Information technology: key federal agencies need to address potentially duplicative investments : report to congressional requesters.

Information technology: key federal agencies need to address potentially duplicative investments : report to congressional requesters.

by U.S. Government Accountability Office

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"The federal government budgets more than $82 billion annually for IT. Given the magnitude of this investment, it is important that federal agencies avoid investing in duplicative systems to ensure the most efficient use of resources. GAO's prior work has shown that agencies were funding IT investments that perform similar functions, thus raising concern that these agencies were investing in unnecessary systems. This work also raised questions about whether agencies have similar potentially duplicative investments in other areas.GAO was asked to review duplicative IT investments. The objective of this report was to identify whether there are other potentially duplicative IT investments at key federal agencies. To do so, GAO selected for review the three agencies with the largest amount of planned IT spending--DHS, DOD, and HHS. GAO analyzed agency budgetary data (submitted to the Office of Management and Budget) that categorize investments by function to identify investments that performed similar functions. Such investments were further grouped by their specific mission purpose and discussed with agency officials, including whether they could be consolidated or eliminated."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781974266654
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/05/2017
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.07(d)

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