ABSTRACT

Department of Agriculture: Analysis of Selected Data Centers Did Not Follow Federal Guidance and Leading Practices   [open pdf - 3MB]

"The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 required the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a detailed cost-benefit analysis that includes a complete analysis of the department's National Finance Center (NFC) data center and two other data centers of comparable size and complexity. According to the act, this analysis was also to include an assessment of each center's (1) cost-effectiveness; (2) security; (3) Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) certification status; and (4) demonstrated record of maintaining Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) functions without disruption of critical operations. The act required the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to submit the cost-benefit analysis to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and House of Representatives within 90 days of the act's March 23, 2018 enactment."

Report Number:
GAO-19-146R
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Date:
2018-12-19
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Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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