Inspector General, United States Department of Defense Semiannual Report to the Congress: April 1, 2000 - September 30, 2000

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Página 1 - ... through rapid insertion of commercial practices and technology, business process improvement, creating a workforce that is continuously retrained to operate in new environments, and heavily emphasizing faster delivery of material and services to users. In order to fulfill these objectives, the DoD has initiated an unprecedented number of major improvement efforts, including at least 40 significant acquisition reform initiatives. Despite...
Página 2 - In the push to streamline procedures and incorporate commercial practices and products, the Department cannot compromise its insistence on quality products and services at fair and reasonable prices. An inherent challenge throughout the Department's acquisition reform effort is ensuring that critically needed controls remain in place and there is proper oversight and feedback on new processes.
Página 20 - Forces during military operations, and (2) provide medical services and support to members of the Armed Forces, their dependents, and others entitled to DoD medical care. The Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) is responsible for exercising authority, direction, and control over the medical personnel, facilities, programs, funding, and other resources within the Department of Defense.
Página 2 - However, in the midst of this reform, the business of creating and sustaining the world's most powerful military force remains expensive and vulnerable to fraud, waste and mismanagement. In fiscal year 1999, the DOD bought about $140 billion in goods and services, in 14.8 million purchasing actions, which means 57,000 purchasing actions on an average working day.
Página 3 - ... dialogue on military missions, the Quadrennial Defense Review and actions by the new Administration and Congress will probably alter DOD missions, military force structure and acquisition requirements. Whether changes in requirements and the topline budget are major or minor, there needs to be a far reaching rebalancing of acquisition programs to match available funding. Finally, we believe that the Department needs to put more acquisition reform emphasis on ensuring the quality, serviceability...
Página 32 - BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY, VETERANS AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, HOUSE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM ON THE STANDARD PROCUREMENT SYSTEM FEBRUARY 7, 2002 Mr.
Página 2 - ... sustaining the world's most powerful military force remains expensive and vulnerable to fraud, waste and mismanagement. In fiscal year 1999, the DOD bought about $140 billion in goods and services, in 14.8 million purchasing actions, which means 57,000 purchasing actions on an average working day. The scope, complexity, variety and frequent instability of Defense acquisition programs pose particularly daunting management challenges. In the rush to streamline and incorporate commercial practices...
Página 2 - ... reform initiatives. The Department has made notable progress in acquisition reform and has also set several commendable goals. Examples include: • de-emphasizing overly detailed military specifications and standards; • using credit cards for nearly 9 million small purchases in fiscal year 1999; • pushing for public and private sector implementation of public key infrastructure technology to enable secure electronic commerce; • replacing multiple, inconsistent, government-unique requirements...
Página 1 - Department has also adopted a vision of becoming a world-class buyer of best value goods and services from a globally competitive industrial base.
Página 2 - The scope, complexity, variety, and frequent instability of Defense acquisition programs pose particularly daunting management challenges. No major acquisition cost reduction goals have yet been achieved and the results of most of the specific initiatives are still to be determined, particularly since many have not yet been...

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