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Joint Information Environment: DOD Needs to Strengthen Governance and Management [Reissued on October 25, 2016]
GAO-16-593: Published: Jul 14, 2016. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 2016.
The Department of Defense (DOD) plans to spend almost $1 billion by the end of this fiscal year to implement one element of the Joint Information Environment (JIE); however, the department has not fully defined JIE's scope or expected cost. Officials reported that assessing the cost of JIE is complex because of the size and the complexity of the department's infrastructure and JIE's implementation...
Information Management: Planning for the Electronic Records Archives Has Improved
GAO-04-927: Published: Sep 23, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2004.
Since 2001, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has been working to develop the policies and plans to build the Electronic Records Archives (ERA), a major information system that is intended to preserve and provide access to massive volumes of all types and formats of electronic records. Senate Report 108-146 directed GAO to provide a progress report on NARA's development of th...
Computer-Based Patient Records: Better Planning and Oversight By VA, DOD, and IHS Would Enhance Health Data Sharing
GAO-01-459: Published: Apr 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2001.
In November 1997, the President called for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) to create an interface that would allow the two agencies to share patient health information. By allowing health care providers to electronically share comprehensive patient information, computer-based patient record's (GCPR) should help VA, DOD, and the Indian Health Service (IHS...
Chief Information Officers: Implementing Effective CIO Organizations
T-AIMD-00-128: Published: Mar 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the role of chief information officers (CIO) in the federal government.GAO noted that: (1) as the federal government moves to fully embrace the digital age and focuses on electronic government initiatives, leadership in the management of the government's information resources is of paramount importance; (2) yet a CIO, alone, cannot ensure the succ...
Executive Guide: Maximizing the Success of Chief Information Officers (Exposure Draft) (Superseded by GAO-01-376G)
AIMD-00-83: Published: Mar 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2000.
This publication has been superseded by GAO-01-376G, Executive Guide: Maximizing the Success of Chief Information Officers: Learning From Leading Organizations, February 2001. GAO published a guide: (1) to assist federal agencies in maximizing the success of chief information officers (CIO); and (2) to offer concrete suggestions on what agency executives can do to ensure the effectiveness of their...
Defense Information Management: Continuing Implementation Challenges Highlight the Need for Improvement
T-AIMD-99-93: Published: Feb 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to implement the Clinger-Cohen Act and strengthen its information technology (IT) management processes.GAO noted that: (1) in 1995, GAO designated DOD's effort to streamline its business operations and deploy more efficient and less redundant standard information systems as a high risk area; (2) DOD was sp...
Department of State IRM: Modernization Program at Risk Absent Full Implementation of Key Best Practices
NSIAD-98-242: Published: Sep 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) progress made by the Department of State in implementing key information technology (IT) management oversight and investment planning requirements mandated in recent federal legislation and related Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance; and (2) soundness of the 5-year cost estimate included in the Department's information resource...
Managing the Challenges of the Information Age Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1998-2000
IAP-98-17: Published: Jul 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1998.
GAO presented its Improving Federal Performance in the Information Age issue area plan for fiscal years 1998-2000.GAO plans to assess: (1) the impact of the year 2000 computing problem on the public and private sectors' ability to deliver vital goods and services; (2) that federal agencies are protecting the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of automated information resources that suppo...
USDA Information Management: Proposal to Strengthen Authority of the Chief Information Officer
T-AIMD-98-96: Published: Mar 3, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the problems and challenges the Department of Agriculture (USDA) has faced in managing the more than $1 billion it spends annually on information technology (IT) investments, as well as recent IT reform legislation that established the Chief Information Officer (CIO) position in federal agencies.GAO noted that: (1) in fiscal year 1998 alone, USDA...
IRM Strategic Plan: Fiscal Years 1998-2000
OIMC-98-3: Published: Mar 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1998.
GAO presented its information resources management (IRM) strategic plan, focusing on: (1) the use of modern technology solutions; and (2) information management process improvements. GAO noted that: (1) GAO's IRM vision is to use modern technology solutions and make information process improvements so that GAO employees--who have defined the requirements--can do their work more efficiently and eff...