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Information Technology: Architecture Needed to Guide NASA's Financial Management Modernization
GAO-04-43: Published: Nov 21, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 2003.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is in the process of modernizing its financial management operations and supporting information technology systems. This modernization, known as the Integrated Financial Management Program (IFMP), is intended to provide NASA with an agencywide, integrated approach to performing critical business functions, such as contract management--an are...
DOD Business Systems Modernization: Important Progress Made to Develop Business Enterprise Architecture, but Much Work Remains
GAO-03-1018: Published: Sep 19, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 2003.
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 directed the Department of Defense (DOD) to develop an enterprise architecture and a transition plan that meets certain requirements. The act also directed DOD to have a process for controlling its system investments. As required by the act, GAO assessed DOD's actions to comply with the act's requirements and recently issued a report to c...
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...
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...
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...
Business Systems Modernization: IRS Needs to Better Balance Management Capacity with System Acquisition Workload
GAO-02-356: Published: Feb 28, 2002. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2002.
GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) fifth expenditure plan requesting $391 million from its Business Systems Modernization (BSM) fund. Although IRS's November 2001 expenditure plan satisfied the conditions specified in the appropriations act, IRS must still fully implement the controls and capabilities described in the plan. Since GAO's June 2001 report, IRS has made important progre...
Internal Revenue Service: Results of Review of IRS Spending for Business Systems Modernization
GAO-01-920: Published: Aug 17, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 2001.
This report reviews the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) expenditures on business systems modernization. IRS obligated and expended available Information Technology Investment Account (ITIA) appropriations in fiscal years 1999 and 2000 to pay for external business systems modernization costs. In fiscal years 1999 and 2000, IRS expended about $12.8 million and $120.2 million, respectively, of ITIA...
Tax Systems Modernization: Results of Review of IRS' August 2000 Interim Spending Plan
GAO-01-91: Published: Nov 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 2000.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has tried unsuccessfully to modernize its information systems. To prevent a repeat of past mistakes, Congress legislated explicit controls over IRS spending on systems modernization. Congress did so by creating Senate and House appropriations subcommittees, which specified four conditions. IRS has satisfied some, but not all, of the conditions set out by its appr...
Critical Infrastructure Protection: Comments on the Proposed Cyber Security Information Act of 2000
T-AIMD-00-229: Published: Jun 22, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the proposed Cyber Security Information Act of 2000 (H.R. 4246), focusing on how it can enhance critical infrastructure protection and the formidable challenges involved with achieving the goals of the bill.GAO noted that: (1) by removing key barriers that are precluding private industry from sharing information about infrastructure threats and vu...