Information technology (21 - 30 of 137 items)
Information Technology: VA Has Taken Important Steps to Centralize Control of Its Resources, but Effectiveness Depends on Additional Planned Actions
GAO-08-449T: Published: Feb 13, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2008.
The use of information technology (IT) is crucial to the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) mission to promote the health, welfare, and dignity of all veterans in recognition of their service to the nation. In this regard, the department's fiscal year 2009 budget proposal includes about $2.4 billion to support IT development, operations, and maintenance. VA has, however, experienced challenges i...
Information Technology: Treasury Needs to Strengthen Its Investment Board Operations and Oversight
GAO-07-865: Published: Jul 23, 2007. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2007.
The Department of the Treasury relies extensively on information technology (IT) to carry out its mission. For fiscal year 2007, Treasury requested about $2.8 billion--the third largest planned IT expenditure among civilian agencies. GAO's objectives included (1) assessing Treasury's capabilities for managing its IT investments and (2) determining any plans the agency has for improving its capabil...
Veterans Affairs: Continued Focus on Critical Success Factors Is Essential to Achieving Information Technology Realignment
GAO-07-844: Published: Jun 15, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2007.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) spends nearly $1 billion yearly to support its information technology (IT) needs; yet it has encountered persistent challenges in managing IT projects. In October 2005, VA initiated a realignment to centralize its IT management program that it plans to complete by July 2008. GAO was requested to determine (1) whether the department's realignment plan include...
Information Technology: Homeland Security Information Network Needs to Be Better Coordinated with Key State and Local Initiatives
GAO-07-822T: Published: May 10, 2007. Publicly Released: May 10, 2007.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for coordinating the federal government's homeland security communications with all levels of government, the private sector, and the public. In support of its mission, the department has deployed a Web-based information-sharing application--the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN)--and operates at least 11 homeland security networks...
Information Technology: Numerous Federal Networks Used to Support Homeland Security Need to Be Better Coordinated with Key State and Local Information-Sharing Initiatives
GAO-07-455: Published: Apr 16, 2007. Publicly Released: May 4, 2007.
A key challenge in securing our homeland is ensuring that critical information collected by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) is shared in a timely manner with federal, state, and local governments and the private sector. It is important that federal networks and associated systems, applications, and data facilitate this vital information sharing. GAO wa...
Business Systems Modernization: DOD Continues to Improve Institutional Approach, but Further Steps Needed
GAO-06-658: Published: May 15, 2006. Publicly Released: May 15, 2006.
For decades, the Department of Defense (DOD) has not been successful in repeated attempts to modernize its timeworn business systems and operations. In 1995, we first designated DOD's business systems modernization as "high risk," and we continue to designate it as such today. As our research on successful public and private sector organizations has shown, attempting a large-scale systems moderniz...
Homeland Security: Progress Continues, but Challenges Remain on Department's Management of Information Technology
GAO-06-598T: Published: Mar 29, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 2006.
Information technology (IT) is a critical tool for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), not only in performing its mission today, but also in transforming how it will do so in the future. In light of the importance of this transformation and the magnitude of the associated challenges, GAO has designated the implementation of the department and its transformation as high risk. GAO has reporte...
Information Technology: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Needs to Establish Critical Investment Management Capabilities
GAO-06-12: Published: Oct 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 2005.
To carry out its mission of ensuring health care security for beneficiaries, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) relies heavily on information technology (IT) systems. In fiscal year 2005, CMS's total IT appropriations was about $2.55 billion, of which about $760 million, or 30 percent, was to support internal investments, and $1.79 billion was to fund the Medicaid Management Inform...
Information Technology: HHS Has Several Investment Management Capabilities in Place, but Needs to Address Key Weaknesses
GAO-06-11: Published: Oct 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 2005.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is one of the largest federal agencies, the nation's largest health insurer, and the largest grant- making agency in the federal government. The department manages over 300 programs that serve to improve the health and well-being of the American public and is comprised of several component agencies covering a wide range of activities including cond...
DOD Business Systems Modernization: Important Progress Made in Establishing Foundational Architecture Products and Investment Management Practices, but Much Work Remains
GAO-06-219: Published: Nov 23, 2005. Publicly Released: Nov 23, 2005.
For many years, the Department of Defense (DOD) has been attempting to modernize its business systems, and GAO has made numerous recommendations to help it do so. To further assist DOD, Congress included provisions in the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 aimed at ensuring that DOD develop a well-defined business enterprise architecture and transition plan by...