ABSTRACT

Veterans Affairs: Systems Modernization, Cybersecurity, and it Management Issues Need to Be Addressed, Statement of Carol C. Harris, Director, Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House of Representatives   [open pdf - 378KB]

From the Highlights: "The use of IT [information technology] is crucial to helping VA [Department of Veterans Affairs] effectively serve the nation's veterans. The department annually spends billions of dollars on its information systems and assets. Its fiscal year 2022 budget request is about $4.8 billion for its Office of Information and Technology and $2.7 billion for electronic health record modernization. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to testify on its prior IT work at VA. Specifically, this testimony summarizes results and recommendations from GAO's issued reports that examined VA's efforts in (1) modernizing VistA [Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture] and its financial and acquisition management systems; (2) addressing cybersecurity issues; and (3) implementing FITARA [Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act]."

Report Number:
GAO-21-105304
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Date:
2021-07-01
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Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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