Cover: Improving the Defense Finance and Accounting Service's Interactions With Its Customers

Improving the Defense Finance and Accounting Service's Interactions With Its Customers

Published 2001

by Edward G. Keating, Susan M. Gates, Jennifer E. Pace, Christopher Paul, Michael G. Alles

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In 1999, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) engaged RAND to examine DFAS's interactions with customers and to determine how those interactions might be improved. DFAS provides a range of services to Defense Department agencies in two broad categories: finance "output" and accounting services. DFAS customers believe that current DFAS accounting data are too untimely and too inaccurate to be useful and that systems acquisition and implementation are DFAS weaknesses. RAND urged DFAS to (1) develop the capability to respond to crises like the FY00 change in military pay; (2) continue its pricing reforms; (3) acquire new software commercially; and (4) make greater use of the Web.

This research was conducted within RAND's National Defense Research Institute.

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