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The Pentagon is implementing most of the recommendations it made in 2010's Section 804 report to Congress. Katrina McFarland, DoD's assistant secretary for acquisition, said initial results of the change are promising. But an upcoming GAO report is expected to show DoD has a long way to go to move toward an agile, incremental approach to IT systems development.
The Government Accountability Office dinged OMB yet again for having updated information in the IT Dashboard only in nine of the last 24 months. OMB said the information is pre-decisional and therefore can't be made public.
Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel said agency technology managers will receive reports on the accuracy of the data they put in the portal. The Office of Management and Budget will use the reports to spot possible problematic projects. Version two of the IT Dashboard also will offer more information on specific projects that fall under a bigger investment category.
The portal provides more access to individual agency projects, lets departments find duplication and improves overall data quality. OMB also has published the source code for the public to use.
Energy, DHS and DoD CIOs told House lawmakers how each of their agencies is reducing duplicative systems. GAO released its latest report on the IT dashboard and found the three agencies need to improve how they categorize projects.
Tags: technology , management , budget , DoD , DHS , Energy , Richard Spires , Teri Takai , Mike Locatis , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , IT governance , IT efficiencies , GAO , David Powner , Jason Miller
Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel said he will send SWAT teams to fix problematic technology projects. OMB also will ramp up monthly TechStat sessions. The governmentwide IT budget request drops almost $600 million.
David Powner, the director of information technology management issues at the Government Accountability, told In Depth with Francis Rose the accuracy of data on the IT Dashboard, first launched in 2009, is improving.
Just days after the President announces his Open Government Initiative, members of the White House staff are fanning out to discuss what it will take to achieve more transparency and openness in government. Two of the President's top IT disciples traveled to Capitol Hill Thursday to talk about the role of technology in government openness with one of the Senate's top technology advocates.
All programs are either over budget or off schedule. Agency plans to reevaluate before deciding to continue.
Over the last several years, the news headlines were full of not-so-good news when it came to information technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs: missing laptops, delayed or over budget IT projects. But now, a new chief information officer at the VA is getting much of the credit for a turnaround at the agency