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What GAO Found U.S. critical infrastructure (such as utilities, financial services, and pipelines) faces increasing cybersecurity risks. Understanding these risks and associated vulnerabilities, threats, and impacts is essential to protecting critical infrastructure.
What GAO Found According to the Department of Defense's (DOD) fiscal year (FY) 2022 submission to the federal IT Dashboard, DOD planned to spend $8.8 billion on its portfolio of 25 major IT business programs between FY 2020 and 2022.
What GAO Found In 2017, the Coast Guard developed and implemented a multistep process to identify and designate if an IT system should be managed as a non-major acquisition program (assets with total costs of less than $300 million).
Why This Matters Current technologies are energy intensive and may not meet the exponentially increasing demand for data storage. Without alternatives—such as synthetic DNA or glass—businesses, governments, and individuals may lose billions of gigabytes of data in the next decade.
What GAO Found In fiscal year 2020, 24 federal agencies closed a total of 96 data centers. As of August 2021, the agencies closed 51 data centers in fiscal year 2021, with 29 additional planned closures through the end of the fiscal year.
What GAO Found The Air Force relies on its financial management systems to help manage department operations and support core accounting activities, such as maintaining financial records and making payments.
What GAO Found The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has completed several phases of its effort to modernize its Trust Funds Federal Financial System (FFS). Among other activities, OPM defined the project's charter, selected a service provider, and gathered requirements.
What GAO Found The Subcommittee's biannual scorecards initially focused on agencies' progress in implementing statutory provisions contained in the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) on topics such as incremental development and data center consolidation.