Information Technology: Agencies and OMB Should Strengthen Processes for Identifying and Overseeing High Risk Projects

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In August 2005, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memorandum directing agencies to identify high risk information technology (IT) projects and provide quarterly reports on those with performance shortfalls--projects that did not meet criteria established by OMB. GAO was asked to (1) provide a summary identifying by agency the number of high risk projects, their proposed budget for fiscal year 2007, agency reasons for the high risk designation, and reported performance shortfalls; (2) determine how high risk projects were identified and updated and ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. June 15, 2006.

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A letter report issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "In August 2005, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memorandum directing agencies to identify high risk information technology (IT) projects and provide quarterly reports on those with performance shortfalls--projects that did not meet criteria established by OMB. GAO was asked to (1) provide a summary identifying by agency the number of high risk projects, their proposed budget for fiscal year 2007, agency reasons for the high risk designation, and reported performance shortfalls; (2) determine how high risk projects were identified and updated and what processes and procedures have been established to effectively oversee them; and (3) determine the relationship between the high risk list and OMB's Management Watch List--those projects that OMB determines need improvements associated with key aspects of their budget justifications."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. Information Technology: Agencies and OMB Should Strengthen Processes for Identifying and Overseeing High Risk Projects, report, June 15, 2006; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc301174/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.