Information resources management (11 - 20 of 32 items)
Information Technology: Treasury Needs to Strengthen Its Investment Board Operations and Oversight
GAO-07-865: Published: Jul 23, 2007. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2007.
The Department of the Treasury relies extensively on information technology (IT) to carry out its mission. For fiscal year 2007, Treasury requested about $2.8 billion--the third largest planned IT expenditure among civilian agencies. GAO's objectives included (1) assessing Treasury's capabilities for managing its IT investments and (2) determining any plans the agency has for improving its capabil...
Veterans Affairs: Continued Focus on Critical Success Factors Is Essential to Achieving Information Technology Realignment
GAO-07-844: Published: Jun 15, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2007.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) spends nearly $1 billion yearly to support its information technology (IT) needs; yet it has encountered persistent challenges in managing IT projects. In October 2005, VA initiated a realignment to centralize its IT management program that it plans to complete by July 2008. GAO was requested to determine (1) whether the department's realignment plan include...
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...
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...
Information Technology Management: Census Bureau Has Implemented Many Key Practices, but Additional Actions Are Needed
GAO-05-661: Published: Jun 16, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2005.
The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the leading source of high quality data about the American people and the economy. This information is used to determine congressional and state legislative districts and to distribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funds each year. Information technology (IT) plays a critical role in the bureau's ability to carry out its missions by supportin...
Financial Management Systems: HHS Faces Many Challenges in Implementing Its Unified Financial Management System
GAO-04-1089T: Published: Sep 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2004.
GAO has previously reported on systemic problems the federal government faces in achieving the goals of financial management reform and the importance of using disciplined processes for implementing financial management systems. As a result, the Subcommittee on Government Efficiency and Financial Management, House Committee on Government Reform, asked GAO to review and evaluate the agencies' plans...
Financial Management Systems: Lack of Disciplined Processes Puts Implementation of HHS' Financial System at Risk
GAO-04-1008: Published: Sep 23, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2004.
In June 2001, the Secretary of HHS directed the department to establish a unified accounting system that, when fully implemented, would replace five outdated accounting systems. GAO was asked to review HHS' ongoing effort to develop and implement the Unified Financial Management System (UFMS) and to focus on whether the agency has (1) effectively implemented disciplined processes; (2) implemented...
Information and Technology Management: Responsibilities, Reporting Relationships, Tenure, and Challenges of Agency Chief Information Officers
GAO-04-957T: Published: Jul 21, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2004.
Federal agencies rely extensively on information technology (IT) to effectively implement major government programs. To help agencies manage their substantial IT investments, the Congress has established a statutory framework of requirements, roles, and responsibilities relating to IT management. GAO was asked to summarize its report, being issued today, on federal chief information officers' (CIO...
Information Technology: Architecture Needed to Guide NASA's Financial Management Modernization
GAO-04-43: Published: Nov 21, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 2003.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is in the process of modernizing its financial management operations and supporting information technology systems. This modernization, known as the Integrated Financial Management Program (IFMP), is intended to provide NASA with an agencywide, integrated approach to performing critical business functions, such as contract management--an are...
Federal Bureau of Investigation's Comments on Recent GAO Report on its Enterprise Architecture Efforts
GAO-04-190R: Published: Nov 14, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2003.
On September 25, 2003, we issued our report on efforts by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to develop a corporate blueprint--commonly called an enterprise architecture--to guide and constrain its information technology (IT) systems modernization. (This report is available on GAO's Web site at www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-03-959.) We provided the FBI with a draft of this report on August...