Information Technology Investment: A Governmentwide Overview : Report to the Chairman, Committee on Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate

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Page 5 - (1) the term 'computer system' — "(A) means any equipment or interconnected system or subsystems of equipment that is used in the automatic acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception, of data or information...
Page 11 - Government Reform: Using Reengineering and Technology to Improve Government Performance (GAO/T-OCG-95-2, Feb. 2, 1995). 3Advanced Automation System: Implications of Problems and Recent Changes (GAO/T-RCED-94-188, Apr. 13, 1994). 5 management process for controlling software development. These problems caused significant rework and delays.
Page 14 - Dec. 14, 1994). Weather Forecasting: Systems Architecture Needed for National Weather Service Modernization (GAO/AIMD-94-28, Mar. 11, 1994).
Page 13 - FAA did not recognize the technical complexity of the effort, did not realistically estimate the resources required, did not adequately oversee its contractors' activities, and did not effectively control systems requirements.
Page 12 - In 1990, GAO began a special effort to review and report on the federal program areas its work identified as high risk because of vulnerabilities to waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement.
Page 2 - Act requires that executive agency heads (1) set cost, performance, and schedule goals for major acquisition programs, (2) monitor the programs to ensure they are achieving, on average, 90 percent of the established goals, and (3) take corrective actions, including termination, on programs that do not remain within the permitted tolerances.
Page 17 - M for SEC computer systems development projects. At risk: assurance that this expenditure will result in systems that produce accurate, timely, and useful information. Next steps: recruit Chief Information Officer; and issue internal guidelines on administration of systems development projects.
Page 15 - Securities and Exchange Commission: Effective Development of the EDGAR System Requires Top Management Attention (GAO/IMTEC-92-85, Sept.
Page 12 - Operations and Security GSA: Oversight of Major Systems Development Efforts Within GSA Securities and Exchange Commission: Management of Systems Development Projects Veterans Benefits Administration: Claims Modernization Patent and Trademark Office Modernization •GSA has also conducted information resource management reviews that have touched on several of these agencies and projects.
Page 1 - With a disciplined process to control investments, agency executives can use explicit decision criteria and quantifiable measures for assessing mission benefits, risks, and costs to identify early — and avoid — investments in projects with low potential to yield significant improvements in performance.

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