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Financial Management Systems: Core Financial Systems at the 24 Chief Financial Officers Act Agencies
GAO-03-903R: Published: Jun 27, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2003.
GAO was asked to identify the core financial systems used at each of the CFO Act agencies as of September 30, 2002, and the status of any agency plans to update core financial systems. Core financial systems, as defined by the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program, include managing general ledger, funding, payments, receivables, and certain basic cost functions. The core financial systems...
Information Technology: Terrorist Watch Lists Should Be Consolidated to Promote Better Integration and Sharing
GAO-03-322: Published: Apr 15, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2003.
Terrorist and criminal watch list systems--sometimes referred to as watchout, lookout, target, or tip-off systems--are important tools in controlling and protecting our nation's borders. The events of September 11, 2001, and other incidents since then, have highlighted the need to share these watch lists. In light of the importance of border security, GAO was asked to identify federal databases an...
Information Technology: DOD Needs to Leverage Lessons Learned from Its Outsourcing Projects
GAO-03-371: Published: Apr 25, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2003.
Given the magnitude of its reported spending on information technology (IT) services--more than $6.2 billion in fiscal year 2001--it is critical that the Department of Defense (DOD) adopt effective practices for acquiring IT services. GAO researched leading commercial practices for the outsourcing of IT services, and, in November 2001, published a framework consisting of seven phases that span the...
Information Technology: A Framework for Assessing and Improving Enterprise Architecture Management (Version 1.1) (Superseded by GAO-10-846G)
GAO-03-584G: Published: Apr 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2003.
This publication is superseded by GAO-10-846G, Organizational Transformation: A Framework for Assessing and Improving Enterprise Architecture Management (Version 2.0), August 2010. Effective use of enterprise architectures is a recognized hallmark of successful public and private organizations. For over a decade, GAO has promoted the use of architectures, recognizing them as a crucial means to a c...
DOD Business Systems Modernization: Longstanding Management and Oversight Weaknesses Continue to Put Investments at Risk
GAO-03-553T: Published: Mar 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2003.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) management of its business systems modernization program has been an area of longstanding concern to Congress and one that GAO has designated as high risk since 1995. Because of this concern, GAO was requested to testify on (1) DOD's current inventory of existing and new business systems and the amount of funding devoted to this inventory; (2) DOD's modernization...
Data Mining: Results and Challenges for Government Program Audits and Investigations
GAO-03-591T: Published: Mar 25, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 2003.
The Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations, and the Census, House Committee on Government Reform asked GAO to testify on its experiences with the use of data mining as part of its audits and investigations of various government programs. GAO's testimony focused on (1) examples and benefits of the use of data mining in audits and investigations and (2) some of t...
DOD Business Systems Modernization: Improvements to Enterprise Architecture Development and Implementation Efforts Needed
GAO-03-458: Published: Feb 28, 2003. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2003.
The Department of Defense (DOD) is developing an enterprise architecture, or corporate modernization blueprint, to guide and constrain its ongoing and planned business system investments. GAO was asked to review DOD's processes and controls for developing the enterprise architecture and ensuring that ongoing IT investments are consistent with its enterprise architecture development efforts.DOD has...
Customs Service Modernization: Automated Commercial Environment Progressing, but Further Acquisition Management Improvements Needed
GAO-03-406: Published: Feb 28, 2003. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2003.
The U.S. Customs Service is conducting a multiyear, multibillion dollar project, the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), a new trade processing system that is planned to support effective and efficient movement of goods into the United States. By congressional mandate, Customs' expenditure plans for ACE must meet certain conditions, including being reviewed by GAO. This study addresses whether...
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...
Customs Service Modernization: Management Improvements Needed on High-Risk Automated Commercial Environment Project
GAO-02-545: Published: May 13, 2002. Publicly Released: May 13, 2002.
The U.S. Customs Service has requested $206.9 million for its Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)--a new import processing system. Customs' second expenditure plan provides for (1) meeting the Office of Management and Budget's capital planning and investment control review requirements; (2) complying with Customs' enterprise architecture; and (3) complying with federal acquisition rules, requi...