The Resource Information technology : agencies need to improve the implementation and use of earned value techniques to help manage major system acquisitions : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate

Information technology : agencies need to improve the implementation and use of earned value techniques to help manage major system acquisitions : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate

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Information technology : agencies need to improve the implementation and use of earned value techniques to help manage major system acquisitions : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate
Title
Information technology
Title remainder
agencies need to improve the implementation and use of earned value techniques to help manage major system acquisitions : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate
Title variation
Agencies need to improve the implementation and use of earned value techniques to help manage major system acquisitions
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In fiscal year 2009, the federal government planned to spend about $71 billion on information technology (IT) investments. To more effectively manage such investments, in 2005 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directed agencies to implement earned value management (EVM). EVM is a project management approach that, if implemented appropriately, provides objective reports of project status, produces early warning signs of impending schedule delays and cost overruns, and provides unbiased estimates of anticipated costs at completion. GAO was asked to assess selected agencies' EVM policies, determine whether they are adequately using earned value techniques to manage key system acquisitions, and evaluate selected investments' earned value data to determine their cost and schedule performances. To do so, GAO compared agency policies with best practices, performed case studies, and reviewed documentation from eight agencies and 16 major investments with the highest levels of IT development-related spending in fiscal year 2009. GAO is recommending that the selected agencies modify EVM policies to be consistent with best practices, implement EVM practices that address identified weaknesses, and manage negative earned value trends
Cataloging source
DID
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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  • Powner, David A
  • United States
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  • Administrative agencies
  • Government purchasing
  • Project management
  • Cost control
  • Program budgeting
  • Production control
  • Information storage and retrieval systems
Label
Information technology : agencies need to improve the implementation and use of earned value techniques to help manage major system acquisitions : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS120250
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed Jan. 8, 2010)
  • "October 2009."
  • "GAO-10-2."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
16715778
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 77 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Information technology : agencies need to improve the implementation and use of earned value techniques to help manage major system acquisitions : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate
Link
http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS120250
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed Jan. 8, 2010)
  • "October 2009."
  • "GAO-10-2."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
16715778
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 77 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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