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GAO: IT Management: VA Needs to Improve CIO Oversight of Procurements

The Department of Veterans Affairs spends billions of dollars each year on IT to help manage veterans’ benefits and deliver health care.

According to federal laws and guidance, VA’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) should be fully accountable for IT acquisition and management decisions. CIO oversight helps ensure that IT acquisitions aren’t poorly planned or duplicative.

Our review of 26 IT contract awards from fiscal year 2021 showed that 14 didn’t have CIO approval. Of those, 13 were managed by offices that don’t specialize in IT. Our recommendation is to help ensure CIO approval.

Read the full 34-page report here.



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