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Information Technology: Leveraging Best Practices to Help Ensure Successful Major Acquisitions
GAO-14-183T: Published: Nov 13, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2013.
Information technology (IT) acquisition best practices have been developed by both industry and the federal government. For example, the Software Engineering Institute has developed highly regarded and widely used guidance on best practices, such as requirements development and management, risk management, validation and verification, and project monitoring and control. GAO's own research in IT ma...
Information Technology: OMB Needs to Improve Its Guidance on IT Investments
GAO-11-826: Published: Sep 29, 2011. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 2011.
The federal government invests heavily in information technology (IT). In recent years, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has made efforts to improve the transparency, oversight, and management of the federal government's IT investments. More recently, in June 2009, OMB deployed the IT Dashboard, a Web-based system that provides detailed performance information on federal IT investments. G...
Federal Chief Information Officers: Opportunities Exist to Improve Role in Information Technology Management
GAO-11-634: Published: Sep 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 2011.
The federal government invests billions in information technology (IT) each year to help agencies accomplish their missions. Federal law, particularly the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, has defined the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO) as the focal point for IT management within agencies. Given the longstanding challenges the government faces in managing IT and the continued importance of the CI...
DOD Business Systems Modernization: Billions Continue to Be Invested with Inadequate Management Oversight and Accountability
GAO-04-615: Published: May 28, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 2004.
Despite its significant investment in business systems, the Department of Defense (DOD) continues to have long-standing financial and inventory management problems that prevent it from producing reliable and timely information for making decisions and for accurately reporting on its billions of dollars of inventory. GAO was asked to (1) identify DOD's fiscal year 2004 estimated funding for its bus...
Information Technology: OMB and Department of Homeland Security Investment Reviews
GAO-04-323: Published: Feb 10, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 2004.
In July 2002, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued two memorandums directing agencies expected to be part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to temporarily cease funding for new information technology (IT) infrastructure and business systems investments and submit information to OMB on current or planned investments in these areas. GAO was asked to (1) explain OMB's implement...
DOD Systems Modernization: Continued Investment in the Standard Procurement System Has Not Been Justified
GAO-01-682: Published: Jul 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 2001.
This report reviews the Department of Defense's (DOD) ability to contract for goods and services by acquiring and implementing a standard procurement system (SPS). DOD's management of SPS is a lesson in how not to justify, make, and monitor the implementation of information technology investment decisions. Specifically, DOD has not (1) ensured that accountability and responsibility for measuring p...
Customs Service Modernization: Results of Review of First Automated Commercial Environment Expenditure Plan
GAO-01-696: Published: Jun 5, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 2001.
This report discusses the U.S. Custom Service's expenditure plan for its Automated Commercial Environment System (ACE). GAO found that (1) Customs' expenditure plan satisfies the legislative conditions specified in the 2001 Consolidated Appropriations Act, (2) activities described in the plan are consistent with GAO's two open recommendations regarding the need for Customs to justify and make ACE...
Internal Revenue Service: 2001 Tax Filing Season, Systems Modernization, and Security of Electronic Filing
GAO-01-595T: Published: Apr 3, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 2001.
This testimony discusses (1) the status of the 2001 tax filing season, (2) the status of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) business systems modernization effort, and (3) the security of IRS' electronic filing system. GAO found that although the 2001 filing season appears to be running smoothly, some matters require further attention. For example, IRS has had problems with the personal identifi...
Land Management Systems: BLM's Actions to Improve Information Technology Management
GAO-01-282: Published: Feb 27, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2001.
GAO reviewed steps taken by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to strengthen its information technology (IT) investment management and acquisition capabilities. The Bureau took these actions to address recommendations made in an earlier report on the failure of the Automated Land and Mineral Record System (ALMRS) to meet BLM's business needs. GAO found that since 1999, BLM has been working to imp...
Information Technology Management: Coast Guard Practices Can Be Improved
GAO-01-190: Published: Dec 12, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2000.
The Coast Guard is now striving to realize its information technology (IT) management vision of being able to "deliver the right information to the right people at the right time" in order to support its various missions. GAO reviewed the Coast Guard's policies and procedures in the areas of investment management, architecture, software acquisition and development, information security, and human...