Department of Defense: Further Actions Needed to Institutionalize Key Business System Modernization Management Controls
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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For decades, the Department of Defense DoD has been challenged in modernizing its timeworn business systems. Since 1995, GAO has designated DoDs business systems modernization program as high risk. Between 2001 and 2005, GAO reported that the modernization program had spent hundreds of millions of dollars on an enterprise architecture and investment management structures that had limited value. Accordingly, GAO made explicit architecture and investment management-related recommendations. Congress included provisions in the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 that were consistent with GAOs recommendations and that required GAO to assess DoDs actions to comply with these provisions. To do so, GAO reviewed documents and interviewed military officials on the progress the military departments had made relative to developing their respective parts of the federated business enterprise architecture and establishing investment management structures and processes. Because GAO has existing recommendations that address the long-standing challenges discussed in this report, it is making no further recommendations in these areas. GAO is recommending that DoD complete the implementation of the reorganization of key organizations. DoD agreed with GAOs recommendation.
- Administration and Management
- Computer Systems
- Military Forces and Organizations