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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...
DOD Systems Modernization: Planned Investment in the Naval Tactical Command Support System Needs to be Reassessed
GAO-06-215: Published: Dec 5, 2005. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 2005.
Because it is important that the Department of Defense (DOD) adheres to disciplined information technology (IT) acquisition processes to successfully modernize its business systems, GAO was asked to determine whether the Naval Tactical Command Support System (NTCSS) is being managed according to important aspects of DOD's acquisition policies and guidance, as well as other relevant acquisition man...
Defense Management: Foundational Steps Being Taken to Manage DOD Business Systems Modernization, but Much Remains to be Accomplished to Effect True Business Transformation
GAO-06-234T: Published: Nov 9, 2005. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 2005.
For years, the Department of Defense (DOD) has embarked on a series of efforts to transform its business operations, including modernizing underlying information technology (business) systems. GAO has reported on inefficiencies and inadequate accountability across DOD's major business areas, resulting in billions of dollars of wasted resources annually. Of the 25 areas on GAO's 2005 list of high-r...
DOD Business Systems Modernization: Navy ERP Adherence to Best Business Practices Critical to Avoid Past Failures
GAO-05-858: Published: Sep 29, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2005.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) difficulty in implementing business systems that are efficient and effective continues despite the billions of dollars that it invests each year. For a decade now--since 1995--we have designated DOD's business systems modernization as "high-risk." GAO was asked to (1) provide a historical perspective on the planning and costs of the Navy's four Enterprise Resource...
Information Technology: FBI Is Building Management Capabilities Essential to Successful System Deployments, but Challenges Remain
GAO-05-1014T: Published: Sep 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 2005.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is in the process of modernizing its information technology (IT) systems. Replacing much of its 1980s-based technology with modern system applications and supporting technical infrastructure, this modernization is intended to enable the FBI to take an integrated, agencywide approach to performing its critical missions, such as federal crime investigation a...
Veterans Affairs: The Critical Role of the Chief Information Officer Position in Effective Information Technology Management
GAO-05-1017T: Published: Sep 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 2005.
In carrying out VA's mission of serving the nation's veterans and their dependents, the agency relies extensively on information technology (IT), for which it is requesting about $2.1 billion in fiscal year 2006. VA's vision is to integrate its IT resources and streamline interactions with customers, so that it can provide services and information to veterans more quickly and effectively. Fully ex...
Information Technology: FBI Is Taking Steps to Develop an Enterprise Architecture, but Much Remains to Be Accomplished
GAO-05-363: Published: Sep 9, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2005.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is currently modernizing its information technology (IT) systems to support its efforts to adopt a more bureauwide, integrated approach to performing its mission. A key element of such systems modernization programs is the use of an enterprise architecture (EA), which is a blueprint of an agency's current and planned operating and systems environment, as w...
Intellectual Property: Improvements Needed to Better Manage Patent Office Automation and Address Workforce Challenges
GAO-05-1008T: Published: Sep 8, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 2005.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is responsible for issuing patents that protect new ideas and investments in innovation and creativity. However, the volume and complexity of patent applications to the agency have increased significantly in recent years, lengthening the time needed to process patents and raising concerns about the validity of the patents that are issued. Annua...
Information Technology: Management Improvements Needed on Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Infrastructure Modernization Program
GAO-05-805: Published: Sep 7, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 2005.
The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Atlas program is intended to modernize Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) information technology (IT) infrastructure. By congressional mandate, DHS is to develop and submit for approval an expenditure plan for Atlas that satisfies certain legislative conditions, including a review by GAO. GAO was asked to determine whether the plan satisfied cer...