Systems evaluation (1 - 10 of 33 items)
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...
Financial Management Systems: Experience with Prior Migration and Modernization Efforts Provides Lessons Learned for New Approach
GAO-10-808: Published: Sep 8, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2010.
In 2004, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) launched the financial management line of business (FMLOB) initiative, in part, to reduce the cost and improve the quality and performance of federal financial management systems by leveraging shared services available from external providers. In response to a request to study FMLOB-related issues, this report (1) identifies the steps agencies hav...
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...
Health Information Technology: More Detailed Plans Needed for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Redesigned BioSense Program
GAO-09-100: Published: Nov 20, 2008. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 2008.
In 2003, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), developed an electronic syndromic surveillance system called BioSense that uses health-related data to identify patterns of disease symptoms prior to specific diagnoses. In late 2007, CDC began to redesign the program to improve collaboration with stakeholders and addr...
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: Maintaining Effective Communication Is Needed to Help Ensure the Army's Successful Deployment of the Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System
GAO-08-927R: Published: Sep 8, 2008. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 2008.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has had long-standing, serious problems with its numerous military component-unique personnel and pay systems, including accurately paying its military personnel on time and monitoring and tracking them to, from, and within their duty stations. For example, in the early 1990s, Army Reserve and National Guard troops received inaccurate or late pay and benefits after...
DOD Business Systems Modernization: Key Navy Programs' Compliance with DOD's Federated Business Enterprise Architecture Needs to Be Adequately Demonstrated
GAO-08-972: Published: Aug 7, 2008. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 2008.
For decades, the Department of Defense (DOD) has been challenged in modernizing its thousands of business systems. Since 1995, GAO has designated the department's business systems modernization efforts as high risk. One key to effectively modernizing DOD's systems environment and satisfying relevant legislative requirements is ensuring that business system investments comply with an enterprisewide...
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...
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...