Information technology (21 - 30 of 65 items)
Information Technology: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Needs to Establish Critical Investment Management Capabilities
GAO-06-12: Published: Oct 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 2005.
To carry out its mission of ensuring health care security for beneficiaries, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) relies heavily on information technology (IT) systems. In fiscal year 2005, CMS's total IT appropriations was about $2.55 billion, of which about $760 million, or 30 percent, was to support internal investments, and $1.79 billion was to fund the Medicaid Management Inform...
Information Technology: HHS Has Several Investment Management Capabilities in Place, but Needs to Address Key Weaknesses
GAO-06-11: Published: Oct 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 2005.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is one of the largest federal agencies, the nation's largest health insurer, and the largest grant- making agency in the federal government. The department manages over 300 programs that serve to improve the health and well-being of the American public and is comprised of several component agencies covering a wide range of activities including cond...
DOD Business Systems Modernization: Important Progress Made in Establishing Foundational Architecture Products and Investment Management Practices, but Much Work Remains
GAO-06-219: Published: Nov 23, 2005. Publicly Released: Nov 23, 2005.
For many years, the Department of Defense (DOD) has been attempting to modernize its business systems, and GAO has made numerous recommendations to help it do so. To further assist DOD, Congress included provisions in the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 aimed at ensuring that DOD develop a well-defined business enterprise architecture and transition plan by...
Information Technology: FBI Is Taking Steps to Develop an Enterprise Architecture, but Much Remains to Be Accomplished
GAO-05-363: Published: Sep 9, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2005.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is currently modernizing its information technology (IT) systems to support its efforts to adopt a more bureauwide, integrated approach to performing its mission. A key element of such systems modernization programs is the use of an enterprise architecture (EA), which is a blueprint of an agency's current and planned operating and systems environment, as w...
Information Technology: Federal Agencies Face Challenges in Implementing Initiatives to Improve Public Health Infrastructure
GAO-05-308: Published: Jun 10, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 2005.
It has been almost 4 years since the anthrax events of October 2001 highlighted the weaknesses in our nation's public health infrastructure. Since that time, emerging infectious diseases have appeared--such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and human monkeypox--that have made our readiness for public health emergencies even more critical. Information technology (IT) is central to strengthening...
Intellectual Property: Key Processes for Managing Patent Automation Strategy Need Stengthening
GAO-05-336: Published: Jun 17, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2005.
The volume and complexity of patent applications to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) have increased significantly in recent years, lengthening the time needed to process patents. Annual applications have grown from about 185,000 to over 350,000 in the last 10 years and are projected to exceed 450,000 by 2009. Coupled with this growth is a backlog of about 750,000 applications. USPTO ha...
DOD Systems Modernization: Management of Integrated Military Human Capital Program Needs Additional Improvements
GAO-05-189: Published: Feb 11, 2005. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 2005.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has long-standing problems with its information technology (IT) systems supporting military personnel and pay. To address these problems, DOD initiated the Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System (DIMHRS) program, which is to provide a joint, integrated, standardized military personnel and pay system across all military components. In November 2004, DOD a...
DOD Business Systems Modernization: Billions Continue to Be Invested with Inadequate Management Oversight and Accountability
GAO-04-615: Published: May 28, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 2004.
Despite its significant investment in business systems, the Department of Defense (DOD) continues to have long-standing financial and inventory management problems that prevent it from producing reliable and timely information for making decisions and for accurately reporting on its billions of dollars of inventory. GAO was asked to (1) identify DOD's fiscal year 2004 estimated funding for its bus...
DOD Business Systems Modernization: Limited Progress in Development of Business Enterprise Architecture and Oversight of Information Technology Investments
GAO-04-731R: Published: May 17, 2004. Publicly Released: May 17, 2004.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) long-standing business systems problems adversely affect the economy, effectiveness, and efficiency of its business operations and have resulted in a lack of adequate transparency and appropriate accountability across all of its major business areas. In July 2001, DOD initiated a program to, among other things, develop a DOD business enterprise architecture (archi...
Computer-Based Patient Records: Sound Planning and Project Management Are Needed to Achieve a Two-Way Exchange of VA and DOD Health Data
GAO-04-402T: Published: Mar 17, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 2004.
A critical component of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) information technology program is its ongoing work with the Department of Defense (DOD) to achieve the ability to exchange patient health care data and create electronic records for use by veterans, active military personnel, and their health care providers. GAO testified before Congress last November that one-way sharing of data, fr...