a strategy for extending its BEA to the component military services and defense agencies. To support GAOs legislative mandate to review DoDs BEA, GAO assessed DoDs progress in defining this strategy by comparing it with prior findings and recommendations relevant to the strategys content. To assist DoD in its efforts to evolve and extend its BEA, GAO is augmenting a prior recommendation to the Secretary of Defense for developing an architecture development management plan by recommending that this plan incorporate details needed to execute DoDs Business Mission Area federation strategy. In comments, DoD largely disagreed with GAOs recommendation, noting that elements of it were either unnecessary or not appropriately focused.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE