Air Force Stumbles Over Software Modernization Project – NYTimes.com

The software initiative, called the Expeditionary Combat Support System, was supposed to manage logistics using software from Oracle.

In 2006, the Air Force announced that it had awarded a $628 million contract to the Computer Sciences Corporation to serve as lead system integrator; its job would be to “configure, deploy and conduct training and change management activities” before the launch.

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“The total cost on the system is now over $1 billion,” he said, adding, “I am personally appalled at the limited capabilities that program has produced relative to that amount of investment.”

With the cancellation of the system last month, a spokeswoman said that the Air Force would continue to rely on its legacy logistics systems, some of which have been in use since the 1970s

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