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Army Workload and Performance System: Actions Needed to Complete Assessment of Unnecessary Overlap with Logistics Modernization Program

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The Army Workload and Performance System AWPS is an information system that produces management reports intended to link the Armys industrial workload demands to workforce requirements. The Army has spent over 90 million on the system through fiscal year 2013 and plans to spend approximately 35.6 million over the next 5 years. AWPS relies on data from the Logistics Modernization Program LMP, which was implemented after AWPS, and prior GAO reports have noted the potential overlap between AWPS and LMP. Public Law No. 111-139 mandates that GAO identify federal programs, agencies, offices, and initiatives that have duplicative goals or activities. This review evaluates the extent to which the Army has done the following 1 followed certain applicable statutory and regulatory requirements for implementing AWPS, and 2 assessed whether there is unnecessary overlap between AWPS and LMP. GAO reviewed laws, regulations, and prior GAO reports analyzed Army documents related to its assessment of unnecessary overlap between AWPS and LMP and interviewed Army officials. GAO is making four recommendations to the Army 1 strengthen oversight for completing the update to the AWPS master plan, 2 direct that AWPS be submitted to the U.S. Army Manpower and Analysis Agency USAMAA for validation, 3 identify a specific senior-level AMC manager or committee to provide oversight of the project teams efforts, and 4 establish a fully developed and documented approach for the teams assessment that includes a milestone for completing this effort. GAO requested comments from the Army, but none were provided.

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  • Information Science
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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