Newly Issued GAO Report on Battle Management
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a new report of potential interest to the defense acquisition workforce entitled “GAO-23-105495 Battle Management: DOD and Air Force Continue to Define Joint Command and Control Efforts”.
According to the GAO, “the Department of Defense is working to digitally connect its space, air, land, sea, and cyber assets to help military commanders better communicate and share information in real time. This effort will depend on contributions by all of the military services. The Advanced Battle Management System is the Air Force's contribution to this effort. It is a secure communications network that allows commanders and warfighters to share meaningful data from the field faster. This year we found that the Air Force made some progress with documenting its planning efforts as we recommended in April 2020. However, more still needs to be done.”