House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) will try again this year to pass into law a bill that would require federal agencies and companies or organizations receiving federal dollars to report back each quarter financial data using standardized data elements.
The Coast Guard continued to have poorly designed and operated script change control policies over its core general ledger software during the last fiscal year, although those practices are improving, say auditors in an annual assessment of Coast Guard financial systems.
The Health and Human Services Department has implemented predictive analytics technologies, but it hasn't fully complied with the requirements for reporting actual and projected improper payments recovered and avoided in the Medicare fee-for-service program and its return on investment, saysto an HHS inspector general audit report (.pdf).
Unexpected changes in Navy maintenance business practices account for much, but not all, of Navy ERP program cost overruns, concludes a Defense Department-commissioned Rand study. Changes in maintenance processes eventually led program managers to drop maintenance entirely from the enterprise resource planning program's scope.
In a report (.pdf) dated June 1, the GAO notes several problems with DoD business systems management, including the fact that it continues to certify and approve business system modernization worth more than $1 million on the basis of limited information.
Despite an ongoing and concerted effort to make the Homeland Security Department more cohesive, the DHS chief information officer is only viewing IT budget documents once they're submitted by components.
As of April 2012, neither the Air Force nor the Navy are actively integrating item unique identifiers into their ERPs, the GAO says.
The Air Force will have to meet an accelerated goal for audit readiness by the end of calendar year 2014 with the legacy systems it has in place rather than the massive enterprise resource planning systems it's been developing, acknowledged Jamie Morin, Air Force comptroller.
An audit of the Federal Reserve Banks for fiscal year 2011 uncovered several information systems deficiencies--many of which were cited before the previous year's information security audit yet...
Newly released Defense Department budget documents detailing the department's information technology budget proposal for the coming fiscal year show a request to somewhat decrease spending on key...