In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Navy's Stock Point ADP Replacement (SPAR) project to determine whether the Navy complied with Department of Defense (DOD) directives to improve and modernize its computerized information systems.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|Department of Defense||1. To ensure that the modernized segment of SPAR has appropriate management controls, the Secretary of Defense should direct the Secretary of the Navy to establish an additional review for the modernization segment within the SPAR program and ensure that the intent of the review has been fulfilled before allowing the program to enter subsequent development phases. Specifically, the Navy should establish a system design completion review for the modernization segment.|
|Department of Defense||2. To ensure that the modernized segment of SPAR has appropriate management controls, the Secretary of Defense should direct the Secretary of the Navy to defer the acquisition of new ADP equipment for three SPAR conversion sites (excluding the test bed and first site) until the modernized system design is complete and the Navy can ensure that the equipment can be effectively used for the modernized system.|