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Army Logistics: Global Combat Support System-Army Is Supporting Requirements at Selected Units
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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The Global Combat Support System-Army GCSS-Army is among a new generation of information systems that are replacing older legacy systems in the Department of Defense DOD. The Army initiated GCSS-Army in 2003 with the intent of replacing several separate information systems used to manage logistics at Army tactical units, such as ordering and tracking supplies, maintaining accountability of organizational equipment, and monitoring unit maintenance. Once fully fielded, GCSS-Army will manage 216 billion in assets on an annual basis and, according to DOD officials, is intended to be a key component of the department s plan for correcting financial management deficiencies and ensuring that its financial statements are validated as audit ready by September 30, 2017, as called for by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. As an information system that supports the Army s management of its supply chain, GCSSArmy intersects two long-standing areas on our high-risk list 1 DOD s supply chain management, which has been on the high-risk list since 1990 because of challenges related to managing inventory, tracking materiel distribution, and maintaining asset visibility and 2 DOD s business systems modernization program, which has been on the high-risk list since 1995 because of the size, complexity, and significance of related modernization efforts. We have also previously assessed the schedule and cost estimates for GCSS-Army.
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