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Information Technology: Executive office for U.S. Attorneys Needs to Institutionalize Key IT Management Disciplines
GAO-03-751: Published: Jul 25, 2003. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 2003.
The Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA) of the Department of Justice is responsible for managing information technology (IT) resources for the United States Attorneys' Offices. GAO was asked to determine the extent to which EOUSA has institutionalized key IT management capabilities that are critical to achieving Justice's strategic goal of improving the integrity, security, and ef...
Electronic Government: Progress in Promoting Adoption of Smart Card Technology
GAO-03-144: Published: Jan 3, 2003. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 2003.
Smart cards--credit-card-like devices that use integrated circuit chips to store and process data--offer a range of potential uses for the federal government, particularly in increasing security for its many physical and information assets. GAO was asked to review the use of smart cards across the federal government (including identifying potential challenges), as well as the effectiveness of the...
Information Technology: Justice Plans to Improve Oversight of Agency Projects
GAO-03-135: Published: Nov 22, 2002. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 2002.
To help carry out its mission to protect the public from criminal activity, the Department of Justice invests about $2 billion annually in information technology (IT). In particular, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), a Justice agency, invested about $459 million in IT in fiscal year 2002. GAO was asked to determine, for key INS IT system investments, whether Justice's oversight has...
VA Information Technology: Management Making Important Progress in Addressing Key Challenges
GAO-02-1054T: Published: Sep 26, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2002.
In March of this year, GAO testified before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, about the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) information technology (IT) program, and the strides that the Secretary had made in improving departmental leadership and management of this critical area--including the hiring of a chief information officer. At the Subco...
District of Columbia: More Details Needed on Plans to Integrate Computer Systems With the Family Court and Use Federal Funds
GAO-02-948: Published: Aug 7, 2002. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 2002.
Congress passed the D.C. Family Court Act of 2001 to reform court practices and establish procedures to improve interactions between the District of Columbia's Family Court, of D.C. Superior Court, and social service agencies in the District. The act directed the Mayor to prepare a plan to integrate the computer systems of District agencies with those of the Court. The fiscal year 2002 D.C. Approp...
Human Services: Federal Approval and Funding Processes for States' Information Systems
GAO-02-347T: Published: Jul 9, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 2002.
This testimony discusses federal agency processes for approval of state information technology (IT) projects supporting state-administered federal human services programs. Federal approval and funding processes for state IT development and acquisition projects for the Child Support Enforcement, Child Welfare, and Food Stamps programs require the establishment of federal funding participation rates...
Executive Office of the President: Analysis of Mandated Report on Key Information Technology Areas
GAO-02-779R: Published: Jun 28, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2002.
Congress limited the Executive Office of the President's use of systems modernization funds until the White House gave Congress a report that included an enterprise architecture, a description of information technology (IT) capital planning and investment control processes, a capital investment plan, and an IT human capital plan. The White House submitted its report to Congress in March 2002. GAO...
Veterans Affairs: Sustained Management Attention Is Key to Achieving Information Technology Results
GAO-02-703: Published: Jun 12, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 2002.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has made important progress in raising corporate awareness of the department's information technology (IT) needs and in taking actions to improve key areas of IT performance. Nevertheless, the department has significant work to accomplish in order to use IT investments to improve mission performance. VA has taken important steps in laying the groundwork for...
Veterans Affairs: Subcommittee Post-Hearing Questions Concerning the Department's Management of Information Technology
GAO-02-561R: Published: Apr 5, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2002.
This report answers congressional questions about a recent GAO testimony (see GAO-02-369T) on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) efforts to address weaknesses in its information technology program. Specifically, it discusses (1) challenges in implementing the "One VA" integrated Enterprise Architecture Plan, (2) steps taken to improve the accuracy and timeliness of data in VA's decision supp...
Information Technology: Defense Information Systems Agency Can Improve Investment Planning and Management Controls
GAO-02-50: Published: Mar 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2002.
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) provides the military with computing, telecommunications, and acquisition services on a cost reimbursable basis. In fiscal year 2001, DISA's service reimbursements totaled $2.5 billion. DISA also runs joint warfighting and related mission support command, control, and communications systems funded by direct appropriations, which in fiscal year 2001 wer...