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The General Services Administration and Office of Management and Budget oversee the Technology Modernization Fund, which awards federal agencies funds to replace aging IT systems. Congress provided an initial $175 million in funding, from which 11 projects received $89 million.
Each year, we make more than 1,000 recommendations to help improve the federal government. We alert department heads to the recommendations where they can save the most money, address issues on our High Risk List, or significantly improve government operations.
Army Corps of Engineers received DOD and other funds to construct barriers on the southwest U.S. border. With tight time frames to award some of the DOD-funded construction contracts, the Corps:
Awarded $4.3 billion in noncompetitive contracts.
This is our 6th annual assessment of major Department of Homeland Security acquisition programs that are at risk of missing cost, schedule, and capability goals.
The DHS must brief Congress on risks that could affect whether its acquisition programs meet these goals.