DHS Financial Management: Better Use of Best Practices Could Help Manage System Modernization Project Risks, Report to Congressional Addressees [open pdf - 3MB]
From the Highlights: "To help address long-standing financial management system deficiencies, DHS initiated its TRIO project, which has focused on migrating three of its components to a modernized financial management system provided by IBC [Interior Business Center], an OMB [ Office of Management and Budget]-designated, federal SSP [shared service provider]. House Report Number 3128 included a provision for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to assess the risks of DHS using IBC in connection with its modernization efforts. This report examines (1) the extent to which DHS and the TRIO components followed best practices in analyzing alternatives, and the key factors, metrics, and processes used in their choice of a modernized financial management system; (2) the extent to which DHS managed the risks of using IBC for its TRIO project consistent with risk management best practices; and (3) the key factors and challenges that have impacted the TRIO project and DHS's plans for completing remaining key priorities."
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/