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Pentagon applying lessons from past ERP failures

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.

Tags: DoD , Congress , ECSS , Air Force , Elizabeth McGrath , John McCain , Jared Serbu , House Armed Services Committee , technology , VA , health IT

Friday - 03/15/2013, 09:09am EDT
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From the Pentagon, a plea for budget normalcy

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.

Tags: DoD , financial management , audit readiness , Robert Hale , Elizabeth McGrath , Congress , Air Force , Navy , Gladys Commons , Marilyn Thomas , DEAMS , House Armed Services Committee , budget , Jared Serbu , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Monday - 09/17/2012, 05:09am EDT
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Engraving and Printing ready to build on ERP success

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

Tags: technology , Peter Johnson , Bureau of Printing and Engraving , cloud computing , agile contracting , Jason Miller , Ask the CIO

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 10:07pm EDT
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Air Force 'appalled' by $1B IT system that produced few capabilities

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.

Tags: DoD , financial improvement and audit readiness , Robert Hale , Robert McVay , Jamie Morin , Claire McCaskill , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government , Army , Navy , Marine Corps , Air Force , Robert Work , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/20/2012, 05:17am EDT
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Air Force: Underperforming programs will suffer in 2013 budget

In next year's budget, key factors for program funding are performance, performance and performance, the Air Force's top acquisition official said.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , DoD budget , acquisition , NETCENTS , NETCENTS 2 , IT acquisition , David Van Buren , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/23/2012, 09:39am EST
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Savannah River making up for lost IT time

Phil Cirrulli, the chief information officer for the managing and operations contractor for the site, is improving the national lab's infrastructure to support widespread wireless access. He also is shutting down legacy mainframe systems after implementing a new ERP system.
December 1, 2011

Tags: technology , DoE , Savannah River Site , Phil Cirrulli , mobile computing , wireless access , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 10:31pm EST
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Countdown: Defense finance mess; Feds retiring quicker

This week's three most important Federal news stories, as chosen by Agilex's Bob Otto, and Washington Post "Federal Eye" Ed O'Keefe.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Bob Otto , Ed O'Keefe , Federal News Countdown , Shirley Sherrod , USDA , Tom Vilsack , Gulf Coast oil spill , OMB , Ted Kaufman , VA , Vivek Kundra , FDCCI , GAO , DoD , Asif Khan ,

Friday - 10/08/2010, 03:33pm EDT
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