DOD Business Transformation: Lack of an Integrated Strategy Puts the Army's Asset Visiblity System Investments at Risk
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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The Department of Defense DoD established a goal to achieve total asset visibility TAV over 30 years ago, but to date it has been unsuccessful. GAO was requested to do the following 1 determine whether the Army has a systems strategy for achieving TAV, 2 determine if the Armys business system investment governance structure is consistent with DoD guidance, and 3 evaluate the Armys effort to correct previously reported problems with the Logistics Modernization Program LMP. GAO obtained an understanding of the Armys efforts to achieve TAV, oversee and manage its business system investments, and address previously reported LMP problems. GAO makes five recommendations to DoD and the Army 1 develop a concept of operations for the Army 2 develop policies, procedures, and processes to manage investments from a portfolio perspective 3 establish an independent verification and validation function 4 require that any future General Fund Enterprise Business System GFEBS economic analysis is prepared in accordance with applicable policies and 5 direct that LMP use an independent system test team. Overall, DoD concurred with the recommendations and stated that it will work diligently to close them.
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies