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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the risks and benefits of the Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management System (NALCOMIS) warrant its scheduled deployment.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of Defense 1. The Secretary of Defense should direct the Secretary of the Navy to defer any further phase II deployment until the NALCOMIS program office fully stress tests the system.
Closed - Implemented
The Department of Defense (DOD) held a Major Automated Information Systems Review Committee (MAISRC) review in December 1990 and granted conditional approval of the system pending successful completion of stress testing.
Department of Defense 2. The Secretary of Defense should direct the Secretary of the Navy to defer any further phase II deployment until the NALCOMIS program office successfully completes operational testing aboard a carrier and at a large naval air station.
Closed - Implemented
DOD conducted a MAISRC review in December 1990 and recommended more complete operational testing.
Department of Defense 3. The Secretary of Defense should direct the Secretary of the Navy to defer any further phase II deployment until the NALCOMIS program office clearly demonstrates that system benefits are actually being achieved.
Closed - Implemented
DOD recommended that the Navy submit an evaluation plan to measure system benefits, although MAISRC approved the system for deployment.
Department of Defense 4. The Secretary of Defense should direct the Secretary of the Navy to defer any further phase II deployment until the NALCOMIS program office fully assesses system security requirements and completely tests system security features.
Closed - Implemented
The December 1990 MAISRC review directed the Navy to provide a plan and timetable for completing system security testing.
Department of Defense 5. The Secretary of Defense should direct the Secretary of the Navy to defer any further phase II deployment until the NALCOMIS program office develops a system maintenance manual.
Closed - Implemented
The December 1990 MAISRC review directed the Navy to develop a maintenance manual within the first year of system implementation.
Department of Defense 6. The Secretary of Defense should direct the Major Automated Information System Review Committee to withhold its phase II deployment approval until the council reviews the Navy's efforts to expeditiously satisfy information system requirements.
Closed - Implemented
The Navy successfully completed the MAISRC review in December 1990.

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