35 high risk IT projects identified by GAO

35 high risk IT projects identified by GAO

35 high risk IT projects have been identified by the GAO in a recent audit of federal IT projects.  They fall in the following six areas which cover the breath of the entire federal government:

  • Government infrastructure Improvement projects
  • Transforming DOD Program Management
  • Ensuring Public Safety and Security
  • Managing Federal Contracting More Effectively
  • Assessing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Tax Law Administration
  • Modernizing and Safeguarding Insurance and Benefit Programs

The 35 high risk IT projects are:

  • Strengthening the Foundation for Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Limiting the Federal Government’s Fiscal Exposure by Better Managing Climate Change Risks
  • Management of Federal Oil and Gas Resources
  • Modernizing the U.S. Financial Regulatory System and the Federal Role in Housing Finance
  • Restructuring the U.S. Postal Service to Achieve Sustainable Financial Viability
  • Funding the Nation’s Surface Transportation System
    Strategic Human Capital Management
  • Managing Federal Real Property
  • Improving the Management of IT Acquisitions and Operations (new)
  • DOD Approach to Business Transformation
  • DOD Business Systems Modernization
  • DOD Support Infrastructure Management
  • DOD Financial Management
  • DOD Supply Chain Management
  • DOD Weapon Systems Acquisition
  • Mitigating Gaps in Weather Satellite Data
  • Strengthening Department of Homeland Security Management Functions
  • Establishing Effective Mechanisms for Sharing and Managing Terrorism-Related Information to Protect the Homeland
  • Ensuring the Security of Federal Information Systems and
  • Cyber Critical Infrastructure and Protecting the Privacy of Personally Identifiable Information
  • Ensuring the Effective Protection of Technologies Critical to U.S. National Security Interests
  • Improving Federal Oversight of Food Safety
  • Protecting Public Health through Enhanced Oversight of Medical Products
  • Transforming EPA’s Processes for Assessing and Controlling Toxic Chemicals
  • DOD Contract Management
  • DOE’s Contract Management for the National Nuclear
  • Security Administration and Office of Environmental Management
  • NASA Acquisition Management
  • Enforcement of Tax Laws
  • Managing Risks and Improving VA Health Care (new)
  • Improving and Modernizing Federal Disability Programs
  • Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Insurance Programs
  • Medicare Program
  • Medicaid Program

CIO IT Infrastructure Policy Bundle (more info…)All of the policies below are included as individual MS Word files and a single PDF file. Electronic forms are all individual documents that are easily modifiable

  • Backup and Backup Retention Policy(more info…)
  • Blog and Personal Web Site Policy(more info…) Includes electronic Blog Compliance Agreement Form
  • BYOD Policy Template(more info…) Includes electronic BYOD Access and Use Agreement Form
  • Google Glass Policy Template(more info…) Includes electronic Google Glass Access and Use Agreement Form
  • Incident Communication Plan Policy(more info…)Updated to include social networks as a communication path
  • Internet, e-Mail, Social Networking, Mobile Device, Electronic Communications, and Record Retention Policy(more info…) Includes 5 electronic forms to aid in the quick deployment of this policy
  • Mobile Device Access and Use Policy (more info…)
  • Patch Management Policy(more info…)
  • Outsourcing and Cloud Based File Sharing Policy(more info…)
  • Physical and Virtual Security Policy(more info…)
  • Record Management, Retention, and Destruction Policy(more info…)
  • Sensitive Information Policy(more info…)HIPAA Compliant and includes electronic Sensitive Information Policy Compliance Agreement Form
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Policy Template with Metrics(more info…)
  • Social Networking Policy(more info…)Includes electronic form
  • Telecommuting Policy(more info…) Includes 3 electronic forms to help to effectively manage work at home staff
  • Text Messaging Sensitive and Confidential Information(more Info…)
  • Travel and Off-Site Meeting Policy(more info…)
  • IT Infrastructure Electronic Forms(more info…)

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Author: Victor Janulaitis

M. Victor Janulaitis is the CEO of Janco Associates. He has taught at the USC Graduate School of Business, a Graduate School at Harvard University, been a guest lecturer at the UCLA's Anderson School of Business and several other universities in various programs.Prior to Janco, he was a Vice President at Index Systems and found PSR, Inc. and internationally recognized consulting practice.