DOD Business Systems Modernization: Further Actions Needed to Address Challenges and Improve Accountability
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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DOD is one of the largest and most complex organizations in the world. In support of its military operations, the department performs an assortment of interrelated and interdependent business functions, such as logistics management, procurement, health care management, and financial management. Yet, we have previously reported that the DOD systems environment that supports these business functions is overly complex and error prone, and is characterized by little standardization across the department, multiple systems performing the same tasks, the same data stored in multiple systems, and the need for data to be entered manually into multiple systems. For fiscal year 2013, the department requested about 6.3 billion for its business system investments and about 16.4 billion for its IT infrastructure investments. According to the department s systems inventory, its environment is composed of approximately 2,100 business systems, including 223 for acquisition, 9 for defense security enterprise, 8 for enterprise IT infrastructure, 285 for financial management, 675 for human resources management, 265 for installations and environment, 653 for logistics and materiel readiness, and 10 for security cooperation.
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