Department of Defense, DoD Inspector General Report on Information Technology (IT) Resources, FY 1999 Amended Budget Estimate.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC
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General Description of OIG Information Technology Activities The budget submission supports the agency requirements in telecommunications and automated information technology. The automated information technology costs involve hardware, software, maintenance, training, inter-agency service, and information system support personnel for agency standalone, network, and mainframe processing requirements. Standalone equipment such as portable computer notebooks are used by auditors, evaluators, and investigators in the field to facilitate data recording and report writing and need to be replaced on a scheduled basis. The headquarters local area network facilitates communication and datasharing within the agency. Mainframe processing time obtained through inter-agency support is used for management support systems such as the agency procurement system, inventory system, and audit project information system. The OIG annually reviews and updates its Five Year Automated Information Resources Management Plan. This plan provides the framework for the review process to ensure that the information management plan supports the agencys strategic mission planning. The planning process is critical as agency initiatives must be integrated with business process reengineering initiatives in the Department, such as travel reengineering and financial management systems. Our approach to achieving the required support balance calls for a mix of in-house and contracted resources. This balancing of resources will ensure the agency accomplishes its information technology goals while meeting downsizing targets.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Systems Management and Standards