Audit Readiness / Chief Financial Officers Act (CFOA)
Facility Investment Strategy (FIS)
IMCOM Operations Order 19-009
IMCOM Operations Order 22-017
Right-size the Installation Footprint
Unbundling and Unconsolidation/ Deconsolidation of Linear Structures
Audit Readiness, the Chief Financial Officers Act (CFOA), and Right-size the Installation Footprint (RtIF) initiatives are driving tremendous activity for installations and commands. It is essential for installations to accurately account for their real property. An accurate real property inventory helps to ensure installations have the correct types and quantities of facilities to efficiently conduct their missions; receive the correct amount of Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization (SRM) funding; and assess that all facilities where soldiers and their families work, play, and live in are up to standard. These initiatives have focused attention on data quality in Army enterprise systems including General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS), the Army’s database of record for assets including the real property inventory and all downstream systems (e.g., HQIIS, RPLANS, ISR, IGI&S AIA, ePRISMS, etc.).
In 2018, IMCOM published Operations Order (OPORD) 19-009 Real Property Physical Inventory as a framework to comply with these preliminary initiatives. Requiring consistent and accurate reporting of all IMCOM real property that meets financial statement audit compliance and real property asset management requirements. This OPORD required all IMCOM installations to meet a three-year timeline to complete a 100% physical inventory of all real property assets within the Army’s Accountable Property System of Record (APSR) – GFEBS.
Due to COVID and other factors, this effort continues and was re-emphasized in 2022 by IMCOM’s publication of OPORD 22-017, Real Property Physical Inventory (RPPI). This new OPORD restates IMCOM priorities, modifies completion timelines, and outlines the continued effort needed to achieve financial audit and real property asset management goals. Additionally, this order communicates as part of Phase 3, a 31 December 2022 deadline for the unbundling and unconsolidation/deconsolidation of Linear Structures (parking, roads, fencing/walls/gates, airfield pavement, and utilities).
SYNCADD is actively supporting installations to meet OPORD 22-017 requirements with a customizable approach capable of integrating into local directorate needs. Our scalable solution provides a critical path for installations to achieve real property accountability and audit preparedness; while balancing short-term accomplishments with long-term goals.
SYNCADD’s strategic plan meets real property physical inspection and data collection criteria mandated by OPORD 22-017, plus augments customer facility requirements in planning, real property asset lifecycle management, and space utilization reporting. SYNCADD understands the key to achieving real property asset accountability, management, and auditability, is focusing on the entire real property asset acquisition to retirement (A2R) process. Our approach balances this intensive requirement by leveraging current and emerging technologies and systems integration to incorporate efficiencies in the assessment, review, update, and validation workflow.
SYNCADD not only has the expertise to assist with real property compliance, but we also have extensive functional and technical knowledge of the Army’s suite of planning and related decision support information systems, their functional and data interrelationships, and the Army planning functions those systems support. We employ integrative processes that seek to address issues in all the enterprise real property systems (e.g., ePRISMS, ISR, RPLANS, HQIIS, AIA, and ASIP), ensuring the critical horizontal relationships between data sets are considered and accommodated in every task.
To support the Army’s war fighting mission, we must ensure our installations remain ready, resilient, and capable of meeting the demands placed upon them. A Facility Investment Strategy (FIS) enables installations to optimize an approach for facility sustainment, restoration, modernization, and new construction. To ensure a proper foundation for decision-making and force planning, SYNCADD supports installations in achieving accurate and accountable databases of record (GFEBS, HQIIS, GIS, RPLANS, ASIP, ISR). This encompassing approach to Real Property Inventory Compliance enables installations to establish and properly communicate guidelines to “right size” installation facilities.