DOD Business Systems Modernization: Billions Continue to be Invested with Inadequate Management Oversight and Accountability : Report to Congressional Requesters

U.S. General Accounting Office, 2004 - 79 páginas

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Página 66 - We will also make copies available to others upon request. In addition, the report will be available at no charge on GAO's Web site at If you or your staff have any questions about this report, please contact me at (202) 512-7215 or
Página 4 - ... (2) involves cryptologic activities related to national security; (3) involves the command and control of military forces; (4) involves equipment that is an integral part of a weapon or weapons system; or (5) subject to subsection (b), is critical to the direct fulfillment of military or intelligence missions.
Página 1 - The Honorable Christopher Shays Chairman, Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International Relations Committee on Government Reform House of Representatives Dear Mr.
Página 28 - DOD's financial management investment review board as recommended above, the Secretary of Defense limit DOD components' financial management investments to • deployment of systems that have already been fully tested and involve no additional development or acquisition cost; • stay-in-business maintenance needed to keep existing systems operational; • management controls needed to effectively invest in modernized systems; and • new systems or existing system changes that are congressionally...
Página 3 - SI million may be obligated for financial system improvements before approval of its enterprise architecture and a supporting transition plan only if the DOD Comptroller makes a determination that the improvement is necessary for (1) critical national security capability or critical safety and security requirements or (2) prevention of significant adverse effect on a project that is needed to achieve an essential capability. The act further provides that after the architecture is approved, the DOD...
Página 5 - ... which requires the DOD Comptroller to review all system improvements with obligations exceeding $1 million. As a result, DOD was not able to satisfy our request for information on all obligations in excess of $1 million for system modernizations since passage of the act. Based upon a comparison of limited information provided by the military services and defense agencies for fiscal years 2003...
Página 51 - DOD's inability to effectively implement the disciplined processes necessary to reduce the risks associated with these projects to acceptable levels. Disciplined processes have been shown to reduce the risks associated with software development and acquisition efforts to acceptable levels and are fundamental to successful systems acquisition.
Página 3 - November 1998 in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards. We requested comments on a draft of this report from the Secretary of the Interior. On March 19, 1999, the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget provided us with written comments, which are discussed in the "Agency Comments and Our Evaluation" section of this report and reprinted in appendix I.
Página 9 - Department — for offsetting payments made to contractors to collect funds owed, such as unpaid federal taxes. However, we found that DOD had collected only $687,000 of unpaid taxes as of September 2003. We estimated that at least $100 million could be collected annually from DOD contractors through effective implementation of levy and debt collection programs. We also found numerous instances of abusive or potentially criminal activityi'' related to the federal tax system during our audit and ''US...

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