Air Force regroups in wake of failed ERP project

The failure earlier this year of an IT system designed to streamline the Air Force' supply chain management and provide an integrated approach to buying, transporting and managing equipment is one of the key reasons the service is at "moderate risk" of failing to meet congressional deadlines to improve its financial records, reports Defense News.

"I am personally appalled at the limited capabilities that program has produced relative to that amount of investment," Air Force Comptroller Jamie Morin told a Senate subcommittee in April.

The Air Force terminated its contract for the Expeditionary Combat Support System (ECSS) with Computer Sciences Corp. in April, the story said. Among other red flags, a Defense Acquisition Board review in September indicated that the program was not meeting its performance goals.

ECSS is one of three Air Force ERP systems essential to audit readiness; one of the others, the Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System, recently passed a major milestone, and the service is at the pre-request for proposals stage with a third one that will handle personnel and pay.

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