Information technology (11 - 20 of 137 items)
Information Technology: SBA Needs to Strengthen Oversight of Its Loan Management and Accounting System Modernization
GAO-12-395T: Published: Feb 8, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 2012.
This testimony discusses the Small Business Administrations (SBA) efforts to modernize its Loan Management and Accounting System (LMAS). As discussed in our report, SBA had completed one of the seven LMAS-Incremental Improvement Projects (IIPs) and awarded contracts for work on three others as of October 2011. However, the projects have experienced increasing costs and schedule delays. Howev...
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...
Green Information Technology: Agencies Have Taken Steps to Implement Requirements, but Additional Guidance on Measuring Performance Needed
GAO-11-638: Published: Jul 28, 2011. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 2011.
The federal government's substantial use of information technology (IT) contributes significantly to federal agencies' energy use and environmental impact. To help mitigate this impact, organizations have adopted practices for using computing resources in a sustainable and more environmentally friendly manner-- sometimes referred to as "green IT." These practices include equipment acquisition, use...
USDA Systems Modernization: Management and Oversight Improvements Are Needed
GAO-11-586: Published: Jul 20, 2011. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2011.
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is responsible for administering billions of dollars annually in program benefits to farmers and ranchers. Since 2004, FSA has been planning to modernize its information technology (IT) systems that process these benefits with the Modernize and Innovate the Delivery of Agricultural Systems (MIDAS) program. GAO was asked...
Organizational Transformation: A Framework for Assessing and Improving Enterprise Architecture Management (Version 2.0) (Supersedes GAO-03-584G)
GAO-10-846G: Published: Aug 5, 2010. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 2010.
This publication supersedes GAO-03-584G Information Technology: A Framework for Assessing and Improving Enterprise Architecture Management (Version 1.1), April 2003, and Information Technology: A Practical Guide to Federal Enterprise Architecture, Version 1.0, February 2001.Effective use of an enterprise architecture (EA) is a hallmark of successful organizations and an essential means to achievin...
Information Technology: FDA Needs to Establish Key Plans and Processes for Guiding Systems Modernization Efforts
GAO-09-523: Published: Jun 2, 2009. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 2009.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relies heavily on information technology (IT) to carry out its responsibility for ensuring the safety and effectiveness of certain consumer products. Recognizing limitations in its IT capabilities that had been previously identified in studies by FDA and others, the agency has begun various initiatives to modernize its IT systems. GAO was asked to (1) evaluat...
DOD Business Systems Modernization: Recent Slowdown in Institutionalizing Key Management Controls Needs to Be Addressed
GAO-09-586: Published: May 18, 2009. Publicly Released: May 18, 2009.
Since 1995, GAO has designated the Department of Defense's (DOD) business systems modernization program as high risk, and it continues to do so today. To assist in addressing DOD's business system modernization challenges, the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (the Act) contains provisions that require the department to take certain actions and to annually re...
Information Technology: Management and Oversight of Projects Totaling Billions of Dollars Need Attention
GAO-09-624T: Published: Apr 28, 2009. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2009.
Billions of taxpayer dollars are spent on federal information technology (IT) projects each year; for fiscal year 2009, federal IT spending has risen to an estimated $71 billion. Given the size of these investments and their significance to the health, economy, and security of the nation, it is important that that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and federal agencies are providing adequat...
Information Technology: OMB and Agencies Need to Improve Planning, Management, and Oversight of Projects Totaling Billions of Dollars
GAO-08-1051T: Published: Jul 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2008.
The federal government spends billons of dollars on information technology (IT) projects each year. Consequently, it is important that projects be managed effectively to ensure that public resources are wisely invested. To this end, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which plays a key role in overseeing the federal government's IT investments, identifies major projects that are poorly plan...