DISA, other DOD agencies garner awards for operations upgrades, systems work

Several Defense Department agencies received Hammer Awards from the National
Partnership for Reinventing Government for improving operations and consolidating systems.

The DOD organizations were recognized for streamlining operations, cutting costs by
more than $11 billion and eliminating more than 110,000 positions over a six-year period.

Among the winners were the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Defense Finance and
Accounting Service, and the Defense Logistics Agency.

DISA migrated the workload of 59 small data centers into 16 megacenters, reducing the
staff by 2,700 people and saving $500 million annually. The rate for mainframe computer
processing was $242 per hour in 1992.

It fell to $107 per hour last year and will drop to $52 per hour in 2000.

DFAS consolidated the finance and accounting operations of 332 offices at five centers
and 19 operating offices, saving $120 million annually.

The agency reduced 27 civilian payroll systems to two and cut military pay systems from
22 to 10.

DLA implemented computer programs to review multiple workload and cost changes,
improving the organization’s ability to oversee operations and manage a $14 billion
annual budget.

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