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Many of the Social Security Administration's core IT systems are more than 30 years old. So, the agency is focusing its resources on IT modernization. The SSA started using an "Agile" approach for some of these projects in 2015. Agile is a modern, flexible approach to developing software.
Data sharing among federal agencies that run federal benefit and loan programs is important for determining the eligibility of applicants and beneficiaries. A GAO symposium on data sharing highlighted various issues facing federal agencies in their efforts to prevent abuse of federal programs.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) ongoing efforts to implement its intelligent workstation/local area network (IWS/LAN) project, focusing on: (1) determining the status of SSA's implementation of IWS/LAN; (2) assessing whether SSA and state disability...