The Department of Defense lacks a fully developed enterprise architecture roadmap that will hinder it in transforming business processing and modernizing their support systems, the Government Accountability Office said in a recent report.
Despite $30 billion spent each year to manage the department’s 2,324 systems, the department is not as well positioned as it should be to realize the benefits a well-managed federal of architectures could provide. With so much being spent, the chance for savings and efficiencies is huge, the GAO said.
GAO recommends that military departments each develop a plan for fully satisfying the elements of GAO’s framework in regards to enterprise architecture. The DoD and Army concurred with these findings while the Air Force and Navy did not. In this regard, DoD stated that Air Force and DON do not have a valid business case that would justify the implementation of all the elements.