The Defense Departmentâs top acquisition chief says itâs time for DoD to change the way it does business â at least concerning business systems worth more than $1 million, according to a report on Federal News Radio.
In an interim memo released earlier this month, Ashton Carter, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, mandated agencies use what is known as the Business Capability Lifecycle for its million-dollar-plus systems.
The BCL is designed to âprovide a single governance and decision support framework to enable faster delivery of business capabilities,” according to the Business Transformation Agency’s website.
BCL follows three steps: business capability definition, investment management and execution.
Federal News Radio reports DoD will release more formalized guidelines within the next couple of months, but until then Carterâs mandate stands.
Carterâs proposed fixes come as DoDâs business systems have come under scrutiny. A Government Accountability Office study in May reported there were 156 business systems worth more than $1 million, and many of those have been placed on GAOâs high-risk list since 1995, Federal News Radio reports.