New Report Highlights Progress and Reforms at Arlington National Cemetery
In a report released last week, the Army inspector general (IG) praised leaders at Arlington National Cemetery for correcting major record-keeping deficiencies discovered in 2010 and transforming the burial ground into a top-notch institution. The IG report commends cemetery officials for improvements in performance, accountability, management and staff morale at the cemetery. The report also highlights the implementation of geospatial technology to track cemetery operations and cites progress in efforts to verify the names and dates on all of the headstones and grave markers at Arlington.
At the request of Sen. Mark Warner, a task force of NVTC member companies, led by Booz Allen Hamilton, the MITRE Corporation and SAIC, conducted a pro bono assessment of the processes and technology at the cemetery in late 2010 and delivered a report of their recommendations in January 2011.