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Information Technology: Census Bureau Needs to Implement Key Management Practices
GAO-12-915: Published: Sep 18, 2012. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 2012.
The U.S. Census Bureau (Census Bureau) has drafted a new investment management plan, system development methodology, and requirements development and management processes to improve its ability to manage information technology (IT) investments and system development, but additional work is needed to ensure these processes are effective and successfully implemented across the bureau. GAO and others...
USDA Systems Modernization: Management and Oversight Improvements Are Needed
GAO-11-586: Published: Jul 20, 2011. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2011.
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is responsible for administering billions of dollars annually in program benefits to farmers and ranchers. Since 2004, FSA has been planning to modernize its information technology (IT) systems that process these benefits with the Modernize and Innovate the Delivery of Agricultural Systems (MIDAS) program. GAO was asked...
Information Technology: Opportunities Exist to Improve Management of DOD's Electronic Health Record Initiative
GAO-11-50: Published: Oct 6, 2010. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2010.
The Department of Defense (DOD) provides medical care to 9.6 million active duty service members, their families, and other eligible beneficiaries worldwide. DOD's Military Health System has long been engaged in efforts to acquire and deploy an electronic health record system. The latest version of this initiative--the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA)--was expected t...
Information Technology: DOD Needs to Strengthen Management of Its Statutorily Mandated Software and System Process Improvement Efforts
GAO-09-888: Published: Sep 8, 2009. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 2009.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) acquisition of weapon systems and modernization of business systems have both been on GAO's list of high-risk areas since 1995. To assist DOD in managing software-intensive systems, Section 804 of the Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 required the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and DOD component organizations, including th...
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...
Secure Border Initiative: DHS Needs to Address Significant Risks in Delivering Key Technology Investment
GAO-08-1148T: Published: Sep 10, 2008. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 2008.
The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Secure Border Initiative (SBI) is a multiyear, multibillion-dollar program to secure the nation's borders through, among other things, new technology, increased staffing, and new fencing and barriers. The technology component of SBI, which is known as SBInet, involves the acquisition, development, integration, and deployment of surveillance systems and c...
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...
SBA Loan Monitoring System: Substantial Progress Yet Key Risks and Challenges Remain
T-AIMD-00-113: Published: Feb 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the progress of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) efforts to implement its loan monitoring system, focusing on: (1) SBA's progress in completing the mandated actions of the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997; (2) GAO's evaluation of SBA's products completed thus far; (3) the processes used to develop these products and manage key a...
Customs Service Modernization: Architecture Must Be Complete and Enforced to Effectively Build and Maintain Systems
AIMD-98-70: Published: May 5, 1998. Publicly Released: May 5, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Customs Service's enterprise information systems architecture, focusing on determining whether: (1) the architecture is complete; and (2) Customs has processes and procedures to enforce compliance with the architecture.GAO noted that: (1) Customs does not yet have a complete enterprise information systems architecture to guide and constrain the...
Child Support Enforcement: Leadership Essential to Implementing Effective Automated Systems
T-AIMD-97-162: Published: Sep 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1997.
GAO discussed the results of its recent review of automated systems being developed by the states to aid in the enforcement of child support payments, focusing on the: (1) benefits that automated systems are beginning to provide, as well as the cost to date; (2) problems that impeded early progress; (3) need for stronger federal leadership; and (4) challenges posed by the new welfare legislation.G...