Accession Number : ADA331420

Title :   Defense IRM: Poor Implementation of Management Controls Has Put Migration Strategy at Risk.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC ACCOUNTING AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA331420

Report Date : 20 OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : In 1989, the Department of Defense started its Corporate Information Management (CIM) initiative in an effort to save billions of dollars by streamlining operations and deploying standard information systems to support common business operations. However, 8 years after beginning CIM and making substantial investments, Defense has not met its savings goal because it has not fully implemented sound management practices to carry out this initiative. GAO placed the effort on its high-risk list in February 1995, in part because it found that CIM-related technology investments, which are expected to total billions of dollars each year, are vulnerable to waste and mismanagement.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, COMMERCE, AUTOMATION, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, RISK, STRATEGY, MIGRATION, CORPORATE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE