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“Aquisition Incident Review Team” for ECSS Failue Issues Executive Summary

The team assembled to review the cancellation of ECSS has finally made public its executive summary. When reviewed by the SASC the program was described as “one of the most egregious examples of mismanagement in recent history”. But the answers to the SASC Chair and Senior Minority member have yet to be made public. Little […]

NETCENTS II Contracts – After Protests

So the protests have been resolved for most of the contracts awarded. It is time to take stock in which companies wound up as winners. BOLD indicates those added because of protesting, black indicates those who won under the initial source selection process. Enterprise Integration and Service Management (EISM) EISM provides non-personal advisory and assistance […]

Protests Keep Rolling In – Will NETCENTS 2 Product Contract Survive?

Well, as I predicted, the total now stands at 10. That is the number of protests received by the Metcents 2 program office for their just-awarded products contract. Five days have lapsed since award and the protest period went into full swing earlier this week as they received the first protests. As of today it […]

NETCENTS 2 Product Winners Announced – Will This Be IT?

Believe the second time is the charm? The NetCents 2 program is thinking that way. Hoping that the second time around will be the charm, the Air Force late Friday announced the winners of the $6.9 billion Network Centric Solutions (NETCENTS-2) Netcentric Products contract vehicle. The winners of round two are: • Ace Technology Partners […]

ECSS Makes NBC Nightly News!

I wish I could feel good about this report from NBC News. However I am embarrassed for my Air Force. With resources so tight I find this very hard to watch. But since 2002 in both IT and Logistics positions of significance, I have preached that ECSS was after too much in one bite. This […]

AF ERP – Failure Brings Out Stovepipe Liability & Blame Setting Starts

So the AF Enterprise has given up the ghost of an ERP solution in favor of improving its legacy platforms to pass CFO audits and create a viable financial statement. Thus the stovepipe mentality wins again. Each functional area is working hard to make up for years of keeping their data systems on life support […]

Update – AF Times Story on ECSS Cancellation

Looks like the AF Times got the scoop again (NOT!) that ECSS was canceled. Think they got the clue from the final cancellation of the CSC contract and their move to let go the last of the personnel (115 this round) that were supporting the prototypes. Over the last few months AF supply managers have […]

Is AF Understanding BPM – ERP Update

Updates to: PEO Strategy , BPM for ERP and ECSS Cost Estimate After fielding ERP pilots under ECSS that had huge manuals to explain process, it appears the passion for ERP technology is ending. AF leadership has again ended the effort for ERP deployment, opting instead for the strategy they offered last time the program […]

Maj Gen Olson Interview No Surprise on ERP Merger – But Will It Work?

In what may be his last interview as the PEO for AF ERP work before moving on to PEO C2ISR, Maj Gen Craig Olson outlined the plan to integrate the acquisitions to gain efficiency and improve results. Not a difficult task given the total lack of results so far. The interview link below provides the […]

Cloud & COTS Subscription Concepts Need Color of Money Transformation

The first step in adopting Cloud based solutions to Government IT infrastructure and desktop services appears to require a transformation in financial thinking. By using Cloud services like Google Docs or Cloud based process services like Appian Cloud, the government can reduce expenses by up to 80% over internal hosting and applications. So what is […]

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