Army Warfighter Information Network -- Tactical Increment 2 Procurement Quantity Not Supported for Future Army Forces   [open pdf - 2MB]

"Objective[:] The WIN-T [Warfighter Information Network-Tactical] program is a network that distributes classified and unclassified information by voice, data, and real-time video and is the backbone of the Army's tactical communications network. Our objective was to determine whether the Army adequately justified the procurement quantity of 3,674 for the Warfighter Information Network--Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2. Finding[:] Program Executive Office, Command, Control, Communications--Tactical (PEO C3T) officials calculated the WIN-T Increment 2 planned procurement quantity of 3,674; however, they did not support the need for the planned procurement quantity throughout the life cycle. This occurred because PEO C3T officials used an unapproved force structure for the WIN T Increment 2 planned procurement quantity, and U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command officials did not follow required processes to validate the quantity and cost in the capability production document. Additionally, the Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, determined the Mission Command portfolio was unaffordable and unsustainable; therefore, changes to the portfolio may impact the WIN T Increment 2 planned procurement quantity. The Mission Command portfolio consists of systems that contribute to tactical and strategic communications and includes the WIN T Increment 2. As a result, the Army has no assurance the procurement of 3,674 WIN T Increment 2 units, at a cost of $9.1 billion, is necessary or valid, and is the appropriate quantity needed for future Army forces."

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