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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...
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...
Electronic Government: Challenges to Effective Adoption of the Extensible Markup Language
GAO-02-327: Published: Apr 5, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2002.
Extensive markup language (XML) is a flexible, nonproprietary set of standards designed to facilitate the exchange of information among disparate computer systems using Internet protocols. Although XML's technical standards, such as specifications for tagging, exchanging, and displaying information, have largely been worked out by commercial standards setting organizations and are in use, equally...
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: Enterprise Architecture Use Across the Federal Government Can Be Improved
GAO-02-6: Published: Feb 19, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 2002.
An enterprise architecture includes descriptive models to help decisionmakers understand how an entity operates today and in the future. Although 52 percent of federal departments and agencies report that they have satisfied at least those management practices for developing, completing, and leveraging architectures, only four percent report that they have satisfied the management practices necess...
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...
VA Information Technology: Progress Made, but Continued Management Attention Is Key to Achieving Results
GAO-02-369T: Published: Mar 13, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 2002.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has laid the groundwork for an integrated, departmentwide enterprise architecture--a blueprint for evolving its information systems and developing new systems to optimize their mission value. Crucial executive support is in place and the department has a strategy to define products and processes critical to its development. VA is now recruiting a chief archi...
Securing America's Borders: INS Faces Information Technology Planning and Implementation Challenges
GAO-02-148T: Published: Oct 11, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 11, 2001.
Information technology (IT) management process controls are predictors of organizational success in developing, acquiring, implementing, operating, and maintaining IT systems and related infrastructure. GAO found that the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has not implemented practices associated with effective IT investment and enterprise architecture management. Furthermore, these inv...
Information Technology Management: Social Security Administration Practices Can Be Improved
GAO-01-961: Published: Aug 21, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2001.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) needs to identify strengths and weaknesses within its agencywide operational and managerial capabilities to enable the delivery of high-quality customer service in the face of increases in both workloads and in the number of retirements from its experienced workforce. Evaluating SSA's management of information technology (IT) is critical to assess whether t...