DOD Systems Architecture Still Under Fire from GAO
The US Department of Defense (DoD) needs to fully disclose to Congress the plans for and the progress made on their new business enterprise IT architecture, according to the July 22/05 GAO report #GAO-05-72, “DOD Business Systems Modernization: Longstanding Weaknesses in Enterprise Architecture Development Need to be Addressed.” The new report is the third that GAO has issued this year pertaining to DOD’s Business Management Modernization Program (BMMP). GAO also wants DoD to provide for effective workforce planning for the business enterprise architecture by its September due date, and recommends that DoD implement four previous GAO recommendations.
Pentagon officials recently established the Defense Business Systems Management Committee to oversee the department’s BMMP business systems update, a multibillion-dollar initiative that aims to streamline over 4,000 financial, logistics, personnel and travel systems. FCW.com has further details, or DID has a link to the full GAO report [PDF format].