FIGURE S-4 Army RCWM organization and authority recommended by committee. NOTE: Tasking authority is the authority of the RCWM Program Executive with respect to day-to-day oversight, guidance, management, and direction of Army elements on all RCWM matters, including program and budget planning and allocation, and program and budget execution and performance by the RCWM commands, agencies, and organizations.
Corps of Engineers Huntsville Engineering and Support Center.
Recommendation 7-11. To provide for an effective transition, the new program executive should enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Army Materiel Command/ Chemical Materials Agency outlining the reporting ladder and transition plan for the realignment of the non-stockpile chemical materiel program.
The committee believes that the assignment of an SES civilian or general officer RCWM program executive with full authority and responsibility for planning, programming, budgeting, and execution for the RCWM program, who has direct access to and visibility at the highest levels of the Department of the Army and the OSD secretariat is absolutely critical to the future success of the program. It will be vital to the effectiveness of the program executive and the program that the executive possess the authority and ability to exercise oversight, management, and provide fiscal and operational guidance and direction to the operating elements of the RCWM and control the funds for RCWM, both during development and defense of the program plan and budget, and during the execution of the annual program.
The committee’s recommendations for RCWM program and budget planning are illustrated in Figure S-3.
Once the new RCWM program executive position and the recommended OIPT are set up, the Army can begin transitioning the alignment of NSCMP from AMC/CMA to the USACE Huntsville Center.
Recommendation 7-12. As a necessary first step the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment, the Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Programs, and the Secretary of the Army should proceed immediately to implement the guidelines contained in the March 1, 2010, memorandum from the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.