GAO: DoD Must Document Progress on Business Reform Initiatives

Jeff Brody

The Government Accountability Office discovered that while the Department of Defense met scheduling and cost estimate requirements for reforming its business operations, the preliminary status of its initiatives will make future feasibility assessments difficult. GAO said in a report published Tuesday that it evaluated DoD’s April 2019 plan which includes eight initiatives for reforming its logistics, human resources, contracting and real estate management operations.

According to the watchdog, DoD has provided limited documentation of its progress on implementing the reforms, including cost savings. The department has also failed to properly identify sources of funding for the reform initiatives.

DoD stated in its strategy that implementing these initiatives would cost at least $116M through fiscal year 2021.

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