News: Third Army transitions to GFEBS
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait - Third Army/USARCENT celebrated the opening of the General Fund Enterprise Business System Fusion Cell and the transition to the GFEBS with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, June 16.
The ceremony celebrated the opening of the fusion cell which houses the system users. GFEBS is a web-enabled financial asset and accounting management system that standardizes, streamlines and shares data across the Army, the Army National Guard and the Army Reserves.
“GFEBS will subsume 127 different functionalities of different systems,” said Jeffery Chappelow, chief of fusion cell and of financial operations policy.
The implementation of GFEBS began in 2008 and has grown by adding more end-users each time it has been applied. GFEBS will engage more than 55,000 operators at nearly 200 locations Army wide once fully deployed.
“Once we are fully deployed in GFEBS, we’re going to be able to do a better job of utilizing our financial resources and optimize our purchasing power,” said Brig. Gen. Thomas Horlander, general USARCENT G8.
The impact of the new system will be felt throughout, from Department of the Army all the way down to the command level.
“GFEBS allows us to attain a level of auditablilty that our taxpayers and government expects of us,” said Horlander. “It will allow the leaders here in the theater to make a better financial management decision.“
The system will account for the occupied buildings, the maintenance done by the Department of Public Works, and the weapons in the arms rooms will be accounted for by GFEBS, said Chappelow.
“GFEBS will allow the U.S. Army to better utilize its resources and instead of wasting money we will be able to use that money for the things that we really need,” said Chappelow. “GFEBS will allow us to maximize our effectiveness on the battle field.”
The implementation of GFEBS will help Third Army transition for tomorrow.
Date Posted:06.19.2012 08:13
Location:CAMP ARIFJAN, KW
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