Foreign Affairs: Effort to Upgrade Information Technology Overseas Faces Formidable Challenges. Statement of Jack L. Brock, Jr. Director, Governmentwide and Defense Information Systems, Accounting and Information Management Division before the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives [open pdf - 148KB]
"My testimony today will focus on (1) State's efforts to implement the Panel's recommendations and (2) the challenges and risks it will face as it proceeds. State has already begun providing leadership and reaching out to other federal agencies with overseas presence. At this point, State is in the early stages of planning for the common platform initiative-- establishing preliminary project milestones, developing rough cost estimates, and formulating a project plan for upgrading information technology systems abroad. The detailed plan, which State intends to complete by September 30, 2000, is intended to define project goals, requirements, benefits/costs, schedule, and approval procedures."
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