That sinking feeling
The Defense authorization bill would require the Navy to:
* Provide evidence that the Navy has studied alternatives to N/MCI.
* Present a full description of how the service will pay for the program.
* Describe how the service will handle military and civilian workers
that are displaced by N/MCI.
For more of Congress' demands, go to www.fcw.com/extra.
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Congress wants the following information from the Navy:
* Outcome-oriented performance measures.
* A description of alternatives considered.
* A baseline rundown of current costs for IT services.
* Analysis of how civilian and military IT personnel would be affected
* The number of personnel who would be displaced by N/MCI and what they
would do after award of N/MCI.
* A prediction of whether a reduction in personnel would result from
* A complete funding profile, including:
- Obligated or expended funds for IT services for fiscal years 1999
and 2000, including from which accounts those funds are taken.
- Accounts used to fund N/MCI from fiscal 2001 and through 2005.
- Risk-assessment describing probability of achieving cost, schedule
and performance goals.
- Certification that starting in fiscal 2002 the Navy will comply with
Office of Management and Budget Circular A-11.
* OMB Circular A-11 rules:
- Request money needed to complete each distinct phase of a project
at its start, rather than asking for money year by year.
- Describe how the project helps to fulfill strategic goals over its
- Identify contracting and management strategies for each program.
- Outline how program costs and schedules will be monitored, report
whether such targets are being met, and detail how errant projects will
be put back on track.
Source: House version of the fiscal 2001 Defense authorization bill.