Wednesday, November 5, 2014

DCGS-A Suffers Another Black Eye

The Army's Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) program can't seem to catch a break. It is now revealed that a government official said to be ". . . the architect of a failed effort . . ." had an embellished resume. Seems he was known as "Dr. Richardson" yet never earned a Ph.D. (as seen on his resume). DCGS has been judged an expensive failure for the U.S. Army and intelligence units in Afghanistan tried to use other software applications rather than DCGS. Unfortunately, the billions of dollars need not have been wasted on DCGS as there was a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) computer application used by the Special Operations community that did the same function at a far less cost. Read more in "Official allowed others to believe he had Ph.D.", AP Big Story, October 28, 2014.

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