A Senate report lambastes the Air Force for poorly managing the acquisition of a logistics management system the service canceled after spending $1.2 billion.
The report also warns the Defense Department faces similar problems with the procurement of a system intended to improve financial management in the Air Force and other DoD agencies.
The logistics management system, the Expeditionary Combat Support System, aimed to overhaul hundreds of computer systems to better manage global logistics and supply chain networks. Procurement, in the works from 2004 to 2012, was canceled after the Air Force admitted that continuing would cost another $1 billion and the system would not be capable enough to field until 2020.
“The Air Force’s billion-dollar ECSS failure is the most egregious example of mismanagement at the Department of Defense in recent memory,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said in a statement.