IT Projects May Not Be Getting Enough Oversight

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | November 16, 2012

The White House should do a better job of tracking whether agencies’ major technology projects are at risk of going off the rails and agencies should perform more oversight on their operations and maintenance spending, according to two recent watchdog reports.

The first report, released publicly by the Government Accountability Office Friday, noted that agency chief information officers were more likely to rate their IT investments as low or moderately low risk than high or moderately high risk on the government’s IT Dashboard. The government’s largest technology spender, the Defense Department, listed all of its investments as low or moderately low risk, GAO said...