GAO said VA doesn’t have a comprehensive definition of its current VistA system, or how much it’s spending to keep it up and running.
Veterans Affairs says it will spend nearly $5 billion over next 10 years to maintain legacy electronic health record while implementing a separate, multi-billion-dollar system at facilities.
New guidance from OMB this week prioritizes the optimization of existing data centers over further consolidation.
GAO ranked 10 federal systems in most need of modernization and they range from 8-to-51 years old and cost about $337 million annually to maintain.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is confident it’s ready to implement a major piece of the VA MISSION Act by the June 6 deadline. But another part of the new law isn’t close to being ready, and there’s a familiar culprit behind the delays.
Carol Harris, GAO director of IT acquisition, goes over agencies struggling with Data Center Optimization Initiative goals on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittees on IT and Government Operations wants to see more agency behaviors change because of FITARA.
Getting a top-notch IT crew takes real planning and strategy. The Secret Service has a lot of work to do there.
The organizational chart that maps out responsibilities for ensuring VA’s new electronic health record will work with DoD’s has 16 different boxes in it. That’s a worry for many lawmakers.
For a department with detailed policy for just about everything, the Defense Department sometimes fails to back up its policies with oversight