Veterans Affairs: Progress Made in Centralizing Information Technology Management, but Challenges Persist

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Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) depends on information technology (IT) to effectively serve our nation's veterans, with an IT budget of about $1 billion annually. However, it has encountered numerous challenges in managing its IT programs and initiatives. To address these challenges, VA is realigning its IT organization and management to a centralized model founded on a defined set of improved management processes. Begun in October 2005, the realignment is planned to be complete by July 2008. In this testimony, GAO discusses its recent reporting on VA's ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. September 19, 2007.

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Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) depends on information technology (IT) to effectively serve our nation's veterans, with an IT budget of about $1 billion annually. However, it has encountered numerous challenges in managing its IT programs and initiatives. To address these challenges, VA is realigning its IT organization and management to a centralized model founded on a defined set of improved management processes. Begun in October 2005, the realignment is planned to be complete by July 2008. In this testimony, GAO discusses its recent reporting on VA's realignment effort and its management of other IT programs and initiatives, including ongoing systems development efforts and work to share electronic health information with the Department of Defense (DOD). To prepare this testimony, GAO reviewed its past work in these areas."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. Veterans Affairs: Progress Made in Centralizing Information Technology Management, but Challenges Persist, text, September 19, 2007; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc292739/: accessed November 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.