Information systems (1 - 10 of 118 items)
Information Technology: Agencies Need to Improve Their Application Inventories to Achieve Additional Savings
GAO-16-511: Published: Sep 29, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2016.
Most of the 24 Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act of 1990 agencies in the review fully met at least three of the four practices GAO identified to determine if agencies had complete software application inventories. To be considered complete, an inventory should (1) include business and enterprise information technology (IT) systems as defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB); (2) inclu...
Information Technology: Federal Agencies Need to Address Aging Legacy Systems
GAO-16-696T: Published: May 25, 2016. Publicly Released: May 25, 2016.
The federal government spent more than 75 percent of the total amount budgeted for information technology (IT) for fiscal year 2015 on operations and maintenance (O&M) investments. Specifically, 5,233 of the government's approximately 7,000 IT investments are spending all of their funds on O&M activities. Such spending has increased over the past 7 fiscal years, which has resulted in a $7.3 billio...
Vehicle Safety: Enhanced Project Management of New Information Technology Could Help Improve NHTSA's Oversight of Safety Defects
GAO-16-312: Published: Feb 24, 2016. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 2016.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) faces several challenges in its oversight of vehicle safety defects and has initiated or proposed some actions to address them. Challenges include improving data collection and analysis, providing adequate guidance and standard business processes to the staff who identify and investigate potential vehicle defects, and keeping pace with new...
Healthcare.gov: Actions Needed to Address Weaknesses in Information Security and Privacy Controls
GAO-14-730: Published: Sep 16, 2014. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 2014.
Many systems and entities exchange information to carry out functions that support individuals' ability to use Healthcare.gov to compare, select, and enroll in private health insurance plans participating in the federal marketplaces, as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has overall responsibility for key federal s...
Information Technology: Reform Initiatives Can Help Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness
GAO-14-671T: Published: Jun 10, 2014. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 2014.
GAO has issued a number of reports on the federal government's efforts to efficiently acquire and manage information technology (IT). While the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and agencies have taken steps to improve federal IT through a number of initiatives, additional actions are needed. For example, OMB's IT Dashboard provides information, including ratings of risk, on 759 major investme...
Coast Guard: Clarifying the Application of Guidance for Common Operational Picture Development Would Strengthen Program
GAO-13-321: Published: Apr 25, 2013. Publicly Released: May 28, 2013.
The U.S. Coast Guard, a component of the Department of Homeland Security, has made progress in developing its Common Operational Picture (COP) by increasing the information in the COP and increasing user access to this information, but the Coast Guard has also faced challenges in developing COP-related systems. The Coast Guard has made progress by adding internal and external data sources that all...
IT Supply Chain: National Security-Related Agencies Need to Better Address Risks
GAO-12-361: Published: Mar 23, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2012.
Reliance on a global supply chain introduces multiple risks to federal information systems. These risks include threats posed by actorssuch as foreign intelligence services or counterfeiterswho may exploit vulnerabilities in the supply chain and thus compromise the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of an end system and the information it contains. This in turn can adversely a...
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...
HUD Information Systems: Immature Software Acquisition Capability Increases Project Risks
GAO-01-962: Published: Sep 14, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 2001.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) routinely acquires new information systems and enhancements to manage and support its various programs and operations. GAO has designated HUD's major program areas as high risk, in part because the department's information and financial management systems are poorly integrated, ineffective, and generally unreliable. HUD has been trying to impro...
Information Technology: Selected Agencies' Use of Commercial Off-the-Shelf Software for Human Resources Functions
AIMD-00-270: Published: Jul 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software applications to improve human resource (HR) functions within federal agencies, focusing on: (1) how five federal agencies were using COTS systems/applications to improve their HR functions; and (2) for these five agencies, identify the agencies' reported estimated costs and expected...