The Division of Protection could also be underestimating the dangers related to a few of its enterprise data expertise methods, says the U.S. Basic Accountability Workplace, in a report issued Wednesday.
The DoD concurs with the GAO’s suggestions, and plans to deal with them, says the report.
The DoD requested about $37.7 billion for IT investments for fiscal 12 months 2021, which incorporates main applications supposed to assist the division perform key enterprise capabilities, such a monetary administration and well being care, in keeping with the report.
It mentioned the Nationwide Protection Authorization Act for Fiscal Yr 2019 features a provision for the GAO to evaluate elected applications yearly by 2023.
Its evaluation indicated that some program could possibly be underreporting dangers, the report mentioned. The GAO discovered 10 applications for which its assessments of program threat mirrored higher threat than reported by the DoD.
The variations “spotlight the necessity for DOD to make sure that it’s precisely reporting program dangers. Till the division does so, oversight of some applications could possibly be restricted by overly optimistic threat views,” the report mentioned.
The GAO beneficial the DoD revisit its threat rankings, and enhance knowledge methods and guarantee its knowledge methods and knowledge assortment efforts had the suitable degree of visibility and the metrics crucial to observe acquisitions.