Implementation Weaknesses in Army and Air Force Business Systems Could Jeopardize DOD's Auditability Goals

February 28, 2012

DOD has invested billions of dollars and will invest billions more to develop and implement its ERPs. The ERPs play a key role in DOD's goal of audit readiness by fiscal year 2017. Furthermore, in light of the Secretary of Defense's decision that the Statement of Budgetary Resources is to be audit ready by fiscal year 2014, it is critical that DOD effectively implement the ERPs to support its auditability goals.

Assessments by independent agencies of the Army's General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS) and the Global Combat Support System and the Air Force's Defense Enterprise and Accounting Management System (DEAMS) and Expeditionary Combat Support System identified operational problems, such as deficiencies in data accuracy, inability to generate auditable financial reports, and the need for manual workarounds. 

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