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An analysis of Department of Defense Business Systems modernization efforts and recommendations for improving the process

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Authors
Nicholas, Joseph E.
Scott, Corey L.
Guerra, Elizabeth A.
Subjects
Business Systems Modernization
Business Management Modernization Program
BMMP
Standard Procurement System
SPS
Defense Logistics Agency Business System Modernization
Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System
DEAMS
Defense Acquisition Management Information Retrieval
DAMIR
commercial off-the-shelf
COTS
leadership
change management
transformation
legacy systems
Advisors
Dawe, Richard L.
Jones, Lawrence R.
Date of Issue
2005-12
Date
December 2005
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
The Department of Defense (DOD) is in the midst of a transformation effort under the leadership of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. A large portion of military transformation is focused on DOD business practices. It has been estimated that up to five percent of the annual DOD budget could be saved by improving and streamlining defense business operations. This initiative is critical given the large numbers of legacy business systems and the steady increases in annual maintenance costs associated with these outdated systems. This report explores the legislative history leading to the development of the Business Management Modernization Program (BMMP). The current state of DOD business systems is examined, as well as case studies on specific system modernization initiatives conducted proceeding and immediately following the implementation of BMMP. Our recommendations for successful business systems modernization efforts include senior leadership supporting the need for change, understanding the implications of using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products, properly structuring the acquisition process and emphasizing the importance of systems integration.
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MBA Professional Report
Department
Graduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
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xvi, 93 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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