Management Alert - Inadequate FEMA Progress in Addressing Open Recommendations from our 2015 Report, 'FEMA Faces Challenges in Managing Information Technology' (OIG-16-10)   [open pdf - 330KB]

"In November 2015, we reported that the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) information technology (IT) management approach did not adequately address technology planning, governance, and system support challenges to effectively support its mission. We issued five recommendations to the FEMA Chief Information Officer (CIO) aimed at improving the agency's management of IT. Specifically, we recommended the CIO finalize key planning documents related to IT modernization; execute against those planning documents; fully implement an IT governance board; improve integration and functionality of existing systems; and implement agency-wide acquisition, development, and operation and maintenance standards. Since the publication of our report, FEMA has provided six compliance updates on its steps to address our five report recommendations. However, we have closed only recommendation 3 based on FEMA's implementation of an IT governance board charter. Congressional interest, as well as our analysis of the compliance updates, indicated a need for further review to determine the adequacy of FEMA's efforts to resolve our open recommendations."

Report Number:Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-18-54
Publisher:United States. Department of Homeland Security. Office of Inspector General
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General: http://www.oig.dhs.gov/
Media Type:application/pdf
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