DOD names three to direct financial management architecture

DOD names three to direct financial management architecture

The undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics appointed three 'domain owners' to support implementation of the Defense Department's soon-to-be-released financial management enterprise architecture'a road map that will outline how 1,128 disparate financial systems, and hundreds more feeder systems, will be integrated into a single financial network.

Undersecretary Edward C. 'Pete' Aldridge earlier this month named:

  • Diane K. Morales, deputy undersecretary for logistics and material readiness, as domain owner of logistics

  • Raymond F. DuBois, deputy undersecretary for installations and environment, as domain owner of installations and environment

  • Deidre A. Lee, director of procurement and acquisition policy, as domain owner of acquisition and procurement.

  • Domain owners 'will be responsible for implementing the financial management enterprise architecture within their respective domains,' Aldridge said in a memo.

    Last April, DOD hired IBM Corp. under a $100 million blanket purchasing agreement to develop a financial management enterprise architecture. Gail McGinn, deputy undersecretary of Defense for plans, said IBM is finishing up the blueprint. The company passed its first milestone in October and is on track to achieve another in April, she added.

    DOD has had many problems in its financial performance, including erroneous payments, unsatisfactory audits, and interest and fees paid for late payments.

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