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GAO reviewed the procedures the Air Force Logistics Command followed in procuring computer equipment and services for its Requirements Data Bank Program, which was designed to update automated logistics systems supporting Air Force activities.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of Defense 1. The Secretary of Defense should revise the "DOD-Wide Guidance for Acquiring Mission Critical Computer Resources Under 10 U.S.C. 2315 (Armed Services Procurement Act)" to be more explicit in defining functional classifications and applications that are exempted by the Warner Amendment.
Closed - Not Implemented
DOD, the House Government Operations Committee, and GAO disagree on the applicability of the Brooks Act and the Warner Amendment to general purpose ADP management information systems. Therefore, while this recommendation is still valid in the GAO opinion, it is clear that DOD and the Air Force disagree and DOD, therefore, does not intend to take any action.
Department of Defense 2. The Secretary of Defense should direct the Secretary of the Air Force to submit an agency procurement request for the Requirements Data Bank Program to the Administrator of General Services. The Air Force should submit the request before carrying out the next contract option for additional computer equipment and services. For the other programs in the Air Force's Logistics Management Systems Modernization Program, the Secretary of Defense should direct the Secretary of the Air Force to submit an agency procurement request before taking any further procurement actions.
Closed - Not Implemented
DOD, the House Government Operations Committee, and GAO disagree on the applicability of the Brooks Act and the Warner Amendment to general purpose ADP management information systems. Therefore, while this recommendation is still valid in the GAO opinion, it is clear that DOD and the Air Force disagree and DOD, therefore does not intend to take any action.

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