Nobody can really do anything in the federal IT world unless it is part of a larger package. That is our topic today. In order to have a warfighter 9,000 miles away, his/her support system must be functioning properly. How efficient is the DoD at paying the troops, are they acquiring IT services in an economical manner? Many of these questions are asked by the typical taxpayer – and by Congress. As a result, Congress mandated that the Business Transformation Agency take a look at the system in its entirety – and report back twice a year.