An official review of what went wrong with the Air Force's canceled Expeditionary Combat Support System enterprise resourcing planning effort found problems including a failure of the Air Force to understand its own data, no clear picture on exactly how many legacy systems ECSS was meant to replace, and a confused governance structure.
Auditors are again finding problems with the Army's $1.4 billion enterprise resource planning system for its general ledger known as the General Fund Enterprise Business System, stating in a new report (.pdf) that it falls short on its real property functions.
In the past year, costs for six enterprise resource planning systems the Defense Department office of inspector general says are key to producing auditable financial statements haven't been stable, shows data collected by auditors in a new report.
Navy is overlooking an opportunity to correct a long-standing material weakness with military equipment financial reporting with its implementation of a key enterprise resource planning system, say Defense Department auditors.
It wasn't until fiscal 1996 that Congress required the DoD to produce an auditable statement, and "originally, the department managers didn't believe that they needed audited financial data to carry out their responsibilities," Comptroller General Gene Dodaro told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Spending for major key enterprise resource planning systems would overall go down, with some notable exceptions, under the Defense Department fiscal 2014 budget proposal. DoD OCIO data shows some ERP budgets would increase substantially should Congress approve the request.
A Government Accountability Office review of Defense Department major information technology systems finds management problems in some key enterprise resource planning systems. The review (.pdf) is of 14 selected major automated information systems: IT projects that meet DoD size thresholds that characterize them as large, even by Defense standards.
The Defense Logistics Agency paid accountants to manually calculate its fiscal 2012 trial balance despite spending more than $2 billion so far on an enterprise resource planning system that should have been able to automatically record transactional data, says the Defense Department office of inspector general.
Auditors also cast doubt on the service's ability to meet the fiscal 2017 deadline for full financial statement audit readiness, noting that full deployment for two systems--the Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army and the Global Combat Support System-Army--is scheduled for fiscal 2017 itself. In addition, a capability upgrade to a third system, Logistics Modernization Program, isn't scheduled for completion until the end of fiscal 2016.
The Air Force canceled earlier this month its troubled Expeditionary Combat Support System enterprise resourcing planning effort, stating that the program "is no longer a viable option" for meeting the fiscal 2017 congressional deadline for full audit readiness.