Defense ADP Consolidation
AIMD-94-85R: Published: Apr 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1994.
GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD) complied with various reporting requirements for its proposed automatic data processing (ADP) consolidation, reductions in force, and personnel transfers. GAO noted that: (1) the DOD and Navy consolidation plans fully comply with the appropriations act; (2) DOD has implemented two major initiatives to improve the effectiveness and reduce the costs of ADP operations; (3) DOD has only partially addressed the potential adverse impact of ADP consolidation on military operations and civilian and military employment; (4) the consolidation of information technology facilities would eliminate 646 military positions without adversely affecting service members' quality of life; (5) DOD does not expect to transfer any personnel until their current tours of duty expire; (6) ADP consolidation would provide equal or better service for DOD customers; (7) DOD has published a human resources implementation plan to mitigate the adverse impact of consolidation on civilian personnel; and (8) DOD lacks an effective mechanism to quantify savings from consolidated ADP operations.