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Defense Logistics Agency's Automated Information Systems Budget Request

IMTEC-88-50BR: Published: Sep 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1988.

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In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) fiscal year (FY) 1989 budget requests for selected general-purpose automated information systems.

GAO found that: (1) DLA failed to provide required cost data for some information systems and descriptions of required resources for acquisitions that cost over $2 million; and (2) planned to obligate $24.1 million for more microcomputers and associated software as part of its program for the operation and maintenance of its basic automated data processing capability.

Matters for Congressional Consideration

  1. Status: Closed - Implemented

    Comments: The Subcommittee did not implement the GAO suggestion and does not intend to do so.

    Matter: The Subcommittee may wish to direct DLA to document detailed system cost information and display all relevant costs in required exhibits 43A-1 and 43B in future congressional budget submissions.

  2. Status: Closed - Implemented

    Comments: The House Appropriations Committee reduced the DLA FY 1989 budget by $20 million. Although the Senate subsequently disagreed with the House and proposed no reduction, the appropriation conferees agreed to an $11 million reduction.

    Matter: The Subcommittee may wish to consider requesting that DLA postpone obligating the $24.1 million until the agency develops and provides the Subcommittee with additional justification for including these purchases in an operations and maintenance program.


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