Information Technology: Agencies and OMB Need to Continue Implementing Recommendations on Acquisitions, Operations, and Cybersecurity, Statement of Carol C. Harris, Director Information Technology Acquisition Management Issues, Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Government Operations, Committee on Oversight and Reform, House of Representatives [open pdf - 579KB]
From the Highlights: "The federal government plans to spend over $90 billion in fiscal year 2019 on IT [information technology]. Even so, IT investments have too often failed or contributed little to mission-related outcomes. Further, increasingly sophisticated threats and frequent cyber incidents underscore the need for effective information security. To focus attention on these concerns, GAO [Government Accountability Office] has included both the management of IT acquisitions and operations and cybersecurity on its high-risk list. For this statement, GAO summarized its key related reports and assessed agencies' progress in implementing the reports' recommendations. Specifically, GAO reviewed the implementation of recommendations on (1) CIO [Chief Information Officer] responsibilities, (2) IT acquisition review requirements, (3) data center consolidation, (4) the management of software licenses, and (5) cybersecurity."
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/