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Information Technology: Further Improvements Needed to identify and Oversee Poorly Planned and Performing Projects
GAO-07-1211T: Published: Sep 20, 2007. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2007.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) plays a key role in overseeing federal information technology (IT) investments. The Clinger-Cohen Act, among other things, requires OMB to establish processes to analyze, track, and evaluate the risks and results of major capital investments in information systems made by agencies and to report to Congress on the net program performance benefits achieved a...
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...
DOD Business Systems Modernization: Progress Continues to Be Made in Establishing Corporate Management Controls, but Further Steps Are Needed
GAO-07-733: Published: May 14, 2007. Publicly Released: May 14, 2007.
In 1995, GAO first designated the Department of Defense's (DOD) business systems modernization program as "high risk," and GAO continues to do so today. To assist in addressing this high-risk area, the Fiscal Year 2005 National Defense Authorization Act contains provisions that are consistent with prior GAO recommendations. Further, the act requires the department to submit annual reports to its c...
Business Systems Modernization: DOD Needs to Fully Define Policies and Procedures for Institutionally Managing Investments
GAO-07-538: Published: May 11, 2007. Publicly Released: May 11, 2007.
In 1995, GAO first designated the Department of Defense's (DOD) business systems modernization program as "high-risk," and continues to do so today. In 2004, Congress passed legislation reflecting prior GAO recommendations for DOD to adopt a corporate approach to information technology (IT) business system investment management. To support GAO's legislative mandate to review DOD's efforts, GAO ass...
Information Technology: DHS Needs to Fully Define and Implement Policies and Procedures for Effectively Managing Investments
GAO-07-424: Published: Apr 27, 2007. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 2007.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) relies extensively on information technology (IT) to carry out its mission. For fiscal year 2008, DHS requested about $4 billion--the third largest planned IT expenditure among federal departments. Given the size and significance of DHS's IT investments, GAO's objectives were to determine whether DHS (1) has established the management structure and associa...
Information Technology Management: Observations on the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network's (FinCEN's) BSA Direct Retrieval and Sharing (BSA Direct R&S) Project
GAO-06-947R: Published: Jul 14, 2006. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 2006.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network's (FinCEN) primary function is to support and strengthen domestic and international anti-money laundering efforts through coordination and partnerships. Since its creation in 1990, FinCEN has been responsible for overseeing the management, processing, storage and dissemination of Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) data. In 2004, FinCEN embarked on a major initiative in...
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: Agencies Need to Improve the Accuracy and Reliability of Investment Information
GAO-06-250: Published: Jan 12, 2006. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2006.
Each year, agencies submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a Capital Asset Plan and Business Case--the exhibit 300--to justify each request for a major information technology (IT) investment. The exhibit's content should reflect controls that agencies have established to ensure good project management, as well as showing that they have defined cost, schedule, and performance goals. It...
Information Technology: Responses to Subcommittee Post-Hearing Questions Regarding the FBI's Management Practices and Acquisition of a New Investigative Case Management System
GAO-06-302R: Published: Dec 21, 2005. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 2005.
This letter responds to follow-up questions about our September 14, 2005, testimony before Congress. In that testimony, we discussed the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) progress in building management capabilities essential to successfully modernizing its information technology (IT) systems. Systems modernization is a vital part of the FBI's ongoing efforts to transform itself in the wake...
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...