Accession Number : AD1042289


Title :   Information Technology: Opportunities for Improving Acquisitions and Operations


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : U.S. Government Accountability Office Washington United States


Personal Author(s) : Powner,David A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1042289.pdf


Report Date : 01 Apr 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : IT expenditures too often have produced failed projectsthat is, projects with multimillion dollar cost overruns and schedule delays measured in years, with questionable mission-related achievements and duplicative and inefficient operational systems. In December 2014, IT reform legislation was enacted which requires agencies to address key IT issue areas. To help address these ongoing challenges, GAO recently added improving the management of IT acquisitions and operations to its list of high-risk areas for the federal government. While GAO has made over 800 recommendations aimed at improving IT acquisitions and operations outcomes, slightly less than half of these recommendations have been fully implemented. In light of this, GAO assembled a panel of IT experts on September 14, 2016 to elicit additional ideas to further improve delivery and operations of IT. The viewpoints summarized in the report do not necessarily represent the views of all participants, their organizations, or GAO. GAO provided participants the opportunity to review a summary of key points from the forum and incorporated their comments as appropriate prior to publishing this report.


Descriptors :   information systems , Accountability , government procurement , federal budgets , acquisition , Planning , COST OVERRUNS , BUDGETS


Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Administration and Management


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE