Business Systems Modernization: DOD Needs to Fully Define Policies and Procedures for Institutionally Managing Investments
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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In 1995, GAO first designated the Department of Defenses DoD business systems modernization program as high-risk, and continues to do so today. In 2004, Congress passed legislation reflecting prior GAO recommendations for DoD to adopt a corporate approach to information technology IT business system investment management. To support GAOs legislative mandate to review DoDs efforts, GAO assessed whether the departments corporate investment management approach comports with relevant federal guidance. In doing so, GAO applied its IT Investment Management framework and associated methodology, focusing on the frameworks stages related to the investment management provisions of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996. GAO recommends that DoD fully define the project and portfolio management policies and procedures discussed in GAOs framework. DoD agreed with GAOs overall conclusions and partially agreed with five of GAOs recommendations. However, DoD disagreed with the remaining four recommendations, stating that the department is, among other things, already meeting the intent of these recommendations. GAO does not agree its recommendations focus on fully defining policies and procedures that satisfy key practices in its framework.
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