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GAO sees need for DHS tech framework

The Homeland Security Department needs to rework and curtail spending on various information technology investments worth billions of dollars until its strategic IT framework is defined and implemented, General Accounting Office officials said. DHS needs an IT framework to effectively and efficiently integrate the department’s 22 component agencies into “a homogenous family of systems that optimally support departmentwide operations and mission performance,” GAO auditors said. The chief information officer is committed to doing just that, but steps taken so far run the risk “that today’s IT systems investments will have to be redone tomorrow to produce the target systems environment,” congressional auditors said. Full Story

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