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Information Technology: Immigration and Customs Enforcement Is Beginning to Address Infrastructure Modernization Program Weaknesses but Key Improvements Still Needed
GAO-06-823: Published: Jul 27, 2006. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 2006.
The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) fiscal year 2005 appropriations act provided $39.6 million for Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) program to modernize its information technology (IT) infrastructure. The goals of the program--which consists of seven projects and is referred to as Atlas--include improving information sharing and strengthening security. As mandated by the appropr...
Information Technology: Agencies and OMB Should Strengthen Processes for Identifying and Overseeing High Risk Projects
GAO-06-647: Published: Jun 15, 2006. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2006.
In August 2005, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memorandum directing agencies to identify high risk information technology (IT) projects and provide quarterly reports on those with performance shortfalls--projects that did not meet criteria established by OMB. GAO was asked to (1) provide a summary identifying by agency the number of high risk projects, their proposed budget for...
Business Systems Modernization: IRS Needs to Complete Recent Efforts to Develop Policies and Procedures to Guide Requirements Development and Management
GAO-06-310: Published: Mar 20, 2006. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 2006.
The Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) effort to modernize its tax administrative and financial systems--Business Systems Modernization (BSM)--has suffered delays and cost overruns due to a number of factors, including inadequate development and management of requirements. Recognizing these deficiencies, IRS created a Requirements Management Office (RMO) to establish policies and procedures for mana...
Financial Management Systems: DHS Has an Opportunity to Incorporate Best Practices in Modernization Efforts
GAO-06-553T: Published: Mar 29, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 2006.
Over the years, GAO has reported on various agencies' financial management system implementation failures. GAO's recent report (GAO-06-184) discusses some of the most significant problems previously identified with agencies' financial management system modernization efforts. For today's hearing, GAO was asked to provide its perspectives on the importance of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS...
Homeland Security: Progress Continues, but Challenges Remain on Department's Management of Information Technology
GAO-06-598T: Published: Mar 29, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 2006.
Information technology (IT) is a critical tool for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), not only in performing its mission today, but also in transforming how it will do so in the future. In light of the importance of this transformation and the magnitude of the associated challenges, GAO has designated the implementation of the department and its transformation as high risk. GAO has reporte...
Health Information Technology: HHS is Continuing Efforts to Define a National Strategy
GAO-06-346T: Published: Mar 15, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2006.
As GAO and others have reported, the use of information technology (IT) has enormous potential to improve the quality of health care and is critical to improving the performance of the U.S. health care system. Given the federal government's influence in the health care industry, it has been urged over the years to take a leadership role in driving change to improve the quality and effectiveness of...
Financial Management Systems: Additional Efforts Needed to Address Key Causes of Modernization Failures
GAO-06-184: Published: Mar 15, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2006.
Billions of dollars have been spent governmentwide to modernize financial management systems that have often exceeded budgeted cost, resulted in delays in delivery dates and did not provide the anticipated system functionality when implemented. GAO was asked to identify (1) the key causes for financial management system implementation failures, and (2) the significant governmentwide initiatives cu...
Business Systems Modernization: Internal Revenue Service's Fiscal Year 2006 Expenditure Plan
GAO-06-360: Published: Feb 21, 2006. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 2006.
The Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Business Systems Modernization (BSM) program is a multibillion-dollar, high-risk, highly complex effort that involves the development and delivery of a number of modernized information systems intended to replace the agency's aging business and tax processing systems. As required by law, IRS submitted its fiscal year 2006 expenditure plan, in October 2005, to c...
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...
Electronic Disability Claims Processing: SSA Is Proceeding with Its Accelerated Systems Initiative but Needs to Address Operational Issues
GAO-05-97: Published: Sep 23, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 2005.
Through an initiative known as AeDib, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is implementing a system in which medical images and other documents that have traditionally been kept in paper folders will be stored in electronic folders, enabling disability offices--including SSA's 144 Office of Hearings and Appeals sites and 54 state disability determination services--to process disability claims...