Traceability of Funding Lifecycle
Langford, Gary O.
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Naval Operations for Warfare Systems (OPNAV N9) wants to gain adequate visibility and traceability of maintenance and operational funds from the Program Objectives Memorandum (POM) and DOD’s Sustainable Procurement Program (SPP) build through execution. The issue with the current models that are used to develop requirement funding profiles and the articulation of intended use of the funds is that these models are not maintained or respected in execution or actual expenditures, and consequently, there is no reconciliation to the original model inputs. Aggregate workload and carryover (backlog) are tracked to inform Readiness metrics, but visibility on where the dollars went is lacking. A compounding issue is that different information systems are used for the Programming phase of the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution [process] (PPBE) cycle than are used for funds execution, in addition to having multiple activities involved in execution which have differing accounting systems and varying degrees of business- or competition-sensitive data (e.g., man day rates, etc.). The problem is that this lack of traceability potentially masks inaccuracies in the models used to generate the requirement, which could lead to inability to identify cost drivers in sufficient time to address in the subsequent POM cycle, which in turn, creates an operational gap in fulfilling mission requirements. The purpose of this research is to develop measures of effectiveness (MOEs) that reflect the various stakeholder perspectives, to provide the requisite force structure, tools, and techniques to determine the level of assurance that objectives will be met. The goal of this research is to manage and to improve the fidelity of the lifecycle model and its analyses for sustainment and operations. The integration of sustainment strategy with necessary traceability and transparency will provide better assurance through full system of systems integration. The emphasis for this research is on developing a standardized framework from which repeatable, reliable MOEs can be attributed to compliance and traceability activities. Specifically, the underlying narrative of an MOE is to determine the greatest benefit from acquisitions at the execution cost. Compliance with Federal regulations and traceability to motivate compliance are the two central themes of this research.
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