Air Force scraps massive ERP project after racking up $1 billion in costs

The Expeditionary Combat Support System 'has not yielded any significant military capability'

By , IDG News Service |  Software, ERP, Oracle

"This situation raises more questions than answers," Krigsman said. "Why did it take the [Air Force] $1 billion and almost 10 years to realize this project is a disaster? What kind of planning process accepts a billion dollars of waste?"

Krigsman also questioned whether the Air Force will in fact have auditable books by 2017. "How can they achieve such a goal when this program is cancelled?" he said. Instead, it would be wise to revisit the topic in 2017, "at which time I suspect we will see another failure story accompanied by many excuses," Krigsman added.

Chris Kanaracus covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Chris' email address is Chris_Kanaracus@idg.com

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