The Services and Infrastructure Core Enterprise: A change agent for Army services and infrastructure
November 23, 2009
<b>The Services and Infrastructure Core Enterprise: A change agent for Army services and infrastructure</b>
<b>What is it' </b>
The Army is adapting so that it thinks, acts, and operates as an enterprise. Institutional Adaptation (IA) will help re-balance the Army by aligning functions, processes and working relationships to more effectively and efficiently generate trained and ready forces and preserve the all-volunteer force.
The Services and Infrastructure Core Enterprise (SICE), one of four core enterprises, provides essential services, infrastructure and operational support at the right place and at the right time in support of an expeditionary Army, using ARFORGEN as our aiming point.
Through SICE, services of six Army direct reporting units are collaboratively integrated into one core enterprise for strategic direction and efficient management. For example, where there are multiple providers and multiple contracts, opportunity can be created for integrated purchasing and strategic sourcing. This could include medical care, the information network, new facilities construction, legal services, law enforcement, security and rejuvenated strategic partnerships in the provision of retail goods and services.
<b>What has the Army done' </b>
SICE has brought together the collective energy and wisdom of 16 core members and 11 Army staff elements, along with strategic partnerships with DoD and with industry, integrating organizations that provide operational support across the Army.
With a major objective of reducing inefficient application of resources, the enterprise approach has already yielded savings and cost avoidance for the Army. This approach has achieved accomplishments in the realignment of information management, installation supply and maintenance, contract management and training and alternative energy initiatives. .
<b>Why is this important to the Army' </b>
In addition to efficiencies, SICE management ensures Soldiers and families are provided a quality of life commensurate with their service. IA challenges us to be as creative and collaborative as our brave Soldiers are on the battlefield - and our resilient and supportive families are at home. Taking a holistic view of Army objectives and resources and empowering leaders to integrate related functions effectively and efficiently is essential to sustaining readiness and preserving the all-volunteer force.
<b>What is planned for the future' </b>
The Army will continue to improve Soldier and family quality of life as the enterprise applies the principles of performance management to every aspect of service and infrastructure delivery. SICE provides efficient services, infrastructure and operational support to ARFORGEN while improving predictable, standardized services and programs across the Army's installations.
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