Accession Number : ADA326841

Title :   Defense IRM: Investments at Risk for DoD Computer Centers.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC ACCOUNTING AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA326841

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : This report responds to your request that we review the Department of Defense's (DoD) plans to consolidate, outsource, and modernize its computer center operations and assess whether DoD has an effective framework in place for making and executing these decisions. DoD and the individual military services have consolidated a number of their computer centers in recent years and contracted with the private sector for information processing services that were previously performed in-house. These actions were part of an effort to find better and less costly ways of meeting Defense information processing needs. DoD has recognized that there are opportunities for further consolidations since, according to DoD reports, about 40 percent of its computer centers still fall well below government wide minimum processing capacity targets.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *AUTOMATION, *COST EFFECTIVENESS, *INFORMATION CENTERS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, INVESTMENTS, DATA MANAGEMENT, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, WIDE AREA NETWORKS, RECORDS MANAGEMENT, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, MILITARY MODERNIZATION.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE