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FCW : August 30, 2013
BackStory 42 August 30, 2013 FCW.COM IT programs at risk Agencies are working to avoid duplication and bad investments, but the numbers show how much remains to be done Sources: IT Dashboard, GAO audits and congressional testimony Some epic IT fails $5 BILLION NOAA/NASA/DOD: National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Terminated: 2010 $1 BILLION+ DHS: Secure Border Initiative Network Terminated: 2011 $1 BILLION DOD: Expeditionary Combat Support System Terminated: 2012 $850 MILLION DOD: Defense Integrated Military Human Resources System Terminated: 2010 There is progress... ... but the metrics have risks of their own: The Defense Department has not updated its IT Dashboard data in nearly two years, making it hard to track total TechStat savings. The Pentagon says it has no high-risk projects, but the Government Accountability Of ce strongly disagrees. And the number of identi ed data centers has more than doubled, from 3,133 to 7,000-plus. What's at risk today: 154 OF740 MAJOR IT INVESTMENTS $10.4 billion OF THE $82 billion FEDERAL IT BUDGET $4 billion in projected savings identi ed by TechStat prompted the cancellation of ve major IT projects. $900 million has been saved by PortfolioStat so far. $638 million is the projected savings from data-center consolidation by the end of scal 2014. INVESTMENT RISK BREAKDOWN 29 High-risk 125 Medium-risk 586 Low-risk $375 MILLION NARA: Electronic Records Archives Terminated: 2010 $170 MILLION FBI: Virtual Case File Terminated: 2005 $9.2 billion has been poured into failed IT projects in the past decade, including:
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