In DoD’s first financial audit, 46 percent of problematic findings were related to IT, not strictly financial management.
Four years after launching the General Fund Enterprise Business System, Project Manager Col. Matt Russell said that most users in the organization have fully adopted it, and it’s time to focus on upgrades.
At least some of DoD’s enterprise resource planning costs have been driven by duplicative hardware and other infrastructure investments, and the Defense Information Systems Agency thinks it can help.
DoD said it is tightening-up governance over its large business IT systems, looking for indicators of future failure and forcing resource sponsors to justify their needs before projects begin. Elizabeth McGrath, DoD’s deputy chief management officer, told House lawmakers the Pentagon is working on data quality and changing business processes to avoid previous problems.
DoD’s top financial manager says the Pentagon is pressing forward to meet Congressional edicts for auditable financial statements. But constant federal budget emergencies are sapping huge amounts of energy from the financial workforce tasked with preparing for audit.
The BEN Enterprise brings together the Treasury Department bureau’s data about finances, procurement and printing. Now Peter Johnson, BEP’s chief information officer, wants to add business and analytics tools. May 10, 2012
The Air Force’s comptroller poured $1 billion into a new enterprise resource planning system with virtually nothing to show for it after seven years. The service is restricting the ERP with details to come in the next few weeks.
This week’s three most important Federal news stories, as chosen by Agilex’s Bob Otto, and Washington Post ”Federal Eye” Ed O’Keefe.