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Strategic Sourcing: Improved and Expanded Use Could Provide Procurement Savings for Federal Information Technology
GAO-13-408T: Published: Feb 27, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2013.
In September 2012, GAO reported that many large procurement agencies were in the early stages of implementing strategic sourcing and had achieved limited results. For example, in fiscal year 2011, the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Energy, and Veterans Affairs accounted for 80 percent of the $537 billion in federal procurement spending, but reported managing about 5 percent of that spe...
Human Services: Sustained and Coordinated Efforts Could Facilitate Data Sharing While Protecting Privacy
GAO-13-106: Published: Feb 8, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 2013.
Four selected states or localities used systematic and automated data sharing to improve eligibility verification or case management processes. Such data sharing improved eligibility verification processes in Michigan and Utah. Specifically, program officials said that data sharing improved program integrity because more accurate payments were made, and staff noted program efficiencies through mor...
Information Technology: OMB and Agencies Need to Fully Implement Major Initiatives to Save Billions of Dollars
GAO-13-297T: Published: Jan 22, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 2013.
GAO has issued a number of key reports on the federal government's efforts to efficiently acquire and operate information technology (IT) investments and found that if major initiatives are fully implemented, billions of dollars in savings could be realized. In particular, GAO has made recommendations regarding the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) public website, known as the IT Dashboard,...
Army Networks: Size and Scope of Modernization Investment Merit Increased Oversight
GAO-13-179: Published: Jan 10, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 2013.
The Army has taken a number of steps to begin executing its network strategy and agile process, including establishing a baseline network architecture for Army communications. The Army's agile process involves seven phases and three decision points to allow officials to quickly evaluate emerging networking technologies to determine if they address capability gaps and can be deployed to the field....
Information Technology: Agencies Need to Strengthen Oversight of Billions of Dollars in Operations and Maintenance Investments
GAO-13-87: Published: Oct 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.
Federal agency assessments of the performance of information technology (IT) investments in operations and maintenance (O&M)--commonly referred to as operational analyses (OAs)--vary significantly. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance calls for agencies to develop an OA policy and perform such analyses annually to ensure steady state investments continue to meet agency needs. The guidanc...
Information Technology Dashboard: Opportunities Exist to Improve Transparency and Oversight of Investment Risk at Select Agencies
GAO-13-98: Published: Oct 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2012.
Chief Information Officers (CIO) at six federal agencies rated the majority of their information technology (IT) investments as low risk, and many ratings remained constant over time. Specifically, CIOs at the selected agencies rated a majority of investments listed on the federal IT Dashboard as low risk or moderately low risk from June 2009 through March 2012; at five of these agencies, these ri...
Health Information Technology: CMS Took Steps to Improve Its Beneficiary Eligibility Verification System
GAO-12-973: Published: Sep 12, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 2012.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) currently offers to Medicare providers and Medicare Administrative Contractors the use of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Eligibility Transaction System (HETS) in a real-time data processing environment. HETS is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except during regularly scheduled maintenance Monday...
Information Technology: DHS Needs to Enhance Management of Cost and Schedule for Major Investments
GAO-12-904: Published: Sep 26, 2012. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2012.
Approximately two-thirds of the Department of Homeland Securitys (DHS) major information technology (IT) investments are meeting their cost and schedule commitments (i.e., goals). Specifically, out of 68 major IT investments in development, 47 were meeting cost and schedule commitments. The remaining 21which total about $1 billion in spendinghad one or more subsidiary projects that were not...
Organizational Transformation: Enterprise Architecture Value Needs to Be Measured and Reported
GAO-12-791: Published: Sep 26, 2012. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2012.
Among the 27 agencies that GAO studied, all have fully or partially defined goals or purposes for their architectures, 11 have fully or partially established a method or metrics for measuring outcomes resulting from the use of their architectures, while 5 have fully or partially measured and reported outcomes and benefits.Agencies cited a lack of guidance as a key reason why they have not establis...
Information Technology: Department of Labor Could Further Facilitate Modernization of States' Unemployment Insurance Systems
GAO-12-957: Published: Sep 26, 2012. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2012.
The Department of Labor (Labor) facilitates states efforts to modernize information technology (IT) systems supporting their unemployment insurance (UI) programs by (1) providing funds for administrating overall UI operations and (2) participating in groups that provide technical support to states. While the federal-state structure of the UI program places primary responsibility for its admi...