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Accession Number PB2013-103533
Title Army Networks: Size and Scope of Modernization Investment Merit Increased Oversight.
Publication Date Jan 2013
Media Count 47p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract For nearly 20 years, the Army has had limited success in developing an information network--sensors, software, and radios--to give soldiers the exact information they need, when they need it, in any environment. Such a network is expected to improve situational awareness and decision making in combat. Under its network modernization strategy, the Army is implementing a new agile process intended to leverage industry technology solutions. The Army estimates that it will require about $3.8 billion in fiscal 2013. As requested, this report addresses the extent to which (1) the Army's network strategy and agile process addresses cost, technology maturity, security, and readiness; and (2) the Army's strategy faces other risks and challenges. To conduct this work, GAO analyzed key documents, observed testing activities, and interviewed acquisition officials.
Keywords Army
Combat readiness
Communication and radio systems
Computer codes
Computer networks
Decision making
Information systems
Situational awareness

Source Agency General Accounting Office
NTIS Subject Category 74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
45C - Common Carrier & Satellite
62 - Computers, Control & Information Theory
Corporate Author Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number N/A

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