Scott D. Russell, Director, Violent Crime Division, DoDIG, Reflects On The Winter 2015 Institute

Scott D. Russell, Director, Violent Crime Division, DoDIG

Navi Johal, AIG staff member and IG News Editor , interviewed Scott D. Russell, Director of the Violent Crime Division at the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General, who earned his certifications as an Inspector General at the VA Beach Institute. Mr. Russell’s enthusiasm for the Institute is representative of the overall sentiments of the attendees.

NJ: Please tell us a little about yourself.

SD: As the second of seven children I grew up in the footsteps of my older brother near the shores of Lake Michigan in the Belle City (Racine, WI).  In 1972, at age 19, to escape from the factories of Racine, I enlisted in the U.S. Army and became a Military Policeman (MP).  At the time, my intent was to serve 3 years, get the GI Bill, get out, and go to college.  Read more →

Army’s Huge SAP Project ‘at High Risk’

From  PC World

The U.S. Army’s massive SAP software project is “at high risk” of running further over time and budget, according to a recent report by the Department of Defense’s Inspector General’s Office.

Auditors sought to determine whether DoD and Army officials managing the project had taken the proper steps to fix problems identified in a 2008 report by the Inspector General’s Office, according to the report, which was released last month.

Their actions were insufficient, auditors found. “The Army estimates it will spend $2.4 billion over the [project] life cycle; however, it still has not identified all of the requirements and costs associated with the project,” the report stated. “In addition, the DoD and Army did not implement 7 of the 16 recommendations we made in our prior report.”