Computer Acquisition

Navy's Aviation Logistics System Not Ready for Deployment Gao ID: IMTEC-90-11 February 9, 1990

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the risks and benefits of the Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management System (NALCOMIS) warrant its scheduled deployment.

GAO found that NALCOMIS is not ready for phase II deployment because: (1) the Navy did not adequately perform some key software development steps; (2) the Navy confined phase II operational testing to sites that were not representative of the heavy processing work loads and system availability requirements of some sites; (3) the Navy did not base NALCOMIS security features on the required system risk assessment or cost-effective countermeasures; (4) security test results did not indicate that the Navy tested important system controls; (5) the Navy did not develop the documentation necessary to efficiently maintain the system; and (6) the Navy did not demonstrate that NALCOMIS was consistently producing improvements in aircraft readiness.


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