Information technology (11 - 20 of 65 items)
2010 Census: Key Enumeration Activities Are Moving Forward, but Information Technology Systems Remain a Concern
GAO-10-430T: Published: Feb 23, 2010. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 2010.
In March 2008, GAO designated the 2010 Census a high-risk area in part because of information technology (IT) shortcomings and uncertainty over the ultimate cost of the census, now estimated at around $15 billion. The U.S. Census Bureau (Bureau) has since made improvements to various IT systems and taken other steps to mitigate the risks of a successful census. However, last year, GAO noted that a...
Homeland Security: Despite Progress, DHS Continues to Be Challenged in Managing Its Multi-Billion Dollar Annual Investment in Large-Scale Information Technology Systems
GAO-09-1002T: Published: Sep 15, 2009. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2009.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invested more than $6 billion in 2009 on large-scale, information technology (IT) systems to help it achieve mission outcomes and transform departmentwide operations. For DHS to effectively leverage these systems as mission enablers and transformation tools, it needs to employ a number of institutional acquisition and IT management controls and capabilitie...
Information Technology: Challenges Remain for VA's Sharing of Electronic Health Records with DOD
GAO-09-427T: Published: Mar 12, 2009. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2009.
For over a decade, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) have been engaged in efforts to improve their ability to share electronic health information. These efforts are vital for making patient information readily available to health care providers in both departments, reducing medical errors, and streamlining administrative functions. In addition, Congress ha...
Information Technology: FBI Is Implementing Key Acquisition Methods on Its New Case Management System, but Related Agencywide Guidance Needs to Be Improved
GAO-08-1014: Published: Sep 23, 2008. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2008.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is 3 years into its 6-year, $451 million program known as Sentinel, which is to replace its antiquated, paper-based, legacy systems for supporting mission-critical intelligence analysis and investigative case management activities. Because of the importance of Sentinel to the bureau's mission operations, GAO was asked to conduct a series of reviews on the...
DOD Business Systems Modernization: Key Marine Corps System Acquisition Needs to Be Better Justified, Defined, and Managed
GAO-08-822: Published: Jul 28, 2008. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2008.
GAO has designated the Department of Defense's (DOD) business systems modernization as a high-risk program because, among other things, it has been challenged in implementing key information technology (IT) management controls on its thousands of business systems. The Global Combat Support System-Marine Corps program is one such system. Initiated in 2003, the program is to modernize the Marine Cor...
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...
Information Technology: DHS Needs to Fully Define and Implement Policies and Procedures for Effectively Managing Investments
GAO-07-424: Published: Apr 27, 2007. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 2007.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) relies extensively on information technology (IT) to carry out its mission. For fiscal year 2008, DHS requested about $4 billion--the third largest planned IT expenditure among federal departments. Given the size and significance of DHS's IT investments, GAO's objectives were to determine whether DHS (1) has established the management structure and associa...
Enterprise Architecture: Leadership Remains Key to Establishing and Leveraging Architectures for Organizational Transformation
GAO-06-831: Published: Aug 14, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 2006.
A well-defined enterprise architecture is an essential tool for leveraging information technology (IT) to transform business and mission operations. GAO's experience has shown that attempting to modernize and evolve IT environments without an architecture to guide and constrain investments results in operations and systems that are duplicative, not well integrated, costly to maintain, and ineffect...
Business Systems Modernization: DOD Continues to Improve Institutional Approach, but Further Steps Needed
GAO-06-658: Published: May 15, 2006. Publicly Released: May 15, 2006.
For decades, the Department of Defense (DOD) has not been successful in repeated attempts to modernize its timeworn business systems and operations. In 1995, we first designated DOD's business systems modernization as "high risk," and we continue to designate it as such today. As our research on successful public and private sector organizations has shown, attempting a large-scale systems moderniz...