Federal Agencies Need to Strengthen Investment Board Oversight of Poorly Planned and Performing Projects

Powner, David A.
July 2009
GAO Reports;7/30/2009, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article focuses on a study which analyzes whether U.S. federal departments and agencies know about the role of their department-level investment review boards in selection and oversight of information technology (IT) projects. It shows that the 24 major federal agencies, included in the study, have clear guidance for selecting and overseeing IT investments. However, two of them, the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Labor, did not include business unit representation in their boards.


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