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Information Technology: Homeland Security Should Better Balance Need for System Integration Strategy with Spending for New and Enhanced Systems
GAO-04-509: Published: May 21, 2004. Publicly Released: May 21, 2004.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) faces the daunting task of bringing together 22 diverse agencies to lead efforts to protect the homeland. Among the challenges posed by this transformation is integrating these agencies' diverse information technology (IT) systems: mission support, administration, and infrastructure (e.g., networks). GAO was asked to determine (1) whether DHS has defined i...
Veterans Affairs: Sustained Management Attention Is Key to Achieving Information Technology Results
GAO-02-703: Published: Jun 12, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 2002.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has made important progress in raising corporate awareness of the department's information technology (IT) needs and in taking actions to improve key areas of IT performance. Nevertheless, the department has significant work to accomplish in order to use IT investments to improve mission performance. VA has taken important steps in laying the groundwork for...
Veterans Affairs: Subcommittee Post-Hearing Questions Concerning the Department's Management of Information Technology
GAO-02-561R: Published: Apr 5, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 2002.
This report answers congressional questions about a recent GAO testimony (see GAO-02-369T) on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) efforts to address weaknesses in its information technology program. Specifically, it discusses (1) challenges in implementing the "One VA" integrated Enterprise Architecture Plan, (2) steps taken to improve the accuracy and timeliness of data in VA's decision supp...
Computer-Based Patient Records: Better Planning and Oversight By VA, DOD, and IHS Would Enhance Health Data Sharing
GAO-01-459: Published: Apr 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2001.
In November 1997, the President called for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) to create an interface that would allow the two agencies to share patient health information. By allowing health care providers to electronically share comprehensive patient information, computer-based patient record's (GCPR) should help VA, DOD, and the Indian Health Service (IHS...
Critical Infrastructure Protection: National Plan for Information Systems Protection
AIMD-00-90R: Published: Feb 11, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed national security legal authorities related to infrastructure protection, focusing on the administration's National Plan for Information Systems Protection.GAO noted that: (1) the National Plan for Information Systems Protection is an important and positive step toward building the cyber-defense necessary to protect critical information assets and...
Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Leadership and Partnerships Result in Limited Rollover Disruptions
T-AIMD-00-70: Published: Jan 27, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the change of century rollover, focusing on: (1) the reporting structure established by the government to obtain information on year 2000-related failures during the rollover period; (2) examples of year 2000 errors and their resolution; and (3) lessons from the year 2000 effort that can be carried forward to improve the management of information...
Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Readiness of FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System Can Be Improved
AIMD/GGD-00-49: Published: Dec 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) efforts to ensure that its National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is year 2000 compliant.GAO noted that: (1) two of the most critical phases of the year 2000 readiness process are testing and contingency planning; (2) testing is essential to providing reasonable assurance that new or mod...
Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Noteworthy Improvements in Readiness But Vulnerabilities Remain
T-AIMD-00-37: Published: Nov 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the year 2000 technology problem, focusing on: (1) the federal government's progress and challenges that remain in correcting its systems; (2) state and local government year 2000 issues; and (3) the readiness of key public infrastructure and economic sectors.GAO noted that: (1) while much improvement has been shown, additional work remains at the...
Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Readiness of USDA High-Impact Programs Improving, But More Action Is Needed
AIMD-99-284: Published: Sep 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) actions to ensure the year 2000 readiness of its high impact food assistance and food safety programs.GAO noted that: (1) although USDA's lead agencies have taken actions and made progress in ensuring the year 2000 readiness of high impact programs assigned to them, USDA's Food and Nutrition Service and USDA's...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Readiness of the Telecommunications Industry
AIMD-99-293: Published: Sep 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the readiness of the telecommunications industry in meeting the year 2000 technology challenge.GAO noted that: (1) basic network services are unlikely to be immediately disrupted by year 2000-related problems if networks are left unremediated according to experts who have been tracking and studying the telecommunications industry's y...