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What GAO Found Among the 10 most critical legacy systems that GAO identified as in need of modernization (see table 1), several use outdated languages, have unsupported hardware and software, and are operating with known security vulnerabilities.
What GAO Found Two recent trends in financial technology (fintech) lending—that is, consumer and small business lending by nonbank technology-based firms—include growth in loan volume and increasing partnerships between fintech lenders and banks. Growth.
What GAO Found The federal government spent about 75 percent of the total amount budgeted for information technology (IT) for fiscal year 2015 on operations and maintenance (O&M) investments. Such spending has increased over the past 7 fiscal years, which has resulted in a $7.
What GAO FoundThe selected federal agencies have made progress implementing the Office of Management and Budgets (OMB) Cloud First policy. Consistent with this policy, each of the seven agencies incorporated cloud computing requirements into their policies and processes.
Both the government and the private sector are increasingly using "data mining"--that is, the application of database technology and techniques (such as statistical analysis and modeling) to uncover hidden patterns and subtle relationships in data and to infer rules that allow for the prediction of future...
A well-defined enterprise architecture (EA) is a blueprint for institutional modernization and evolution that consists of models describing how an entity operates today and how it intends to operate in the future, along with a plan for how it intends to transition to this future state.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Justice's (DOJ), Department of the Treasury's, and the Department of State's implementation of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) recommendations concerning the joint development and operation of a single interagency...