Army LogMod program will report to new program office

Oversight and management of a high-profile Army logistics system moves to a new program office next month.

The Army's Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) will inherit the Wholesale Logistics Modernization program (LogMod) from the Army Materiel Command. Kevin Carroll, program executive officer, said senior Army officials felt his office was a better fit to move the struggling program forward.

The Army currently has a strategic pause on LogMod, which has struggled with scheduling, delays and cost overruns, Carroll said.

'The Army went through an evaluation process on LogMod,' Carroll said today at the Federal Networks 2006 conference in McLean, Va., sponsored by Suss Consulting and Telestrategies. 'It started off bumpy. They decided to make it better. They would move it under PEO EIS. It was managed under Fort Monmouth [N.J.]. Essentially, the customer was the manager.'

The Army awarded Computer Sciences Corp. in 1999 a 10-year $680 million contract to build LogMod, an enterprise resource planning system that will cull data from two 30-year-old mainframe databases and track assets, orders and deliveries worldwide in real time. Throughout the Army at least 5,000 users at 12 locations use the system.

In June, senior Army leaders will take a second look at LogMod to see if the remaining problems have been fixed before deciding to lift a strategic pause.

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