The Resource VA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Progress Continues Although Vulnerabilities Remain

VA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Progress Continues Although Vulnerabilities Remain

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VA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Progress Continues Although Vulnerabilities Remain
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VA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Progress Continues Although Vulnerabilities Remain
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Language
eng
Summary
Overall, VA's IT investment decision-making process has improved, and it has started to implement recommendations we enumerated in May and August of this year. Further, VA is obtaining a full-time CIO now that the Administration has identified a candidate for the position. However, the department no longer plans to develop an overall strategy for reengineering its business processes to effectively function as "One VA," nor, has it defined the integrated IT architecture needed to efficiently acquire and utilize information systems across VA. In addition, VA lacks a uniform mechanism that readily tracks IT expenditures. Instead, VA's different offices use various mechanisms for tracking IT expenditures. VHA's Decision Support System (DSS) and VBA's compensation and pension replacement project continue to face challenges. As demonstrated in a survey to all Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN) and medical centers directors, DSS is not being fully utilized. In addition, while VBA plans to pilot test portions of its compensation and pension replacement system in January 2001, other key issues need to be addressed before the system can be fully implemented. For example, VBA does not have a plan or schedule for converting data from the old system to the new system and exchanging data between the new system and other systems. Finally, regarding computer security, VA has begun to address weaknesses identified by us and its Office of Inspector General. But until it develops and implements a comprehensive, coordinated security management program, VA will have limited assurance that financial information and sensitive medical records are adequately protected from misuse, unauthorized disclosure, and/or destruction
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DTICE
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non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Willemssen, Joel C
  • GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC ACCOUNTING AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DIV
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  • Data acquisition
  • Planning programming budgeting
  • Veterans(military personnel)
  • Data processing security
  • Operational effectiveness
  • Information retrieval
  • Decision support systems
  • Capital investments
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Network architecture
  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
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VA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Progress Continues Although Vulnerabilities Remain
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Testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House of Representatives
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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23 pages
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online
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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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Hein Online
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  • (OCoLC)227934483
  • (OCoLC)ocn227934483
Label
VA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Progress Continues Although Vulnerabilities Remain
Publication
Note
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House of Representatives
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
23 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227934483
  • (OCoLC)ocn227934483

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