Information technology (111 - 120 of 468 items)
Information Technology: HUD's Fiscal Year 2011 Expenditure Plan Satisfies Statutory Conditions
GAO-12-654: Published: May 24, 2012. Publicly Released: May 24, 2012.
HUDs fiscal year 2011 expenditure plan, which seeks to obligate about $114 million for seven modernization projects, along with enterprisewide services and program management, satisfies both sets of statutory conditions contained in the 2011 appropriations act. Specifically, for the first set of statutory conditions, the plan identified the functional and performance capabilities, mission be...
Information Technology Reform: Progress Made; More Needs to Be Done to Complete Actions and Measure Results
GAO-12-745T: Published: May 24, 2012. Publicly Released: May 24, 2012.
As discussed in our report, OMB and key federal agencies have made progress on selected action items identified in the IT Reform Plan, but there are several areas where more remains to be done. Of the 10 key action items we reviewed, 3 were completed and the other 7 were partially completed by December 2011. The action items that are behind schedule share a common reason for the delays: the comple...
Social Security Administration: Improved Planning and Performance Measures Are Needed to Help Ensure Successful Technology Modernization
GAO-12-495: Published: Apr 26, 2012. Publicly Released: May 9, 2012.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has undertaken numerous modernization efforts, but it lacks effective measurement tools to determine progress. Since 2001, SSA has reported spending about $5 billion on the modernization of its systems. Specifically, the agency has undertaken hundreds of modernization projects each year from 2001 to 2011, and officials identified 120 such initiatives that t...
Information Technology: FDA Needs to Fully Implement Key Management Practices to Lessen Modernization Risks
GAO-12-346: Published: Mar 15, 2012. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2012.
While FDA has taken several important steps toward modernizing its IT environment, much remains to be done. FDA reported spending about $400 million for IT investments in fiscal year 2011; however, the agency currently lacks a comprehensive IT inventory that identifies and provides key information about the systems it uses and is developing. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and GAO guidance c...
HUD Information Technology: More Work Remains to Implement Necessary Management Controls
GAO-12-580T: Published: Mar 29, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 2012.
HUD has made progress in implementing prior GAO recommendations on modernizing its IT environment; however more actions are needed. In 2009, GAO reported that HUD lacked key IT management controls; which are essential to achieving successful outcomes. Specifically,Although the department had established an IT strategic plan that outlined goals and performance measures, it had not assessed its perf...
IT Supply Chain: Additional Efforts Needed by National Security-Related Agencies to Address Risks
GAO-12-579T: Published: Mar 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2012.
Reliance on a global supply chain introduces multiple risks to federal information systems and underscores the importance of threat assessments and mitigation. Supply chain threats are present at various phases of a systems development life cycle and could create an unacceptable risk to federal agencies. Key supply chain-related threats includeinstallation of intentionally harmful hardware o...
IT Supply Chain: National Security-Related Agencies Need to Better Address Risks
GAO-12-361: Published: Mar 23, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2012.
Reliance on a global supply chain introduces multiple risks to federal information systems. These risks include threats posed by actorssuch as foreign intelligence services or counterfeiterswho may exploit vulnerabilities in the supply chain and thus compromise the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of an end system and the information it contains. This in turn can adversely a...
Information Technology: Departments of Defense and Energy Need to Address Potentially Duplicative Investments
GAO-12-241: Published: Feb 17, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 2012.
Although the Departments of Defense (DOD) and Energy (DOE) use various investment review processes to identify duplicative investments, GAO found that 37 of its sample of 810 investments were potentially duplicative. These investments account for about $1.2 billion in total information technology (IT) spending for fiscal years 2007 through 2012. For example, GAO identified four DOD Navy personnel...
Information Technology: Potentially Duplicative Investments Exist at the Departments of Defense and Energy
GAO-12-462T: Published: Feb 17, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 2012.
Although the Departments of Defense, Energy, and Homeland Security utilize various processes to prevent and reduce investment in duplicative programs and systems, potentially duplicative IT investments exist. Further complicating agencies ability to identify and address duplicative investments is miscategorization of investments within agencies. Each of the agencies has recently initiated pl...
Information Technology: SBA Needs to Strengthen Oversight of Its Loan Management and Accounting System Modernization
GAO-12-295: Published: Jan 25, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 2012.
As of October 2011, SBA had completed one of the seven projects and awarded contracts for work on three others. However, the projects are experiencing increasing costs and schedule delays. Specifically, according to the most recent project schedule, SBA completed one project in May 2011, 2 months later than planned, and SBA expects five of the remaining six projects to finish between 4 and 11 mont...