The report points out this would mean changing the way the Pentagon funds IT projects. Currently, DoD draws money from three appropriations areas — research and development, procurement and operations and maintenance. The report asks that one single appropriation be made for all IT projects.
The report also calls for the creation of some sort of IT revolving fund, as well as giving the Department the flexibility to realign funding, and a new governance approach for IT that would eliminate the traditional phases under the DoD 5000 directive.
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