Auditor Finds $300 Million In Duplicative IT Systems At 3 Agencies

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | September 12, 2013

A dozen duplicative information technology systems at three federal agencies have cost the government more than $300 million during the past five years, an auditor announced Thursday.

The duplicative investments included two overlapping systems to manage immigration enforcement at the Homeland Security Department and four Defense Department systems to track soldiers’ health and dental care.

The Defense Department has already scrapped one of the two health systems and plans to consolidate the two dental systems into one by 2015, according to the Government Accountability Office report.