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Information Technology: Foundational Steps Being Taken to Make Needed FBI Systems Modernization Management Improvements
GAO-04-842: Published: Sep 10, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 2004.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investing more than a billion dollars over 3 years to modernize its information technology (IT) systems. The modernization is central to the bureau's ongoing efforts to transform the organization. GAO was asked to determine whether the FBI has (1) an integrated plan for modernizing its IT systems and (2) effective policies and procedures governing manag...
Information Technology: DOD's Acquisition Policies and Guidance Need to Incorporate Additional Best Practices and Controls
GAO-04-722: Published: Jul 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2004.
The way in which the Department of Defense (DOD) has historically acquired its business systems has been cited as a root cause for its limited success in delivering promised system capabilities and benefits on time and within budget. In response, DOD recently revised its systems acquisition policies and guidance to incorporate best practices, including those pertaining to business systems. GAO was...
Department of Housing and Urban Development: Lack of Accountability for Computer Equipment Leaves These Assets Vulnerable to Loss or Misappropriation
GAO-04-520R: Published: Apr 23, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2004.
In testimony in October 2002 and in a report issued in April 2003 we raised concerns about the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) accountability for computers and computer-related equipment bought with government purchase cards. Our review identified a large volume of computers and computer-related purchases for which HUD did not have adequate supporting documentation. In addition...
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: Departmental Leadership Crucial to Success of Investment Reforms at Interior
GAO-03-1028: Published: Sep 12, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 2003.
The Department of the Interior is responsible for diverse and complex missions ranging from managing America's public lands, mineral and water resources, and wildlife to providing satellite data to the military and scientific communities. To fulfill these responsibilities, Interior invests over $850 million annually--about 6 percent of its total annual budget--in communications and computing proje...
Electronic Government: Challenges to the Adoption of Smart Card Technology
GAO-03-1108T: Published: Sep 9, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2003.
The federal government is increasingly interested in the use of smart cards--credit-card-like devices that use integrated circuit chips to store and process data--for improving the security of its many physical and information assets. Besides better authentication of the identities of people accessing buildings and computer systems, smart cards offer a number of potential benefits and uses, such a...
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...
Business Systems Modernization: Summary of GAO's Assessment of the Department of Defense's Initial Business Enterprise Architecture
GAO-03-877R: Published: Jul 7, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 2003.
The Department of Defense (DOD) faces financial and related management problems that are pervasive, complex, long-standing, and deeply rooted in virtually all business operations throughout the department. These problems have impeded the department's ability to provide complete, reliable, and timely business information to the Congress, DOD managers, and other decision makers. Of the 25 areas on o...
Business Systems Modernization: IRS Has Made Significant Progress in Improving Its Management Controls, but Risks Remain
GAO-03-768: Published: Jun 27, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2003.
As required by law, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), in November 2002 and March 2003, submitted to the congressional appropriations committees its initial and revised fiscal year 2003 expenditure plans, respectively, requesting about $378 million for the Business Systems Modernization (BSM) program. GAO reviewed the plans to (1) determine whether the plans were prepared in accordance with the l...